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Design Staff ? Hiring a designer: how to review portfolios

Design Staff

Design Staff. Hiring a designer: how to review portfolios. Chad Thornton / Designer, Airbnb. Any formal design education?

Hiring a designer: how to review portfolios

Google Ventures

It’s easy to spot a beautiful portfolio. Designers know that looks sell, and many people sell themselves that way. Of course, the ability to make something that looks good matters, especially for visual designers. Hiring a designer is a challenge. portfolio isn’t a collection of pictures. Some advice for designers.

The Significance of SEO in Web Design

Duct Tape Marketing

The Significance of SEO in Web Design written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Overall Design. Search Results. Conclusion.

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How top startups pay designers

Design Staff

A few weeks ago I had coffee with an experienced product designer. One was an almost perfect match — the right design challenges and aligned with Carl’s personal interests. In less than 24 hours the CEO sent Carl an offer to be their lead designer. The “designer” label is really broad. Senior UI Designer: $90-140k.

How to Start a Career in Website Design

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

With a little bit of imagination and some creative skills, you could embark on an interesting and rewarding career as a website designer.

Applying Product Management to Web Design in a Multiscreen Era

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Ian Moulton, lead a conversation around “Multiscreen Web Design”.

How to interview a designer with the perfect design exercise

Google Ventures

wasn’t really good at interviewing designers until I had a few dozen interviews to compare. The design exercise. Design Hiring

Twitter Link Roundup #275 – Fascinating Stuff for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

crowdSPRING Blog

Get Discovered With a Knockout Portfolio crowdspring.co/1IYi7Pw. 20 awesome design freebies for designers crowdspring.co/1LaCQ31.

Twitter Link Roundup #270 – Exemplary Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

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‘We Had a Crush on the MakerBot': How 3-D Printing Won These Fashion Designers Over [link] crowdspring.co/1E9jIJQ Enjoy! 1Poz213. 1EQCGpi.

Twitter Link Roundup #271 – Textbook Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

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Consulting Giant McKinsey Buys Itself a Top Design Firm | WIRED crowdspring.co/1E9qlvX. How Has Design Changed Since 1980? Metallica?

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Applying Product Management to Web Design in a Multiscreen Era

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Ian Moulton, lead a conversation around “Multiscreen Web Design”.

How To Brief A Design Team

YoungUpstarts

If you’re planning to exhibit your products/services at an exhibition, it’s very important to know how to brief your design team.

Twitter Link Roundup #280 – We Love Great Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

crowdSPRING Blog

Design Trends From Some of the Coolest Startup Offices crowdspring.co/1HxShwf. Summer Projects for Your Graphic Design Portfolio crowdspring.co/1gCftmp.

Turn Your Web Design Talent Into Freelance Success

YoungUpstarts

By Dan Bochichio, co-founder of Bocain Designs. Web design is an increasingly competitive profession. Have a portfolio.

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Design Staff ? The product design sprint: a five-day recipe for startups

Design Staff

Design Staff. The product design sprint: a five-day recipe for startups. Jake Knapp / Design Partner, Google Ventures. But where?

Twitter Link Roundup #269 – Impeccable Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

crowdSPRING Blog

Maarten Baas Goes ‘Pop’ at Salone del Mobile – Design Milk crowdspring.co/1P4FSc7. Paging Buff Design Snobs! Leashed?

Twitter Link Roundup #262 – MegaResources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

crowdSPRING Blog

DOTW: Shiva Nallaperumal + Typeface Design crowdspring.co/1FaFHog. Ways to Create a Memorable Online Design Portfolio crowdspring.co/1MyTMhM.

Twitter Link Roundup #278 – Freaky Good Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

crowdSPRING Blog

Meet Nava, A Startup That Wants To Fix The Government’s Crappy Design [link] crowdspring.co/1MbGeIk As mashups go, h cool is that? Enjoy!

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Design sprints: from Google Ventures to Google[x]

Design Staff

Learn about design sprints , created by GV design partner Jake Knapp. Design

The product design sprint: a five-day recipe for startups

Google Ventures

At Google Ventures, we do product design work with startups all the time. One day I noticed something about my own design projects.

How to write a great job description for a designer

Design Staff

At Google Ventures, we help our portfolio companies hire top-notch design talent. We’ve helped our portfolio companies hire more than 30 full-time designers in the past two years, so we know a thing or two about how to attract talent. Consider what designers care about. Will I have the chance to grow as a designer?

The right design at the right time

Design Staff

If you’re a technology entrepreneur or CEO trying to figure out what kind of investment to make in design, you might be tempted to focus on visual design: beautiful products, a sophisticated brand, and indescribably cool style. What about those successful companies that don’t have great visual design? Design

Hiring a designer: hunting the unicorn

Google Ventures

Finding the perfect designer to join your team is tough — there’s no way around it. I’ve struggled for months searching for the right designer. And if you’re an engineer or MBA without a background in design, hiring a designer can be daunting, frustrating, or even downright scary. The field of UX design is still young.

Digital Design & User Experience Best Practices: Happiness + Profits!

Occam's Razor

You just get a little nicer talent, you get a different design group (internal or external) and you let your mind be open to new possibilities.

Why You’re Going to Hire the Wrong Designer

Tony Wright dot com

The challenge, of course, partially lies in the definition of “good design&#. Good Design = Beautiful/Cool Design.

Twitter Link Roundup #213 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more!

Why I'm Sick of Slick Design

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

As a longtime designer myself, I couldn''t wait to get started. But when I look at what''s hot in Web design these days, I''m turned off.

Twitter Link Roundup #238 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more!

Twitter Link Roundup #272 – Picture-perfect Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

crowdSPRING Blog

These Sleeping Pods Are Designed To Let You Live At Work  crowdspring.co/1QRQkRE. Designing A Less Deadly Gas Can crowdspring.co/1IGeDzc.

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Twitter Link Roundup #236 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more!

How to integrate copywriting in your startup’s design process

Design Staff

After publishing 5 principles for great interface copywriting , I heard from hundreds of entrepreneurs, designers, and product managers who wanted to learn more about copywriting. The most common questions were about how writing fits into the design process. Design Image credit: Nic McPhee. When do you focus on writing?

Design is critical: Value proposition is paramount

The Equity Kicker

quotes from four lawyers within 24 hours from our portfolio company Lexoo) and just enough design to make it usable by early adopters.

The State Of E-Commerce Checkout Design 2012

uxdesign.smashingmagazine.com

Design. UX Design. Design. Web Design. Design Patterns. UX Design. UI Design. Design Best Practices.

Comparison of the Top 10 WordPress Portfolio Themes for 2016

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

The Top Free WordPress Portfolio Themes Compared I mostly do custom design work and using standard WordPress themes is kind of a no-no in my world.

Abstract launches private alpha to redesign the design process

Version One Ventures

Last week, one of our newest portfolio companies,  Abstract , launched their Private Alpha. Josh was previously the principal designer at Twitter. It helps with the “other half” of design work: managing changes/versions, documenting the work, and making sure everyone stays informed. You don’t know who made an edit or why.

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The importance of intent and the danger of incremental design

The Equity Kicker

There’s been a lot of debate recently about the dangers of incrementalism. Startup general interest

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Meet Our Newest Portfolio Company, Airbnb

Ben's Blog

Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia met at the Rhode Island School of Design and became roommates in San Francisco in 2007. prominent design conference was coming to town and the nearby hotels were sold out. The website is clean and very intuitive—not surprising, I guess, when two of the founders are designersPortfolio Companies

Twitter Link Roundup #266 – Irreproachable Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

crowdSPRING Blog

Nimble Design: Creative Thinking in the Digital Age – Print Magazine bit.ly/1F7Etey. BASIK on Pratt Portfolios on.be.net/1G0HbP9.

Twitter Link Roundup #237 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more!

Cheat sheet: Understanding the role of design in startups

Design Staff

We are entering a golden era of software product design. Advances in software engineering allow us to create new products faster than ever, so we rely on design to differentiate products and make them useful, understandable, and desirable. But what is design? It’s also nice to know that design is not just for designers.