Sharpen Design Generator

Challenge yourself with original design prompts

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Sharpen.design is a practice tool for designers of any career stage.

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Arman NobariMaker@arman_nobari · Designer, artist, humanitarian.
Hello everybody! We’re really excited to launch on PH today! 🚀 So, flashing colors aside - what is this thing? 🤔 Sharpen.design is a practice tool for designers of any career stage. It’ll challenge you to solve unexpected problems, similar to those you’ll find when going through a rigorous Google-style interview. Let’s be honest - do you want to design *another* weather app? 🌨 With a little randomness as a creative guide, you can really push your ability to think (and design) on your toes. Sharpen.design offers designers of any career stage a challenging, original design prompt with every click of that button. You can read more about Sharpen.design here: https://medium.com/@realheritage... We’re looking forward to your thoughts and feedback on the project! Happy to answer any questions! 🙌🏽 Arman & Anthony
Darshan Gajara@weirdowizard · Product Designer
Damn cool concept, Arman.
Arman NobariMaker@arman_nobari · Designer, artist, humanitarian.
@weirdowizard Cheers Darshan, thank you! :D
Tristan Isham@tristanisham · Building a Startup Forrest
Love the concept! Great grab on the domain by the way.
Arman NobariMaker@arman_nobari · Designer, artist, humanitarian.
@tristanisham Haha thanks Tristan!
Noah Kim@wuss · Blakbits.com in progress ▓▓▓▓▓▓░░ 85%
I'd recommend that any company looking to create design challenges for potential candidates use this generator. Even after all this time, most companies I've run into with design challenges want you to solve an actual business problem of theirs. Bad... bad... practice. You shouldn't be asking for free work, and candidates feel strong-armed into doing it because they need/want a new job.
Arman NobariMaker@arman_nobari · Designer, artist, humanitarian.
@wuss I appreciate that, Noah! We definitely agree. Spec work takes advantage of designers, and has no place in the future of the industry. Solving hypotheticals, both as practice and as a way to challenge candidates, keeps the conflicts of interest at bay 🙌🏽 Thank you for the thoughtful comment! 😁
Austin Baird@austinwbaird
This is awesome! It's something I totally would have loved when I was trying to think of things to make as a designer with an empty portfolio. I made a similar thing a couple months ago, but you guys blew it out of the park: http://briefz.biz/
Anthony GibsonMaker@_anthonygibson · Web Designer, TrainerRoad
@austinwbaird Thanks Austin! 🙌 To be fair, Briefz is still a very well done site, your design portfolio is super impressive too! Maybe we can work on a project together in the future (since great minds apparently think alike!)
Arman NobariMaker@arman_nobari · Designer, artist, humanitarian.
@austinwbaird I have to agree with Anthony on this one, Austin - Briefz is pretty cool, and your portfolio is rock solid. Would love to explore collaborating in the future! 🙌🏽 Thanks for checking out Sharpen! 🍻