Design Is Hard

by John Wayne Hill

Welcome to "Design is Hard" – a Substack dedicated to exploring the challenges and complexities of modern product design.

Whether you're a seasoned designer or just starting out in the field, this Substack is for anyone who is passionate about design and wants to stay up-to-date on the latest trends, tips, and advice.

As the title suggests, designing products that meet user needs, look great, and function seamlessly is no easy task. Whether you're designing a website, an app, a physical product, or anything in between, every design project comes with its own unique set of challenges and constraints. But despite the difficulty, we believe that great design is worth pursuing – and that's what this Substack is all about.

Here on "Design is Hard," we'll explore a wide range of topics related to product design. From the latest design trends and best practices to advice on how to overcome common design challenges, we'll cover it all. We'll also share our own experiences and insights from the field, as well as the occasional rant about the frustrations and joys of being a designer.

So whether you're looking for inspiration, guidance, or just some commiseration from fellow designers, "Design is Hard" is the Substack for you. Sign up now to stay in the loop on all our latest posts, and be sure to share your own thoughts and experiences in the comments. Together, we can tackle the challenges of modern product design and create great products that make a difference in people's lives.

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John Wayne Hill discusses modern product design thoughts, tips, advice, and general ranting. Learn from his 15+ years of experience, frustration, and a large volume of team collaboration and learnings.


Designer. Ex- Twitter, Ancestry, Idea/Frog, and more. Space Enthusiast. Sci-Fi Lover. Human.