When you step onto the lot of a car dealership, you're instantly surrounded by different cars, colors, and years. And of course there's that aggressive salesperson. But let's leave them out this simulation. Cars - and car features - can be categorized using the same system as CSS selectors.
When Thomas Rickner decided he wanted to be a type designer after a lecture on the history of Baskerville at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the mid-1980s, his typography professor had some simple advice: Don't do it. "He told me it was a road to frustration," recalls Rickner, who nearly three decades later is a font production manager at Monotype.
At Tradeshift, we're beginning to maintain a central Sketch document with all our symbols. In order to be added to this document, a symbol needs to be of a certain quality. Everyone designing for us (and potentially our partners) will make use of this document, so we don't want to be distributing anything but the most solid symbols.
So what's a designer to do?! Well, use Dribbble (like the title suggests, duh). The way I use Dribbble changes based on which phase I'm in: When I'm between products When I'm starting a project During final polish When I'm defending one of my crazy design decisions Note: This phase doesn't actually exist since I have a backlog of side projects projecting out until I'm 162 years old .