I think it was Bill Gates who said some years ago, “In the future there will be two kinds of companies. One with an effective website, and one with no business at all.” Okay, so maybe it wasn’t Bill Gates, and maybe I totally paraphrased that “quote”. But you get the idea. In web developer [...]
This is a great article for anyone interested in web design and understanding what goes in to the process of good design. Nielsen Norman Group published the article in 2011, and it’s worth a read. Enjoy. http://www.nngroup.com/articles/top-10-mistakes-web-design/
I found this blog entry on springleap.com and thought it was worth sharing: The history of Photoshop is the story of modern graphic design. For many designers, a world without Photoshop seems like ancient history. But it’s important to remember that until 1990, the majority of designers still made use of Letraset hand lettering and [...]
As a designer I constantly pay attention to visuals and they affect content. There has been a recent move to focus more and more on visual content in social media. Facebook purchasing Instagram was just one example. And it makes sense if you think about it. When looking down your twitter or facebook feed, what [...]
If you’re into podcasts, and if you’re into design, then I found just the thing for you. Design Matters, a podcast run by Debbie Millman of designobserver.com. The episodes feature some fascinating personalities with some really interesting views on the world of design. Check out the podcast here.
You’ve no doubt heard a version of the phrase “You are your own worst critic.” Dove soaps capitalized on that concept with a beautifully executed campaign. Ogilvy & Mather Agency hired a forensic sketch artist to illustrate that fact and give some insight into how we view ourselves.
Believe it or not, it’s not as simple as just picking a font and hoping for the best. I’ve worked with some of the most meticulous and experienced type setters around, and there is a definite science to the art of typography. Treating type like an object of design (as opposed to treating it like [...]
I recently came across this website that is a fabulous resource for freelancers and creatives looking for high quality, well-paid projects. I’ve done the rounds in the online community and have at one time or another had profiles on various websites to boost the numbers of incoming gigs. But my general experience was that the [...]
I was having a discussion with a vendor today that I work with quite often and use as a resource for programming on web projects. He said the following to me, “You are one of the best designers I’ve ever worked with, and I’ve been working in this industry for about 20 years. You’re in [...]
I thought I’d post a little something about me so anyone who was interested could get an idea of my training and background. I was born and raised in South Africa. After graduating high school with a focus on fine arts as my choice of studies, I enrolled in a newly emerging multimedia program with [...]