Wes Oudshoorn

Wes Oudshoorn

Co-founder at AppSignal Joined over 10 years ago via an invitation from Max S.

  • 26 stories
  • Posted to Resources for designing dev tools?, Dec 29, 2019

    I've been the designer of a monitoring tool for developers for many years. Reach out if you have specific questions: wes@appsignal.com

    1 point
  • Posted to Free resource of 100k diverse faces generated by AI, Sep 18, 2019

    Impressive, but there's some real freaky gems in there

    1 point
  • Posted to Niching down as a Designer and launching my own site, Aug 19, 2019

    Nice work! I was intrigued right away because of I own a SaaS and positioning ourselves is hard on our homepage, but...

    Does your website suck at acquiring customers?

    Well, my website does not suck, but could use improvement. I've just put myself outside of your group of potential customers because well, yeah :(

    0 points
  • Posted to Stubborn - Free Illustrations Generator, in reply to Oliver Swig , Jun 18, 2019

    Luckily there's a million unique keyboard warriors like you, helping the world with one negative comment at a time!

    Denis: Good job here on Stubborn.fun, illustration for startups is a tough problem (speaking from inside a startup) if you don't have budget for a set of custom illustrations. Other than that, once you choose a style, you're stuck to that illustrator for the rest of the time.

    Is there any way to quickly change skin colors / other colors?

    33 points
  • Posted to The New Dropbox, in reply to David Hariri , Oct 03, 2017

    I think Dropbox is losing ground because storage is commoditized. Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Amazon Clouddrive.

    You can try to win by having a superior UX experience, or at least be something different. WeTransfer is an example of wildly successful filesharing by just adding a great (design) experience.

    In this redesign, Dropbox is letting their brand to the speaking. I wish they would've worked harder on letting the content of my drive do the speaking. Google Photos is an amazingly nice product. I would like to see more products like that instead of these crazy redesigns.

    16 points
  • Posted to Airbnb Vacation - Seamless Trip Planning Done Right, Jun 16, 2017

    Honestly, the Trello board looked much easier than the busy proposed interface.

    Also, planning vacations with about 50 million things in 10 days is not the way a lot of people in Europe do their vacations :)

    Some of the most valuable tools you have as a product manager is saying "no" and this is a feature that would probably complicate the core experience of AirBnB to the point where their unique value gets lost.

    2 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Headshot on my resume? , Mar 07, 2017

    Here in The Netherlands, it is pretty acceptable to put a picture on your resume. I think it puts a face to the name, which I find easier when interviewing people.

    I know that we should not judge people by their gender / appearance. Although "blind interviews processes" are a way to limit that, I think that we should be professionals as well and make a conscious effort to make hiring decisions based on merit and culture fit.

    3 points
  • Posted to Stacks: Flexbox for Sketch App (hands on demo), Feb 24, 2017

    Looks amazing, although...

    It almost feels like it's starting to get easier to design in the browser rather than emulating 99% of browser behaviour in a design tool.

    13 points
  • Posted to Dear Client, We Need To Talk, in reply to Lior Frenkel , Feb 20, 2017

    Hi Lior, thanks for your reply.

    I've just read the piece again and I think my main critique still stands. Every "principle" has a great point, but is buried in negatives. It would make me nervous as one of your customers, afraid to do something wrong.

    You see, I've had clients that didn't appreciate my creative work. And I've had clients who've hurt my feelings. Then there's those that pissed me off. I've had projects terminated earlier than expected. And clients that didn't pay for my work. Those that didn't return my calls.

    Hiring a creative isn't like buying a TV or a car.

    Maybe you aren't interested in a high quality end product

    It's disrespectful.

    Please don't ask to see my work every other hour, and I'd ask you not to micro-manage me. I cannot focus when you are looking over my shoulder 24/7. It's stifling.

    Please don't ask me for "A Logo" or "A Viral Video".

    3 points
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