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2 min readAug 15, 2022

Weekly-ish list of curated design inspiration and resources.

The “dark yellow problem” in design system color palettes

When defining a proper color palette for the design system I was working on, I came across the “Dark Yellow Problem”, where designers try to strike a balance between “yellow being yellow” and meeting accessibility requirements for color contrasts.

What you need to know about Google Web Designer, a primer

Google Web Designer was created to help businesses small and large create HTML5 ads, images, videos, and other web content without much prior knowledge. The best part? It’s totally free to use.

Lofi Music for Working

How to Become a Better Listener

“Listening is a skill that’s vitally important, sadly undertaught, and physically and mentally taxing. In the aftermath of Covid-19, particularly with the shift to remote work and the red-hot job market, it’s never been more important — or more difficult — for leaders to be good listeners. This article offers nine tips to help leaders become more active listeners, and a breakdown of the subskills involved in listening and how…