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It was a summer night in Seattle. I ate some ice-cream, watched a Youtube tutorial, and downloaded a free trial of Principle. Several months later, I completed my 5th 100-day-project — 100 Days of Motion. I started my first 100-day-project back in 2015. My past projects include 100 Days of Doodle, 100 Days of Lettering, 100 Days of Watercolor, and… Read More →

We all have those two friends that have strong personalities. You walk on eggshells when you all get together, hoping you can keep the peace. If left alone, they just don’t mesh – it’s like having two competing soloists. Now, imagine those two friends are fonts. Just like people, fonts combinations need balance. Two loud fonts generally don’t work well… Read More →

This month’s post is a compilation of what Marvel’s designer and developer, Yav, found inspiring this month in design. Webflow The design tools space is changing before our very eyes and it’s companies like Webflow that rise the bar with every release. The no-code-required website builder has been around since 2013, and they keep delivering on the promise of providing… Read More →

We’re excited to launch the first in a series of Workshop Kits, that will help you run your own hands-on sessions using popular design methodologies, together with Marvel! Thousands of companies and educational institutions around the world use Marvel in workshops every year. It’s massively inspiring to see the likes of Laboratoria, Design Museum and initiatives like Design Club lead… Read More →

It’s been a couple of weeks now, two, as I’m writing this, since I got the email. I’d had a super long day so I was lying down feeling sorry for myself when I saw this: Hi Viba, I came across your application and am impressed by your experience and design work. I work on hiring students for our Product… Read More →

What is self-awareness? It’s the old Socrates saying: “know thyself.” It’s the ability to see who we are clearly, to know our strengths and weaknesses and understand how we fit into the world. How would one evaluate self-awareness? Let’s dive deeper into what self-awareness means. The phrase “know thyself” doesn’t actually come from Socrates; it’s an inscription among many others… Read More →

If you look at companies like Dropbox, Google, and Twitter you’ll notice that they each have their own unique aesthetic. Across all their products, both mobile and web, there is a sense of consistency and uniformity in their design.The way that companies and products achieve consistency is through styleguides. A styleguide is a set of standards that aligns designs with… Read More →

These books have been the most impactful books in my work+life. They have helped me stay inspired, learn from the experts and motivate my best work. Use these books to examine your beliefs, attitudes, habits and skills. You’ll learn how to invest in yourself, build a remarkable career and live a fulfilling creative life. If you’re looking specifically for UX/Product… Read More →

Finding the right person for a startup can be hard, but finding the first product designer to strengthen your product in terms of aesthetics and usability may be even harder. From the very beginning, you want someone who is capable of leading the design process. You want someone who will do everything they can to solve the problems of your… Read More →

2017 was a bumpy yet exciting year for me. I left my graphic designer job in March, and entered the maze of the coding world. Five months later, I finally got a job as a front-end developer at Tenten.co. Having been a full-time front-end developer for six months, I’d like to share my story of why and how I pivoted… Read More →

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This reading list is based on recommended reading from a design class at Stanford — The History and Theory of Design. Main category: Design in Business, Contemporary Design, Design History, Sub-fields of Design History and Design Theory and Methods. Design in Business Change by Design | Tim Brown Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires InnovationThe myth of… Read More →

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