Joe Villanueva

Joe Villanueva

Orange County, CA Designer Joined over 10 years ago via an invitation from Sam S. Joe has invited Zach Zuber

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  • Posted to Huge invites wave to Invision Studio, Mar 27, 2018

    Tried it, but its nowhere near ready. The performance is insanely slow, to the point that this is unusable. I can't draw rectangles or move artboards without extreme chop, and I feel I have a mid-grade device. (iMac Retina 5k, Late 2015 3.2 Ghz Core i5, 40 GB DDR3 RAM)

    I want it to work, but it seems like I'll have to wait some time before it is even in a decently testable state.

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  • Posted to Would you 'go back' to working at a design agency? , Nov 09, 2016

    No. Depth, pay, culture, clients, collaboration, disciplines - these are my chief reasons, in no particular order.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: what is your blog set up with?, Nov 08, 2016

    Gatsby. Previously, Jekyll.

    They're both nice for different reasons.

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  • Posted to The first sites have surfaced and they're kinda terrible, Mar 09, 2016

    Well at least this one is a bit funny.

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  • Posted to Hey DN, It’s Time for Another Meetup!, Feb 17, 2016


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  • Posted to ASK DN: What do you want to learn in 2016?, Dec 23, 2015
    • Vanilla JS (improve)
    • React
    • VR
    • 3D Design (printing, laser cutting)
    • Lettering
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  • Posted to Ask DN: How you people design on laptops?, Dec 09, 2015

    I have a 17" mid-2010 MBP which is just okay to work with alone and on the go. It's a bit better when paired with my ~21"-ish monitor at home.

    I also have a 13" mid-2014 RMBP, which is terrible to work with by itself. Usually though, it's paired with a 30" and 24" display. These are great to work with.

    Going back to my home setup after work feels like I'm designing whilst looking through the mail slot.

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  • Posted to Interviewing for my first UI/UX job this friday. What can I expect?, Nov 03, 2015

    As others have mentioned, be prepared to explain your process (both mentally and technically), to walk through some past work (even if only student work) and to go through some whiteboard examples.

    If you're asked for suggestions, be tactful/measured in your response - they may have already addressed your suggestions in the past.

    I know it sounds cliche, but know your strengths and weaknesses - what you can contribute to the team, but also where you'd like to learn.

    Last, while there is always the don't-hire-an-asshole rule, you don't need to be employed by one either, so try to figure that out in your interview. Don't start your bright and shiny career with a begrudging experience - who knows where that will take you.

    Either way, good luck!

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  • Posted to Designers! Tell me about your password manager!, Jul 30, 2015

    I use 1password at home, and I'd use it at work too, but there we use Lastpass for the shared credential capabilities in addition to the standard password features.

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