How to Create Animated Dribbble Shots

"How did you create that animation?" This is a question I get a lot on Dribbble as well as inbound email inquiries from curious minds alike. After responding individually to a dozen or so people, I figured I should write out my process for future reference. TL;DR Animate in…

Understanding Vector Shapes in Illustrator

When I posted "Wireframing with Illustrator and InDesign", several people asked about my Illustrator techniques. The simple truth is that I've used Illustrator a lot over the past decade and have learned a quick key for virtually everything I produce, whether it's logos, wireframes, or full-fledged interface designs. If there…

Open Letter to Recruiters

Hey!!!!! I was just thinking about all those emails you've been sending me and I just realized I have a great opportunity for you!!!!! I'm writing a blog post that you are absolutely going to love! Your eyeballs will literally pop out of you head after skimming the first paragraph…

Grok 2014 Recap

My mind was (and still is) completely consumed with thoughts, ideas, the conversations, and the experiences I had at Grok. This is usually the case after conferences, but especially so after Grok. This was my third annual attendance and, in my opinion, the best one yet. The people, the dialogue…

Grok 2014 Pre Game

It's that time of year again and Grok is in the air. This is my third time attending and I was giddy the whole time during my hour and a half trek up here from Athens. I wasn't quite able to make it to early registration since my oldest son…

Bittersweet

I'm writing this post from my office. It's not just any office, it's the first official office I've had outside of my home. To date I've been here a little over two years. It's not incredibly fancy but I've loved every minute of working from this space. It's become my…