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Zopim recently launched its Premium plan and one of the features I worked on was the real-time monitor. It allows chat administrators to have a quick overview on what’s happening with their team, in order to manage customer satisfaction, agent performance, and nip problems in the bud.
Whenever I meet new friends and tell them what I do for a living, I get this question very often, “so how did you got into design?” It’s hard to explain because there are so many factors: the people and things you interact with. So here’s one part of the story that tickled the fire.
When I was 13, the Apple G4 desktop computer was my first experience with an Apple product. I was one of the few lucky ones to be able to access my school’s “Apple lab”. Ever since then, I’ve never look at a PC again.
In 2006, I took the opportunity to shoot a series of portraits to express my love for Apple products, titled, ‘iConsume’.
“iConsume depicts the genius of apple products which have fulfilled my material desires in a way which I consume my daily necessities.”
Having watched this video by Apple, I personally felt that the photo app icon is one of the best looking icon amongst all of the new iOS 7 default app icons, albeit the icon was irrelevant to the app itself. Inspired, I had the sudden urge to replicate the photo app icon. I took this opportunity to try using the golden ratio grid system that Apple introduced in its iOS 7 icons. Prior to this, I had never designed any icons using the golden ratio.
Recently, I’ve made a switch to Sketch after using Photoshop for almost 9 years. To test the app out, I designed a UI Kit for practice. I’m impressed how quickly I can add styles to shapes and text. The ability to create art-boards and pages makes it easy for me to keep track of multiple art works in a single sketch file. Feel free to download and let me know what you think. Tweet me, @madebyjw.