October 24, 2017
In this final episode of Immutable: Bryn and Sam share their favorite moments and what they're doing next.
October 17, 2017
In this episode: We go on and on about YouTube videos and musical hardware. Bryn's doing performance work. Sam's basically a manager... or a designer... or something.
October 10, 2017
In this episode: Bryn's playtesting. Sam's almost moved back to SF. 2 episodes left!
October 3, 2017
In this episode: Sam loves processes. Bryn's working on bypassing hard things.
September 26, 2017
In this episode: Yes, I know it's "vagueness". Sam got a house. Bryn's learning about acquisitions, but mostly board game acquisitions.
September 19, 2017
In this episode: We complain about our eventual iPhones. Sam got a house. Bryn is done raising. Gaius Baltar is the worst thing.
September 12, 2017
In this episode: Sam was underwater for 17 hours. Bryn's trying to look at the forest.
September 5, 2017
In this episode: Bryn had a good/bad week. Sam's going diving in Mexico.
August 29, 2017
In this episode: Sam lives in SF again forever. Bryn's raising more money.
August 22, 2017
In this episode: Bryn loves board games. Sam's moving to SF.
August 15, 2017
In this episode: Sam is still interviewing. Bryn is still fundraising.
August 1, 2017
In this episode: Sam's looking for a job. Bryn's agressively fundraising.
July 25, 2017
In this episode: Sam is interviewing. Bryn has corrections and more fundraising meetings.
July 18, 2017
In this episode: Sam shipped an app. Bryn's learning how to size a market. What do you do when people copy your work?
July 11, 2017
In this episode: Sam's been riding his new motorcycle. Bryn's learning how VC works. Redacted is featured on the App Store. Spectrum started onboarding the SpecFM Slack team.
June 26, 2017
In this episode: Sam's going on a trip. Bryn's working on a deck.
June 20, 2017
In this episode: a question or two! Soffes bought a motorcycle. Bryn shipped notifications.
June 13, 2017
June 6, 2017
May 30, 2017
In this episode: Sam's watching Arrow. Bryn's underestimating timelines.
May 23, 2017
In this episode: Sam's sick. Bryn's sick of not shipping. Then, we talk about superheroes and video games.
May 16, 2017
In this episode: Sam's switching clients. Bryn's trying to wrap up a backend rewrite.
May 9, 2017
In this episode: Sam's in SF and prepping to do some teaching after wrapping up his current contract. Bryn made ramen and learned some things.
May 2, 2017
In this episode: motorcycles, teaching, ramen chemistry, graphQL, and more Zelda, obv...
April 25, 2017
In this episode: Swift 3, Canvas shutting down, Sam's motorcycle trip, REM followup, cooking, and video games...
April 18, 2017
In this episode: to REM or not to REM? Sam crashed his drone. Bryn has to build notifications, but also hates notifications.
April 4, 2017
In this episode: Sam's working on Undo. Bryn's working on Explore for Spectrum.
March 21, 2017
In this episode: Sam's trying to become a real designer. Spectrum is launching soon.
March 14, 2017
In this episode: Spectrum alpha launched. Zelda is good. Sam had a rough week. Now, he wants to make instruments. Fan-made Ink icons!
February 28, 2017
In this episode: VR design, Ink is on TestFlight!, freelance pricing, business pricing for Spectrum, and Bryn's going to SXSW.
February 21, 2017
In this episode: design collaboration tools! Spectrum and Ink are moving fast.
February 14, 2017
In this episode: Bryn gave Sam access to Spectrum! Sam's cranking on Ink and also freelancing again.
January 31, 2017
In this episode: We get a decent intro. Sam bought some blue stuff. Bryn bought some black stuff. Do design systems stifle creativity?
January 24, 2017
In this episode: Sam is now a game designer. Bryn is drawing squircles.
January 17, 2017
In this episode: Bryn's trying to focus, Sam built a desk AND worked on a real app.
January 10, 2017
In this episode: Sam built a media center, Bryn's rebuilding his website.
January 3, 2017
In this episode: syncing Xcode projects across computers, breaking up your CSS, Sam's building furniture, Bryn's learning to take breaks...
December 20, 2016
In this episode... copywriting, Sam tries to figure out a pricing model for Ink , Bryn does research on Spectrum
December 13, 2016
In this episode: Sam explains many:many relationships. Bryn explains spell:character relationships in D&D. Sam wants to make a watch. Bryn's been working on Spectrum.
December 6, 2016
In this episode: resources to keep up, distractions we avoid, best ways to build from a design file, running out of creative juice, and going from good to great!
November 29, 2016
In this Thanksgiving special episode: what we're thankful for, the things we've been doing while we had time off, unlimited time, MBP opinions pt. 2, and the games we play when we're being unproductive!
November 22, 2016
In this episode: code analysis tools, Tachyons in production, React component frameworks, good ideas, and our updated recording setup!
November 15, 2016
In this episode: color specs, the new Macbook Pro, monitors for Macs, memorable projects, and our processes for starting projects!
November 1, 2016
In this episode: user research, anxiety, onboarding hires, iteration on MVPs, and InVision vs the World!
October 25, 2016
In this episode: visiting San Francisco, podcasting software, technical knowledge debt, getting stuck, and the ethics of analytics!
October 11, 2016
In this episode: Pug(!), how Spec makes money (the answer won't surprise you), miscommunication or something (I wasn't paying attention), designing on Windows (lol), and the last 10% (aka 90% of the effort)...
October 4, 2016
September 27, 2016
In this episode: 10-year goals, why we tweet, finding work as a front-end dev, 3 questions to ask when we start a project, and functional CSS!
September 20, 2016
In this episode: photo and video storage, vlogging informing design, "why didn't I start this sooner?", test devices, and things that aren't Framer. Also, Samsterdam.
September 13, 2016
In this episode: SVG icons, system fonts, sharing design progress, and side projects becoming fulltime jobs!
September 6, 2016
In this episode: full-time vs contracting, keeping up with design events, developing a game, generics in Swift, and selling design to non-tech clients.
August 30, 2016
In this episode: designing with purpose, Swift package managers, setting up a company for freelance, and our favorite blogs and podcasts!
August 23, 2016
In this episode: Immutable turns 1! What has changed in the past year, what we want to change in the next one, and the equipment we use for our new favorite hobby - video!
August 16, 2016
In this episode: tools! That's literally it. Our new favorites, old favorites, and what we'd build if we could build anything!
August 9, 2016
In this episode: balancing work and travel, organizing your day, spaces vs tabs, core values for collaboration, and what we wish others knew about our workflows!
August 2, 2016
In this episode we talk about colors!: primary colors, Night Shift/Flux and True Tone, color palettes, WCAG standards, and Apple's new wide color gamut!
July 19, 2016
In this episode: text sizes, hiring cutbacks in tech, generics in swift, managing time between side projects and "work", and selling the value of design to your team!
July 12, 2016
In this episode: design by committee, building icons, source control in Xcode, building a professional portfolio, and Sinatra!
July 5, 2016
In this episode: firing developers, coding your portfolio, final classes in Swift, coding the right way, and our fantasy apprenticeships!
June 28, 2016
In this episode: cherrypicking features from other platforms, products we like, HBO's Silicon Valley, finding contract work, & Product Hunt!
June 21, 2016
In this episode: time estimates, moving on from a company, effective lead developers, small town nostalgia, and iterating with symbols!
June 14, 2016
In this episode: where to start as a designer, launching Open Source projects, Git workflows, inheriting design projects, 3rd-party assets, and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy jokes.
June 7, 2016
In this episode: images in CSS, startup culture pros/cons, portfolio case studies, and Twitter!
May 31, 2016
In this episode: font licensing, data vs intuition, B2B design, A/B testing, and back end services!
May 24, 2016
In this episode: exporting assets, trends, unpopular values, project lengths, and educating clients!
May 17, 2016
In this episode: designing with data and the best & worst parts of our jobs!
May 10, 2016
In this episode: the 5 tools that make us better at our jobs, should PMs design?, remote teams, and Talkshow!
May 3, 2016
In this episode: organizing design iterations, type scales, prototyping for bots, and writing unit tests!
April 26, 2016
In this episode: being a generalist, remote UX work, quitting, Adobe XD, and preprocessors!
April 19, 2016
In this episode: style guide management, processes we use, hiring cheap devs, organizing files for teams, and do's/dont's for new designers!
April 12, 2016
In this episode: sharing the code workload, valuing user experience, neglecting automated testing, taking notes, and removing "band-aids"!
April 5, 2016
In this episode: the pit of despair, server-side Swift, graphic text, front-end methodologies, and changing your mind!
March 22, 2016
In this episode: using stats in product decisions, pre- vs post-product/market fit decision making, writing as a company priority, and making money!
March 15, 2016
This week, we had another guest! Kelly Sutton joined us to talk about founding a company, ending a company you founded, company side projects, moderating a community, and the differences between NY & SF for tech companies.
March 8, 2016
In this episode: learning illustration as a UI designer, API version upgrades, compsci tests, naming projects, and Sam's new side project!
March 1, 2016
In this episode: analytics in the design process, fighting imposter syndrome, bad habits, what we'd like to be known for, and using a work computer outside of work!
February 23, 2016
In this episode: Fastlane, when to change jobs, Structs vs Classes in Swift, Exporting assets, and writing APIs in Rails!
February 16, 2016
In this episode: our favorite software pro tips, our morning routines, dark patterns, and resources for learning visual design!
February 9, 2016
In this episode: our favorite dev/design blogs, calculating margins, design regrets, design-y films, and uncommon realizations.
February 2, 2016
In this episode: NDAs, our idols, saving assets, Parse retirement, and "experts".
January 26, 2016
In this episode: we had our first guest, Andrew Carroll, come on the show to talk about incorporating, retirement funds, doing taxes, stock options, and outsourcing accounting!
January 19, 2016
In this episode: starting out in Swift, design interview brain teasers, Windows vs Mac, focusing early product decisions, and setting up jr designers for success.
January 12, 2016
In this episode: Adobe CC alternatives on PC, setting up a new Mac, Old Sport, choosing a project to start on, working with different design workflows.
January 5, 2016
In this episode: 2016 goals, UI elements we wish would go away, design trends vs patterns, internships vs full-time roles when starting out, and balancing ambition and contentment.
December 29, 2015
In this episode: investing money, finding AppleTV devs, introducing developers to Swift, self-teaching, and state machines!
December 22, 2015
In this episode: the apps we think are exceptionally designed, how we get away from work, and our favorite motorcycle gear. We basically just talk about motorcycles for 20 minutes. It's a holiday miracle!
December 15, 2015
In this episode: open-sourced Swift, Gulp and how it compares to Grunt, cross-platform development, and testing with a small userbase.
December 8, 2015
In this episode: working under your own name, the iPad Pro, designing with constraints, when to design your API, and the hard parts of submitting to the App Store!
December 1, 2015
Welcome to Episode 14 of Immutable! In this episode, we discuss design chops, case studies, development tools, design boredom and what we've been wanting to learn!
November 24, 2015
Welcome to Episode 13 of Immutable! In this episode, we discuss open source traction, spec redesigns, staying excited about side projects, the best ways to network on a budget, and organizing layers in your design files.
November 17, 2015
Welcome to Episode 12 of Immutable! In this episode, we discuss... gear! We talk about our podcasting gear, what we use at work, our favorite Sketch plugins, and the most impactful things we've ever bought for less than $100.
November 10, 2015
Welcome to Episode 11 of Immutable! In this episode, we discuss building perfectly vs building quickly, updating an already profitable product, how not to get caught up in the details while ideating, getting a job at an agency, and "hack schools"!
(We had some technical difficulties on the last 2 questions... Sorry.)
November 3, 2015
Welcome to Episode 10 of Immutable! In this episode, we discuss balancing work and keeping up with the industry, cover letters, taking on more work than you can handle, MVVM and Reactive Cocoa, and moving from development to design/product management!
October 27, 2015
Welcome to Episode 9 of Immutable! In this episode, we discuss getting started writing CSS, presenting your work, standing out when applying for a job, why designers leave growing companies, and applying for jobs beyond your experience!
October 20, 2015
Welcome to Episode 8 of Immutable! In this episode, we discuss the difference between designing at 1x and 2x, convincing designers to switch to working at 1x, what to do as a developer while waiting for a designer, picking up design chops as a developer, and job hunting when you're a generalist.
October 13, 2015
Welcome to Episode 7 of Immutable! In this episode, we discuss how to decide on stock vs salary, getting started in product design, picking tools for UI design, taking your iOS development skills to the next level, and actively developing taste.
October 7, 2015
Welcome to Episode 6 of Immutable! In this episode, we discuss raising your profile, working in grayscale, getting press for your product, transitioning to product design from web design, and integrating design and research into Scrum.
September 29, 2015
Welcome to Episode 5 of Immutable! In this episode, we discuss the best ways to learn new dev skills, communication between design and back-end devs, finding mentors, using Twitter to level up your career, and prototyping vs building native apps.
September 22, 2015
Welcome to Episode 4 of Immutable. This episode, we discuss design MVPs, writing apps vs prototyping, being open, converting side projects to businesses, learning design vs development, and the importance of writing!
September 15, 2015
Welcome to Episode 3 of Immutable. This episode, we recount our origin stories and discuss finding inspiration, searching out people to work with, drinking culture in tech, and unethical design.
September 8, 2015
Welcome to Episode 2 of Immutable. This episode, we discuss building and monetizing your own app, projects that are too big, why to move to San Francisco, determining the size and spacing of UI elements, and getting started developing for iOS!
September 1, 2015
Welcome to Episode 1 of Immutable. This episode, we discuss how we pick fonts, when to leave side projects, whether or not we're in the Golden Age of prototyping tools, what to handoff from a designer to a developer, and whether or not UX design is going out of fashion.