How do you improve your design skills? Simple, you design. And design. And design. With each new piece, you improve.
Today’s feature is Henry Reyes, computer science Engineer from Dominican Republic with +4 years experience in front end development.
He is determined to improve his design skills, as UI design is his passion. He has set out to create one free website template every week, for 52 weeks.
Having started on 1st of February, he only has a bunch of weeks to go, but there is a number of high-quality downloads already available on his site, Commit2Design. I invite you go check it out!
I asked Henry to talk a little bit about the project, his work process, and finally, to compile a list of his favourite designer portfolio websites.
Commit 2 Design is a blog where I upload designs freebies from my personal 52-week design challenge.
The challenge lies in creating one new design every week in order to continually improve my design skills, creativity and design process. It’s a great way to stay creative and hone my craft.
Every freebie takes around 8 hours between sketching, designing, set up presentations and so on. Also it takes a couple of hours to get back to visitors emails about freebies suggestions, design related questions and more.
Running the site been quite challenging yet rewarding. I am learning tons every day from visitors’ feedback and from every day practice with new color palettes, different concepts, fonts and layouts.
Startup Design Toolbox
This bundle of freebies includes an ebook on fixing any design, a wireframing kit, a selection of free stock photos, and more.