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Randall Parrish

Randall Parrish - July 6, 2015

What Video Games Teach About Design: Prototyping is a Must

When building websites, complex interactions, planning, testing, and iterating are crucial for great user experiences. Methods that go into building websites and mobile apps also have valuable parallels in video games that…

Randall Parrish - July 1, 2015

What Video Games Teach About Design: Discoverability

Video games and websites can seem like potentially scary undertakings for the untrained user. But that doesn’t mean you need to oversimplify or over-explain your interface to ensure user understanding. Trust Your…

Randall Parrish - May 27, 2015

4 Things Designers Can Learn From Portfolio Reviews

Last week, WDG hosted its first portfolio review of the year, sponsored by Behance. Portfolio reviews are extremely important tools designers at all stages can use to improve and perfect their skills!…

Randall Parrish - April 27, 2015

A Web Designer’s Guide: 4 Reasons to Avoid Spec Work

When talking about speculative work, or spec work, this analogy from Creative Pro comes to mind: “Spec work is like playing roulette with your work, gambling that your time and effort will…

Designing for Clients
Randall Parrish - March 9, 2015

A Web Designer’s Guide: 3 Tips on Designing for Clients

Illustration by Nerissa “Put that above the fold.” “Can you make it pop?” “But, will they scroll?” Sound familiar? The hard truth is that designers feel they need to exclude clients from…

Randall Parrish - January 23, 2015

Website Inspiration of the Week: Flat Design

A few weeks ago, we talked about upcoming digital trends to look forward this year. Innovation is always exciting, but it’s easy to confuse what looks pretty with what actually works, flat…

Randall Parrish - October 27, 2014

8 Common Myths of Web Design, Debunked

There are a lot of nuances about websites and how they are made that I find myself having to explain constantly. The details I thought to be common knowledge have turned out…

Randall Parrish - October 20, 2014

4 Elements of an Effective Landing Page

A website’s landing page is like a first impression: it’s your chance to demonstrate the value of a product or service in a way that builds excitement and drives engagement. There is…

Randall Parrish - August 18, 2014

Favorite Prototyping Tool For Great Client Communication

A picture is worth a thousand words. I’m sure everyone has heard this decades old saying once in their lives. But in the world of design, it couldn’t be more relevant. When working with…