Karolina Szczur

Karolina Szczur

Naarm Product Design Lead at Calibre Joined over 10 years ago via an invitation from Kristy T. Karolina has invited Paolo Fragomeni, Stof Bernaert, Amy Lynn Taylor, Lynn Fisher

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Are you using Yosemite?, Jul 08, 2014

    I'm on Yosemite for more than a week now. It has couple minor glitches (mostly visual) but nothing prevented me from working or doing whatever I wanted.

    Moreover switching from Mavericks seem to have solved my problems with flickering screen and problems with waking up.

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  • Posted to Finding Fonts, May 25, 2014

    Typekit, Hoefler&Co, Village and I Love Typography from the top of my head.

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  • Posted to AMA: Jessica Hische, May 14, 2014

    Hey Jessica,

    First of all - I'm so impressed by your work. If it would be 'politically' correct to say that I have a boner for it, I would. But shh, I haven't said it.

    • Are you planning any future lettering workshops? I know about your studio, Title Case, but it seems like those workshops are tailored for companies buying all the spots? Not sure. Would love to attend one day. Or maybe you could recommend other courses (shorter ones, preferably accessible to people outside of US).

    • Are you going to design new prints and shirts? The ones from the past seem to have been very limited and aren't in stock anymore :(

    • What do you think is the current state of webfont licensing and accessibility? It seems to me that part of really popular typefaces is on Typekit, another on Typography.com and the rest is indie enough to not offer webfonts at all. Some of them have their own hosting but seem ridiculously priced in comparison to other solutions. It looks like we are in the future but there are still some hurdles with licensing and fear of giving out the font files.

    Thanks! ☀︎

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  • Posted to Good coffee around the world?, in reply to brad wrage , May 09, 2014

    Why build an app if everything is on Foursquare already? Just curious.

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  • Posted to Good coffee around the world?, May 09, 2014

    New York

    Can't remember more now. But there's literally shitton of those :) These were my favorites. Also Mudspot for chai latte.

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  • Posted to Frank Chimero's New Website, Mar 04, 2014

    Such porn.

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  • Posted to Site Design: Thermodo, in reply to Matthew R. Miller , Feb 28, 2014

    Yep, same here, but didn't know how to file it :)

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  • Posted to DHTMLConf (Is this a joke? Yes!), Feb 28, 2014

    It's organised by Mikeal Rogers, who does NodeConf too. Expect greatness :)

    Also, for more funny stuff see the video.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What is it like to be a Remote Designer?, in reply to Lance Q , Feb 25, 2014

    Lance — it's not necessarily a preference to overlap hours. I have a routine. Evenings are usually reserved for reading, watching, playing or hanging out with friends so give away this time very sparingly. I choose to stay with the team because I absolutely love the people who I'm working with. It's fun to catch up and sometimes it's also way more effective to talk face to face/chat than email.

    I terms of how much time I spend designing — it really depends. There are weeks when I won't write a single line of code because I'm 100% design focused, and there are weeks when I never open Sketch. It depends on my involvement in projects, but I'd say that my design/dev time is basically split in half. I'm a hybrid :)

    Hope that helps!

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What is it like to be a Remote Designer?, Feb 24, 2014

    I'm working remotely for +5 years now. It's great, of course sometimes you miss the team you're working with (if in-house, not freelance).

    I have -9 hours difference with majority of the team in Richland, WA. Which basically means that my day tends to end when their is just starting. We don't really have any hours set, so people tend to pop up in the evenings too. There's definitely some overlap every day, but I wish the difference was smaller. The only annoyance for me is occassional meetings (or actually just chatting) when it's already evening in my timezone (sometimes I'm in a mood for rest already).

    For design reviewing we use LayerVault, obviously. Sometimes we talk in person or on chat (our own product - And Bang).

    Agile seems to be a fancy, hip word for Rails environments, so I digress. We ship daily and get things done. Don't need agile for that.

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