Design Talks With Aaron Draplin: Finding Inspiration In Dead Stuff #video - "Aaron James Draplin of Draplin Design Co., is working solo in the mighty Pacific Northwest, where he rolls up his sleeves on graphic design projects for companies like Nike, Patagonia, Target, Ford Motor Company and even the Obama Administration. Aaron hit design stardom for both his high level of craftsmanship and his honest and sharp talks commenting on the lives of designers and the state of the art of graphic design."
Using Visual Loudness for Better Wayfinding #article - ““It needs more ‘pop’.” Can I tell you how many times I’ve heard that phrase? It’s the sad reaction to a design that could lack proper emphasis. My reaction is usually something like, “if everything pops, nothing pops.” Does this sound familiar?”
Naming Tokens in Design Systems #article - "Design tokens have provided a visual foundation of many design systems since Salesforce pioneered the concept in 2014. I wrote an impassioned article on design tokens in 2016, and my energy on the topic continues to grow. As systems of visual style spread across a widening landscape of components, platforms and outputs, design tokens — and their names — are increasingly important."
Open .ai in Sketch #article - "Today I was sent an Illustrator (.ai) file from a client which I needed to use to output a .svg file. The only problem is I don't have Illustrator so I had to go searching for a solution."