GuideGuide – the efficient way to set up a grid in Photoshop. Enter in a few numbers… magic… columns, rows, midpoints, and baselines – done.
You have to create content before you can design it.
A compilation of Dropbox illustrations.
Logo design & brand guidelines
Web design & build
iOS & Android UI design
Web app UI design & development
Check out the Nutshell dribbble project to see what we’ve been working on.
If you want to complete a tax return or repair a dishwasher, go for logic every time. But if you want to overthrow a tyrant, write a sonnet, make something great or get people to think in a new way, then go for passion.
Charisma appears to be a very special gift that’s easy to recognise in others yet dauntingly hard to inculcate in oneself.
Stumbled across this 37signals post today – still thinking about it.
The painful truth is that, at work, we’re on trial all the time. Life outside the office is no different – you are subject to obvious scrutiny on the big occasions.
MailBox iOS App downloaded – impressed. The intro wizard is super helpful in terms of discovering the more advanced gestures.
Above all, encourage each other, and make the work fun.
Writing a business presentation, writing a best man’s speech at a wedding, writing an after-dinner talk – these are all creative acts but they require preparation and structure.
karstenrowe.com now have a Facebook page.
The vast majority of presentations today are done on PowerPoint. Yet PowerPoint is to communications what a microwave is to cooking – living proof that easier is not always better. And just as a microwave is the perfect short cut to bland food, so PowerPoint is the perfect short cut to bland thought.
If you don’t have confidence in you, they won’t have confidence in your idea.
The bigger the problem, the more valuable the solution.
Another cute branding project – one that @hollydaniels_ will like.
Have you ever watched a house being built from scratch? For months and months nothings seems to happen – then suddenly the house is there. When the base is properly in place, the rest is easy.
Admiring the interior design of our local pub – The Tram & Social. I’ve always been a sucker for double height spaces.
You don’t need to escape to Yorkshire, let alone Marrakesh, to find some isolation – but you do need to find it.
Love this project for 7 Eleven – a great example of extending a brand’s visual identity.
Not long to my visit to Lowry – Tate Britain.
I’m not hugely passionate about cycling but these Le Tour De France illustrations kept me entertained on the train.
Unusual thinking doesn’t happen when you’re in a utterly usual space. You must find a new space to think in.
So when you’re pitching to someone, you’re asking them to judge the future. Since knowing the future is beyond logic, their judgement won’t be based on logical factors but on emotional factors: trust, confidence, hope, ambition, desire.
Life is too short so kiss slowly, laugh insanely love truly and forgive quickly.
More thought-provoking work via The Economist.
Always forgive your enemies, nothing will annoy them more.
I never said it would be easy. I only said it would be worth it.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
If someone heard that you were a great company to work with (and decides to use your product / service / app because of that) and they then experience the exact opposite, it’s not only a neutral outcome. Instead that customer has an exponentially bad experience, because their expectation was that much more than they got.
If I’m going to bitch about someone else’s work, what about my work? If I have a problem with how someone runs their company, how about how I run mine?
You don’t change someone’s mind by telling them they’re an idiot. When’s the last time someone changed your mind that way?
Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.
If you find an element of your interface requires instructions, then you need to redesign it.
Noma Bar has been a career long inspiration to me – a prolific & intelligent artist.
Having small touches of colour makes it more colourful than having the whole thing in colour.