In this episode Chris Cashdollar, Principal of Cashdollar Design, joins Gary Rozanc to discuss a wide array of topics. The conversation starts off with a discussion on ways to better prepare students for careers as freelance designers such as working with popular CMS templates, the ubiquitous need for writing skills to persuasively promote your work, and the need for internships to augment classroom learning. Along the way, Chris also discusses where designing Micro Interactions fits into the overall design process and the fundamental differences between solo designer software programs like Illustrator and Photoshop and collaboration based programs like InVision and Sketch that reflect how the industry operates today.
Christopher Cashdollar is a multidisciplinary-trained graphic designer and the principal of Cashdollar Design, a Philadelphia-based design strategy consultancy. For almost 20 years, Chris has helped clients such as Ben & Jerry’s, Harvard University, Viacom, Monotype Imaging, Northwestern Mutual, LG Mobile, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Zappos.com conceptualize and craft beautiful, user-centric digital experiences that deliver results. You can find him tweeting sporadically about design and UX-related topics at @ccashdollar.