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Issue 454


Style is consistent constraint
If you stick with your constraints long enough, your style becomes a cohesive and recognizable point of view.

The Designer’s Guide to Building a Winning VC Pitch Deck
What to keep in mind as you develop your next pitch deck.

Successful iteration requires going beyond agile
UX design methods are cheaper, faster, and more effective at gathering data but agile is designed not to take advantage of them.

Rediscovering The Joy Of Design
Designers need to develop and sharpen their temperament to be successful in their jobs.

Design tool memory usage
How do various design tools utilize memory? What’s their baseline usage with no documents open? How does memory grow with lots of large documents open?


Transforming stakeholder alignment in product & design
Getting your designs approved just got a lot faster with Approvals in Zeplin! Align stakeholders and prevent rework with a structured approvals process. Learn more

Learn about Brandeis University’s online master’s degree in User-Centered Design
The program is designed for working professionals looking to earn a high-quality education in a flexible format. Explore our program.

Tools and Resources

UXIXD Gifolio
100 days of UX & IXD gifs.

Procreate Dreams
An all-new animation app packed with powerful tools.

Google Fonts
A redesigned Google Fonts website helps you find the right fonts and icons for your project. Read whats changed.

The macOS App Icon Book (Kickstarter)
A beautiful artbook that celebrates the art and craft of app icon design on the desktop.

UX Portfolio

Robin Mastromarino
Robin is an Interactive Designer based in Paris.

Looking to find your next UX gig? Join my UX talent collective and check out the UX job board.

Last But Not Least

The data delivery checklist: principles to design data products
Data is a product used by people so it should be designed to be human-centred with backend products.

“Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.”
— Oscar Wilde

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