Jonah Bitautas

Chicago, IL Joined about 8 years ago

  • 3 stories
  • Posted to Ask DN: How did you explain to your parents what you do? ("He is my son and he makes websites!"), Nov 20, 2015

    I've been working on the web professionally since 2003 (pre-Google IPO for better context) and Mom still doesn't have a clue what I do. I've made peace with the fact that's never going to happen.

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  • Posted to Seriously Sketch, what the f*** !, in reply to Amrit Mazumder , Nov 20, 2015

    This. Is. Amazing.

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  • Posted to How do you collect inspiration?, in reply to Rolf Nelson , Nov 18, 2015

    LOL (___) Is this your method?

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  • Posted to How do you collect inspiration?, Nov 18, 2015

    All of the above. lol I've used Pocket & Basecamp to save links and organize. I'm currently using Evernote for pretty much everything (including links).

    I just started using Pinterest earlier this year to collect design and illustration inspiration. When a design lead at the lasts agency I was contracting at showed me his inspiration boards I started my own account. I had no idea before then how much actual design/art related stuff was on there.

    I don't bucket anything on Dribbble although maybe I should (hey, you've helped me! :b), I typically heart things I like, but my like list is getting larger and could be more beneficial if I organized.

    I've tried to use Dropbox for screenshots or gifs, but I tend to just forget its there and rarely remember to check it when I need to.

    Evernote is probably the best method overall as a Designer. It's taken me awhile to get used to using it, but now that I do. I use it quite a bit.

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  • Posted to Project Comet in 1 minute #video !, in reply to Demian Borba , Oct 15, 2015

    Is there something to the idea of creating an underlying structure that connects objects (ie. layers) so there are real relationships rather than a bunch of layers sitting around in a file (think about how Omnigraffle connects objects in its wireframes to create a flow with real relationships)?

    In terms of how that could look in visual execution, maybe it's similar to a mind map with various nodes that can be children and siblings of a parent node or nodes (let's call that a Structure view) and then a visual representation that's more of what we expect (Design view). Both views ultimately control the same thing in different ways and can be switched between. This would address the issue someone brought up about needing to zoom in to select a tiny layer.

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  • Posted to Design Disruptors from InVision, Sep 30, 2015

    Really looking forward to this. Nicely done InVision!

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