Tools I Love #3: Figma

Here's a confession - I've never got comfortable with Adobe Illustrator. I'm pretty good with Photoshop. I've got a comfortable handle on Lightroom. But mastery of Illustrator has always eluded me. Why? Because it's bad software. It's slow, it's unintuitive, it's just unpleasant to use. The pen tool makes me…

Scripter: Sketching with Code

If you love Figma as much as I do, this may excite you. All-round smart dude Rasmus Andersson has built a Figma plugin called Scripter that lets you write simple scripts (in Typescript) to play with the Figma API. That means algorithmically generating rectangles, for example. Or playing with timers…

Girih Tiles

Some interpretations of Islam include a ban of depiction of animate beings, so much of religious Islamic art is geometric in nature instead. A few years back, I picked up the Islamic Design Workbook, by Eric Broug, at the V&A Museum in London. It gives you the underlying…