In an effort to clear out my tabs (and share more!), here are some things I’ve been reading, listening to, and watching recently.
Teaching design fundamentals
Earlier this month, I asked Twitter to recommend their favorite resources for teaching design fundamentals. Here’s what people suggested:
The Elements of Typographic Style, Robert Bringhurst
Inside Paragraphs, Cyrus Highsmith
The Non-Designer's Design Book, Robin Williams
Thinking with Type, Ellen Lupton
Grid systems, Josef Müller-Brockmann
Designing the Editorial Experience, Sue Apfelbaum. This wasn’t recommended in the thread, but it’s one I recommend to people working on media products.
The BuzzFeed design team (like many design teams in media and tech) is often changing. This means we often have people at all levels learning and practicing new skills. Here are a few links I gathered about mentorship:
How to be a mentor, Aurora Klæboe Berg
Mentorship and Sponsorship, Lara Hogan. This one is mostly about sponsorship, but I really like the clear and concise definition of mentorship used here.
What does sponsorship look like?, Lara Hogan
🆒 Design links
Queer Design Club. In their own words, “Queer Design Club is a new project highlighting the work of LGBTQ+ designers in the field today and throughout history.”
Intercom launched their new brand, and shared a fantastic post and video about the process.
How the Measles Outbreak Started, The Daily
Not All Bosses Are Evil (Said a Boss, Nervously), The New York Times
The Society, Netflix. This show has all of my favorite ingredients for a great tv show: teens put in situations where they have to Grow Up Too Fast, a sci-fi edge, lots of drama that seems implausible but somehow keeps you on the edge of your seat.