Alex Garey

Alex Garey

Designer at DesignScout Joined almost 10 years ago via an invitation from Alex S. Alex has invited Alex Gennette

  • 3 stories
  • Posted to Ask DN: Designers, what's your favorite album cover design?, Feb 20, 2015

    I'm not cool like you guys and I can't figure out how to get my images to appear here, but I think Pretty Lights' album art work is pretty incredible.

    0 points
  • Posted to DN Survey: How much caffeine do you drink?, Jul 30, 2014

    I'm allergic, so zero.

    0 points
  • Posted to The December GIF Thread: Post your best, in reply to Daryl Ginn , Dec 20, 2013

    Ballet cat gets me every time...

    1 point
  • Posted to Swatchmate Color Capturing Cube, Nov 11, 2013


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  • Posted to Where in the world are you based?, in reply to Isaac Paavola , Oct 21, 2013

    Go Chicago!

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  • Posted to Updated: You may have noticed that DN is different today., in reply to Drew Rios , Oct 10, 2013

    Not to hijack your post, but I went to upvote your comment and I was off-put by the fact that the original, simple, blue arrow has been replaced by the actual word 'upvote.' Whyyy :(

    5 points
  • Posted to Updated: You may have noticed that DN is different today., Oct 10, 2013

    I may be going against popular opinion here, but I actually really dislike this update and find it much harder to read than before. I can't find a place to focus on. There doesn't appear to be any sort of hierarchy. I also feel like while I'm on the actual site that I'm looking at a mobile site. Especially now, in this story post. Is there a reason that the entire website seems to be at similar proportions to a mobile device? The overall typographic treatment just seems a bit large and horsey to me now, were as before everything seemed to be delicate and in it's place before. It all just seems like sort of a mess, if I may be blunt. To be perfectly honest, I thought it was a joke at first.

    Don't get me wrong, I really appreciate you guys taking the time out to update things, especially making the site more mobile friendly, however I thought the original design was great and I don't see any need to have completely redesigned all of the typographic and iconographic elements (even the layout is different!) Nine times out of ten I am all for change, updates, and 'facelifts' to brands and websites, but this is just far too large of a departure for me. DN no longer feels like a strong and powerful source for designers and developers alike. Now it just feels juvenile and unsure of itself.

    One last bit: Serif typefaces ? better legibility. That rule really only applies when the point size is very small, but you've chosen to make the smallest type size on the site sans serif.

    Edit: For those who are interested, below I've posted a before and after of the DN website. Feel free to compare.

    Before: After:

    15 points
  • Posted to Where in the world are you based?, Oct 01, 2013

    Chicago here.

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  • Posted to Music For Design, Sep 18, 2013

    When I really need to crank out some design I put on (appropriately named) Designer Drugs. Their music is seamless, hour-long mixes of all kinds of music that gets you hyped. I recommend their Datamixes.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Notebook Recommendations?, in reply to Andrew Liebchen , Aug 20, 2013

    Ah, thanks for the link!

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