Photo manipulation is an ever evolving collaboration between photography and graphic design. Combining certain elements to create a unique image, that can convince even the most experienced set of eyes, requires a very creative set of skills. Because the manipulation...
In over 10 years of freelancing I’ve had the fortune, and sometimes misfortune, of working with some unusual clients. While each client is a unique individual, I’ve found that many characteristics and behaviors are similar from client to client. Most...
Today we bring you a great collection of portraits of the most iconic people throughout history. Portraits explore the relationship between the subject and the photographer or artist and usually continue to impress the viewer years after they have been created....
Whether it’s your portfolio, a blog, a marketing web site, or a collection of games, we all want to attract visitors to our website and to ensure that they have a pleasant experience. Usability measures the level of a user’s experience and can be characterized...
Facebook might not have all the glittery text and obnoxious backgrounds that MySpace has, but it still has its fair share of useless apps. This is especially true if you have ever tried to search for creative Facebook apps or those that may be of interest to creative...
Wrapping your brain around data online can be challenging, especially when dealing with huge volumes of information. And trying to find related content can also be difficult, depending on what data you’re looking for. But data visualizations can make all...
Today we’re going to compare the websites of two monumental companies: Apple and Microsoft. The two giants pride themselves for producing cutting edge consumer and business products, and are leading the developments in software and hardware. But what about...
I don’t know about you, but if you’re anything like me, you probably can never have too many design goodies such as brushes, vector shapes or fonts. I collect these on a weekly basis and I love them! I’ve partnered with Designious to bring a massive...
The 960 Grid System was created by Nathan Smith as a way to streamline web development workflow by providing commonly used dimensions, based on a width of 960 pixels. The 960.gs (or any CSS framework) was primarily developed for rapid prototyping, cutting down on...
Paper art can be traced back to Japan, where it originated over a thousand years ago. From complex paper cutting to book carving, this is an ever expanding area of design that is hardly talked about. These intricate paper designs grace museums and exauhibitions throughout...
Cell phones have evolved immensely since 1983, both in design and function. From the Motorola DynaTAC, that power symbol that Michael Douglas wielded so forcefully in the movie “Wall Street”, to the iPhone 3G, which can take a picture, play a video,...
In these tough economic times, many designers find themselves applying for jobs and freelance gigs on a regular basis. So, how can we stand out from the rest and grab the attention of a design agency when they’re usually bombarded with hundreds of applications?...