Most of the time (but not all of the time), a website background should stay in the background. It should provide just enough color, just enough interest and style, and set the stage for your foreground content to do the talking.
I did this as a birthday gift for a friend a little while ago, and was just thinking there must be other scholar-gentlewomen. It’s still up on flickr, so if you know a scholar and a gentlewoman (or are one), you should download it and maybe make a teeshirt transfer or a balloon.
Connections are how we build relationships. Graphic arts are communication arts, which succeed when they create or strengthen relationships.
Whether the other person is a friend, someone we work with, someone we interact with only briefly or that abstraction we call “our market”, we start with connections…
You mean this one?
Well, I do mention “Aesthetics,” and look! There’s “Brand Tone”… that’s sort of designy. But how do all those rather un-designy components add up to the glorious space in the middle?
At the moment, we’re strengthening our sales presentations over at H1Talent, a job matching site for H1-B visa holders and the companies that seek them. We’ve got great numbers, but we needed more imagery to communicate the business concept, as well as some data visualization to bring those great numbers to life.
What’s my favorite poster?
I was asked this recently, and felt a little rattled by the idea of having to point to just one. I poked around on Pinterest to wrestle a bit with it.
I’ve had my favorites… but one? Here’s a quick-ish study.
A landing page is like the spine of a book in a book store (extreme example). Potential buyers are scanning the shelves. Their eyes pass over your book—for how long? seconds?
I’ve been looking for ways add dimension to this pattern design, which I showcased in a previous post. It’s the kind of design that really needs to be lived with and considered over time. Tiny photo mockups only tell a small part of its story. I asked myself […]
Happy New Year!
To celebrate, I was cleaning out my inbox (ahem) and found this banner ad I had emailed myself after learning that it was one of the top performing pieces for a campaign.
A simple, clean design that follows and has fun with branding requirements, this ad brought outstanding […]
A new client asked for examples of slide presentations I’ve done. Unfortunately, most of them are confidential (for sales presentations, etc.). To get a range of styles across, I put together this little slide show.
In addition to showcasing my work, I hope it will inspire you to think a little (or a lot) […]
- Buy Design
- Cool Stuff
- Creative Process
- Design for Surfaces
- In Brief
- Learning All the Time
- Making Projects Work
- My photos
- My Wifi Life
- Pattern Design
- Product Development
- Social Networks
- Tech Innovation
- Textile Design
- The Boy
- User Experience
- User Experience Design
- Web Design
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