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Hack To Start
Episode 23

Rafael Conde

Designer at Imaginary Cloud Co-Founder of SketchCasts.

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Rafael began designing in his third year of university, building his portfolio by re-designing some of his favorite apps. He co-founded Sketchcasts as a simple project to help teach others how to use Sketch. We spoke about the importance of good design, sharing your ideas with others, and the value of writing.

Episode Overview

Rafael Conde began designing in his third year of university, building his portfolio by re-designing some of his favorite apps. He co-founded Sketchcasts as a simple project to help teach others how to use Sketch.

We caught up with Rafael about the importance of good design, sharing your ideas with others, and the value of writing.


Some Of The Questions We Ask

1:04
Where are you from, what did you study and how did your passion for entrepreneurship start?

2:45
You’re the co-founder of Sketchcasts. What is Sketchcasts and why did you start it?

7:06
How are you growing the membership?

10:34
As a designer you’ve got a lot of cool side projects going on. You’ve got your own podcast, The Artboard, an iOS 8 Sketch UI kit, and a band. How do these projects play into your creativity as a designer?

15:14
You created a pretty awesome portfolio for Spotify - why did you want to create this type of thing for them? Did it catch their attention?

17:36
You’ve started to do more writing, on Medium, Offscreen Mag, Net Magazine and more. Why and do you think more people should dedicate time to being contributing writers?

20:27
Where do you think you’ll be in 10 years? What will you be doing?

21:39
What other cool apps, tools, or books are you obsessed with right now?


What You Learn In This Episode

  • How Rafael began designing and why re-designing existing apps is a good place to start.
  • How and why Rafael decided to start Sketchcasts.
  • Why designers should have side projects based on their passions.
  • Why writing is important to explaining the entire thought process.
  • And more!

Here are some of the most important links and resources mentioned throughout the show.

Twitter Handles & Websites

Rafael on Twitter
Rafael on the Web
Sketchcasts on Twitter
Sketchcasts on the web
Tyler Copeland on Twitter
Franco Varriano on Twitter

Apps & Books

Designer News
Hacker News
Offscreen Mag
Omnifocus
Ember
Overcast
Rdio

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