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JonnySevenTimes took me on a journey with this mix:
It’s about time that we forget about the people we worship in our lives and just turn to Jonny Ive.
I almost want to say that having symbols available in a vector application that has the precision of a raster application has changed the way I do design, but I don’t think that’s quite right. It’s more accurate to say that having symbols makes Sketch an even closer match for how I would think about manipulating graphical objects — period.
In fact, I think that is the reason Sketch has gained so much traction in so short a time, and in a market that has been dominated for so long and in so thorough a fashion by Adobe. It’s true that Sketch probably could not have happened a decade ago; Bohemian Coding is clearly benefiting from lots of prior art, and from today’s powerful hardware and a very mature software ecosystem. But in my view their success is really predicated on bringing to bear a genuinely insightful understanding of how real people want to use graphics software.
– Khoi Vinh, Sketch 3 Imminent, March 26, 2014.
Having “symbols” in Sketch may be the last straw for me and Illustrator. I see a purchase of Pixelmator in my future and I’ll be done with the CS Suite for all of my personal projects.
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I just finished Episode 85 of The East Wing. I was most impressed by Wren Lanier’s thoughts about finding success:
I think people succeed because of their humility, willingness to help others, and ability to give back to the community. It’s servant leadership. If you’re wondering, “How do I advance my career?”, I think the way you advance your career is by helping people. Helping people is a better path to success than just trying to put yourself at the front of the crowd over, and over, and over again.
– Wren Lanier, The East Wing, Episode 85 – 48:05