Some nice print work that caught the eye.
Be friendly to those who enjoy your work and friendlier to those who attack it.
One who makes no mistakes makes nothing.
Get excited & make things.
If 80% of success is just showing up, 90% is showing up early.
A brand is not what you say it is. It’s what they say it is.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Smart people ask for clarification on things they don’t understand.
The subtle design update made to the WordPress sidebar works for me.
You have to make every single detail perfect and you have to limit the number of details.
I would never design a building before I’ve seen the site and met the people who will be using it.
Great design will not sell an inferior product, but it will enable a great product to achieve its maximum potential.
Create your own visual style. Let it be unique to you, yet identifiable by others.
Another adorable brand mascot – Timehop.
The difference between a Designer and Developer, when it comes to design skills, is the difference between shooting a bullet and throwing it.
It would be difficult to be more minimal – Google Glass.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
I’m a sucker for a brand mascot, especially when the illustration is as charming as this – Polar – a super-fast way to create great-looking polls.
Always design something by considering its next larger context – a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city.
It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.
Questions about whether design is necessary or affordable are quite beside the point: design is inevitable. The alternative to good design is bad design, not no design at all.
It’s art if it can’t be explained. It’s fashion if no one ask for an explanation. It’s design if it doesn’t need explanation.
Posted another web design project to dribbble… Gignite Project.
Good design must be defined by appropriateness to audience and goals, and by its effectiveness, not by its adherence to Swiss design or the number of awards it wins.
More color inspiration, courtesy of Google.
Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration.
I’ve always liked the Clarks logotype.
Design is the conscious effort to impose a meaningful order.
Maths is easy; design is hard.
Good design is a lot like clear thinking made visual.
Design is as much an act of spacing as an act of marking.
Zurb Foundation pull off the brand mascot well.
Nice artwork for the forthcoming Sub Focus track.
Don’t design for everyone. It’s impossible. All you end up doing is designing something that makes everyone unhappy.
Bad design is smoke, while good design is a mirror.
A designer is a planner with an aesthetic sense.
Design is where science and art break even.
I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn’t make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant loosing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet.
I love this remark. Researchers once put a team of white, alpha male brains in one room – desperately clever men – to solve a series of problems. In another room a diverse group were assembled, from professors to train drivers to checkout operatives, crossing race, age and gender. And – surprise, surprise – diversity won. Of course it did. Because it had more life and much more experience. It had a mesh of knowledge not just a mass of knowledge. So in choosing your team bear this in mind. Diversity is the magic recipe.
If your dreams don’t scare you, there probably not big enough.
Every designers’ dirty little secret is that they copy other designers’ work. They see work they like, and they imitate it. Rather cheekily, they call this inspiration.
Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.
People ignore design that ignores people.
Everything is designed. Few things are designed well.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
We live in a jargon world. Jargon excludes those not in the know. Jargon also makes you lazy. And it irritates a lot of people. Especially avoid acronyms. The drive towards simple, easy to understand English will also improve your understanding of complex issues.