Feeling inspired by the Lunar New Year celebrations all around us this week, we felt the need to dive a little deeper into East Asian aesthetics (if only we could do so in person!). We did a little bit of dreaming about where we would start a tour of contemporary East Asian art and design.
Over the past two weeks, we asked our designers, customers and staff to nominate their favorite designs from 2015. Now it’s time to vote on the finalists!
In a sea of similar items, how do you make your product packaging stand out? One of our favorite ways is by complicating it a little with 2016’s coolest packaging trend. Designers are imbuing their designs with texture, giving packaging a tactile quality that drives shoppers to grab them off the shelf.
February’s here and that means another group of Creative Challengers! We’ve selected 9 amazing designs that didn’t win their respective contests, but deserve one more chance at glory.
I know nothing about popular music. I haven’t listened to an album released since 1978, despite having been born in 1981.1 I had to Google the difference between “Album of the Year” and “Record of the Year.”2 So you’ll believe me when I say, few people are more qualified to judge an album only by its... Read More
Personality transforms a basic site into an engaging, entertaining one. It’s what convinces first-time visitors to keep clicking and repeat visitors to come back. However, once you’ve added personality in all the obvious places – like your copy, visuals, fonts, and color scheme – you might not know what else to personalize.
Where sports go, graphic design is not far behind. From big scale branding of major pro teams to the design of your local little league logo, there is someone behind the scenes, utilizing imagery to delineate teams. And that goes double — nay, infinitely multiplied – for products available to consumers of sporting goods.
Just what separates a brand name in a standard, mass-distributed typeface from a bona fide logo? One of them is generic and basically worthless, while the other is (hopefully) an impactful, memorable, skillfully made, often very expensive work of design.
It’s not every year that we experience big changes. With such rapid growth in technology over the past few years, we’re sure that the big 2016 web design trends will focus on maturing and expanding on those developments.
While our first PowerPoint webinar covered the familiar structure of a PowerPoint presentation and the basic elements needed to properly build one, we’ll now take a higher level approach to the design process and explore how we can all make more innovative presentations.