3D Designer and Freelance Artist for clients such as, Bloomberg, Businessweek, Giphy, Macy’s, Microsoft Outlook, The New Stand, Vox and more, Blake Thomas laughs as she remembers her childhood, cruising on her skateboard, gymnastics and Nintendo.
For Chris, since he started on the web, he has always represented his "finished work" as "teachable work" and produced products that were beautiful and contained inherent lessons.
Our phone call started at 5 AM Mountain Standard, hearing Jan running from the office to the gym, we decide that we will postpone the interview until after work. There is a consciousness he seems to have for schedule. The only schedule he breaks is his nighttime routine, where sometimes he goes to bed at Midnight, while other nights he doesn’t get into the covers until after 3 AM. During these nights is where the magic occurs.
Small Business are still the heart of areas such as LA, San Jose and San Fransisco, which have been shadowed by the rise of the startup and tech scene. Can we still believe that the Valley's core talent belongs to those that build in the depths of their garages? Talking to Bradley Bussolini and his uprising we tend to see that these stories still exist.
Its 11 am and you have a 2 pm deadline. We have been there and we know the feeling of having to get a project done quickly. Instead of turning to your nearest outsource talent finder, remember that your client wants something original and hired you for a reason!
Pip Jamieson, coming from a diverse background of Economics and Design seems to be empowered by meeting people. Located in Shoreditch, London, her textured accent is filled with words like, "rubbish" and "mum", which allows Jamieson to be much more of your best friend than one that may sell you something. To Pip, relationships matter and they matter more today than ever before.
Breakout moments happen in all different sizes and shapes. They happen in the midst of your day, when you may think of that one way of doing something different and decide to pursue it.
Mastering the freelance network and providing playful and colorful sites are an understatement. Thorleifsson and UENO are changing the game as they take company visions and make them tangible as ever to end users.
“This isn’t just business. It’s your life. Enjoy the Journey. Write a story with your life. What do you wish existed? Build that”, said Drew. Josh Long, calls him an Uber-builder, one with super human building ability with multiple skills. The title is fitting. Drew Wilson loves his family, is a surfer and pioneer, but not of web apps (that’s the bi-product), he is a pioneer of a particular building practice.
Steve Wolf, studying Industrial Design in College also studied the Bauhaus movement. By the time he fully made the transition into obtaining his degree in Graphic Design, there were elements that converted with him. In his work you can see the emphasis in his line weights, simplicity in his layouts, clean and uncluttered shapes and stylized nature within his geometric patterns and textures.
Makers of digital libraries for web and graphical assets have one the most challenging jobs in the industry. As a dual network, one must find talent for creators and buyers. Understanding product placement is something that Creative Tim was founded on, targeting the sole freelancers that are in need of dashboards, landing pages and other colorful assets.
Beyond the campaign, the Clinton brand strikes people to continue to move forward. Between the Pantsuit CSS Library, her logo and that slightly fattened san serif body font, Jesse Reed, Michael Bierut, Mina Markham and others have embodied what it means to design for America’s future.
Grids are seen to be one of the backbones of the web. It is a particular formula that is central around organization and easy on the brain to scan information quickly. Dave DeSandro, isn't just a frontend designer. Dave has designed a new standard and a grid the has taken over most of the web.
Morgan Knutson's particular story takes on a vibrant start of hackivisism and outreach for public platform and transparency. Making a gallant reputation in the design community leading teams in companies such as Google, Dropbox, Shift, UENO he now pivots to start his own product, Vela.
“In order to really kick this off the ground, we had to throw down some (seemingly arbitrary schedules) just to ensure that we were staying on track and actually launched”, Mezzell says, with focus in his eyes as he describes to DACA what it takes to start a project, be a husband and work full time.
There is a delicate season change in Vietnam. One where the trees turn a slight purple and the wind poses a swift brisk during November. Here, there are different challenges than browser testing, responsive layouts and HTML prototypes. Here, there is a standard of work that one is particularly held too either by The State or your Family.
In the diverse field of graphic, 3D and web design, the amount of work that goes into deliverables is daunting. Having a partner in this industry has been said to be “a must”. Having your brother at your side makes it seems like there are two of you. However the challenge to agree on colors, clients and layout seems like it takes the studio life to a whole new level.
llustration, like many other design trades, fall to the knife of time within their craft. Shading, scale, hierarchy, and finding the correct balance and depth of lines while drawing wrinkles on a person's forehead take a different type of time. It takes patience and hundreds of hours shaping the details.
There are four things that designers typically overlook the importance of in their digital work: proofreading, copy or written content, accessibility and user testing. Noticed 50% of these involve writing.
On the other side of the world in Asian cultures there are many of the same design processes and new industry standards that the western realm has scene. Digital prototyping in the design space is emerging as one of the many forthright, new movements that has evolved from the early days of fixed web pages.
Working with Tidal, Vodafone, Opera Software, Metalab & more, Jonatan Castro has created a name for himself as a top media connoisseur mixed with a visual designer. At the height of the media tower there are key elements that make music applications sell.
Interaction design (IxD) has become a brave new topic in today's design industry. Dribble has become full of intricately timed gif that include swiping, dragging, sliding and other snippets of gestures and movement clips. A master and journeyman for interaction design is Johny Vino, bringing the industry into a new height of UX design.
At the end of 2017, the focus within the US and Europe has been all about productivity. Productivity is up and yet jobs and wages are still slow. However, within the design industry, there is a slight twist to this, and it seems that it’s the best time to be a digital designer today both because of the increase in job openings and because the industry is on a brink of change.
Michael Fugoso, an artist, designer, and visionary seems to bring back an era of design that we might of hurried through, called, "skeuomorphic design", emerging in the early 2000's. Talking to him, he says this doesn't define him or his work. Looking at his portfolio its obvious he can't help being a master at it, evolving it to something were not expecting.
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