Rusty Mitchell

VP, Design

Unabashed nitpixeler.

Free iOS 9.3 iPhone UI Kit for Illustrator and Sketch

The most complete, most up-to-date, most accurate, and most thoughtfully structured iOS 9 UI kit available for Illustrator and Sketch. Absolutely free!

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More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Apple’s Spotlight Location Icons

An in-depth look at Apple’s Spotlight and Maps icons along with an examination of the breadth and harmony of the set.

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Turn Those Gray Clouds Blue: Common Issues Setting Up Apple’s Family Sharing Feature

Family Sharing makes the process of sharing content between family members easier and more robust, but it is still a somewhat complex feature to setup. Learn about some of the frustrations we encountered setting up Family Sharing along with a few workarounds.

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iOS 8 Illustrator Vector UI Kit Update

A review of some of the subtle changes between iOS 7 and iOS 8, along with a free download for an iOS 8 Illustrator vector UI kit for iPhone and iPad.

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Free iOS 7 Illustrator Vector UI Kit for iPhone and iPad

Information on why we continue to use Illustrator for mobile mockups, with a free link to download an iOS 7 Illustrator vector UI kit for iPhone and iPad.

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The Psychology of Waiting, Loading Animations, and Facebook

A review of how users respond to active and passive waiting, along with a story of how Facebook adjusted their loading animation to offload blame to the operating system.

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Why build iPhone app mockups in vector format?

From sticking with what you know to planning for the future, learn why Mercury uses Illustrator to create our iPhone mockups.

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iPhone UI Vector Elements

Mercury’s first free Illustrator vector UI kit download. Built for iPhone OS (iOS) 2.0.

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