Beer label design
Maybe one day… Still keen to design a beer label … But for now here is some more inspiration … karstenrowe.com/design-blog/tag/beer/
Start a blog for your business
A blog can be a great way to create dialogue with your potential customers.
How to build a world famous brand
A little escape to break the routine. I recently took some time away from work to gather my thoughts, relax and soak up some sun. My clearest thinking and strongest ideas happen when I’m away from my daily tasks; Meetings, Photoshop & Coda.
Two cute brands.
A few more beer labels to add to the collection: karstenrowe.com/tag/beer/.
Something new. Cadbury Highlights have a new package design. Looks rather feminine, maybe I need to find a new hot chocolate, maybe not.
Two cute brands, two cute packages. Here’s to my new self improvement programme.
A very cute bottle.
Swatch – a consistently beautiful brand. Black or Red?
Sunday sorting – found a self-portrait I did whilst at university. Wishing I was still young.
Project 14: Rochen Hosting
Archiving another super old project that never really saw the light of day.
Project 13: Flagship Housing
Archiving another very old project. View Dribbble project
Project 12: CPD Store
Archiving another very old project.
Project 10: ChapterOne
An old branding and web project that I wanted to share before archiving forever.
Continuing my New year tidy up. Archive all old projects before the end of January – job done.
Project 09: karstenrowe.com logo wallboard
The brief was to create a scaleable, responsive platform to showcase recent branding projects. A bootstrapped solution can be found here: http://karstenrowe.com/projects/logo-wallboard/. Visit the website
Working hard archiving old projects.
It’s a little rough round the edges, but I’ve posted some new logo design work. http://karstenrowe.com/projects/logo-wallboard/
Continuously striving for improvement – check out @Nutshell progress: www.dribbble.com/karstenrowe/projects/nutshell.
Three blogs that I regularly visit: Creative Review Advertising, design and visual culture. Little Big Details Your daily dose of design inspiration. Signal vs. Noise A publication about the web by 37signals.
Always a sucker for a brand mascot – especially Freddie. Checkout the MailChimp Team on dribbble.
Color inspiration found.
Pretty printed items for a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Paul Smith – ideas for my first logo. Start with a scribble.
A subtle update to a brilliant mark.
Project 08: Scar Top Poultry
A little branding project for Scar Top Poultry. View Dribbble project
Brand guidelines also play an important role in a designer’s efficiency. In the current climate, where everyone has their eye on time and money, a well-managed visual identity can equal greater creative output. All the hard work has already been done, so it’s just a case of implementation. Therefore, you spend less time worrying aboutContinue reading “Words 125”
From a designer’s point of view, we like following rules. We can’t get enough of them. Grids, colour palettes, point sizes, ‘x’ heights, margins – we love them. What we hate is being restricted. It is important to give designers enough room for interpretation, that’s why brand guidelines should be just that – a guide,Continue reading “Words 124”
To grow and maintain a strong brand, consistency is by far the most important factor. This ensures that your brand is immediately and unconsciously recognisable, wherever and whichever medium it is found.
It’s been a long time since I’ve spent any considerable time in Adobe InDesign. Enjoying the experience, a few features that I would love to see in Photoshop.
A Google Maps tooltip that made me smile. “This map is built for you”. Software for humans.
Brand is the big picture. It’s what differentiates one business from another.
A bright and bold design doesn’t have to be brash.
A company’s brand is paramount. It expresses your culture and character and, in turn, helps establish your reputation in the minds of your customers.
A few well crafted brand marks.
karstenrowe.com have a Google+ page
Now verified on Google+.
A clever & unique logo.
A simple website to showcase new design work. View work sample By no means a ground-breaking or innovative design and very much a work in progress, but having a point of reference is important.
I love shopping for a new Swatch watch.
Project 07: karstenrowe.com
A brief insight into karstenrowe.com re-branding and website project. Browse the design project
When you write like everyone else and sound like everyone else and act like everyone else, you’re saying, “Our product is like everyone else’s”.
Great brands work, they say to people that you care about quality.
Always a pleasure to see Nutshell in the wild.
Adding a few snaps to the NJS Equine Therapy logo & web design project.
The new karstenrowe.com brand roundel and the google+ circular avatar.
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.
Project 06: NJS Equine Therapy
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.
The price the user sees in their shopping cart should be the same as what the user is charged on their credit card.