Podcast

Immutable

A short, weekly show about design and development hosted by Sam Soffes & Bryn Jackson. Each episode has five short segments comprised of listener questions, tech industry news, and other related topics.

Episodes

  • 110: Love You, Bye

    Oct 24 2017

    In this final episode of Immutable: Bryn and Sam share their favorite moments and what they're doing next. 💐 people who helped make this show possible Thank you, Charlie Deets Thank you, Ryan Putnam for the show art Thank you, Jasdev for all the questions! Thank you, Sarah for producing this show every week Other shows Does Not Compute with Paul Straw & Sean Washington Design Details - Bryn does that one Swift Unwrapped with JP Simard & Jesse Squires for iOS Stuff Favorite...more

  • 109: Some Blue, Some Brown

    Oct 17 2017

    Have a question? Want to chat? Join our community on Spectrum or tweet at us, @immutablefm! Ableton Push 3Blue1Brown Ableton Live Propellerheads Reason Mainstage Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Teenage Engineering OP-1 George Kedenburg Kory Westerhold Tim van Damme JP Simard

  • 108: Blisters For The Community

    Oct 10 2017

    Have a question? Want to chat? Join our community on Spectrum or tweet at us, @immutablefm! Ryan LeFevre Michael Schultz

  • 107: SwiftLyftLint

    Oct 03 2017

    Have a question? Want to chat? Join our community on Spectrum or tweet at us, @immutablefm! JP Simard Ryan LeFevre Max Schoening Runebound

  • 106: No Vagueity

    Sep 26 2017

    Have a question? Want to chat? Join our community on Spectrum or tweet at us, @immutablefm!

  • 105: Niche it up

    Sep 19 2017

    Have a question? Want to chat? Join our community on Spectrum or tweet at us, @immutablefm! Brian Lovin Mixpanel Schiit

  • 104: Hard to Say in Words

    Sep 12 2017

    Have a question? Want to chat? Join our community on Spectrum or tweet at us, @immutablefm!

  • 103: Briefcase Passenger

    Sep 05 2017

    Have a question? Want to chat? Join our community on Spectrum or tweet at us, @immutablefm! Sponsor: Swiftype - Sign up for a free 7-day trial and free up time and energy for your employees with Swiftype Enterprise Search

  • 102: Tired Travel Boy

    Aug 29 2017

    In this episode: Sam lives in SF again forever. Bryn's raising more money. Have a question? Want to chat? Join our community on Spectrum or tweet at us, @immutablefm!

  • 101: Bryn Does Games Wrong

    Aug 22 2017

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  • 100: Sarah, Take The Wheel

    Aug 15 2017

    Have a question? Want to chat? Join our community on Spectrum or tweet at us, @immutablefm! Creative Mornings: Sam Soffes

  • 99: Haphazard Tweetings

    Aug 01 2017

    Have a question? Want to chat? Join our community on Spectrum or tweet at us, @immutablefm! Sam's job tweet Design Details #1

  • 98: The Subway of Ice Cream Sandwiches

    Jul 25 2017

    Have a question? Want to chat? Join our community on Spectrum or tweet at us, @immutablefm! Contrast Daniel Burka Topo Chico Soopa Talking Rain Jeremy Goldberg Charlie Deets on PUBG Michael Schultz Awful Squad video with Michael

  • 97: Shapes and Colors: Trend of the Year

    Jul 18 2017

    Have a question? Want to chat? Join our community on Spectrum or tweet at us, @immutablefm! Contrast MDS Abstract Tabletop RPG on Spectrum Combine Darwin Marlowe Max Stoiber Brian Lovin Market Sizing Fat Ev Williams Digg Bryn on Interface Lovers Noah Stokes Es Bueno Rogie

  • 96: Anonymous Horse Chat

    Jul 11 2017

    Have a question? Want to chat? Join our community on Spectrum or tweet at us, @immutablefm! MDS Sidewire Convertible note SAFE Max Stoiber Brian Lovin Sarah Jackson Redacted Johnny Cupcakes PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

  • 95: Giant Robot Camels

    Jun 26 2017

    Have a question? Want to chat? Join our community on Spectrum or tweet at us, @immutablefm! Games UX PUBG Caleb Davenport Brian Lovin Rafa Conde Redacted Microsoft Whiteboard Fluent Conference Abstract ReadyDesk Soleio Cuervo Adam "Soopa" Michela Combine Max Schoening Horizon: Zero Dawn

  • 94: Ship, Ship, Ship & Don't Die of Sunburns

    Jun 20 2017

    Have a question? Want to chat? Join our community on Spectrum or tweet at us, @immutablefm! Topic 1: What should the balance between designers and developers be? Should designers be making most choices? Or should the developers be making them? Oykun Keegan Jones Sam's channel Topic 2: Does diving hurt your ears? -- BMW F800 GS Ducati Scrambler Vectors Jonnie Hallman Jen Mussari Dustin Senos

  • 93: I Hate Mobile Safari So Much Right Now

    Jun 13 2017

    Have a question? Want to chat? Join our community on Spectrum or tweet at us, @immutablefm! Redacted Pinpoint Lickability Next Now Styled-Components Isn't Our Code Just the Best Vectors Keegan Jones Watchlist

  • 92: Informed Distaste

    Jun 06 2017

    Have a question? Want to chat? Join our community on Spectrum or tweet at us, @immutablefm! Max Schoening Zeit Next.js Jekyll Contentful Micro Guillermo Rauch Jacob Thornton Vectors Framer Styled Components

  • 91: Nike - God of Waffle Soles

    May 30 2017

    Have a question? Want to chat? Join our community on Spectrum or tweet at us, @immutablefm! Arrow Sam's shelf Caleb Davenport on Promises Sam built a table for a friend DJI Spark Tom Moor Free Fallin' Nike Missile Site Ben Scheirman MDS' Intro to Icons

  • 90: Art As Information Technology

    May 23 2017

    Have a question? Want to chat? Join our community on Spectrum or tweet at us, @immutablefm! Batman: The Killing Joke Green Arrow: Snowbirds Don't Fly Kelly Sutton Josh Williams Max Schoening Susan Kare Bret Victor Horizon: Zero Dawn Dead Cells Video: Polygon Plays Dead Cells "That farm one": Stardew Valley Civilization VI Borderlands

  • 89: Gettin' There

    May 16 2017

    Have a question? Want to chat? Join our community on Spectrum or tweet at us, @immutablefm! Aaron Gotwalt Kevin Rose Sennheiser Game One Sam McDonald Michael Schultz

  • 88: Peep It to Me

    May 09 2017

    Have a question? Want to chat? Join our community on Spectrum or tweet at us, @immutablefm! Brian Lovin Aubrey Johnson UENO Jenny Johannesson Marc Hemeon Design, Inc. Framer Kap LiceCap ScreenFlick ScreenFlow ffmpeg GIFBrewery Gifsicle Redacted Bryn's ramen GraphQL Ben Scheirman

  • 87: Chocolate-Covered Vegetables

    May 02 2017

    Have a question? Want to chat? Join our community on Spectrum or tweet at us, @immutablefm! Matt D. Smith The Tail of the Dragon Brent Jackson aka jxnblk Diana Mounter aka broccolini Adam Michela Josh Puckett GraphQL gRPC AIUX Peter Nowell Sketch Master Wes Bos Wes Bos on Developer Tea Ben Wilkins Rafa Condé Stardew Valley

  • 86: Wrong on REMs

    Apr 25 2017

    Have a question? Want to chat? Join our community on Spectrum or tweet at us, @immutablefm! Canvas Max Schoening Oren Teich "Standup: Laptop Sticker" on YouTube "Personal Sam" on YouTube MDS Aubrey Johnson Fully Jarvis Standing Desk Jared Erondu W3C page that recommends REMs Shopify Polaris

  • 85: Double Down on Goofiness

    Apr 18 2017

    Have a question? Want to chat? Join our community on Spectrum or tweet at us, @immutablefm! Ink Sam's drone video DJI Mavic "Free Fallin" Caleb Davenport Ellen Soffes MDS Gabriel Valdivia Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer Side-by-side version Eero

  • 84: Mind Farts

    Apr 11 2017

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, chat with us in our new Spectrum frequency, or join our Slack team! Ink Sentry Runtime 38: App Production-Readiness Spectrum Firebase PostgreSQL RethinkDB GraphQL Kelly Sutton Redis Matt Panzarino Carmel Deamicis Flow Nuclide Clerky CFO Andrew Caleb Davenport LegalZoom Orthogonal Brian Lovin

  • 83: Big Boy Javascript

    Apr 04 2017

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, chat with us in our new Spectrum frequency, or join our Slack team! RescueTime Aubrey Johnson Gabriel Valdivia Gabe's prototype post Max Schoening Bread Time "82: Quarry Fish" on Spectrum Caleb Davenport Drew Wilson Michael Flarup Max Stoiber MDS Todd Balsley

  • 82: Quarry Fish

    Mar 28 2017

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, chat with us in our new Spectrum frequency, or join our Slack team! Tara's tweet about haptic feedback Tara Mann Max Schoening Sebastiaan De With Tim Van Damme FiftyThree Paper Kevin Gutkowski Michael Knepprath Jeff Smith Spanish Amazon Sony A7sII Patton Oswalt Patton's 8-minute filibuster on Parks and Rec

  • 81: Sick on Fumes and Portfolios

    Mar 21 2017

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, chat with us in our new Spectrum frequency, or join our Slack team! Max Stoiber ReactConf Design Details with Max Stoiber Ajay Nainani Marc Edwards Marc's post on display resolutions Kevin Smith Jori Lallo NSScreenCast

  • 80: Plane Zelda

    Mar 14 2017

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, chat with us in our new Spectrum frequency(!!!), or join our Slack team! Spectrum Figma SXSW Funsize Hustle Podcast Gabriel Valdivia Christophe Tauziet The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Michael Knepprath Stardew Valley Alex Duloz The Pastry Box Project Chris Coyier Noah Stokes Bryn's post, "Clarity", on The Human in the Machine Brian Lovin Max Schoening Tools & Toys Shawn Blanc U...more

  • 79: Flail Days

    Mar 07 2017

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sam's motorcycle video Sam's music video Sam's VR video Horizon: Zero Dawn The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Primaries The Hood Sisters Overcast Pocket Casts Bumpers Jacob Thornton Ian Ownbey

  • 78: Dropping The Virtual Ball

    Feb 28 2017

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Unity Oculus Marc Edwards Pocket Casts Drew Wilson Sam's rates n contracts n stuff CFOAndrew Space Program, Inc. Jonathan Cutrell Firebase Sidewire Affinity Designer SVG Stack Styled-Components SXSW Figma Framer fresh2design Meetup @ SXSW

  • 77: Git a Grasp

    Feb 21 2017

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm or join our Slack team and most them in the #immutable channel! Topic 1: Do you think Abstract solves the folder structure problem in design? Abstract Kevin Smith Kerem Suer Kerem on Design Details Sketch Figma Tim Van Damme Tom Moor Frank Chimero Josh Brewer Topic 2: How do you handle design feedback, especially visible design? Is Wake the best option? Wake Bryn Jonathan Cutrell Brian Lovin Sam Figma Mirro...more

  • 76: Timezones, Right?

    Feb 14 2017

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm or join our Slack team and most them in the #immutable channel! Brian Lovin Jonathan Cutrell Developer Tea Design Details Fallout 4 Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes Overcooked Ellen Soffes Ink Livestream ActionCable PostgreSQL Redis Max Schoening Fire Emblem: Heroes

  • 75: Treadmill Pallets

    Feb 07 2017

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm or join our Slack team and most them in the #immutable channel! TV Stand photo CarPlay Tudor Pelagos Brian Lovin Jonathan Cutrell Redux GitHub Projects Zeit now

  • 74: A Pen for Assaulting an Ambassador

    Jan 31 2017

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm or join our Slack team and most them in the #immutable channel! Phoenix Elixir Erlang Oculus Bread Time Bryn.io Next Zeit Spector Brian Lovin Styled Components Max Stoiber Jacob Thornton "Isn't Our Code Just the Best?" Danny Trinh Now Team Sketch Design, Inc. Hodinkee Tudor Pelagos Lamy Noto Kaweco Liliput Caran D'ache metal ballpoint Lamy Pico rOtring RapidPro Fisher Space Pen Check Guardian Mitsubishi Boxy-100 Volkswagen Tig...more

  • 73: Thinking in 3D

    Jan 24 2017

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm or join our Slack team and most them in the #immutable channel! Oculus Steam Unity Tilt Brush Vive Quill Spectrum concept Dribbble Louie Mantia GitHub Medium About.com Rogie King Rogie's Goals Noah Stokes Noah on Design Details Tara Mann

  • 72: Wildly Unsquare

    Jan 17 2017

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm or join our Slack team and most them in the #immutable channel! Bryn: Jonathan Cutrell Sam: Overcooked Sam's desk LG UltraFine 5K Display NSScreenCast Ben Sherman Max Schoening Rasmus Andersson Gabriel Valdivia David Chen Unity PC Part Picker BitFenix Phenom Case Sam McDonald Nintendo Switch

  • 71: Really Cool Node Thing

    Jan 10 2017

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm or join our Slack team and most them in the #immutable channel! Sam: Photos of Sam's media center Sam's SketchUp file Noah Stokes The Motherfuton News Bryn: Input Mono Operator Robin Rendle David Jonathan Ross Bryn.io Hawkeye purple Gabriel Valdivia Sam's Résumé Jonathan Cutrell Firebase Re-base Rebass HomeBridge Hello Sense Logitech Pop Rogie King Einstein's Miracle Year

  • 70: Odd Years Are Better

    Jan 03 2017

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm or join our Slack team and most them in the #immutable channel! Topic 1: I use Xcode on my iMac, but want to also use a MacBook to develop as well. I keep all my code locally, not using Github or such. What's the best way to sync my code and easily go back and forth? Topic 2: How do people organize their CSS? I just started using PostCSS and want to clean up a big style sheet. I am splitting up my styles into different pa...more

  • 69: Ink, Inc.

    Dec 20 2016

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsor: Linode Topic 1: What do you see is the best approach for copy on large scale products? Do you find it best when designers, devs and pms are coming up with copy, or have you found it helpful to have dedicated copywriters to work with the group? Oren Teich Sam's update Plasso Stripe Drew Wilson Heavy Rotation Shares JS stack tweet Bryn's upda...more

  • 68: Randy Woodhouse

    Dec 13 2016

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsor: Linode Notes: UUID Date.now() Caleb Davenport Hodinkee Tiiny Kevin Rose Seiko Watch Spectrum Active Record docs

  • 67: PugConf 2017

    Dec 06 2016

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsor: Linode Topic 1: Are there any particular resources that you guys frequent to digest bits of info to stay aware? Yarn Max Stoiber Jon Gold Jacob Thornton Guillermo Rauch Topic 2: Places you stay away from when working? And do you do anything to block out access to distractions? Hacker News and Designer News are bad so I'm not going to link to th...more

  • 66: Welcome to the Killing Floor - A Thanksgiving Special

    Nov 29 2016

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsor: Hired Topic 1: What are you thankful for? Topic 2: What did we do with our free time over Thanksgiving? Our Thanksgiving Dinner Rafa Condé Moana Brian Lovin "Shiny" - Jemaine Clement Civilization VI Deus Ex: Human Revolution React zsh Bryn's dotfiles Diana "broccolini" Mounter Brent "jxnblk" Jackson Rebass Topic 3: What would you do with unl...more

  • 65: Maximum Fun Efficiency

    Nov 22 2016

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsor: Hired Topic 1: Preferred static code analysis tools - JavaScript and Ruby. I find myself back in JS this month and my toolset could be outdated. Using eslint and js-beautify to do static checking and format cleanup. (Ruby I’ve moved to RubyMine, but I like the command line so could come back…) JSHint SwiftLint JP Simard Realm RuboCop Sublime Text ...more

  • 64: Super Chunky Cables

    Nov 15 2016

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsor: Linode Topic 1: What's your method of choosing colors for text? Do you prefer to use specific hex values or opacity. e.g. Material Design specifies colors with percentages. Material Design's type color guidelines Colorable by jxnblk Topic 2: Thoughts on the new Macbook Pro? Runtime on Touch Bar Topic 3: What's the best monitor recommendatio...more

  • 63: Typography

    Nov 08 2016

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsor: Linode Topic 1: What is typographic scale? Specifics 002: Typographic Scale Robert Bringhurst's The Elements of Typography Topic 2: What is vertical rhythm? Specifics 001: The 8-Point Grid Topic 3: How do you choose fonts? Topic 4: How do you choose a scale that works across web and mobile? Topic 5: What are some common type mista...more

  • 62: Definitely Still Noodles

    Nov 01 2016

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsor: Linode Topic 1: Would be cool to hear how you guys go about doing user research - whats your process like? what steps do you take to ensure you accomplish your goals, what have you found to work or not work. Being at a small company, I often don’t get a chance to do specific metric testing but more holistic testing of a feature or preliminary research ...more

  • Only Partially in the Bathroom

    Oct 25 2016

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsor: Hired Topic 1: If you were visiting San Francisco for only a few days, what are the top 3–5 things you’d want to do? Visit Mt. Tam See SF from Twin Peaks and/or Treasure Island Alcatraz Bike from Ferry Building, through Presidio and Fort Mason, across the Golden Gate Bridge Fort Funston Hawk Hill Pueblo Bonito Lighthouse Tahoe In-N-Out Tacolicious Th...more

  • 60: Papayawhip

    Oct 18 2016

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsor: Linode Topic 1: What do you guys find is the best naming convention for colors in CSS? Papayawhip = #ffefd5 Topic 2: I really want to create a web design framework at work (CSS libraries, components, along with Sketch symbols for quick mockups), but I’m not sure how to separate it out between different clients. I want it to be as reusable as poss...more

  • 59: A Big Ten Percent

    Oct 11 2016

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsor: Linode Topic 1: I definitely want to hear more about Pug now! How does it compare with HAML? Pug HAML Sublime Text Gulp SCSS Hampton Catlin Jekyll Liquid Topic 2: How does Spec make money? Spec Network our producer, Sarah Topic 3: What are somethings that can help reduce designer/developer miscommunication? I understand that most projects g...more

  • 58: The World is Meaningless

    Oct 04 2016

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsor: Linode Topic 1: Have you ever worked on a team that decoupled App Store releases from feature launches (i.e. used feature flags for rollouts)? If so, how did you manage the amount of states the app could be in at any given time? Venmo Topic 2: What do you use for mind mapping? Do you find mind mapping helpful? MindNode RIP Cheddar Topic 3: ...more

  • 57: Everybody Sucks

    Sep 27 2016

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsor: Hired Topic 1: Ten years from now, how have you improved yourself? Dvorak Topic 2: Why do you tweet? Not why do you use twitter, but actually tweet. Friend of the show, Tara Mann Topic 3: I've been trying to break into web development for the last 2 years. I'm self-taught and had a lot of trouble finding work (Alberta, Canada = not the best...more

  • 56: Freakin' Pug

    Sep 20 2016

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsor: Linode Topic 1: What’s your post & storage flow for photos and videos? The SSDs Bryn uses Topic 2: Have either of you found vlogging informing your product design process at all? Sam's vlog Topic 3: What was your “why didn't I start doing this sooner” moment? Bryn: Learning to write HTML Sam: Communicating with people better Topic...more

  • 55: Character & What-Not

    Sep 13 2016

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsor: Linode Topic 1: Should I always use SVG icons in Sketch? Figma Affinity Designer Topic 2: Is it ok to resize vector/SVG icons to any size or do they only work as pixel perfect at certain sizes? Topic 3: I would love to learn more about utilizing system fonts in a design system. What are the benefits and are there specific places where you sh...more

  • 54: Give up. Cry. Try again later.

    Sep 06 2016

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsor: Linode Topic 1: What do you guys think about full time vs. short-term contract vs. long-term contract positions (from both a designer and dev perspective)? What have you found to be the pros and cons of each? Drew Wilson Canvas Topic 2: In a city like SF, how do you keep tabs on all the design related events going on? Meetup.com Dribbble's meet...more

  • 53: Everything is Company

    Aug 30 2016

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsor: Hired Topic 1: A lot of people say "design with purpose" - do you agree? Because some things are appealing but don't always have purpose. Topic 2: Carthage or CocoaPods? or Swift Package Manager? Runtime #6 Carthage Swift Package Manager CocoaPods Topic 3: For freelancing/contract work, do you guys do the contracts as yourself or do you have...more

  • 52: Time is Hard (The Podversary Episode!)

    Aug 23 2016

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsor: Hired Topic 1: Sam, what has changed in the last year since we started Immutable? Venmo Sam's new video Runtime Topic 2: Bryn, what has changed in the last year since we started Immutable? Vicarious Specifics Figma Epicurrence Sidewire Mailchute Spector - Bryn's SCSS library Spec on Twitch Spec on YouTube Topic 3: What video gear do you use...more

  • 51: I Value Tools.

    Aug 16 2016

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsor: Linode Topic 1: Sam, "State of the Tools"... what’s good? Anything new/exciting you're trying out? Elixir Phoenix Rails Swift Ruby Sinatra Figma Sketch Adobe Lightroom CC Photos.app Sam on Unsplash Final Cut Pro X Topic 2: Bryn, "State of the Tools"... What’s good? Anything new/exciting you're trying out? rOtring 800 M&D MW60 M&D MH40 S...more

  • 50: What's in the Node!?

    Aug 09 2016

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsor: Linode Topic 1: Curious how Soffes has been balancing work and travel so far. Any tips / surprises? Harvest Topic 2: How do you organize your day? Field Notes Pitch Black rOtring 800 Palomino Blackwing Pencil Lamy Noto "One big thing..." Canvas GitHub Trello Topic 3: Spaces or Tabs? Silicon Valley: Tabs vs Spaces Sublime Text 3 gofmt "I P...more

  • 49: Colors are Crazy

    Aug 02 2016

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsor: Linode Topic 1: What are primary colors? Additive Color Subtractive Color Topic 2: Night Shift and True Tone: Good? Bad? Night Shift ColorSync + True Tone Spyder color calibration Pantone Pantone mugs Topic 3: What's the value of Apple's new wide color gamut? Marc Edwards P3 gamut explained Topic 4: How do you choose a color palette t...more

  • 48: This Devolved Quickly

    Jul 26 2016

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsor: Hired Topic 1: hey Soffes, question about your MVVM topic, if you are using MVVM but no reactive framework how are you binding the view and viewModel? MustacheJS Topic 2: Do you know anyone who has done a code bootcamp, like General Assembly, MakerSquare, Flatiron School, Fullstack University, etc? Do you have any opinion on these? Figma Genera...more

  • 47: Supposed Baby Steps

    Jul 19 2016

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsor: Linode Topic 1: Can you talk about the text sizes you would recommend to use in apps (body, title, nav bar etc) or if you use the apple text categories in the storyboard font element inspector in Xcode? Janum Trivedi Tim Van Damme Topic 2: I keep hearing about hiring freezes and cutbacks at major companies in SF like Uber, Twitter, and Dropbox. D...more

  • 46: Graphically Awful

    Jul 12 2016

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsor: Linode Topic 1: How do you empower individuals within your team to contribute to design without creating a design by committee environment? Max Schoening Topic 2: Bryn, during the last episode you mentioned that you stopped using icon sets and started making your own icons with the help of the designer you work for who teach you ‘how easy it was'...more

  • 45: Values of Values

    Jul 05 2016

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsor: Linode Topic 1: How do you justify firing someone if you're in a lead developer position and the person does not perform as well as the others based on your gut feeling? Topic 2: As a designer, how important is it to code your own portfolio site? should I use squarespace or behance or do it myself? I’ve done my own but it’s a couple of years old ...more

  • 44: Side-Burnered

    Jun 28 2016

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Topic 1: How do you incorporate elements or “good stuff” from other platforms (techniques, conventions, etc.) when doing mobile development? (e.g. what wisdoms or principals from CSS or web dev do you find yourself using in mobile development?) I’m an iOS developer through and through, but I recently got a Nexus 5X Android phone just to make sure there weren’t some g...more

  • 43: I'm Bored with This

    Jun 21 2016

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsor: Hired Topic 1: When it comes to freelance, I’ve occasionally struggled with estimating how long certain projects might end up taking. How do you both like to go about doing this in a way that is honest, and accurate, with an understanding that sometimes things take longer than expected? Litely Iodine Andy McMillan XOXO Topic 2: How do you move on...more

  • 42: Always Push to Master

    Jun 14 2016

    If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsor: Linode Topic 1: Should you start to learn design by designing websites or products? i.e.; focus on learning to design screens for iOS/Android apps or start with designing websites? Apple's Human Interface Guidelines Google's Material Design Guidelines 8-Point Grid Topic 2: How do you go about launching an Open Source project? Just throw it up on ...more

  • 41: Culture Jokes

    Jun 07 2016

    In this episode: images in CSS, startup culture pros/cons, portfolio case studies, and Twitter! If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsors: Linode Topic 1: I keep hearing the "don't store images in css" can you explain the statement? Functional CSS Topic 2: What's your favorite thing about startup culture? Chris Sohl Design Details 01 PlanGrid Topic 3: What's your least favorite th...more

  • 40: Because Material.

    May 31 2016

    In this episode: font licensing, data vs intuition, B2B design, A/B testing, and Firebase! If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsors: Hired Topic 1: Fonts in designs that are handed over to the client, what do you do if you used a purchased font, should that be the property of the client? Google Fonts H&Co. Gotham Knockout Whitney Topic 2: I’m a big fan of data driven decisions… but...more

  • 39: Very Thinking

    May 24 2016

    In this episode: exporting assets, trends, unpopular values, project lengths, and educating clients! If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsors: Hired Topic 1: How do you feel about developers being responsible for exporting assets? Who should control asset names, and padding? Marc Edwards Topic 2: Do you feel that there are times when to follow a trend, or do you avoid the trend or even...more

  • 38: Markdown & Daydream

    May 17 2016

    In this episode: designing with data and the best & worst parts of our jobs! If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsors: DigitalOcean Topic 1: What do you take into account when designing with data/How does data influence your design process? Sketch-Data-Populator Sidewire Doug Bowman Ian Chan Topic 2: What's the hardest part of your job, Bryn? IFTTT Topic 3: What's the hardest...more

  • 37: WUPHF

    May 10 2016

    In this episode: the 5 tools that make us better at our jobs, should PMs design?, remote teams, and Talkshow! If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsors: Linode Topic 1: If you were to pick five tools that help you be a better designer each day, what would they be, Bryn? Field Notes Pitch Black + Lamy Noto Figma Sketch Gulp.js Twitter Topic 2: If you were to pick five tools that help you...more

  • 36: The Numbers You Know

    May 03 2016

    In this episode: organizing design iterations, type scales, prototyping for bots, and writing unit tests! If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsors: Linode Topic 1: How do you organize your design iterations in sketch specifically on a fast moving mobile app? Do you use pages or just keep duplicating artboards within a single page? I used to use Kerem Suer's approach of filename, platform, di...more

  • 35: Monster Pile

    Apr 26 2016

    In this episode: being a generalist, remote UX work, quitting, Adobe XD, and preprocessors! If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsors: DigitalOcean Topic 1: Thoughts on being a generalist. Good thing or bad? (Been building mobile and web apps for a while now but I always feel like I don’t know enough) Topic 2: Is it possible to do UX work remotely? Brian Lovin Buffer Topic 3: When ...more

  • 34: Back Burner Clarity

    Apr 19 2016

    In this episode: style guide management, processes we use, hiring cheap devs, organizing files for teams, and do's/dont's for new designers! If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsors: DigitalOcean Topic 1: Do you have any tips on keeping style guides in sync between code & Sketch? Topic 2: What processes do you use for your projects? Do they change based on the project? Design Deta...more

  • 33: Flashy, Fancy, Fashiony Stuff

    Apr 12 2016

    In this episode: sharing the code workload, valuing user experience, neglecting automated testing, taking notes, and removing "band-aids"! If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsors: Linode Topic 1: I recently joined a small startup (3 people) and I am trying to figure out a workflow that is effective for us. It is just me and a developer on the technical side, and I would like to get more inv...more

  • 32: "Organs" Sounds Weird

    Apr 05 2016

    In this episode: the pit of despair, server-side Swift, graphic text, front-end methodologies, and changing your mind! If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsors: Linode Topic 1: What are the best resources for intermediate developers that are in the so-called “pit of despair”? Aubrey's tweet with the image Topic 2: What's the significance of server-side swift? Swift IBM Cloud Swift B...more

  • 31: Unfortunate Sizing

    Mar 29 2016

    In this episode: 8(px/pt/dp) grids! If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsors: Hired Topic 1: What is an 8pt grid? Specifics 001: The 8 Point Grid Teehan+Lax on Baseline Grids Topic 2: Why a grid at all? Louie Mantia Patrick Gibson Jeremy Goldberg Topic 3: How do you execute an 8pt grid on web? SCSS Gulp BrowserSync Topic 4: How do you implement an 8pt grid on iOS? Sketch...more

  • 30: Digital Outfitter (feat. Kelly Sutton)

    Mar 22 2016

    In this episode: If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsors: Hired Guest: Kelly Sutton Website Twitter Wikipedia Imgix Topic 1: How does Imgix use stats to make product decisions? Product/Market fit Google BigQuery Geckoboard Topic 2: How do you approach stats differently in a post-"Product/Market fit" company like Imgix vs at a pre-"Product/Market fit" company like LayerVault? c...more

  • 29: Be Nice, Or Else (feat. Kelly Sutton)

    Mar 15 2016

    This week, we had another guest! Kelly Sutton joined us to talk about founding a company, ending a company you founded, company side projects, moderating a community, and the differences between NY & SF for tech companies. If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, or join our Slack team! Sponsors: Hired Guest: Kelly Sutton Website Twitter Wikipedia Imgix Topic 1: What are you known for? LayerVault Allan Grinshtein Topic 2: As a founder, how di...more

  • 28: I Never Learn My Lessons

    Mar 08 2016

    In this episode: learning illustration as a UI designer, API version upgrades, compsci tests, naming projects, and Sam's new side project! If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsors: Hired Topic 1: My job consists primarily of UI design work but I want to get more into visual design to become more well rounded as a designer (i.e. icon design, illustration). What are some good resources to star...more

  • 27: Compliment Mask

    Mar 01 2016

    In this episode: analytics in the design and development process, fighting imposter syndrome, bad habits, what we'd like to be known for, and using a work computer outside of work! If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsors: Hired Topic 1: At what stage of your design and development processes (respectively) does analytics come into consideration? Sidewire Canvas Editor's Note: Bryn asks for...more

  • 26: Grocery Store Fast Lane

    Feb 23 2016

    In this episode: Fastlane, when to change jobs, Structs vs Classes in Swift, Exporting assets, and writing APIs in Rails! If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsors: Hired Topic 1: Can you go a little into what you use Fastlane for; and if it makes sense to start using as an indie dev or only at a company, or both? Fastlane Fabric Felix Krause Topic 2: What do you do when you get offers ...more

  • 25: Please don't be bad, everyone.

    Feb 16 2016

    In this episode: our favorite software pro tips, our morning routines, dark patterns, and resources for learning visual design! If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsors: Hired Topic 1: What's your favorite software pro tip? Topic 2: What is your morning routine like, Sam? Ellen Sonos Personal Sam Sam's Motorcycle Jeans Topic 3: What is your morning routine like, Bryn? Hello Sens...more

  • 24: Sorting the Spork

    Feb 09 2016

    In this episode: our favorite dev/design blogs, calculating margins, design regrets, design-y films, and uncommon realizations. If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsors: Hired Topic 1: What's your favorite dev/design blogs? Design Details Blog LittleBigDetails Bjango Little Bites of Cocoa objc.io Aubrey Johnson NSHipster Pttrns Capptivate Alli Dryer Geoff Teehan on Medium Topic 2: In S...more

  • 23: Founders of Nothing

    Feb 02 2016

    In this episode: NDAs, our idols, saving assets, Parse retirement, and "experts". If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsors: Hired Topic 1: What are your thoughts on signing NDAs and how do you deal with clients that ask for them? Topic 2: Who are your idols right now? Or rather, what are the qualities of others that you look up to that you would like to have? Dustin Senos Marc Edwards...more

  • 22: Moist Event (feat. Andrew Carroll)

    Jan 26 2016

    In this episode: we had our first guest, Andrew Carroll, come on the show to talk about incorporating, retirement funds, doing taxes, stock options, and outsourcing accounting! If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsors: Hired Guest: Andrew Carroll Twitter Website Andrew's free e-book, The Freelancer's Guide to Escaping Taxes Topic 1: When you're incorporating, what are the main differen...more

  • 21: Holographic Markdown Editor

    Jan 19 2016

    In this episode: starting out in Swift, design interview brain teasers, Windows vs Mac, focusing early product decisions, and setting up jr designers for success. If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsors: Hired Topic 1: If you're a beginner, what are the areas of iOS development/swift that are the most important areas of study? Aaron Hillegass iOS Programming Big Nerd Ranch Apple HIG Apple...more

  • 20: Inbred App

    Jan 12 2016

    In this episode: Adobe CC alternatives on PC, setting up a new Mac, Old Sport, choosing a project to start on, working with different design workflows. If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsors: Hired Topic 1: What do I tell a designer on Windows who finds Adobe too expensive? Unfortunately, Gimp, Inkscape, and Paint.NET don’t seem to be the best alternatives. Adobe CC Adobe CS6 Sketch ...more

  • 19: Junk Drawer of Food

    Jan 05 2016

    In this episode: 2016 goals, UI elements we wish would go away, design trends vs patterns, internships vs full-time roles when starting out, and balancing ambition and contentment. If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsors: Hired Topic 1: Zuck is building a personal AI for his home in 2016, what're your goals for this year? J.A.R.V.I.S. F.R.I.D.A.Y. Invincible Iron Man Cheddar Roon Topi...more

  • 18: For The Record

    Dec 29 2015

    In this episode: investing money, finding AppleTV devs, introducing developers to Swift, self-teaching, and state machines! If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Topic 1: As a software dev, we make pretty good salaries. What type of things do you guys invest in? I know Sam has mentioned owning a house, but how do you guys manage your $$$? CPA Andrew's website CPA Andrew on Twitter Topic 2: How do ...more

  • 17: I'm Freaking Adventuring!

    Dec 22 2015

    In this episode: the apps we think are exceptionally designed, how we get away from work, and our favorite motorcycle gear. We basically just talk about motorcycles for 20 minutes. It's a holiday miracle! If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Topic 1: Which apps (other than your own) do you think are exceptionally designed and why? Ellen Soffes Tweetbot for Mac Tweetbot for iOS Deliveries for Mac Deli...more

  • 16: Strong Opinions

    Dec 15 2015

    In this episode: open-sourced Swift, Gulp and how it compares to Grunt, cross-platform development, and testing with a small userbase. If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Topic 1: What's the big deal with Swift being open sourced? Topic 2: You talk about Gulp a lot, can you give a brief overview and how you use it in your workflow. Gulp Topic 3: Why Gulp over Grunt for front-end? Can you ru...more

  • 15: Definitely Question Mark

    Dec 08 2015

    In this episode: working under your own name, the iPad Pro, designing with constraints, when to design your API, and the hard parts of submitting to the App Store! If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Topic 1: I've started an LLC to do freelance work, however, I feel like I would get more business through my own name rather than that of a business. That said, I wanted to start my business because I fel...more

  • 14: An Evening with Wikipedia

    Dec 01 2015

    Welcome to Episode 14 of Immutable! In this episode, we discuss dev chops, case studies, development tools, design boredom and what we've been wanting to learn! If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Topic 1: I just started as a developer and working with experienced devs. How can I build the chops to keep up/seem like I know what’s up? Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software (th...more

  • 13: What Am I, An Android User?

    Nov 24 2015

    Welcome to Episode 13 of Immutable! In this episode, we discuss open source traction, spec redesigns, staying excited about side projects, the best ways to network on a budget, and organizing layers in your design files. If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Topic 1: How do you get traction on open source projects? Janum Trivedi Dribbble Topic 2: As a student applying to positions, would a recruit...more

  • 12: Wal-Mart Brand Audio

    Nov 17 2015

    Welcome to Episode 12 of Immutable! In this episode, we discuss... gear! We talk about our podcasting gear, what we use at work, our favorite Sketch plugins, and the most impactful things we've ever bought for less than $100. If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Topic 1: What is your podcast setup? Heil PR40 Dynamic Studio Recording Microphone Heil PL-2T Overhead Broadcast Boom Shure PG42-USB Vocal M...more

  • 11: Mercenary

    Nov 10 2015

    Welcome to Episode 11 of Immutable! In this episode, we discuss building perfectly vs building quickly, updating an already profitable product, how not to get caught up in the details while ideating, getting a job at an agency, and "hack schools"! (We had some technical difficulties on the last 2 questions... Sorry.) If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Topic 1: When learning to code, is it best to in...more

  • 10: Nice Dinners

    Nov 03 2015

    Welcome to Episode 10 of Immutable! In this episode, we discuss balancing work and keeping up with the industry, cover letters, taking on more work than you can handle, MVVM and Reactive Cocoa, and moving from development to design/product management! If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Topic 1: How do you keep a balance between staying focused on your work and keeping up with the industry? Sketch A...more

  • 09: Useless to the Extreme

    Oct 27 2015

    Welcome to Episode 9 of Immutable! In this episode, we discuss getting started writing CSS, presenting your work, standing out when applying for a job, why designers leave growing companies, and applying for jobs beyond your experience! If you have questions of your own, you can tweet us at @immutablefm, email us at questions@immutable.fm, or join our Slack team! Sponsors: imgix Topic 1: How do you get started with CSS? SASS/SCSS BEM OOCSS SMACSS Functional CSS Bourbon Bourbon Neat Th...more

  • 08: That's the Technical Term

    Oct 20 2015

    Welcome to Episode 8 of Immutable! In this episode, we discuss the difference between designing at 1x and 2x, convincing designers to switch to working at 1x, what to do as a developer while waiting for a designer, picking up design chops as a developer, and job hunting when you're a generalist. If you have feedback or suggestions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on Twitter at @immutablefm! Sponsors: imgix Topic 1: What is the difference between designing at 1x and 2x? Topi...more

  • 07: View Source

    Oct 13 2015

    Welcome to Episode 7 of Immutable! In this episode, we discuss how to decide on stock vs salary, getting started in product design, tools for UI design, taking your iOS development skills to the next level, and actively developing taste. If you have feedback or suggestions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on Twitter at @immutablefm! Sponsors: The Freelancer's Guide to Escaping Taxes Andrew Carroll NCH Tax & Wealth Advisors Topic 1: How much stock vs salary should a designer ...more

  • 06: Google it Up

    Oct 07 2015

    Welcome to Episode 6 of Immutable! In this episode, we discuss raising your profile, working in grayscale, getting press for your product, transitioning to product design from web design, and integrating design and research into Scrum. This is the first new podcast released as part of Spec, a new podcast network for designers and developers! We hope you'll check it out and follow @specfm on Twitter for new shows and updates! If you have feedback or suggestions please don’t hesitate to reach ou...more

  • 05: Web People

    Sep 29 2015

    Welcome to Episode 5 of Immutable! In this episode, we discuss the best ways to learn new dev skills, communication between design and back-end devs, finding mentors, using Twitter to level up your career, and prototyping vs building native apps. This is the first new podcast released as part of Spec, a new podcast network for designers and developers! We hope you'll check it out and follow @specfm on Twitter for new shows and updates! If you have feedback or suggestions please don’t hesitate ...more

  • 04: Sharing is Caring

    Sep 22 2015

    Welcome to Episode 4 of Immutable. This episode, we discuss design MVPs, writing apps vs prototyping, being open, converting side projects to businesses, learning design vs development, and the importance of writing! This is the first new podcast released as part of Spec, a new podcast network for designers and developers! We hope you'll check it out and follow @specfm on Twitter for new shows and updates! If you have feedback or suggestions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on Twitter ...more

  • 03: Thanks, Local ISP

    Sep 15 2015

    Welcome to Episode 3 of Immutable. This episode, we recount our origin stories and discuss finding inspiration, searching out people to work with, drinking culture in tech, and unethical design. This is the first new podcast released as part of Spec, a new podcast network for designers and developers! We hope you'll check it out and follow @specfm on Twitter for new shows and updates! If you have feedback or suggestions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on Twitter at @immutablefm! Top...more

  • 02: There's a Thing for That

    Sep 08 2015

    Welcome to Episode 2 of Immutable. This episode, we discuss building and monetizing your own app, projects that are too big, why to move to San Francisco, determining the size and spacing of UI elements, and getting started developing for iOS! This is the first new podcast released as part of Spec, a new podcast network for designers and developers! We hope you'll check it out and follow @specfm on Twitter for new shows and updates! If you have feedback or suggestions please don’t hesitate to ...more

  • 01: Sensible Defaults

    Sep 01 2015

    Welcome to Episode 1 of Immutable. This episode, we discuss how we pick fonts, when to leave side projects, whether or not we're in the Golden Age of prototyping tools, what to handoff from a designer to a developer, and whether or not UX design is going out of fashion. This is the first new podcast released as part of Spec, a new podcast network for designers and developers! We hope you'll check it out and follow @specfm on Twitter for new shows and updates! If you have feedback or suggestion...more

  • 0: Immutable Launch Teaser

    Aug 30 2015

    Just a quick teaser to explain the show and get our RSS feed setup and submitted to iTunes!