Design Team Interview
It’s team member Tuesday, and this week we are checking in with our design team who recently made some big changes to the site.
If the design team had a nickname, what would it be?
Trent: Power Rangers.
Carol: Team Trent Hazy, or Trent and Co.
What is your favorite new element of the site?
Trent: The home page slider!
Carol: Now with 100% more sliding action!
What is the greatest challenge you’ve faced while trying to keep MindSumo pretty?
Trent: Sometimes it’s very difficult to work with our color palette.
Carol: There are only so many shades of grey.
Trent: It can be really difficult to make things stand out and we really just want to make things consistent.
Carol: I think we have to be a little more resourceful because we don’t use any large images or anything like that. It’s worth it though because I recently had a dream where someone told me MindSumo is the most beautiful site they had ever seen.
What is the most fun part of your job?
Trent: Creating a page from scratch
Carol: Dry Erase markers
What types of things expect to see added on the design side in the next couple of months?
Trent: It’s not so much what will be added, it’s more about what will be taken away. We’re trying to minimize the clutter and chop stuff away in order to make the user interface more simple. The most extreme design stuff we will be doing will have to do with the appearance of user profiles.
Carol: More Sumos. Sumos Everywhere
If you were designing something that wasn’t online what would it be?
Carol: I would be a pastry chef, or invent the trade of pastry design.
Trent: I would be designing the chamfer on the edge of the iPhone at Apple. I bet they have a whole team dedicated to just that.