Tools are an essential part of our discipline. They afford us the opportunity to execute our work in the ways that we intended. However, the landscape of what is available to carry out our work has changed rapidly over the last decade—from the applications we use to strategize and design, to the frameworks and methodologies we use to build and deploy. These tools have not only influenced our processes, but also the way we approach our discipline. In this presentation, I'll explore the evolution of the design practice and the tools we use to craft our work.
Justin Kropp is an interactive product designer in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He helps design and build digital products and services for individuals, institutions, and organizations. Justin is currently a design engineer at Automattic, the makers of WordPress. Previously, he lead product design at Readmill, a Berlin-based startup dedicated to crafting the best ebook reader for iOS and Android.
Justin studied graphic design at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, earning his BFA in 2003. He went on to earn his MFA in Graphic Design at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2010, where his graduate research explored semiotic theory and its role in our evolving visual culture.
He is inspired by typography, modernism, and solitude.