Who says you need an art degree to be good at visual design? In this talk, Steve shares his 15 favourite practical tips for improving your designs with tactics instead of talent.
He’ll be taking real-world examples, showing the before and after to illustrate how much of an impact these changes can make.
You can’t judge a book by its cover? A picture is worth a thousand words? Looks can be deceiving? Hmm. None of those familiar old sayings quite capture what this intro needs. Let’s try this new one: Never let bad visuals ruin great design. Yeah, that’ll work, as it captures the essence of what Steve Schoger brings to the world.
Steve is a multidisciplinary designer from Kitchener, Ontario where he runs Duke Street Studio, an independent design and illustration studio. Steve began designing for the web in the early 2000’s; the internet wasn’t very pretty back then and he wanted that to change. He doesn’t like to see frustrated developers, so he learned how to code to better understand how to make their lives easier.
Steve is one half of Refactoring UI a project started to help developers get better at designing awesome UI’s. Through a series of blog posts, screencasts, and Twitter tips, the duo have demonstrated that design can be taught with tactics instead of talent.
Outside of design, he enjoys music production, travelling and ice cream. He eats way too much ice cream.