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In this article im going to explain how to break through the bullshit and make the best work of your life vs what Wallstreet thinks is kosher

As an ex designer at Lyft and a decade -old veteran of app design I know a thing or two — so here it is, served up straight. An article on how to capture that wholesome ethereal quality which gets your audience to respect you and fall in love with your work.

It all comes down to three basic principles most designers are gliding over: respect your customers time, respect your customers attention…


App Designer or Service Designer or Software Designer makes more sense here


The foundation is the lowest, most dead-load bearing part of a building; and thus it is so with all forms of knowledge and human endeavor

In a way we are talking about something very similar to Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation Trilogy” in which a sort of oracle predicts the downfall of a galactic empire and creates a group of scientists called the “Foundation” in order to deflect the downwards trajectory and preserve as much of civilization as possible. The Foundationalists are primed to be the cornerstone for a new galactic renaissance which is based in foundational knowledge of the universe i.e…


Theres only two dominant UI design tools available today. In this article we will cover why there can be only one in 2020: Figma!

I wrote a prior article where I laid out a brief Case Against Figma based on my experiences of several years designing with Abstract on a large team at Lyft and a small one at Retrographic. Some of the readers skimmed over my statement that both of the best tools available today suck and completely missed my highlighting the need to be able to use said tools to create a searcheable design database. This in order…


In this article I’m going to briefly cover how to harness bad design decisions strategically. Specifically — how to plan for and use organized chaos to move quickly, learn and deliver a high quality end result!

Theres really two types of software designers: those who make bad decisions and those who know how to break the rules and when to strategically make bad decisions to arrive at good work. Just like in nature, it’s very difficult to immaculately conceive of a perfect design, release it into the wild and expect it to not get torn to shreds by customers. …


In this article I’m going to shed some light on why Figma may not be the best tool for the future of the design industry.

This article is based on my experience pioneering design tooling and process over the last couple years at Lyft, my own company Retrographic and a gaggle of other SV companies. That being said keep in mind that Figma has some advantageous capabilities that are so different from other tools that its virtually impossible to make an apples-to-apples comparison. …


What follows below is a letter I wrote and mailed to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in December 2019 after hearing a statement from him on television stating that he was not going to listen to evidence in President Trump’s impeachment trial. In that trial among many other things that have come to light rescently, it is alledged that our president directly oversaw a conspiracy where he threatened to sell our ally Ukraine downriver unless said country assisted him in cheating in the 2020 election. As a key player in the current constitutional crisis McConnell threatens to use his parties…


Often when someone asks me follow up questions about my bicycle app they ask how long it’s been around. It’s a difficult question to answer … because I count all +four years as learning through failure, and the app as it is today hasn’t really worked up until recently.

I realized that I’ve stepped on so many rakes plowing my way through building a bootstrapped startup that it may be worth sharing with those of you just starting out on your journey

I started because I read a lot and wanted to help change the trajectory of the world to…


Blacksmith working hot iron — Jeff Kubina

Two years ago I published my first Medium article on how my Mobile App Design pipeline works. Back then Sketch sucked and design automation was still a new concept with most designers laying out assets and specification sheets painstakingly … by hand.


I currently run @SprocketBlog a successful daily bicycle photo blog over on Instagram where it has attracted nearly 5000 followers. Nothing replaces the actual hard work of covering the sub-culture of the growing bicycle community with my camera, daily posting and community engagement. However I chose to use Instagram way back in 2014 because even back then when I was referencing its UIX for my SoundHound design work I noticed that it has the best designed multi-share system of any social app. …

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Designer @OneSignal, Founder @Retrographic | Ex @Lyft. Follow me at https://dribbble.com/sevenshurygin

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