Just Enough Design with Kathryn Grayson Nanz
How much do you need to know about design? While at CodePaLOUsa in Louisville, Carl and Richard talked to Kathryn Grayson Nanz about understanding application designers. Kathryn talks about knowing just enough about design to understand that, like software development, it is an iterative process, that takes user feedback and incorporates it into future designs. Oh, and we know why your custom icon sucks!
Kathryn Grayson Nanz
In 2013, Kathryn Grayson Nanz graduated with a BFA and took her first job as a Junior Graphic Designer at a small, boutique ad agency. While there, her Creative Director warned her to never let anyone find out she could code, because if she did she'd be stuck doing it forever. She ignored his warning; it turns out he was completely right, but she's never been happier. Kathryn currently works as a developer advocate on a wonderful team where she helps people build web applications in React, design and maintain their UI component libraries, and desperately attempts to stop back-end devs from writing any more CSS.
- MSpec https://github.com/machine/machine.specifications
- Billy's Design Book Recommendations http://billyhollis.com/DesignBooks/
- Figma https://www.figma.com/