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paul.hanaoka.co

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happy birthday to you card
13 days ago
Stripe is one of those companies every designer dreams about working for — so of course I jumped at the opportunity to be interviewed for their latest issue of Increment! Check it out online at increment.com.

Email in 2020

It's been close to 20 years since my dad made me my first email account — the_splitsecond@juno.com — I don't have access to it anymore, I…
2 min read
15 days ago
white and orange labeled can
3 months ago
Quarantine Beverages: Beer
girl in red and brown sweater wearing white and blue headphones
3 months ago
Our last family trip BQ (Before Quarantine) — Octocat FTW

How Should Designers Learn to Code?

Part 2: Git, HTML/CSS, Engineering Principles

In Part 1 , I explained the basics of the terminal, shared a few productivity hacks to get you started, and how to choose a code editor. In…
15 min read
3 months ago

How Should Designers Learn to Code?

Part 1: The Terminal And Text Editors

For the purpose of this two-part series of articles, we're going to assume the answer for "Should designers code?" is "It depends." If you…
10 min read
3 months ago
woman in black jacket and blue denim jeans standing beside brown tree during daytime
4 months ago
A small boy finds his home.

Gatsby Days LA: A Love Story

If you’ve followed me for any length of time on Twitter , you’ve probably seen multiple professions of love for Gatsby . When I…
6 min read
4 months ago
outdoor basketball court near body of water
8 months ago
A basketball court with an amazing view — near the Korean Friendship Bell in San Pedro.
photo by Paul Hanaoka from Unsplash.com
a year ago
At the Broad in LA — the water fountains on the second floor are really well lit.
person standing near sofa and facing paintings
a year ago

The Impact of Performance on User Experience

Summary Performance issues of any kind can come at a high cost and can affect almost every metric — from task abandonment to lower adoption…
1 min read
a year ago

Design At Scale: One Year With Figma

Note: This article was originally published by Smashing Magazine on April 15, 2019 Whether you’re a designer or developer, it can be…
12 min read
a year ago

Netlify vs. Zeit vs. Github Pages

The Liferay Design team made regular use of Liferay’s developer-centric deployment platform, WeDeploy. Static sites like our primary domain…
2 min read
a year ago

Creating Atomic Components That Will Blow Your Mind

Special thanks to Jamie Street , Jimmy Musto , Jens Johnsson , Sergi Viladesau , Princess Buttercup , and all the fine folks at…
3 min read
a year ago
orange and white book page
a year ago
A friend gave me a book called Logo Modernism, we keep it on our coffee table, one day my son was turning the pages and I snapped this when he got to “E”.

Brand Updates at Liferay

What is Liferay DXP? I’m sure you’ve asked yourself this question. I’m even more sure you’ve heard someone else ask this question. If we as…
5 min read
2 years ago

New Team, Assemble!

The beginning of November marked my first year as Liferay's UX Design Manager for North America. As Design organizations are wont to do, we…
3 min read
2 years ago
bookshelf filled with books
2 years ago
We were walking through the new Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, and saw this cute flag outside one of the bookstores — I couldn’t decide which shot was best, so I’m sharing two. I like that this one is slightly abstract, it takes you a few seconds to realize what you’re looking at — I think.
blonde haired boy in grey top leaning on glass door
2 years ago
We were in Playa Vista, standing at the door and I snapped this shot.
cat sitting on cushion
2 years ago
Princess
photo by Paul Hanaoka from Unsplash.com
2 years ago
Design Week at Liferay
Bayr. Motoren Werke building
3 years ago
green potted leaf plant beside white wooden door
3 years ago
gray tabby cat on brown wooden shelves with cutleries inside house
3 years ago
top view photography of brown beach sand with teal ocean water during daytime
3 years ago
Ocean washing on sand beach
aerial photography unknown person walking on seashore
3 years ago
My cousin came to visit, he had to put his feet in the water.
cup on pitcher
3 years ago
brown and black tabby cat on white comforter
3 years ago
Tiger kitty on a bed
gray teapot on table
3 years ago
white wall plug
3 years ago
At an Airbnb in Copenhagen, saw these two cuties smiling back at me, waiting to provide some electricity.
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