Hard Skills

Designers don’t talk about visual design enough. So I interviewed some people and we only talked about visual design.

  1. How to learn and improve with Will Thomas, Head of Design at Nested
  2. How to learn and improve with JJ Moi, Design Partner at Prime Movers Lab
  3. How to learn and improve with Liz Hamburger, Digital Product Designer
  4. How to learn and improve with Tabrez Ahmad, Lead Product Designer at Liv Bank
  5. How to learn and improve with Christine Maggi, Senior Product Designer
  6. Advertising, constraints, design systems, and lack of discussion with Rico Smith, Senior Visual Designer
  7. Definitions, feedback, creative struggles, post-rationalisation, and graphic design with Jamie Mill, Lead Product Designer at Relive
  8. Graphic design influences, freelance work, design systems, and controversial principles with Jeremy Elder, Staff Product Designer at Gitlab
  9. Academia, studio cultures, and books with Dr. Mehmet Aydın Baytaş, designer and computer scientist
  10. Taste, product feel, simple styles, and uncommon principles with Justin Duke, founder at Buttondown
  11. No-code, signature styles, visual principles, the Petal website, and freelance clients with Devin Fountain, Goodtime agency
  12. Courses, freelance work, how to learn, and mentorship with Erik Kennedy, freelance designer and founder of Learn UI Design
  13. A culture of quality and the Duffel website with Antonia Delnevo, Head of Brand Design at Duffel
  14. How to learn with KunleOlat, freelancer
  15. Immature organisations, important career skills, high quality bars, and hard skills to learn with Kerry Mcphearson, Product Designer at Disney
  16. The music industry, creation vs. execution, agile, and simple approaches to visual design quality with Mike Rapp, Design Lead at Walmart Health. Previously at Google/Verily, HCA Healthcare
  17. Early visual design roles, hiring for novelty, and how to encourage quality with Andreas Markdalen, Global Chief Creative Officer at frog
  18. The role of visual design, native platform styles, and application visual design with Jasper Hauser, design at Darkroom
  19. The difference between graphic and interface design, and the visual style of wedding websites with Ton Giacometti, Product Designer at iCasei
  20. Critique, information density, cartography, and ornament with Andy Proehl, Senior Director of User Experience at Meltwater
  21. The rise and fall of visual design, modern styles, how to stand out, personal preferences, and good visual design for its own sake with Alexander Vilinskyy, designer