What to look for when hiring or partnering with a designer or developer. My thoughts and experience on how to find the right person for the job.

My mother used to tell me to find a partner whose mother cooked well. (or at least how I liked it… which would ultimately be similar to the way my mom cooked.. although I did later find that I’ve had a limited palate because I only ate what my mom made till I was an adult.. mainly stuff like beer.. haha)

This anecdote is important in the first chapter:

Hiring new employees

Find someone who LIKES what you think is to be of good design taste. You can’t buy taste.

 

If you are a..

Developer looking for a designer

Consider the following..

  • How they make their sitemaps
  • Which apps do they use?
  • Assets management?
  • How much they understand web (screen size, layouts)

 

If you are a..

Designer looking for a developer

Consider the following..

  • Their web software of choice (WP, Drupal, Joomla, etc)
  • Check between an actual proof vs. the result
  • Check responsiveness
  • Ask what they added, contributed

 

And lastly, but most importantly,

Things that should matter on both sides
  • Keeping a positive attitude during the whole process
  • Punctuality
  • Communication, compromise, clarity
  • Mutual respect

and finally:
Price shouldn’t be the deciding factor.

Of course, these are just the bullet points to the content in this episode, have a listen if you want more detailed breakdowns.

 

News

The twenty twenty theme preview!
https://make.wordpress.org/core/2019/09/06/introducing-twenty-twenty/

From Anders Norén

Note: a tutorial on the half background coming soon.

Large logos
https://imjustcreative.com/andrew-wendling-famous-logos-bigger/2019/09/20

 

Resources

A bunch about fake human faces.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90406423/these-ai-generated-people-are-coming-to-kill-stock-photography

https://generated.photos/

https://www.fastcompany.com/90306749/refresh-this-crazy-website-to-create-new-people-who-dont-exist

This one’s uncanny and.. fun. haha
https://thispersondoesnotexist.com/

Some layout inspirations
Just some new stuff..
https://webflow.com/blog/unique-website-layouts

CTA
A good article on making good CTA buttons.
https://uxdesign.cc/7-cta-button-design-guidelines-4cdc21c2c85a

 

and of course…

Title

From Chimaira… This song is like a ballad compared to their regular stuff hahaha

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRHnpc1cW80

 

 

 
Photo by Tyler Nix on Unsplash