“Still, I believe that when chasing success for the long term, well-designed products should be able to rely on A-grade fundamentals. Would you build a cathedral on quicksand?”
My e-mail client of choice is Tempo. Before sunsetting, there was even a mobile app that I still miss dearly.
Casper—one of their designers—shared some insights about the process. On his note about Tempo’s icon set “Quill”, he wrote this paragraph I highly agree with. If the base of a product is well-formed, it will benefit everyone working on it at any point.