Pick of The Week
Working From Home: A Beginner’s Guide - Adobe 99U - 99U
Breaking the 9-to-5 routine, the right way.
Freelancing comes with many obvious upsides, but also with a significant amount of downsides that can seriously burn you out, but 99u journalist shares how she (and others) makes the most of the freelance life, while staying on top of projects.
The Best of The Rest
Learning to love the constraints of a design system | Inside Design Blog
Beyond just guidelines for typography and icon usage.
The idea of adhering to guidelines to design 'creatively' often sounds counterintuitive, but if created purposefully, these systems might just be what we need to design more thoughtfully, at scale.
Dear Ueno: How do you make brand guidelines? - Ueno.
Deconstructing the brand guidelines process.
Creative director at Ueno shares with the design community how him and his team approach, and create effective brand guidelines to set clients up for success from day 1.
4 steps for choosing the right projects for your UX portfolio | Inside Design Blog
Choosing the right projects that'll make you shine.
Just like in the design process, curating your portfolio requires research and strategy, but the folks at InVision have a framework to help you choose the right content to land your next design role.
Inside the Microsoft Emoji Design Studio - Microsoft Design - Medium
The intricacies of emoji design ✍️.
While we use them constantly without even thinking about it, the stages for creating new emojis can be surprisingly rigorous, and the design team at Microsoft sheds some light into how they do it.
One More Thing
Introducing Blueprint - Inktrap - Medium
The wireframe kit to speed up your workflow, from our team😁.
In order to streamline our workflow, we created a flexible, tried and tested wireframe UI kit we used in multiple projects, and we're sharing it with the design community for free. Check it out and tell us what you think!