Grant McAllister

Grant McAllister

Amsterdam Senior Designer @ Joined about 10 years ago via an invitation from Stuart F. Grant has invited Yasen Dimov

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  • Posted to - Curated mixes for you to work to, Jun 05, 2017

    This was a small side project I spent a few hours on this weekend, I thought I would share it incase it's useful for anyone else.

    The site is weekly curated music mixes that are for when you need to focus and just listen to music. So I don't need to waste time finding good ones anymore.

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  • Posted to ASK DN: Left or Right?, Dec 18, 2015

    I think the left will get your more email signups, but the right seems more inviting and allows me to explore a little more - subjectively it also looks better and I'd be more likely to trust the brand.

    I think there is more that can be done to the right to increase signups while still offering that exploration though.

    If we are just talking visually, then the I'd prefer to use the right one.

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  • Posted to How important is it to show your process? and WHY?, Nov 12, 2015

    For me it's very important to show process, it explains certain decisions and will give me an insight in to how you made your decisions.

    My design process is user focused and data driven, a good process can identify other opportunities or unknowns that we can test and experiment with to improve the solution for the user.

    But with regards to is it important to explain it, well it really depends on the context. If you are trying to get hired - showing your process online can take some of the guess work out of the evaluation for the employer and it also allows other designers to learn from your work. Same thing in an actual interview the process is important so they can determine how you tackle problems and if that is the type of designer that would fit in well there.

    If you are just flexing your UI skills and having some fun with a project, the process may not be that important.

    But, I love seeing how other designers work so I can constantly improve my workflow and how I approach challenges - so I'm all for it :)

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Who's hiring? (April 2015), in reply to Suganth S , Apr 22, 2015

    Dropping you a line now :)

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Who's hiring? (April 2015), in reply to Michael Green , Apr 21, 2015

    Sure thing Michael, I'll drop you a line :)

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Who's hiring? (April 2015), in reply to Khaled Islam Bouya , Apr 21, 2015

    Sure thing, I'll just drop you a line :)

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Who's hiring? (April 2015), Apr 21, 2015 is hiring in the beautiful city of Amsterdam (and we offer a really good relocation package for you and your family, unfortunately no remote workers).

    We are looking for extremly talented people to join our growing design team:

    Openings for: - UX Designers - App Designers - Product Owners

    Take a look at all our open jobs:

    If you have any questions you can get in touch with me :)

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  • Posted to What makes good design..., in reply to E Bensley , Jan 01, 2015

    Hey Ewen,

    You are totally right, as a first post I took the easy way out and played it really safe.

    I'm hoping to spend more time writing longer posts in more of an essay style, something thought provoking hopefully.

    Be sure to share what you are writing as well, it would be cool to follow and see other people purposefully improving their writing throughout the year.

    Happy New Year, G

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  • Posted to What makes good design..., Dec 30, 2014

    In a bid to improve my writing, I want to share more of my thoughts as posts - Medium seems like a great resource for this.

    Please hit me with your brutally honest feedback on the content, style and grammar :)

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  • Posted to Best empty state ever., Dec 16, 2014

    haha, gave me a giggle :)

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