One of the most common uses of design skills is production of logos. Companies pay a lot of money and designers often put in a lot of time perfecting the brand image that will be on display for years, even decades at a time. Of course, sometimes it’s necessary to shake things up, to refresh… Continue reading #Infographic: Logo design evolution
If you start a sentence off with “Love is like…” you don’t often end it with “…being a designer”. Then again, if you’re not a designer, you probably won’t be able to make sense of any of this anyway. This infographic by Ayla Newhouse is odd to say the least, but it actually makes some… Continue reading #Infographic: How design and love come together
It’s hard to believe that web design has been a popular profession for nearly two decades. The days of awful designs such as the old compuserve.com website (which, incidentally, isn’t a whole lot better today) are not completely behind us; there are still plenty of terrible designs out there. Still, it’s better now than it… Continue reading #Infographic: 17 years of web design
It’s a digital age. The worlds of advertising, branding, and art are all flooded with creative people trying to make their mark in the realm of graphic design. How can one tell whether they have what it takes to join this world? In the flowchart below by Sikich, the answer to that question becomes a… Continue reading Do you have what it takes to be a graphic designer?
Adobe Systems is well known for its graphic design, video editing, and web development applications. Whether developed or acquired, all the applications are collected in the San Jose-based company’s “Creative Suite”. Since its initial release in 2003, millions of people have come to rely on the applications in Adobe Creative Suite (CS) and for many… Continue reading Adobe adds subscription-based service
Many major companies are going flat. No, it’s not just the economy or consumer sentiment, but rather in design. Flat is in and it’s sweeping across the internet, but how long will this trend last? Facebook made headlines last week with their move to a flat logo. Apple is rumored to be flattening their interface… Continue reading Flat is buzzing in the design world, but for how long?
I just recently blogged about the top car technologies we will most likely see in the future of cars. One of those features was the ability to fly in your car. Ironically at Hyundai’s annual Idea Festival, a flying “car” was showcased at the event. The prototype designed by Hyundai engineers is a hover-type vehicle… Continue reading Hyundai kinda sorta makes a flying car
The ebb and flow of design trends always seems to navigate towards and away from simplicity. Today, simple is hot. Flat is hot. Depth, texture, and complex are all out and Facebook is following the trend with their new logo release. They removed the lower bar that gave it a sheen for a minor 3D… Continue reading Facebook joins the flat, simple logo trend
The flight of the dragonfly is unique in the animal kingdom. It’s complex four-wing mechanics give it significant advantages over traditional two-wing flyers. By moving two sets of wings independently of each other, the dragonfly is able to enjoy much more maneuverability and speed control. It’s no wonder so many robotics designers have tried to… Continue reading Festo BionicOpter may bring dragonfly drones to a sky near you
The digital devices and printing equipment of today are becoming masterful at presenting the world in full color. Retina displays make the colors pop. HD is being replaced with Super-HD (which will be replaced by Mega-HD, which will be replaced by Ultra-HD, which will…) and the magnificent presentations possible in the world of design have… Continue reading A designer’s guide to color and psychology