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The World Collabs #4 - Winner

We recently started "World Collabs" our new cutting edge design contest. We struggled hard choosing an winner because most of the entries were really good. Here are the winning designs. I am very excited to introduce you the four winners of the designing contest. Starting Image: Featured Design by Joao Oliveira http://www.onrepeat.net/ Prize 1. $ 200 (send via PayPal), an approval for an original collaboration with the artist and a feature on Abduzeedo 2. $ 100 (send via PayPal) 3. A Single Version of image editing program Pixelmator (worth 59 $) 4. A Depositphotos.com account with $40 Credit 5. A Depositphotos.com account with $40 Credit 6. A Depositphotos.com account with $40 Credit 7. A Depositphotos.com account with $40 Credit 8. A Depositphotos.com account with $40 Credit Sponsor DepositPhotos.com is your #1 resource for buying and selling Royalty-free photographs and vector images. Our vast library of imagestock coupled with our wide variety of flexible purchase options makes us the most convenient and profitable tool for designers, artists and photographers. There were tons of good entries but there could only be a few winners. So here they are 8. Place: Niels van Hoeckel http://dokodemo-nl.deviantart.com 7. Place: Bruce Davidson http://bobbb12345.deviantart.com/ 6. Place: Matthew Mackay 5. Place: Andreas Hummel http://www.herrhummel.de/ 4. Andy Peninger http://www.andypeninger.com/ 3. Place: Dobák Zsolt http://hicky2.deviantart.com/ 2. Place: virus vizarre 1. Place: Mat MacQuarrie www.matmacquarrie.ca//a> All winners have to contact me for their prizes. Thanks for everyone who has been involved in this contest. And make sure you're there for the next contest.

The World Collabs #4 - Submissions

A Few month ago we started our new monthly design contest called "The World Collabs". For those of you who havent heared about it: It's a designing challenge that lets you collaborate with the best designers of the world. For the month July we got Joao Oliveira to work with you. Here are the Submissions. For this contest Abduzeedo provides you with a Photoshop design from an acknowledged artist you can collab with. For more information about the full contest please visit The World Collabs #4 - with Joao Oliveira article. The starting piece by Joao Oliveira http://www.onrepeat.net/ What do you think are the best submissions? Write a comment and talk about it with the community The Submissions 01 - Seba Andaur 02 - Erick Diaz 03 - Leena Parvin 04 - Stefan Hanreich 05 - Stephen Calvillo 06 - Joakim Olaussen http://jk3y.deviantart.com/ 07 - FKSD 08 - Andres Corrales 09 - Jason Butch 10 - Michael O. 11 - Derek Brown 12 - xyphid http://xyphid.deviantart.com/ 13 - Eric Vasquez www.ericvasquez.net 14 - Bebo Service 15 - Sanne Terpstra http://www.sanneterpstra.com/ 16 - Patrik Hjelm 17 - Marko Stanojevic http://pyrohyper.deviantart.com/ 18 - Andreas Hummel http://www.herrhummel.de/ 19 - Mitchell Tran 20 - The Root Out http://www.therootout.com/ 21 - Radu Chelariu 22 - Unwana essien http://unwana.deviantart.com/ 23 - Mat MacQuarrie www.matmacquarrie.ca/ 24 - virus vizarre 25 - Kevin Compeer/h2> 26 - Husam Elfaki http://www.galaxyturbo.net 27 - Luis Afonso 28 - Bruno Naokihttp://www.flickr.com/photos/brunonaoki/ 29 - Makhsut 30 - CT http://nyclaudiotesta.deviantart.com/ 31 - adrian piciorea http://paroiq1.deviantart.com/ 32 - Brandon Maxwell 33 - Rolando Lorceh http://hecrol.deviantart.com/ 34 - &Bloom http://www.andbloom.com/ 35 - Roberto Gamito http://rgquarkup.deviantart.com/ 36 - Luca Molnar http://www.lucamolnar.com/ 37 - Thibault Jorge http://www.madebytj.com 38 - Teela Cunningham http://www.teelac.com/ 39 - Sleep Zero http://www.sleep-zero.com/ 40 - Andrew Emerson http://foofoodoodly.deviantart.com/ 41 - Dimi Arhontidis http://feedgrids.com/ 42 - Stephen Lam http://down-1.deviantart.com/ 43 - Niels van Hoeckel 44 - Isaac Stott http://www.elevenwest.co.uk/ 45 - Dustin Kemper http://www.tenfoldvisual.com 46 - Wojciech Kienzler http://iveseenthefuture.deviantart.com/ 47 - Zeekay Design http://www.zeekaydesign.com 48 - Vanguard http://www.vanguard-atelier.com 49 - Dobák Zsolt http://hicky2.deviantart.com/ 50 - Ross Becker 51 - Rupinder Singh http://365concepts.tumblr.com/ 52 - Izzat Rahmat 53 - Toon Kostermans http://www.antoongraphics.com/ 54 - Mácsár Tamás http://t-motion.deviantart.com 55 - SUBJECT10 http://subject10.com/ 56 - Dan Phillips http://designphilled.deviantart.com/ 57 - Alejandro Rosado Rivial 58 - Ravioli http://ravioli-gfx.deviantart.com/ 59 - Bruce Davidson http://bobbb12345.deviantart.com/ 60 - David Rodríguez http://www.behance.net/lnldreal 61 - Nicolas Loureiro 62 - Jess Whitehead 63 - Nicolò Rigobello 64 - Riccardo Sabatini http://richardtherough.deviantart.com/ 65 - Patrick de Gula http://www.flickr.com/photos/ptrckdg_03/ 66 - Emilio Fos http://www.behance.net/legrafdesign/ 67 - Blanche http://www.behance.net/silvera 68 - Gustavo Silveira Serra http://www.behance.net/silvera 69 - Conrado Arduini http://www.behance.net/conradoarduini 70 - mkamla 71 - Andy Peninger http://www.andypeninger.com/ 72 - Matthew Tso 73 - Silz. 74 - Ramon Thompson http://www.hidobrado.com 75 - RC Espedido 76 - Grzegorz Filipek 77 - makinola http://www.makinola.org/ 78 - Martins "kic" Legzdins http://www.legzdins.lv/ 79 - Plasma_Wolf 80 - Kadylla Kadylla http://kadylla.deviantart.com/ 81 - Matthew Mackay 82 - Ian Houghton http://www.ankhou.com 83 - Richard Davies http://turk1672.deviantart.com/ 84 - Michelangelo Mistretta 85 - Javier Montañés Esquíroz http://www.mimetica.es/ 86 - Nico Gamer http://nicogamer.deviantart.com/ 87 - Zero Concept http://zeroconcept.deviantart.com Thanks to every designer who took part at this contest. You keep us alive.

The World Collabs #4 - with Joao Oliveira

Abduzeedo takes pride in being one of the worlds leading design blogs. Having interviewed a bulk of the most infamous creative geniuses, we want to use our potential to introduce a new star on the Abduzeedo stage …YOU. This is our fourth contest for The World Collabs. Our new cutting edge Abduzeedo collaboration project, which will give you the possibility to collaborate and compete with the worlds leading designers and artists. What is "The World Collabs"? "The World Collabs" will give you the possibility to work with PSD files of established artists. TWC gives you a secret in-view in the workflow of the stars and catapults you miles forward in your journey to design heaven. This way you learn to practice with different shapes, backgrounds, patterns brushes and new styles. Every month we will offer you an unfinished piece of an experienced and accredited graphic designer to the world. The piece will be unfinished, so you can complete the PSD-file with your very own style. This way every month you can collaborate with the best designers of the world. The final pieces will be judged by the Abduzeedo Team and the artist himself. The three best works will be rewarded with prizes. Prize 1. $ 200 (send via PayPal), an approval for an original collaboration with the artist and a feature on Abduzeedo 2. $ 100 (send via PayPal) 3. A Single Version of image editing program Pixelmator (worth 59 $) 4. A Depositphotos.com account with $40 Credit 5. A Depositphotos.com account with $40 Credit 6. A Depositphotos.com account with $40 Credit 7. A Depositphotos.com account with $40 Credit 8. A Depositphotos.com account with $40 Credit Sponsor DepositPhotos.com is your #1 resource for buying and selling Royalty-free photographs and vector images. Our vast library of imagestock coupled with our wide variety of flexible purchase options makes us the most convenient and profitable tool for designers, artists and photographers. Artist of August: Joao Oliveira João Oliveira is a portuguese graphic designer and illustrator, born in 1986 and based in Porto. For the last years he has been working in various creative fields of graphic, print, editorial, web and motion design, collaborating with clients from various industries such as magazines, record labels, television, advertising, fashion, sport, luxury goods and others. He is also a member of the Keystone Design Union collective and the Depthcore collective. For more information read the interview with Abduzeedo or visit his website. http://www.onrepeat.net/ Take part at the contest This is an independent design contest with endless possibilities to finish this piece. There are just three simple steps to take part. 1. Download the PSD-File; 2. Push your creativity beyond boundaries and finish the design; 3. Send the link or the final image to aloa[at]abduzeedo.com or @obstgemuese; By taking part at this contest you give us permission to use your image for Abduzeedo's showcases. Remember: - Last day of submitting is august 25th; - Don't change size, but feel free to rotate the image; - Leave the logo, so we recognize it as an entry; - Every artist can submit only 1 design; - Let us see that it's a collaboration. We will award you for your ability to work with someone elses design. Featured Design - August Download the .PSD file here Want to be the next featured artists? You think you are skilled enough to be the featured artist for the next months TWC. We follow some simple rules, when choosing a new piece. - You are an energized designer with lot of motivation; - Your designs have your very unique style; - You only use files which are completely copyright free; If you are interested, please write an email to aloa[at]abduzeedo.com

Interview with Joao Oliveira

Joao Oliveira, is a portuguese graphic designer and illustrator, based in Porto. Abduzeedo takes pride in featuring such an young and talented creative. You will def see him more often from now on. 1. First of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to provide abduzeedo.com with this interview. Please tell us more about your art and design background and what made you become an artist and designer? My pleasure, thanks for the interview! My background as a designer and artist is really recent, I always loved drawing and I'm a creative person since I remember but my professional goals were never meant to be on the artistic area. I spent all my school time studying science and it wasn't until college (4 years ago) that I really found what I wanted to do, be a designer, since then I've been taking a degree on Communication Design and exploring the world of digital illustrations, developing personal projects and working with clients. 2. Your work is pretty unique and full of creativity. Where does your inspiration come from? It will sound like a cliche and I'm sure all the other artists and designers have the same answer but my inspiration comes from everything... I listen to a lot of music and watch a lot of imagery, be it art related or not, so those might be the main sources of inspiration that feed my creativity. Another huge source of inspiration is definitely the 80's and the whole retro scene, from the old spectrum and 8 bit video games to the bright colors, disco and neons, a lot of people refer to my style as a 'retro futuristic' one. 3. Could you describe for us your typical 'start to finish' workflow when working on a design? The process really varies, most of the times I start by creating a big shape, figure or typography that will act as the focal point and everything else will evolve around it, for my typographical pieces I begin by designing the typography on Illustrator and when I'm happy with it I export it to Photoshop where I can add textures, colors, lighting effects and other elements, etc. Other times I simply recycle an old piece, decomposing it in various ways, and using it to create a completely different and distinct image, most of the times by using the mask tools. 4. What are your tools of the trade, both hardware and software? I actually don't really like macs, which is unusual for someone in my area, so I have a PC bought months ago, it's pretty recent and powerful so I can easily handle huge files, both static Photoshop images or motion projects on After Effects, with a 22 inch screen. Software wise, Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects are my main tools, sometimes I use Maya to render some 3D models or special effects. 5. What, for you personally are the pros and cons of being a designer? Personally, being a designer is the best career in the world, I never considered what I do as a job since I have fun doing it and working for my clients, it's the kind of job that you get excited over your next project and it allows you to have a huge variety on your career, it never gets boring. Cons of being a designer? Probably the impossible deadlines and the constant seeking of innovation which can't be necessarily a con but it's not a safe area, you can't remain passive waiting for things to happen and innovation is the key factor. Casablanca Infography from Joao Oliveira on Vimeo. 6. How does your job as an artist and designer influence your life? Do you feel that you see things around you differently for example? Definitely, I suffer of that 'designer syndrome' where I analyze and criticize everything and imagine a better way of doing it, I often find myself cursing the person who designed that poster or that magazine spread saying how bad the selection of typefaces is and stuff like that. 7. What are your coming projects? Everything is pretty calm right now, I have a couple of incoming tutorials, one for the UK Computer Arts magazine and other for the upcoming Portuguese Computer Arts but that's about it, will start seeking a job as a designer on any studio that will hire me and hopefully will finally start working as a full time designer. 8. What are your favourite 5 websites, and why? Inspirational sites wise, I frequently visit ffffound.com, Formfiftyfive.com, Fubiz.net, Yayeveryday.com and of course Abduzeedo! I also visit Hypem.com for the latest music trends and to find new music. 9. Once again , thank you very much for the interview. As a final word, do you have any tips for upcoming artists and designers? My pleasure once again! Work hard, that's the best advice you can get, never stop experimenting and have fun in what you do. Where to find him on the web http://www.onrepeat.net/ http://www.behance.net/Biomachina http://biomachina.deviantart.com/ More of this artist