The new karstenrowe.com brand roundel and the google+ circular avatar.
It’s pretty hard to be efficient without being obnoxious.
Digging around in old project folders… These designs never really saw the light of day so…
Branding yourself or own product is the most painful and indecisive process, yet the most satisfying one.
Admittedly I have never used the service but I love the idea of Newspaper Club.
Never be afraid to sit a while and think.
Sometimes books are best for inspiration.
I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.
Digging through some old magazines – this Roy Lichtenstein inspired cover design for Creative Review still works for me.
Being rich is having money; being wealthy is having time.
Holly Daniels and I recently visited the Imperial War Museum – a beautiful building, a posh cafe and some inspiring artwork.
A brief insight into the NJS Equine Therapy branding and website project. Visit the website Browse the design project
Users should never have to guess if something is clickable or not.
A multi-page skeleton web project framework. A simple aim; create a basic, yet expansive web project template that you can download, use and deploy quickly. Bootstrapped LESS integrated stylesheets – commented, variables, mixins, retina ready, minified. jQuery & Google Web fonts ready. Mobile friendly design. View live website View on GitHub Please feel free to download and use in yourContinue reading “Resource 03”
The price the user sees in their shopping cart should be the same as what the user is charged on their credit card.
Showcase your best work, not all of your work.
A piece of the Berlin Wall.
People overestimate what they can accomplish in the near term and underestimate what they can accomplish in the long term.
At Nutshell we use HipChat daily, resulting in CloudApp becoming a fundamental tool. The Auto-upload screenshot preference which I initially found frustrating has become a convenient way to quickly share content – visuals & text. It also serves as a running history of UI inspiration.
It’s important to get away from work until you miss it.
A brief endorsement of Bootstrap – a mobile first framework for faster and easier web development. Yes, I know I am very late into the game. I eventually got onboard – very impressed.
Taking time to sit back and watch is important – a million ideas will come to you.
Google being helpful again. Intuitive, easy yet descriptive – helping users along their way with minimum fuss.
An overwhelming amount of amazing design work – the @Dropbox team on @dribbble.
You know you’ve done something right when everyone at the conference table is smarter than you.
One premium package by Viktor & Rolf.
Is web design an artistic undertaking? Or, is it a pragmatic process.
We do not remember days, we remember moments.
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination can take you anywhere.
Set goals, reach, repeat.
I recently visited the Detroit Institute of Arts with team @Nutshell. A truly extensive and varied collection that rivals any museum I have ever been to. If you are ever in the Detroit area, it’s well worth a visit.
When Winston Churchill was asked to cut arts funding in favour of the war effort, he simply replied, “then what are we fighting for?”.
The young are always coming up with the good ideas; it’s because they waste time. They follow their passion and do something, not looking for a payoff, just doing what’s interesting.
Branding is what people say about you when you are not in the room.
Stumbled across this lovely poster today – color, composition & type.
A iOS 7 GUI template – a lightweight Photoshop document, containing all the major iOS elements to help you design your app. It’s a well organised, labeled and layered PSD of the latest version of iOS. Preview Download
I want a life that other people tell stories about.
Be passionate about whatever you do.
Collaborative sketching with clients is fun – found these very old comps this morning.
It’s not that I have more energy. I also get tired. It’s more a case of choosing to use it.
Treat every job interview as a success. You then have very little to lose once you get there.
www.karstenrowe.com are now on @dribbble – a weekly preview of new design work and inspiration.
Gorgeous hand drawn typography.
Old, wise or experienced?
Sometimes colorless is best.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Never miss the chance to dance.
Another inspiring branding and print project.
A browser chrome template – a simple way to showcase your screenshots. An organised and editable Photoshop document; masked screenshot area, vector objects, editable text, colors & layer effects. Preview Download
Bold, bright and brilliant.