DESIGN RESOURCES

Before we get started, I’ve documented everything listed here plus way more over at the Design System Encyclopedia website. Check it out!


There are endless ways to make charts (and lots and lots of them), but after weeks of tinkering, this is the most dynamic and flexible way I’ve managed to engineer them in Figma.

Before you start, go download this free Figma file:

Here’s what we’re designing:


Illustration courtesy of the author

Profound designer’s block is best remedied by a strong dose of analogous inspiration from other creative industries like fashion, photography, print, architecture, and interior design.

These kinds of industries demand original and endlessly imaginative output too, so I find it’s best to surround yourself with as much beautiful work as…


Design Tutorial

What’s been been most eye-opening throughout my design career is the fact that only about 30% of my job actually involves pushing pixels in a design tool. The other 70% is research, brainstorming, whiteboarding, presenting, explaining, and validation.

I’ve come to realize that most stakeholders aren’t as intimately in touch…


Christian Beck wrote an incredibly thorough article about the UX behind switching accounts in digital products, so I decided to ride the coattails of his article and write one of my own, but from a tactical, design perspective.

Account switchers have become a common (and very necessary) design pattern for…


A few decades ago it actually meant something to describe your company as an “internet business.” The web hadn’t proliferated beyond expensive, behemoth machines in research institutions, and the potential of vast, worldwide connectivity wasn’t yet understood.

Boy, have times changed.

Nowadays, businesses depend on the internet to survive in…


Design Tutorials

Illustration: Timo Kuilder

Note: This entire article is tool agnostic. That is, it doesn’t matter if you use Sketch, Figma, Adobe XD, or Microsoft Paint, these tips will help you.

This is the final installment of our three-part series for becoming a great designer.


Design Tutorials

Illustration: Timo Kuilder

Note: This entire article is tool agnostic. That is, it doesn’t matter if you use Sketch, Figma, Adobe XD, or Microsoft Paint, these tips will help you.

If you haven’t already, I highly recommend starting out with Part 1 of this guide, which establishes a proper foundation of design best…


Design Tutorials

Illustration by Timo Kuilder

Note: This entire article is tool agnostic. That is, it doesn’t matter if you use Sketch, Figma, Adobe XD, Inkscape, or Microsoft Paint, these tips will help you.

Before we start, click here to check out my design system for Figma!

Starting any profession is a lot like going to a buffet for the very first time, where a myriad of choices are…


Note: This article was originally published at innovatemap.com

Recently, Snap Inc. held its first ever partner summit where they gathered potential development partners with the goal of inspiring others to build atop the Snap platform.

Snap’s flagship app, Snapchat, saw exponential user adoption which ultimately led to an IPO in…

Jon Moore

Principal Design Partner Innovatemap in Indianapolis. Creator of The Design Encyclopedia (https://www.designencyclopedia.io). Email: 1jonmoore@gmail.com

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