December 13, 2019No Comments

8 useful plug-ins for managing symbols and styles in your Sketch Library (in 2020)

Managing a Sketch Library doesn't have to be hard. With the right tools, it can be easy to create, organize, and change your library without breaking your production flow.

This is a list of plug-ins I frequently use to manage a complex design library. Each of them solves a unique problem, but many are not limited to my specific action, so try them out and find what works best for you. Most of these are free and compatible up to Sketch 61.

 

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September 3, 2019No Comments

Teaser: a modern, atomic wireframe kit

I’m working on an atomic wireframe kit. So far, it only covers basic parts for macOS, but when it’s done it should work for cross-platform applications.

I tried out several existing wireframe kits but none of them matched my requirements. Most of the kits are outdated because they were created before Sketch offered color and type styles. I figure this was a good opportunity to flex some skills.

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August 7, 2019No Comments

12 ways to maximize 5-star ratings for your apps

I ran an Android studio for many years. We released four apps including HD Widgets, which ranked as a #1 paid app, had millions of users, and maintained a 4.5+ star rating for years.

What did we do right? What did we do wrong? Here are my insights on how to maximize 5-star ratings for your apps.

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July 26, 2019No Comments

Android exercise: OMG Star Wars 2.0

I just put the finishing touches on OMG Star Wars, an Android app demo I’ve been working on for the past few weeks.

It uses some of the original base layouts but provides a cleaner, more civilized look and feel. I got a chance to experiment more with the upcoming MaterialComponents (still in alpha) and practices with some hidden features like AutoTextSize and LayoutAnimation for RecyclerViews.

Check it out in my portfolio.

July 1, 2019No Comments

Android development exercise: OMG Star Wars!

I was recently contacted about a Senior Product Design role that is potentially a hybrid design & development role. After meeting with them and discussing my Android background, they asked that I do a take-home coding exercise based on the Star Wars API.

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March 8, 2019No Comments

Typeface study: web font combos recommended by Stepto & Son

In the process of redesigning my site, I've been brushing up on my web typography skills. I've been following Matej Latin's Better Web Type email list, reading his book, and trying out interesting combos using Adobe Fonts based on what I've learned.

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