iTunes … coming to Windows Store

You can download iTunes ... in Windows Store! The days when Microsoft could not mention Apple have been left behind. The Microsoft Store has announced the arrival of iTunes to its Windows Store application store, which means that the 500 million users of Microsoft's new operating system will have access to the content store created … Continue reading iTunes … coming to Windows Store

Typography in Web Design

When browsing online, typography is viewers first impression. It creates an experience and atmosphere communicating a message and personality. When deciding on a font, you have to ask how you want your user to feel? The audience relies on the text to communicate a message so has to be a priority for any web designer. … Continue reading Typography in Web Design

William Dwiggins – Typographer and all-rounder

William Addison Dwiggins was an American type designer and typographer.  He was well rounded and was loved for his prolific work as an illustrator, book designer, type designer, playwright, (puppets) and author. Dwiggins was born in Martinsville, Ohio in 1880, he had studied East in Chicago, and then he moved to Boston.  Between the years … Continue reading William Dwiggins – Typographer and all-rounder

West Side Story – Saul Bass opening and closing titles.

"This simplistic sequence is an exemplary use of color." Rumsay Taylor Opening Titles The opening title sequence of West Side Story is breathtaking in its elegance and simplicity. Saul Bass, their Creator, was a master he carries the audience forward with what ostensibly are just graphic elements. From the first moments, your attention is aroused … Continue reading West Side Story – Saul Bass opening and closing titles.

Tutorial 2: Smart Folders in Font Book

This tutorial is about how to create Smart Folders in the Font Book application on your Mac. The Font Book application lets you install, remove, view, organise, validate, enable, and disable fonts. Fonts are the different styles of type that your Mac is going to use to display and print text. You can access and … Continue reading Tutorial 2: Smart Folders in Font Book

Tutorial 1: How to create a tutorial panel in Preview

A well designed digital tutorial needs to be simple, clean and visually appealing.  This tutorial is how to create those annotated screenshot images that are used in online tutorials.  The images in this post are in  fact sreenshots that I have annotated and uploaded to my blog post. Tools The tools that you require for this … Continue reading Tutorial 1: How to create a tutorial panel in Preview

5 Tips for Creativity

While everyone is born with an inexhaustible well of creativity, many of us lose the ability to use this gift because we no longer practice it.  Exceptionally creative individuals are not necessarily smarter in fact research suggests that they do not score higher on intelligence tests.  Creative adults are curious, energetic, spontaneous, independent, individualistic and uninhibited. … Continue reading 5 Tips for Creativity

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Photography in web design.

Photography has become a key feature in web design. The quality of the photography can make or break the design. Good quality photography engages visitors bringing them in and encouraging them to stay on the site longer. It is essential if you want to look professional and create a great experience for the user. Quality … Continue reading Photography in web design.

Toby my much-beloved studio dog

Toby is my much-beloved studio dog.  He offers an almost human level of companionship, for all of the animals dogs mostly resemble people in virtue of understanding, affection, and co-operation. If you would like a hand with a design project, please Get in Touch. Simon is a Sydney based digital designer. He is the Director of a … Continue reading Toby my much-beloved studio dog

Ikko Tanaka – Graphic Design blend of East and West

Ikko Tanaka,  was a Leading Graphic Designer in Japan Ikko Tanaka. He had an enormous impact on the post-war visual culture in Japan.  He is widely thought of as the Father of Japanese graphic design. He merged Japanese traditional forms and colours with International Style Modernism.  He reduced classic subjects to geometric shapes and emphasised sharp … Continue reading Ikko Tanaka – Graphic Design blend of East and West