Jon Daiello Designer + Front-End Engineer

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Three Black Amps

A few months ago, I decided I was going to get a new guitar amplifier. I made a list of requirements for any amplifier that I’d consider. I started forming a list of options and then quickly narrowed it down to three options. Unfortunately, some of these amps were hard to find in person, so Guitar Center let me buy all three to try them out with the intent to only keep one of them.

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Facilitation!!

One of my new-found joys as a designer is learning the art of design facilitation. Teaching and guiding others to be the best at what they do is an exhilarating experience, and I can’t recommend it enough.

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2016: The Year of Transition

In 2016, I found myself trying developing existing skill sets, exploring new ones and transitioning into new roles. I didn’t expect so much change, but I’m excited about the new opportunities. I am learning how to grow and effectively handle transition.

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You Can’t Ignore User Experience

User experience is a part of everything we do. Whether you are playing board games, using a coffee pot, changing your oil or using a digital device, we are a users…experiencing something. These experiences can be positive, negative or even go unnoticed. Without a doubt you know when you’ve had a bad experience. The problem screams at you, and inevitably you scream right back at it. Those are the experiences you typically remember. This is why you have an unwavering duty to user experience in every project you work on.

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Relaunch: Visual Improvements

This post continues my series on the 2016 relaunch of my site. One of the main goals during the relaunch of my site was to enhance the visual experience. I have seen a lot of amazing portfolio sites out there but I didn’t want to make the site heavy. The main goal of my site is to provide a place for my voice to be heard. I want it to be a place where I can learn to improve my communication and writing skills, share what I am leaning and encourage others to do great work.

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EDC: From the Hip

Every day we carry items on ourselves. We call these items Every Day Carry (or EDC) items. There are hundreds of blog posts, youtube channels and gadget websites dedicated to the topic. These items say a little bit about us and come in handy for the situations we encounter on a daily basis. I want to take a quick look at the items I carry on me every day.

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