10 MEMBERS YOU NEED TO KNOW:
In the introductory post of our new "Members You Need to Know" series, we spoke to WNW Member #1412 Jon Contino, who shared a list of five members whose work leaves him with equal measures of reverence, wonderment, and pure jealousy.
This time around, we asked Semplice Labs to do the honors. Semplice is an incredible portfolio builder that is made for designers by designers, founded by WNW Member #1830 Tobias van Schneider. It discards standard portfolio templates in exchange for a platform much more powerful and flexible. Below WNW Member #10656 Lu Yu, part of the Semplice team, shares her inspirations and gives us a list of ten WNW Members that amaze her in different ways.
Growing up, who were your heroes (creative or otherwise)?
Definitely my parents! When I was little my family had little income. We lived in a dark single room apartment for many years. My father was a very smart man: he had the courage to quit his job, took the risk to open his own business with debts, and worked as hard as he could. After countless sleepless nights he carried us out of poverty. And my mother has always backed him up. Also, my mom was the one who introduced me to art and design. My parents taught me to work hard, always in pursuit of something better; they are my biggest heroes!
Professionally and personally, who would you say has had the biggest impact on you?
As a designer myself & working on Semplice, a portfolio-building tool for designers, I go through many portfolios every day. This has been the source of inspiration for me and definitely has a huge impact on my work. So I would say every designer in the Semplice family has their impact on me.
You're hosting a dinner party. Who are your dream guests, alive or dead?
I would REALLY love to invite our awesome Semplice team members to my party. All of us work remotely, from different countries all over the world. Our office is Slack and some of us have not even met in person yet. I wish one day we could all get together. It’d be fun!
LU YU'S TOP 10