Jacob Frank

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My design resources

List of design resources created by me for anyone that might want to see it.

Apologies as most of these do not have links.

Books - Best thing you can learn from usually

  • About Face by Cooper
  • Thoughtless Acts?: Observations on Intuitive Design
  • Design as Art
  • Unjustified Texts: Perspectives on Typography
  • Thinking in Systems
  • Sprint
  • Creative Confidence
  • MTIV Process, Inspiration, and Practice for the New Media Designer
  • The Social Animal
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People
  • Learning from Las Vegas
  • Field Guide to Understanding Human Error
  • How to by Michael Bierut
  • The Personal MBA
  • Rework by Jason Fried
  • The Art of Innovation
  • Ogilvy on Advertising
  • The Systems View of Life
  • Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
  • Compendium For Literates
  • Conceptual Models: Core to Good Design
  • Writings by Bret Victor
  • Design of Everyday Things


  • spectrum.chat
  • twitter, I follow some cool folks you might want to
  • product hunt
  • dribbble

    Email Newsletters

  • Webdesigner News
  • Kevin Rose email
  • Subtraction
  • OffScreen Dispatch
  • Your Majesty Co. '10 Things'
  • Invision (Meh)
  • UI Movement
  • MG Siegler
  • If there's an agency or company you like look into their socials too
  • Neilson Norman
  • Visual Soldiers' ArmoryFor new tools that could be integral to your process.
  • Hey Designer another great general newsletter for product people and designers.


  • hacker news
  • Larry Cuban Education Design Blog
  • The Verge
  • NYC Opportunity
  • Code For America
  • CSSDesignAwards
  • Muzli
  • Just read design stuff on medium and it'll recommend you things. You can look at my follower's too. To name a few..

  • Julie Zhuo Blog (Product Design VP @ Facebook)


  • Creative Mornings (Meh, but can be good)
  • TED
  • 99U

    Podcasts & Video Series

  • 99% Invisble
  • Getting Real
  • Design Details (Great Interviews)
  • High Resolution (Even better Interviews)
  • Product Breakfast Club


  • MindNode, a great mindmapping tool
  • Creating easy simple diagrams
  • Whimsical for flow charts and mind maps between people
  • pencil and paper, I like the panobook a lot
  • Understand the structure of a website through a generated site-map usingVisualSiteMaps
  • Cleanshot, an easy and better alternative to taking screenshots
  • Pixelmator Pro, a better alternative to photoshop when you don't want to spend hours learning to do something simple.
  • Sip, the best color picker ever
  • Contrast, the best contrast checker out there
  • Figma, Xd, Sketch. I prefer Figma for meetings and plugin support. Sketch has great plugins too and an amazing community. Xd works well with all your adobe tools.
  • Metatags.io, an easy and pretty metatag checker and preview site.

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