Yo! Podcast #012 – The Couldwells
Meagan and Andrew Couldwell are a designer/developer couple currently based in Los Angeles, California. Together they published the book ‘Laying The Foundations’, a comprehensive guide to understanding and implementing Design Systems. We have such a fun chat discussing book publishing, working with newborn twins, design inspiration from Disney, crafting color schemes, what makes a good boss, and even squeeze in a couples quiz right at the end:)
Lynn Fisher 2020 Redesign
Lynn Fisher is back with another creative responsive-design to really push the limits of what is possible with CSS. Shoutout Schitt’s Creek fam!
Pantone Color of the year 2021
‘Ultimate Gray’ and ‘Illuminating’ are the (combo) colors of the year according to Pantone. And in case you are wondering – and I know you are – the accessibility score of the white text against that grey is 2.49 and yellow 1.29 is – both fails, so ya’ll need to mix up yo text colors!
Stumbled upon this deck concept on Dribbble and instant love (make sure you open full attachment). Paper Kings is a playing cards concept by Mike from Creative Mints to push his composition and design skills.
Joe Bell has built a pretty neat webapp to transform images into lightweight CSS or SVG placeholders. It’s open source or only $5/mo for the upcoming API.
Juice Icon Set
What a vibrant icon set by Michael Flarup to replacement you macOS & iOS icons. Only 9 bucks!
(Advanced) Figma Crash
Pablo Stanley has released a series of deep-dives into more advanced Figma features like auto-layout, prototyping, systems and illustrations. Auto-layout is now live.
Hirayama Fireworks Company Catalog
Dated back to early 1900’s the Hirayama Fireworks Company beautifully illustrated what fireworks you could purchase. What a gem surfaced by the Present & Correct – cheers!
Reflecting on side projects
Had a great, nostalgic chat with Nic Harry reflecting on my side hustles over the years, including my first proper side project converting case online!
Helena Zhang and Toby Fried have open-sourced this lovely set of 588 icons in 6 weights: Thin, Light, Regular, Bold, Fill, and Duotone. Available for direct download, Figma, React, Vue, and vanilla JS.
iPhone 12 3D mockups for Figma
4 vector editable mockups of new iPhone 12 Pro (+ Max) available in Pacific Blue, Gold, Graphite, Silver.
Levi Nunnink is having so much fun with the Wunderbucket branding. The video with narration plus vintage filter such a cherry on top. Good reference to having a blast in a saturated space.
Enjoyed these design and development finds?