is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe, Design Chair at Wildcard and co-founder of Kidpost. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired by Etsy, Inc.), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children. Refer to the advertising and sponsorship page for inquiries.+
This plugin automatically creates placeholder content for design mockups within Bohemian Coding’s Sketch. Once installed, selecting a menu item will instantly generate photographic avatars, hypothetical user names and geo location data. This animation demonstrates how ridiculously easy it is to turn standard rounded rectangles into user avatars.
Also, for those wondering: there’s an obvious potential overlap between this plugin and Facebox, the pack of royalty-free user icons that I created last year with my friend Matt. He and I have been talking about adapting this plugin to utilize Facebox’s avatars and hope to have something working soon.+