Posts in design

Book Recommendations: Shape Up

I love reading about how people do creative work. Be it [writing books][1] or [designing video games][2], there’s something magical about peeking behind the curtain and learning how the pros do their thing.

Today I’m reviewing [Shape Up][3], a book about the process of writing software at Basecamp.

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Graphic Design Tools for Backend Engineers

You might think that being a backend engineer means you’ll never have to draw anything more complex than a bunch of boxes connected with arrows (or hexagons if are going all cloud native). This is simply not true, and that’s why you’re here.

At some point you’ll find yourself producing system diagrams, flow-charts, slides, mockups, maybe even icons! So, let me show you some tools and tricks I picked up over the years to fake it at design.

written in communication, design, draw, graphic, graphs, productivity, soft-skill, tools, visual Read on →