Design Everything

How Framer is bringing the power of code to designers everywhere Framer is one of the most powerful creative tools today. Because it is code-based it is extremely flexible, allowing people to design everything from mobile applications to VR experiences, from games to Apple Watch prototypes. There is a good reason it is one of the Read more…

Introducing Lingo – A Home for Your Visual Language

If you’re like us, you’re constantly digging around for visual assets. Whether it be photos from a specific event, logos of a specific company, or icons for a certain set of actions, designers are constantly jumping in and out of folders or trying to remember file names in search of the right file. While researching Read more…

Introducing Coach: A New Way to Run Your Tutoring Business

Insights from Coach designer founder Spencer Fry In today’s quickly evolving education landscape, the demand for tutors continues to rise. Students all over the world are seeking experts to help them master subjects and skills while at the same time teachers and experts are looking for ways to help people learn better. Unfortunately, there are Read more…

Magical Experiences: Shyp Your Goodwill

As designers, most of us want to create products that are simply useful and effective. But we also want to create experiences that feel magical. We think Shyp’s latest partnership, Shyp + Goodwill, has done just that. Shyp, an on-demand pick-up and ship-your-things service, turns a few taps on your phone into a choreless afternoon. So when Shyp teamed Read more…

Cameron Koczon Gets Real

Cameron Koczon and Chris Shiflett created Brooklyn Beta, the design conference that felt more like a reunion with friends and which aimed to bring talented designers and developers together in the hopes that something great might happen. Cameron is one of the leads for the creative agency Fictive Kin where he helped create Very Goods Read more…

How to Get Unstuck and other Tips with Jessica Hische

How do you start? ​It depends on the kind of side project—for Daily Drop Cap, I set up some rules for myself that dictated how I wanted the project to go: I decided I was going to draw a letter every day, in the morning when I first got to work, and that I would Read more…

Do What Makes You Feel Alive: Advice from Wilson Miner

Wilson Miner is director of digital design for The California Sunday Magazine. Previously, he was a product designer at Facebook, and lead the design team at Rdio from 2009–2012. Before that, he started a company called EveryBlock, which he describes as “a news journalism data experiment” funded by grants and eventually acquired by msnbc.com. He Read more…

Introducing Wake – A New Way to Share and Discuss Design Work

At Designer Fund, we think a lot about how design teams can improve their process to produce better work. From partnering with many design teams, we’ve learned some of the most challenging parts of the design process are getting good feedback on design work, designing with a cohesive voice, and keeping the design team informed Read more…

Sometimes Success is Actually in the Failures

On the importance of field work, reflection, and flow. Vanessa Koch is a designer at Asana in San Francisco and an alumna of our professional development program, Bridge. She recently collaborated on an interactive mural project with youth through the Mural Music & Arts Project at PROXY in Hayes Valley. Their mural  proposed the question, “How Read more…

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