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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.

412: Side Project Perfectionism

This week, we talk about how we combat perfectionism in our side projects, the value of shipping, and why sharing a project too early can backfire. In the Sidebar, we recap Apple’s September event with our hot takes and spicy opinions.

1 day ago

411: Follow-upisode

This week, we follow up on last week’s conversation about designing at agencies, hiring contractors, Yelp’s app icons, and Bock’s Constant. In the Sidebar, we talk about designing with your mind’s eye and how learning to brain-prototype will help fast-track your growth as a designer.

1 week ago

410: Agency vs In-House Design

This week, we compare agency vs. in-house design work, dissect the tradeoffs, and share interview tips for anyone moving from an agency to a product company. In The Sidebar, we share our favorite Keynote tips and tricks and our top strategy for telling a more clear story in a deck.

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

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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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