Sharpening the Axe
A wise man once said "If I had 8 hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend 6 sharpening my axe." Preparation and planning are integral to successful design. Taking the time to define the problem, frame out potential solutions and stoking your creative fire will give you the edge needed to create solid and successful designs.
Join me on this enlightening journey of discovery and planning! Along the way we will wrestle with the following design topics:
Discovery: Asking the who, what and why's.
Sketching: Why you do not want to skip this step.
Wireframing: Laying out the foundation for your design.
Mockups: Bringing it all together with color, texture and more.
Who is this session for:
Mostly beginner freelance designers and front-end devs.
Shop designers and front-end devs that work on a team may also find this presentation valuable.
Along with project managers and other team members involved in the discovery phase.
Slides - http://bit.ly/10slZn0
About Dustin Cooper
Work with Drupal every day as a Drupal Designer for Mediacurrent. I'm one of their creatives so my day can consist of sketching, designing (wireframes/mockups/logos) and theming.
Favorite tools include sublime, omnigraffle, illustrator, photoshop, indesign and evernote to list a few.