James De Angelis

James De Angelis

Product Designer @ Pinterest Joined about 9 years ago via an invitation from Meng T.

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  • 16 upvotes
  • Posted to Good Design is About Process, not Product., in reply to Will Baker , Nov 05, 2014

    I think the sentiment of the article is not that the end result isn't important (of course it is), but that focussing on the journey instead in turn leads to better designed things.

    1 point
  • Posted to The Path to America, Sep 08, 2014

    Josh — Research the E3 visa, make an exploratary trip over, meet a lot of people in a lot of places.

    1 point
  • Posted to Moodboarding Tool from Crew (Creators of Unsplash), Aug 14, 2014

    At last! A place to create boards of inspiration in a grid format that I can share with the world.

    8 points
  • Posted to Rebranding Samsung, a personal experiment., Aug 06, 2014

    "Note: This project doesn't reflect Samsung's views or plans"

    Do. Some. Research.

    What kind of rebrand in no way takes the company's values, aspirations or beliefs into mind to create something meaningful? When you have no context about what or who you're designing for, is that even design anymore? It becomes beautiful noise.

    Honestly it's hard to be constructive or positive with these projects. At least have a point of view beyond "it's cleaner now".

    2 points
  • Posted to Site design: Brandon Walkin’s personal website, Apr 30, 2014

    Depends on the stage of career you're at and what your goals are.

    If you're putting a folio out to get hired, not showing any process is unhelpful. How much of each project did he contribute? Did he do it all? What problems were being solved? Not a fan TBH.

    3 points
  • Posted to Wikipedia redesign, Apr 29, 2014

    Slightly aggressive, but it's a pretty fair comment on design culture.

    It doesn't do designers any favours when the wider community continues to see us as people who prefer to make beautiful noise rather than solving actual problems.

    0 points
  • Posted to Codecademy Redesign, Apr 24, 2014

    Really, really, really dry.

    0 points
  • Posted to Alternatives to Ember App?, Mar 24, 2014

    Not to point out the obvious, but Pinterest? Why bother saving everything locally just to possibly lose the files. Plus, it's a piece of cake to share when you want to.

    1 point
  • Posted to Site Design: Zulfeekar.com, Mar 22, 2014

    Remember flash sites?!

    2 points
  • Posted to Who didn't go to university but is doing pretty well for themselves?, Mar 17, 2014

    It's a bit of a binary question in a pretty grey area. There's pros and cons either way.

    Uni is a very useful social and experimentation phase, don't give that up too easily. And as a designer you are your experiences. Just like travel, it shapes your perspectives which ultimately is expressed in your work.

    On another note, no job i've ever had has cared less about education. This includes top agencies and very well known Startups. Their requirement is always the same: Can you make awesome stuff for my company? Whether you came out of an ivy league school or you were self taught, it really doesn't matter.

    So in design, your ultimate currency is your portfolio. Great work will get you to the places you want to be, not a degree.

    0 points
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