Previously, I've always been skeptical of such posts. But after the year 2018, which gave me experience and wisdom for 10 years, I realized: I just had nothing to say before.
I haven't worked in large companies, haven't arranged design sprints and haven't sat side by side with the cool guys in co-workings. I've been in design for at least 16 years now, I am self-taught, and once I turned out to have not even one interesting project in my portfolio that would work cool and look modern. All my recent years of stable freelancing were the clients with regular orders. They come and go. And 80% of them throw away all your creativity in the furnace later on. As, according to the laws of the market, this number fails after the project launch.
So I really wanted to have my own product. The one that would benefit people who will face similar challenges in the future and would save their time. The one that could be quickly given the desired shape and optimized over time.
I almost didn't notice how the year flew away. The year when I released 7 design assets for Figma, received a lot of positive feedback, collected useful tips and suggestions, realized where I can direct my product further on and eventually got to the website of this design tool…
And that's what I`ve come to realize: