I’m a big fan of the work of Chip Kidd – probably best known as the book cover designer for titles such as Jurassic Park, much of Brett Easton Ellis’s work, David Sedaris … etc. etc. Anyway, there’s a good interview with him over on Smashing Magazine.
If people liked everything I did just because I did it, as opposed to whether it was actually good or not, that would be a problem — both for me and for them. What I don’t like, and I don’t know any designer who does, is when you feel that you’ve done the right work and then it gets rejected, for whatever reason
The great people at Kenspeckle Letterpress have put together a sign that speaks volumes – not just for their thought process, but for how closely aligned they are with what has become known as ‘the general mood’. Okay, so, as a sole trader who needs to make sales and generally be as nice and helpful as I can – this might not be the best thing to hang on my door. But sometimes, it’d be the appropriate thing – Closed Due To Irritation:
I just wanted to share with you a splash of colour and joy on this dreary (in Fermanagh) Wednesday afternoon … so I’m working on an ecommerce website for a florist in Minnesota (I sketched wireframes and the lovely, talented Marian Lansky fleshed out the design … all photography from Rolf Hagberg) and it’s just lovely – here’s a small screenshot from one of their gift pages. It just makes me smile:
It’s a great looking event – although, for me, it seems to have moved away from the direct relevance of my day to day to a more abstract view on digital product design. That’s okay – but maybe not for me this year – there are other demands on my conference time this year!
BUT – the reason for flagging it here is to draw attention to the wonderfully responsive website design. Take a look at the website and resize your browser window … several different layouts kick in at popular screen resolution sizes … so there’s a full screen version, a tablet version, mobile phone version (portrait / landscape) etc. … actually , we should stop talking about it in terms of differentiation by device – it’s simply a website, built how it should be. Responsive and practical – as well as beautiful – check it out:
A nice article on how clients should prepare for having their logo redesigned … the example used in this article – for ‘Northland OB-GYN’ is a site I’m working on with Sally who wrote this piece. Can’t wait for the Northland site to go live … it looks great, and the logo is a wonderfully flexible representation of the site, for sure.
A nice look at John Hicks’ logo redesign for mailchimp. John is the icon / logo design genius behind such things as the Firefox logo, The Escape Committee logo (my favourite of his, I think), as well as the design work for the new usability testing software suite: Silver Back App. Check out John’s work