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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.

407: Pixel 6

This week, we talk about the new Pixel 6 announcement, how it stacks up against the competition, and what we’re most excited about. In The Sidebar, we share our design regrets: things we shipped that ended up being mistakes in hindsight.

9 hours ago

406: Who Leads UI Design?

This week, we dig into questions like: who should design a team’s visual style guide? And: who should break a tie in subjective aesthetic arguments? In The Sidebar, we share our tips and strategies for succeeding as a new designer in a large organization.

1 week ago

405: News Desk, Vol. 1

This week, we talk about the new Microsoft emoji, a cool Android 12 feature, the joy of watching Apple iterate in public, and the new “King of Buttons” aka the Steam Deck. In The Sidebar, we talk about the challenge of having work that is NDA-locked, or never shipped at all.

2 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

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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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