Notes

I picked up again the design for my new site after working in some shortcuts for the site too.

But right away I started so see little details that I wanted to change, I know I should focus more on just do enough to ship it but as a designer. It is hard man 😩

It should be a red flag if you get very bored when you can’t use Facebook, Instagram or WhatsApp for a few hours or a day.

I can control bigger guys with years of experience in the ground. But my harder rounds are with my 1 year old when trying to change his diaper 🙆🏻‍♂️

There’s no training that will ever get you ready for that kind of battles.

People that put “Lead designer” in their signatures when they’re the only designer in the company.

If they’re so focus on labels they should use “THE designer” looks cooler and is actually true.

Is awesome when your work is recognized. It should happen in most if not all companies, but it isn’t. I’m so grateful that I am in one that they do, and very often. 🥰

Seen the design engineer role being used recently. It’s what I’ve been doing for years now. I don’t sit at the middle but make it part of the design process. Maybe is hard to do that in big companies. I guess my fav position is designer in a startup 🤷🏻‍♂️

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Doesn’t matter how long I’ve been doing it. I still sometimes get so excited about a specific design idea that I want to jump on the details. But then I get crushed when I remember about other device sizes. 😭

Looks like I’m going to wait till iPhone 14. My 11 pro still works great, not really impressed with these new updates. #AppleEvent

Pleasantly surprised of the changes and updates of @frctl it’s been awhile since I used.

Super useful and easy to use.

The last 7 days I’ve progressed more in the redesign of my personal website than the last 2 years where I kind of started.

I wanted big blocks of time. It didn’t work. The excuse, lack of time.

Now I’m doing a MVP redesign and work on it everyday even when I only have 15min.

I hate that is not easy for me to hang up people calling me for promotions or offering cards but I kind of feel bad and many times I let them finish they entire pitch. I can’t help it 🤦🏻‍♂️

Still can’t believe that there’s still people (27+) that just let their employer know that they’re not coming back next week. Without problems just wanted something different. With projects assigned and running. Leaving the mess to the rest of the team.

I forgot how weak is my skin that it gets all red and scratched once I started training again at a high level. I look like I’m sick. 🤦🏻‍♂️

Never underestimate the importance of a good bed. Of all the expensive things you can buy this should be at the top of your priority list.

Had to kill some time after morning training so I stopped in a coffee and this time I only bring my iPad, way more comfortable. With the magic keyboard and figurative that lets me edit Figma files, there’s few things I need my laptop for.

I started to record myself redesigning my old site, after doing one video it feels more like a new job than just having fun 🙃 doingitwrong

I think they are many lessons that those lone designers can share. I still have pending to write about how I built a design system as the only designer. And I’m about to start another one. I should document it to be easier to share 🤔

So many content for design teams, so little for the lone designer in a company.

I’m still excited thinking the we will be able to create and use shortcuts on our macs, I’ve been waiting for this but didn’t expect the announcement I was just thinking about the new M1 models.