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Buoymoji Stickers Now Available for Apple iMessage

Buoymoji Stickers Now Available for Apple iMessage

Excited to announce that you can now download our Buoymoji Basic free sticker set on the Apple App Store for iMessage. Add some seafaring flair to your conversations with Buoymoji! Check out our pack of 80+ buoys turned emoji for messages. Designed near the ocean in a...

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The Pros and Cons of Design Tool Plugins

The Pros and Cons of Design Tool Plugins

Figma recently released plugins capability to all customers. It arrived as a marketplace built right into the web app, and with a healthy inventory of options already in place. I see this as an overall positive thing. That said, I still stand by an earlier comment I...

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Webinar Recording – UX Design: Prototyping as Process

Webinar Recording – UX Design: Prototyping as Process

Aquent Gymnasium offers a series of Webinars. Dave Rupert and I participated as panelists in their May 14, 2019 conversation regarding Prototyping. Over the years, prototyping has become an integral part of digital product development. Learn the ins and outs of modern...

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Buoymojis Stickers Design Concept

Buoymojis Stickers Design Concept

September 2019 update: Buoymoji stickers are live on the App Store! Also see the Buoymoji product page for details. Background This is a quick story about a side-project I started messing around with back in November of 2016. I had a few motivations for working on...

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