Ben Hicks

Ben Hicks

Creative Director @ Doodlebug Marketing & Design Joined about 9 years ago

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  • Posted to PS vs Sketch - Whos winning the battle now?, Jul 01, 2015

    It's Sketch for me - I've never used PS for web, UI etc; always preferring Fireworks as that's what it was built for. Sketch has it's downfalls but it's always felt like a successor to Fireworks.

    I wish Adobe had resurrected FW instead of trying to shoehorn features from Sketch into PS.

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  • Posted to Anyone make the leap from Designer to Manager?, Dec 02, 2014

    I went from being a sole designer/developer at one company to managing a team of four.

    The biggest piece of advice I would give to anyone in this situation would be to trust your team.

    I found it daunting at first to delegate work to others with my mind always saying "how can someone else do this in exactly the way I need it" But nine times out of ten my team would always come back and either meet or exceed my expectations.

    Taking a step back from the day to day work can give you time to focus on the bigger strategy and planning picture.

    One thing I'd always suggest is to try and still find time to do some 'real' work - being the boss gives you the opportunity to pick a nice project to work on yourself to keep your hand in - you are a designer after all so don't give up your passion completely.

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