We finally got our customer support issues organized πŸ₯³.

I feel so much better now. Tomorrow, I can do deep work to make progress on core issues πŸ’ͺ

Sneak peek at upcoming feature 🀫

🏞️ GIF Fills

The video below shows a decomposing a gif into individual frames, to later be combined into our GIF export.

That's right, a GIF inside of a GIF. Inception style... take that Leo! 🀣

Happy Friday! > $100MRR 🀩

What a nice way to "ease into" the weekend.

Thank you, everyone πŸ™πŸ».

First, pass above the fold idea.

What do you think?

I'm going to try to flush out more content and product pages, and come back and do more tweaks.

Landing Page building time 😱

Does it always feels scary, like building a resume, or is it just me?

The fun part about #buildinpublic is looking back and seeing how far you have come. 🀩

Here is mine, share yours below πŸ‘‡…
Naming any business is hard.

Maybe it's time to try it in public #buildinpublic.

We are building tools to make product designers' lives amazing.

This is one option we were throwing around πŸ‘‡
Designer friends, time for another Figma Plugin 🀩

Export prototype to video/gif 🎞

My friend @sohei1L & I, invite you to join us on this live 48-hour build thread 🧡

πŸ›  Day 366-373 - Contract + Events

Been busy with contract work and events:
2x Student Talks πŸ“£
1x Organizing Startup drinks 🍻
1x Organizing Halloween party πŸŽƒ

Been able to tame the contract work a little now the platform has been launched.

πŸ›  Day 365 - Figma Design πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨

Had a fun day designing the flow for Conceptual in Figma (gosh, I love that product).

Why not just code?

I do have a lot of the technical pieces in a POC state. Now I need to bring them all together.

Design helps achieve clarity.

πŸ›  Day 364 - Research

Spent the day researching what problems designers face & what they ask for.

Used that knowledge to brainstorm ideas with @sohei1L to work on a fun project together 😁.

Found a few exciting golden nuggets πŸ₯‡

Psst, designers πŸ€™

πŸ›  Day 357-363 - Cashflow πŸ’°

Oct 1 was my trigger for 6-months runway.
Given we are in recession for the next 12-18 months, I decided to focus on cashflow.

Thus, I started a contract 3-days week. The scope turned out to be larger than I expected.

πŸ›  Day 352-356 - Figma Gradients Plugin 🌈

Last week, I built a tool for developers to make it easier to work with Figma files.

It was a test of Open Source as a distribution strategy.

This week, I wanted to help designers and try Figma plugin publishing.

πŸ›  Day 351 - People πŸ‘©πŸ§‘

Started a co-founder search and had a few great conversations.

Went to a few networking events and talked to founders & designers 😁.

This will be my post-indie hacker life. The team ❀️.

Appreciate intros if you know someone.

πŸ›  Day 345-347 - Figma News 😱

Finally, I figured out how to import and modify Figma content.

As I was celebrating, tragedy. Our beloved design tool was bought by Adobe 😭.

After 24 hours of shock, I decided to act and help designers prepare for the worst.

πŸ›  Day 343-344 - Post Vacation 🌴

System shock between 12-2am. All my todos entered my head at once, and with it all the worry.

When I woke up, I decided to focus my YC application. Yes, not fun, but impactful.

Completed my YC Application draft and video πŸ₯³.

Time to go for a walk + snack and review it later. 4 more hours to go...

Love to hear what you think of the video. Share your below 😁

πŸ›  341-342 Day - Rendering Engines βš™οΈ

Tested out several approaches to get Figma to render and modify content outside of the official editor.

I found a way to balance accuracy, stability and performance 🀩. I can't wait for you to try it.

@conceptual_so #buildinpublic
πŸ›  Day 340 - PM Breakdown

Sometimes a task that seems simple grows much larger.

In this case, users were confused when they first started using the app. I thought a simple tutorial would help.

2-weeks later and it is clear it is not yet done.

@conceptual_so #buildinpublic
πŸ“’ Day 336-339 - People πŸ’œ

Went to a 2-day conference @TractionConf_io and talked to 50 incredible people. It was a blast.

Met CMOs, CEOs, CTOs, VCs, Founders and more.

Then it took two days to follow up with everyone 🀣.

Was it worth it?

@conceptual_so #buildinpublic