Ep 006 – Everything You Love

What do you look for when hiring or partnering with a designer or developer? In this episode, I talk about what I think are important factors in partnering up with someone.

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.



The twenty twenty theme preview!

From Anders Norén

Note: a tutorial on the half background coming soon.

Large logos



A bunch about fake human faces.



This one’s uncanny and.. fun. haha

Some layout inspirations
Just some new stuff..

A good article on making good CTA buttons.


and of course…


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




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