Max Hancock

Max Hancock

Designer/Illustrator at Max Hancock & Co. Joined about 4 years ago

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  • Posted to Marc Hemeon of Design Inc. talks about his pay for proposal model - Interview on Master of One, in reply to Ian Goode , Apr 17, 2017

    I didn't know that. That's great to hear then. It should be an excellent service in that case.

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  • Posted to Marc Hemeon of Design Inc. talks about his pay for proposal model - Interview on Master of One, in reply to Jeff Witters , Apr 14, 2017

    Yeah, hi there!

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  • Posted to Marc Hemeon of Design Inc. talks about his pay for proposal model - Interview on Master of One, Apr 13, 2017

    This might be labeled as "talking smack," but it's not. I'm just a bit skeptical. Maybe old-fashioned, but I don't think we need another site that turns our professions into simple commodities. If someone wants a cheap designer, there's plenty of sites for that already. I just bypass these things and contact the people I want to work with myself. When you are good, it's really that easy.

    I used to work with Visually, a similar service. It was good for a while, but it went downhill. There was no lasting relationship because the clients I did get didn't know anything about me, all that was held a like secret because I was the service making the product. I wonder if Design Inc does a similar thing, hide the talent from the client. At Visually, their projects kept getting larger, all while their budgets got lower. After two years of that, they were purchased by another company, and that's when things really took a turn for the worst.

    Just like with Fiverr and Uber, there are some very questionable practices behind all these new gig economy services popping up. I guess you just have to weigh the pros and cons and see if it's something right for you. We'll see after five years what it does to our industry.

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  • Posted to The Mac Pro Lives, Apr 09, 2017

    From a branding perspective, it's very important for Apple to keep the Mac Pro because weak doesn't look good on them. When you go pro, all you want is pure power. That's the same with any product really. They simply can't abandon the Mac Pro, that's not an option.

    I think the key comment to everything Apple said was that there are so many different types of pro users. One size does not fit all pro users. Back then, the Darth Vader trashcan design was perfect for the video editing in final cut pro, but today the pro user wants a GPU rendering / pro gaming/ VR dev machine. You have to go PC for that because today it's all about the graphics card. The advancements in graphics cards have surpassed CPUs.

    It will be great when I can get such a pro, multi-use computer like that with a Mac OS experience. It might spawn a new cult Apple audience too, the gammer.

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