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Tools of Your Trade - #14 James Bull

1. Name and profession
James Bull, Design Team Lead

2. Where do you work?
Mobify Research & Development in Vancouver, BC

3. What inspired you to start?
Snowboarding. I'll never forget realizing that people DESIGN the snowboard gear I shred with. Picking colours and fabric for outerwear, designing the graphics on my snowboard, and working on the annual catalogues. I thought to myself, "that's a job? People get paid for that? That sounds f'in awesome!"

4. What's inspiring these days?
The industry pushing the boundaries of multi-screen design. What we're seeing from the big boys is crazy exciting and shows how the unification of design language across devices and platforms can improve your online experiences.

5. 10 words about what's in the photo?
Gettin' the job done, havin' fun, and soakin' in sun.

6. What did you sketch in your Gridbook this week?
Ideas from my biweekly one-on-ones with my designers – they're always coming up with the best concepts and ideas. They're constantly brainstorming new mobile design patterns, internal toolkits, open-source modules, and process adjustments. Smart peeps.

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