Posts tagged #design

Crafting Imagery — Choose Your Own Adventure

Colin Dutton's wonderful article regarding "reading photographs."

This is a lovely article. This same article could be used to speak to graphic designers, user-interface developers or copyrighters. We get bogged down with the notion that we must skim; take at face value; judge and digest. More often than not I see, even my own child not allowing herself to see past what's being served up. My father, a fine artist, and I had endless discussions regarding abstract and representational work and what delivers a more 'direct' message. The point here (IMHO) is that if you allow yourself to go past the surface level, then the medium (w/e it is) can reveal more than its first impression.


A touch more than Symbology:


Here's a thoughtful presentation that discusses eye movement in design by author ANUJ MALHOTRA.


User interface follows many of the same directional philosophy as outlined in the article above. That said, you as the designer need to take additional care in delivering the "interactive" attributes to your user. This is where the "intuitive" nature of UI/UX come into play, and where many designers fall short.

Posted on November 15, 2017 and filed under Design, Interactive, Trends.

10 Brands Logos + One Year

So the past year, or so has seen the creation (or in some cases evolution) of well over 10 brands for me. Some just are just visual identities, while others, fully vetted brand systems and implementation strategies. I thought perhaps you'd enjoy walking through them. The following identities have been comped' on both white and back to see their relative impact/readability.

Pixel Pushers: Design on the Cheap

This post won’t go over well with everyone in the design community. Some of them might get their Pantones in a wad over what I’m about to tell you. But by the end, the rest of you will be thanking me. And to the designers that hate this post, it's better that you know the rules then to hate the game.
Posted on February 12, 2013 and filed under Business, Design, Process.