Next week I will be heading to Brighton, England for Reasons to be Creative, an amazing conference that I have the honor to be speaking alongside a stellar line up of speakers. I am humbled to be invited to such a great event, especially given some of the designers I truly admire will be speaking including: Elliot Jay Stocks, Aaron Gustafson, Dan Rubin, Erik Spiekermann among many others. I am looking forward to going back to London and Brighton. I would love to meet local designers or anyone interested in a pint and good design talk.
Awesome Illustrations by Yan Sorgi
Last week I started playing in CSS for my new personal site. I decided to skip the Photoshop/Fireworks/Illustrator part and go from sketches to HTML/CSS. This process helps me to improve my coding skills, especially for rapid prototyping. The first experiment I decided to create was a simple page with just text and texts rotated 45 degrees, heavily inspired in the Swiss Graphic Design Style. For this post I want to show you a little bit of the creative process behind this experiment.
Any fan of street art probably already saw the works of the international collective of artists The Weird. One of their members, DXTR, just got my attention for his brilliant mix of design, illustration and graffiti into one interesting and amazing style. Here's a short interview we did with him recently. You can see more from DXTR on the following links: Flickr Behance
The goal of a industrial design is to create better products in terms of function and form. The creative process is focused on coming up with the best solution in a holistically way, being rational from the materials and production process to the package and usage. AJORÍ is a great example of the mix of industrial design and arts and crafts, a trend that has been growing a lot. For this post we would love to share with you the Ajorí project. It's a great example of the creative process behind products.