InVision Interview: Inside Design at Creative Market

Recently, I was interviewed by Conor O’Driscoll about the design team at Creative Market for the InVision blog. Photos in the article were taken by Peter Prato (he also takes nice portraits portraits).

Read the full interview here. There are a ton of great photos of the Pier 9 workspace in San Francisco.


Conor broke out some great quotes in the article, which are listed out below:

The best way to get inspired is to do an activity you’ve never done before. It’s easy to live your life and do your work on repeat, but that hinders growth and learning.

Our community (at Creative Market) really shapes the business and platform just as much as we do.

Great designers are constantly taking calculated risks. Instead of allowing the tried-and-true path, make time to go down crazy, creative rabbit holes.

What makes designers successful is the drive to constantly push forward. It’s all about the long game — a great designer is forged out of inexorable endurance.

Success is about personal fulfillment in the type of work you do and in your relationships.

We as designers need to change our metrics for success.

See your design career as a long journey. You’re going to get somewhere, but it’s going to take a lot of hard work to get there.

Don’t be the person waiting for somebody else to do something innovative. You can lead that innovation through your passion projects and have fun doing it too.

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Solder 2-Font Family

Solder is a two-font family inspired by historic lead work in stained glass windows. It’s a stroke-based display typeface that packs a stylish visual punch. The fonts are comprised of a dual inline system, and they make designing type treatments, logos and headlines a fun task when a drawn look is desired.

The fonts contain approximately 128 glyphs each, and come as standard .TTF file formats. The files are 80 – 120 kb in size, making them relatively light enough to be used as web fonts too. Customers can create web-fonts by uploading the files to FontSquirrel.

Available for sale on Creative Market as Solder 2-Font Family, Solder Regular, and Solder Fill.

Solder Regular

Solder Fill

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Zoetic 2-Font Family

Zoetic is a two-font family that combines geometric sans serif letterforms with hand-drawn quirks. The off-kilter personality of both Zoetic Regular and Zoetic Shadow makes designing charming headlines, tag lines, logos, quotes, flyers and prints easy and simple. Have a peak at a work in progress shot that I posted on Instagram last week.

The two font files contain approximately 127 glyphs each and come as standard .TTF files. Each file is about 48-80 kb in size, making them light enough to be used as web fonts too. Customers can create a web-font by uploading the files to FontSquirrel.

Available for sale on Creative Market as Zoetic 2-Font Family, Zoetic Regular, and Zoetic Shadow.

Zoetic Regular

Zoetic Shadow

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