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Startup Jobs

Connecting great designers with growing startups.

Staff Design

A collection of interviews exploring how product designers navigate the individual contributor path to its highest levels.

My Stack

A curated list of my favorite tools and software.

Security Checklist

Tools and resources for staying safe on the internet.

Bookmarks

Internet things, saved for later.

AMA

Ask me anything.

Better Hacker News

A better Hacker News.

App Dissection

In-depth explorations of visual and interaction design in well-known apps.

Design Details Podcast

A weekly conversation about design process and culture, co-hosted with @marshallbock.

416: UI Reviews and QA

This week, we talk about our processes for reviewing UI and making sure that things are shipping as close to spec as possible. In The Sidebar, we recap Apple’s Unleashed event, sharing our favorite moments and spicy takes.

2 days ago

415: News Desk, Vol. 3

This week, we talk about the new Stripe Press website, pasting behavior in Figma, the latest tvOS UI, and the importance of using fake data in placeholder copy. In The Sidebar, we share our tools and strategies for remembering the important things that come up in our day-to-day work.

1 week ago

414: Memorable Software Moments

This week, we recall our most recent “wow” moments with the products in our lives. What are yours? In The Sidebar, we talk about different loading state strategies and their impact on the user experience.

3 weeks ago

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Figma plugins

Dominant Color Toolkit

Generate a palette from an image to magically populate your designs.

Responsify

Quickly test your designs across multiple device sizes.

iOS Export Settings

Applies the correct export settings for every required iOS App Icon size and density.

Export .zip

Easily export assets from Figma directly into a .zip file.

GitHub Data

Populate data from GitHub into Figma mocks

See my Figma profile →

Open source work

brian-lovin-next

The code that powers this website you’re looking at.

withspectrum / spectrum

Simple, powerful online communities.

designdetails / designdetails

The code that powers Design Details.

specfm / spec-next

A podcast network to help designers and developers level up.

See my work on GitHub →

Work history

GitHub · Staff Product Designer

November 2018 – Present

Spectrum · Co-founder

February 2017 – November 2018

Spec.fm · Co-founder

July, 2015 – July, 2020

Facebook · Product Designer

July 2015 – July 2017

Buffer · Product Designer

June 2013 – July 2015

The Kollection · Founder

June 2010 – June 2015

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