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3D Design: Journey Through Character Modeling

3D Design: Journey Through Character Modeling

In June of last year, I was at work minding my design business when our COO asks to meet with me. When we sat down to talk, he asked me to make our company’s Mascot (the Mobile Monster) in 3D in two months. I got to say I was a little surprised. Not just surprised,...

The Design System: The Hero Your Brand Needs

The Design System: The Hero Your Brand Needs

The Case for Design Systems Maybe you want to build a design system. Maybe you don’t. Maybe you have no idea what one is. Regardless of where you’re at on the scale, you need one. Does your life depend on it? Well, no probably not. But does the success of your product...

Improving Task Management While Covering Your Rear End

Improving Task Management While Covering Your Rear End

I am awful at a lot of things. Baseball is one of them. Fighting games like Street Fighter is another. The only thing I am awful at that has really bothered me to any extent is my time and project management skills. When faced with a large project and a...

9 Design Podcasts to Listen to While Doing the Dishes

9 Design Podcasts to Listen to While Doing the Dishes

When students or teammates ask me where or how to go about learning a given thing, I typically start with a recommendation to join the local library and download their app (props to whoever made the Libby app), and a handful of podcasts to listen to.I then encourage...

5 Mobile Experience Design Trends to Invest In

5 Mobile Experience Design Trends to Invest In

With new technology being rolled out regularly, designers have a fantastic opportunity to use new tools and methods to improve the products we create for mobile experiences. This is our time to marry content, personalization, voice interactions, micro-interactions,...

9 Design Features to Consider for an Event App

9 Design Features to Consider for an Event App

This year I had the privilege of designing two event apps for Richmond’s own rvatech. rvatech is a Richmond, Virginia based, member-driven technology association of businesses and organizations that serve to promote the region as a technology center and provide a...

Design Tips to Increase Satisfaction in Banking Apps- Part 2

Design Tips to Increase Satisfaction in Banking Apps- Part 2

In the first part of these series, we covered examples of best practices that we have seen play a role in facilitating engagement and improving the user experience. For the second section of this two-part series, we will cover examples of best practices that we have...

Four Retail Inventory Management App Best Practices

Four Retail Inventory Management App Best Practices

Starting Your Inventory Management App Off Right When designing a retail inventory management app, it's crucial to do a lot of heavy lifting in the preliminary stages of design to ensure that the transition from the client's old system to their new retail app is...

A Summer of Interning: What we Learned @ Shockoe

A Summer of Interning: What we Learned @ Shockoe

Our Shockoe family is comprised of people with different skills, talents, and backgrounds — we know it's what allows us to grow and learn as a team. It's for this reason that our internship program took on a different shape this year. Thanks to the prep...

Design Tips to Increase Satisfaction in Banking Apps- Part 1

Design Tips to Increase Satisfaction in Banking Apps- Part 1

Retail banking consumers now prefer using their mobile devices more than any other bank interaction, which makes a mobile app a primary component of overall customer satisfaction. With greater ease switching banking providers at a moment of...

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