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Slacking with Clients

There are so many things we love about being a small studio, and one of them is how direct and transparent we can be with our clients.

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Some tidbits from a junior designer

  These last seven months have been a whirlwind of learning more about myself and the working world. Just add a dash of or two of sugar, spice, and everything nice and that sums up my pretty sweet experience as a junior designer at Studio Simpatico. Thought I would share a couple tidbits for others… Read more »

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Six reasons your developer will love Sketch

Since last October when we published Why We Love Sketch, we’ve gotten several inquiries from our developer friends why they specifically should love Sketch. Never ones to shy away from an opportunity to evangelize, we are proud to bring you part 2: Six reasons why your developer will love Sketch.

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Tools of the trade

  When writing about the tools of Web and UI design, it makes total sense to start with a 14th century analogy, right? Bear with me… Up until the early 14th century, painters used a type of paint called tempera. Tempera is an egg based paint that was easy to produce at the time, making… Read more »

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How Studio Simpatico approaches product design

In Art class, my Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Cooperson had us follow a simple and methodical approach to creating drawings: Lock down an idea. Create a pencil sketch. Draw over it in pen. Choose some crayons. Color. Voila! Ready for fridge prime time. By requiring teacher sign-off before allowing us to proceed to the next step,… Read more »

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Why We Love Sketch

We get a lot of questions about the software and tools we use to build our projects. When it comes to web and app design, Sketch is the one we can’t do without.

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The Simpatico Design Process: Understand, Imagine, Make

At Simpatico, we design for a variety of verticals, media, and projects—from real estate developer websites to non-profit organization logos to fin tech product/UI design. As a small shop, we’re committed to being flexible about deviating from our typical process when we think it will produce better results for our clients. That said, our approach… Read more »

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What is UX Design?

Tamara tackles the elusive question (what IS UX?) with an unlikely metaphor.