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Grad to Gaslighter
Today marks my fourth week of working as a designer at Gaslight. I found Gaslight through a series of Google searches and applied immediately upon finding the website on the Fourth of July. Ever since I got my first email back from our CEO, James, to schedule a first meeting...
5 Ways to Write Sass That Plays Well With Others
Sass is an excellent tool for front-end designers and developers. It can improve the CSS authoring experience and help you quickly build out your design system. Like any tool, however, it can be misused. When working with teams or working on projects that will be handed off to a client,...
Agile Design: How to Iteratively Create an Amazing UI
Every web or mobile app has to start somewhere. Your app is not going to begin as the polished UI (user interface) that you’ve seen on dribble or Behance. It starts out simple and evolves over time with the help of experimentation and user testing. There will undoubtedly be some...
3 Things All Great Creative Directors Do
Last month Gaslight hosted one of AIGA Cincinnati’s WomanUp events featuring a panel of five local female creative directors. It was part of a leadership initiative the chapter started last year to address the fact that only 3 percent of all creative directors are women. The room was packed with...
Creating a Unified Brand Icon Style for Gaslight
A few months ago, I was tasked with redesigning all of the iconography that is used on our website. At the time, this seemed like a big chunk of work to accomplish all at once. Especially since we like to work iteratively here at Gaslight, and we’re usually focused on...
What Is a Living Style Guide?
A living style guide is a reference for a team of designers and developers to understand how an application will look and feel. It is used to convey design language, define design rationale, and explain how to use markup. A living style guide creates shared understanding among all team members...