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Design Is Hard

Hello everyone, have you ever struggled with design? Do you find yourself staring at a blank canvas, wondering how to make your product look aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly? Fear not, because John Wayne Hill is here to help.

John Wayne Hill is a digital product designer based out of San Francisco, and he knows firsthand how hard design can be. In fact, he’s made it the focus of his new Substack, appropriately titled “Design Is Hard” And let me tell you, he’s not lying.

I mean, have you ever tried to choose the perfect shade of blue for your UI? Or spent hours tweaking your typography only to realize it still looks off? Design is a cruel mistress, and John Wayne isn’t afraid to call it out.

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But here’s the thing: John Wayne also knows how to make design fun. His Substack is full of witty and irreverent takes on the world of digital product design. From snarky comments about companies wanting designers to do both interaction and visual design (seriously, who thought that was a good idea?) to practical advice on how to improve your design skills, John Wayne’s Substack is a must-read for anyone who’s ever struggled with design.

And let’s be real, who hasn’t struggled with design? It’s like a rite of passage for anyone working in tech. But with John Wayne’s help, you can not only survive, but thrive in the world of design. So, if you’re looking for a good laugh and some solid advice, head on over to John Wayne Hill’s Substack “Design Is Hard” and subscribe today.

Who knows, maybe someday you’ll be able to choose the perfect shade of blue without breaking a sweat. Or maybe not, but at least you’ll have a good laugh along the way.

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