Baby Magical Touch Makes Bacon

June 16, 2012Design

Icon design is a difficult thing to do well. It takes time and iteration. The image needs to communicate something very quickly without words. Oftentimes designers make concessions that can be misinterpreted. Icons that span cultures and languages layer on complexity. This aspect of graphic design is usually the first budget line item to be … Read More

Interaction Design In The Cloud

May 11, 2012Design

Smashing Magazine, a great resource for designers, published an interesting article about services that solve for prototyping and wireframing. Both are elements within my process that feel clunky. I’m hopeful that in the future Adobe Muse may ease some of the frustration I encounter. But, I’m not sure if I’m going to take the dive … Read More

Saul Bass’ Bell System Pitch

February 3, 2012Design, Inspiration

This video was produced by Saul Bass to pitch the brand executives the Bell System logo redesign. The first 13 minutes of the video provide a great primer on identity design. The actual pitch starts around 13:00. I really appreciate how Bass presents his work and explains why he made the choices he did. He briefly … Read More

Breakfast, Interrupted

May 20, 2011Design

Every year the Marlin Network host a breakfast during the National Restaurant Association Show. Breakfast, Interrupted is a video invitation for an artful interpretation of the meal we know as breakfast. The event will take place May 21st at 8:00 in the Chicago Art Institute. The creative folks at deep dreamed up the idea behind … Read More

Greek Salad

May 11, 2011Design

Gorgeous Greek Salad thanks to Jamie Oliver. Check out his app, I highly recommend it.

Coca-Cola’s 125th Anniversary Design

April 28, 2011Design, Inspiration

Coca-Cola is 125 years old. They are celebrating by giving their packaging a makeover, the result is a beautifully nostalgic design. The new can features the glamorous Varga girls of the 1940s. Kudos to Bulletproof for the great work.

9 tips for Mobile Optimization from Opera

March 13, 2011Design

Bruce Lawson is an Opera web evangelist. Today at SXSW Interactive he gave a presentation about “Web Anywhere.” Here’s a list of things Bruce mentioned as a good rule of thumb for any mobile site deployment. Don’t use tables. Tables do not work well on limited screen sizes. Give image dimensions in HTML This is … Read More

SXSW Interactive 2011 Visual Notes

March 12, 2011Design, Illustration

Ogilvy & Mather has a team of skilled graphic recorders that are documenting the key elements from each session or panel during SXSW Interactive 2011. The wonderfully visual notes are being created by visual notes leaders Heather Willems and Nora Herting of ImageThink, supported by Ryan Robinson, Sunni Brown, Lisa Sorsa and Stephanie von Dressler. … Read More