Blog posts by Ken

  • Design for Scale

    April 26, 2019

    Here are a few things we’ve found helpful for keeping design systems flexible – and designers sane – at enterprise scale.

  • Show Your Work

    August 13, 2018

    It may seem terrifying, but sharing the process behind your design is worth it. Showing an understanding of the problem you’re trying to solve goes beyond just presenting a polished design. Opening up your design process to your team and your clients leads to better results. Here are some helpful tips to hopefully make it less nerve-wracking to share your work before it's completely finished.

  • 3 Essential Tools for Remote Team Collaboration

    October 24, 2016

    Gone are the days when email was the best way to communicate and share files. Teams need tools that support collaboration, even more so now with the rise of remote workers.

  • Cropped at Create Upstate

    June 02, 2016

    Aten helped bring a live design competition to this year's Create Upstate. Find out how things shook out.

  • Pseudo Elements, ::before and ::after

    March 11, 2016

    Pseudo elements let us add visual enhancements to HTML elements without additional markup. They enhance content, add visual cues, and create performant animations, all within our CSS.

  • Defining Design

    September 30, 2015

    The time of Designers handing off full page comps is long gone.

  • DrupalCon Austin: Call for Sessions

    March 05, 2014

    DrupalCon Austin is fast approaching. There are already a huge number of session submissions (152 at my last count!) but there's always room for more.

  • Conference Confluence

    October 21, 2013

    What's better than going to one conference in a weekend? Going to two conferences in the same weekend, of course!

  • Design4Drupal Boston 2013

    June 26, 2013

    Getting up at 3:30am to catch a flight to Boston is not an ideal way to start the day. Knowing I was headed to Design4Drupal made it a bit easier to handle.