The last week was full of cool things, John Hicks and the gorilla icon for Silverback, the new BBC beta site, and the very useful 10 Phrases Every Freelancer Should Kick-Out of Their Vocabulary article from Freelanceswitch are just three examples, below we list some of the best articles we read during this past week.
If we missed something that you think it's really good, leave a comment and we will check that out
I'm a Brazilian product designer based in Oakland, California currently working for Google as a Staff Designer. I am also the founder of Abduzeedo, an award-winning digital publication about design and a personal project that has become the source of inspiration for millions of designers and enthusiasts.
Let's take a look at the latest from Fitbit, called the Ionic (Love the name!). It's packed with many features including personalized guidance & insights, built-in GPS, stores music, heart rate, 4+ days battery life and more. Currently, for pre-ordering, you will be able to accessorize it with bands for different aspects of your everyday routine from sport, leather and classic. I'll be very curious to see it live and test it for every situation. From what we are seeing today from its industrial design, this may be the potential Apple Watch killer, wouldn't you agree?
With summer here it's the perfect time to take a moment in the sun to update your portfolio. With that in mind, we've selected a few useful design mock ups ranging from smartphones like the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC to iPads and corporate identity collateral. Presentation is extremely important for any design project. It helps to show the value of the product and give the context necessary to help people understand what you are trying to achieve. A few weeks ago I shared a tutorial where I showed how to create a poster mockup.
Watermag is a school assignment by design student Bjarke Nøhr Kristensen from Denmark. He chose to redesign the danish surf magazine Watermag surfnews and his work was great. Check it out!
For more from Bjarke Nøhr Kristensen visit behance.net/BjarkeKristensen.
Hungarian designer Boglárka Nádi decided to take on this amazing project for her final thesis. She designed all the stamps based on Hungarian Folk Tales and the result is amazing, check it out!
For more from Boglárka Nádi visit behance.net/bigibogi.