Firebelly Design’s Camp and You are Beautiful U Project

By: Jo Gifford on Feb 5th 2013
Firebelly Design’s Camp and You are Beautiful U Project

Firebelly Design have quite an incredible mixture of projects and approaches. As a designer trained across the disciplines of textiles, art and illustration I was drawn in by the cross-media installation project of the “You are Beautiful U” work. Firebelly are an agency specialiZing in socially responsible design, and are “committed to cultivating connections between human beings and ideas, inspiring conscious thought and action”. Firebelly Design make the bold step each Summer to shut the studio doors and work... CONTINUE READING

Ryan Feerer Explains his Evolution from Designer to Restaurant Owner with New Business Abi-Haus

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Jan 29th 2013
Ryan Feerer Explains his Evolution from Designer to Restaurant Owner with New Business Abi-Haus

Designer, illustrator and educator Ryan Feerer has recently embarked on a new challenge, adding the exciting accolade of restaurant owner to his repertoire. Feerer and good friend Jimbo Jackson opened their establishment Abi-Haus at the end of 2012 in Abilene, Texas. With the central theme being “cool vibes, good service and pleasant people”, Feerer has also been able to showcase his spectacular design skills by taking on the restaurant’s branding. Abi-Haus’s imagery is striking and can be seen to... CONTINUE READING

An Interview with Filiz Sahin

By: Jo Gifford on Jan 19th 2013
An Interview with Filiz Sahin

Filiz Sahin is an interactive designer and illustrator based in New York. She works as a senior designer at RepEquity, and spans disciplines including art direction, design, website design, storyboard design, illustration and custom typography. Her diverse client list includes Unicef, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Estée Lauder Companies, MTV, CBS Sport TV Network and SportsIllustrated. Her typographic creations caught my eye when browsing Behance, and led me to look closer at Filiz’s work. The typography designs really capture something... CONTINUE READING

Fade Street Social: Award Winning Illustrator & Designer Steve Simpson Talks About his Latest Project

By: Jo Gifford on Dec 18th 2012
Fade Street Social: Award Winning Illustrator & Designer Steve Simpson Talks About his Latest Project

Meet freelance designer and illustrator Steve Simpson. Originally from Manchester and now based in Ireland, Steve works on packaging design, children’s books and illustration projects and has won several awards for his work. Accolades include winning Best of British Illustration Awards, gold and silver medals at the AOI Images, and a range of international awards also grace his walls and CV. Steve has regularly exhibited work in London and across the Atlantic in LA and New York, and recently... CONTINUE READING

Why Accessible Web Design Matters for Designers: An Interview with Raj Lal

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Dec 12th 2012
Why Accessible Web Design Matters for Designers: An Interview with Raj Lal

Accessibility in web design is sometimes thought of as an “add on” or “extra” by designers and organizations as opposed to a necessity, and consequently only partially implemented if at all. Through his presentations on accessibility at conferences such as the HOW Interactive Design Conference and HTML5 DevConf to his involvement with the standardization process of the Web and being a contributing member of the W3C Accessibility Group accessibility champion Rajesh Lal, Senior Web Engineer at Nokia Emerging Platforms... CONTINUE READING

FIRMA Introduces ‘Chupa Chups18+’, an Erotic and Adult Interpretation of the Classic Lollipop

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Nov 22nd 2012
FIRMA Introduces ‘Chupa Chups18+’, an Erotic and Adult Interpretation of the Classic Lollipop

Moscow-based creative company FIRMA Agency have put their innovative spin on an iconic brand, introducing the Chupa Chups 18+ Lollipop design. The product range consists of 3 lollipops; BDSM, Fetish and Toys. As the name suggests it is a line made up entirely of sexually suggestive components, provoking controversy and captivation in equal measures. Intimate and erotic, FIRMA’s designs refresh and modernize the candy line, bringing Chupa Chups up to date with a bang. FIRMA’s Chupa Chups concept began... CONTINUE READING

Uncovering the Inspiration Behind David Sherwin’s New Book; “Success by Design: The Essential Business Reference for Designers”

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Nov 13th 2012
Uncovering the Inspiration Behind David Sherwin’s New Book; “Success by Design: The Essential Business Reference for Designers”

Creative director and interaction designer David Sherwin launches his book, “Success by Design: The Essential Business Reference for Designers”, on December 4th 2012. In addition to being Principal Designer at global creative firm Frog, Sherwin is also Senior Lecturer at California College of the Art in the BFA Interaction Design program. Using a combination of the experience acquired within roles such as these, and a variety of detailed interviews with industry insiders, Sherwin wrote this book for fellow creatives.... CONTINUE READING

TiVo’s Margret Schmidt Talks to GraphicDesign.com About UI/UX Design

By: Matt Cannon on Oct 25th 2012
TiVo’s Margret Schmidt Talks to GraphicDesign.com About UI/UX Design

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Vice President of Design & Engineering at TiVo, Margret Schmidt on behalf of GraphicDesign.com. She is currently the chief design officer for TiVo’s DVR, TV, PC/Mac, Web, and mobile experiences and has been with TiVo since 2001. With notables such as a Prime Time Emmy award under her belt for Outstanding Achievement In Enhanced Or Interactive Television and a Patent for Customizing DVR Functonality, Margret knows her stuff! Her insights reflect the... CONTINUE READING

Get Recognized—Enter the Horizon Interactive Awards Today!

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Oct 19th 2012
Get Recognized—Enter the Horizon Interactive Awards Today!

Web designers, developers and interactive media producers take note, December 21, 2012, the deadline for the prestigious Horizon Interactive Awards is fast approaching. Started in 2002 and now celebrating over a decade, the Horizon Interactive Awards is one of the few international interactive design competitions that recognizes and highlights outstanding achievement in interactive design. Another unusual aspect of the awards is the diverse judging panel, which includes industry professionals as well as non-designers and end-users. This year GraphicDesign.com is... CONTINUE READING

AC Creative Studio Design Bold Bar Menu Books for Picasso Cafe, Oklahoma City

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Oct 4th 2012
AC Creative Studio Design Bold Bar Menu Books for Picasso Cafe, Oklahoma City

Design team AC Creative Studio have recently produced spectacular new bar menu books for Picasso Cafe, Oklahoma City. Encompassing Picasso Cafe’s motto that “great food is an art” these individually hand-painted and hand-bound creations exude vibrance. Found in the centre of Oklahoma City’s Arts district, Picasso Cafe dates back to the 1920s. Referring to their establishment as an “artist haven”, it is a place where atmosphere and aesthetics are inextricably linked. This is a notion reflected in the bar... CONTINUE READING

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