(This is a sponsored article.) Designing mobile apps means going through different stages: pre-planning, visual concepts, designing, prototyping, development. After defining your project, you need to test how it will work before you begin to develop it. This stage is captured by prototyping. Prototyping allows designers to get a feelRead More →

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Although he readily admits to being blessed in his profession, meeting the appropriate people at the right time, ” Steve Chinhsuan Wang’s career path hasn’t always been easy.Read More →

© MD Pursuit Architects: HII Architects Location: No. 420, Section 2, Shulin St, South District, Tainan City, Taiwan Executive Designers: Jing-Yuan Hu, Kao-Chun Huang, Bin-Chuan Lai, Chia-Hern Wei Lighting Designer: Bo-Kuan Wu Visual Design: block design Block.tw Area: 364.0 m2 Project Year: 2016 Photographs: MD Pursuit © MD Pursuit TextRead More →

Hey folks, it’s been a while. Life got in the way, but I’m back from hibernation and I will try to post more frequently. This work designed by Malva Sawada and creative directed by Andrew Trotter is what got me out of my slumber. It’s a super minimal packaging design forRead More →

A One-of-a-Kind Whiskey Experience Editor’s Note: Against the Grain has celebrated some of the best creative ideas in writing paper and packaging since 2009. This year we begin our series on clients whose ideas in paper and print best demonstrate the enduring beauty and flexibility of print — using some ofRead More →

On the occasion of Philippe Apeloig’s lecture “Abstract or not” at Mudam Luxembourg, Design Friends published a 24-pages catalogue in French and English. The interview was conducted by Arthur Dreyfus.Read More →

Jules Cheret was a French painter and lithographer who became a master of Belle Époque poster art. He has been called the father of the modern poster.Read More →

Alva skog illustrations

“Illustration is a way for me to communicate, express and question ideas and ideals. For me, illustration and art is a powerful (political) tool and I want people to reflect on things that we might ignore, such as gender inequality and hidden racism,” says Alva Skog .Read More →

netiquette the finer points

Netiquette is a colloquial portmanteau of the words network and the internet; it is an informal word implying the rules of correct, acceptable and polite behaviour online. Netiquette is the manual exercise and regulation of our online society.Email, social media and communicating online has been around long enough that one would think that most people would be adept at this form of communication.Read More →

You have probably heard the saying ‘a picture conveys a thousand words.’ You can use this concept to promote the brand image of the products or services you are offering to sell to the public via an eye-catching graphic design of your organization’s logo .Read More →

Colour code your life

Colour, the indispensable tool of designers worldwide can also help you organise everything from the office to the home.

From time to time we all have a difficult time organising some important part of our lives — our filing cabinets, our schedules, email, or any number of elements at home or at work.
Colour may be the solution! Organising with colour can help streamline your routine, improve your productivity and save time.  Colour coded systems of organising are up to four times faster than conventional methods.  As a result colour coding will make your job and lives easier, decrease stress and increase our self-confidence.Read More →

Edward de Bono quote

The mission for Dr Edward de Bono has to focus on thinking “as a learnable skill, like cooking or skiing.”  Along the way, he has coined the phrase “lateral thinking.” This is an intuitive, unorthodox and mental activity he contrasts with “vertical thinking”, the logical step-by-step, problem-solving style familiar to the Western Cultural tradition.Read More →

Benchmark of beauty symmetry

Design, fashion art, architecture all make use of symmetry. If a design or a structure is symmetrical, then it has balance and harmony, which people say makes it pleasant to look at. Symmetry speaks of deep connections that lie underneath superficial differences. When symmetry appears even subtly, it causes an intuitiveRead More →

Banner for Bailey Street Design

Visual design is at work everywhere around us.  It gives shapes and form to the books we read, the posters we see and the road signs that we pass on the streets.Read More →

Mood Board

Mood boards are design and marketing tools used extensively within the design industry to communicate information visually.Read More →

I created these illustrations from a number of old newspapers from the 1960’s.  The images have been isolated from travel sections of newspapers.  They are lovely and clean when viewed on their own.Read More →