James Taylor

Sydney Product & Design @ Tyro Payments Joined almost 8 years ago

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  • Posted to Yassin's Falafel House, Jan 27, 2017

    Love this, really well told story.

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  • Posted to Show DN: Presumi, in reply to Hayden Bleasel , Sep 27, 2016

    Great to hear, always be validating assumptions.

    Your name sounded familiar, shame we didn't cross paths. Next time, ditch marketing and join us in product! ;)

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  • Posted to Show DN: Presumi, Sep 27, 2016

    Nice work, awesome job with the visuals and interactions too.

    How did you go about validating the concept and features you've built for it so far?

    If you're ever looking for a role yourself, Tyro's product team will take you!

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Has anyone used Toptal as a developer?, in reply to Sergey Jech , Mar 09, 2016

    I didn't say I had? I still take on work with them from time to time,

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Has anyone used Toptal as a developer?, in reply to Justin Young , Mar 09, 2016

    Was fine. I joined before they had a format process though.

    It's now a bit tougher and have several stages they vet applicants for.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Has anyone used Toptal as a developer?, in reply to Dmitry Kurash , Mar 03, 2016

    Been a designer there for about a year or so. It's been decent, mostly tech start ups with some larger companies, had a relatively consistent stream of work coming from them. Feel free to ask anymore questions.

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  • Posted to ASK DN: Lets talk about money!?, Dec 03, 2015

    Done, will be interesting to see the results! (I guess I'm not too far out of uni, so it's interesting to see how recent grads are handling this)

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  • Posted to Toyota Mirai promo website, Oct 23, 2015

    Last page, side on of the car: really poor choice of text colour! Can't read it at all...

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Popular User Interface Fonts?, Oct 18, 2015

    I'm using a lot of Avenir, Open Sans, Lato.

    Helvetica Neue as well but at really thin weights it definitely affects readability.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: How to begin a career in design?, Oct 18, 2015

    G'day from another Aussie in Sydney!

    1) Not necessarily, but it shows commitment to something and might teach you the theory of why, instead of just creating pretty stuff. I did go to uni, studied Industrial Design @ UTS.

    2) Worked as an industrial designer in house, transitioned into a user experience role and here I am now a few years down the line.

    3) Freelancing is great, but you'll learn so much more working with others more experienced than you (I certainly did, and still do!)

    4) Definitely find a strong mentor (either where you work, or someone you aspire to be and can meet regularly to talk goals etc.)

    5) I love it. It pays excellently, I create cool stuff and work with awesome people.

    6) You could look into development too I guess?

    Give me a shout if you wanna chat more.

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