Danny Trinh, Designer at Path, Interviewed at TechCrunch
Danny Trinh has a unique path to getting to where he is, but he does a great job of representing designers in the SF tech startup community. In this video, he covers how he got where he is, the importance of surrounding yourself with great people and tells it in a very interesting way.
I love his response to Semil Shah’s question of what’s more important; functionality or aesthetics?
Good design is as little design as possible…The most important thing is the product itself. What does it say to the user?…Simplifying as much as possible and editting.
Jonathan Hoefler is always incredibly articulate about his relationship to letters and fonts. In this case, he does an entertaining and detailed job of spelling out the challenges, concerns and considerations a type designer faces when creating fonts for the web.
“There is no room for sloppiness, for carelessness, for procrastination. Every detail is important because the end result is the sum of all the details involved in the creative process, no matter what we are doing. There are no hierarchies when it comes to quality.” -Massimo Vignelli