We started the designer spotlight to promote designers across the globe. Times are definitely changing, we all live in a pandemic and hopefully soon a post-pandemic reality. Economically things will be difficult initially but eventually things will get better. I know this sounds super grim, but in order to help everyone to spread the word about their work. For this one brings to you the amazing web design and print design work of Ben Mingo.
The super talented designers at dops.digital created a brand new visual language for the e-commerce development company Elogic. The new visual language aims to speak to its customers on the same level as they speak with their website end-users. Elogic is a 360° e-commerce powerhouse that is devoted to delivering bespoke solutions with the help of talented individuals and industry-specific expertise.
For some inexplicable reason, besides, my lack of attention, I missed this really awesome web design and editorial content website project that Rolf Jensen and Daniel Spacek. Created for Cotton in New York. They refer to the work as a quick little project called Check The Label. I wish my “quick little projects” were like that.
I love the direction web design is heading. It more and more resembles editorial design with focus on great typography and beautiful imagery. A good example of this is the web site created by Anthony Goodwin for Dan J Wills. The attention to details and the clever way to showcase the photographer’s work, everything is really well-thought out.
Brazilians Who Design is a place to showcase the work of talented Brazilian designers to the world. The goal is to inspire new designers to diversify their references, experienced designers to diversity their network, and companies to diversify their teams.
Spatzek Studio creates highly functional, unique & award-winning digital products in the most uncomplicated way possible. It was founded by Daniel Spatzek, a Graphic Designer, Art Director and Creative Developer from Austria. Designer of the Year 2018 + 2019 @CSSDA
Ali Ali is a highly acclaimed director from Cairo, Egypt. With over six Cannes Lions under his belt, he has directed more than sixty commercials for brands such as Vodafone, Google, Coca-Cola, Budweiser and Amazon, and was recently named by The Gunn Report® as one of the top 10 most awarded directors in the world.
I shared with you in the past about a new side project I am working on. It all started with me trying to find ways to cope with anxiety and stress. Access to information has helped us evolve rapidly but not without side effects. Misinformation and the strong polarization of opinions are amplified by our confirmation bias tendencies. What to believe, who is right, who is wrong? Questions with no answers inevitably create anxiety.
Hi! I’m Tobias van Schneider. I’m the co-founder of Semplice, a portfolio tool by designers for designers. We’re teaming up with Abduzeedo to share inspiring design portfolios each month. Here we’ll curate the best online portfolios from graphic designers, illustrators, type designers, multi-disciplinary designers, photographers, collage artists, visual artists and more – all created from scratch using Semplice.
Fonts Ninja is a tool/chrome extension that I have been using for a long time now. It's super handy when you are in the middle of a design process to gather font inspiration for your next web design project. Or when you stumbled across a site that you found quite fascinating and you ask yourself: 'What's the font they used?'. I think we all somehow ask ourselves this question at least once. Well, Fonts Ninja was always there handy for that need.
Arthur Galustyan shared a simple, clean and elegant web design he worked for a Japanese Industrial Designer named Naoto Fukasawa. I love the simplicity of the design and how it gets lovely within the interactions when they are played from transitioning from pages to pages. Personally, I am obsessed with the bottom 'description card', it adds clarity and again uniformity. It pays such a beautiful homage to Naoto's work and at the same time putting his work in a very delightful perspective.
Web design is still alive and strong. I like to think that way but I know that its golden days might have passed. I still love seeing good site designs and also just plain beautiful ones. This project on Behance caught my attention, I think it was because the serif font. I think it might be a new trend coming, anyways, check it out.
Hi! I’m Tobias van Schneider. I’m the co-founder of Semplice, a portfolio tool by designers for designers. We’re teaming up with Abduzeedo to share inspiring design portfolios each month. Here we’ll curate the best online portfolios from graphic designers, photographers, product managers, design studios, visual artists and more – all created from scratch using Semplice.
Working at building a product, as a designer. I spend most of my days designing and chasing down tickets to stack up enough work for the 'development build cycles'. Recently, I had a ticket that required a 'landing page'. It has been a little while since my last design and I decided to give a thought and do surf on Dribbble. There a lot of cool stuff but also repetitive designs by sharing a common behavior. But most of them were pretty cool, I decided to share a couple of them in this feature.
The 'raw concrete' of the Web, unconventional, hard-coded, creative? In a few words, these are some of my keywords I have in mind when mentioning 'Brutalism'. If you go on Dribbble at the moment and you start surfing the first few pages, you will see what the community calls it the overall 'design trends'. I am not saying it's bad but we all somehow fall into this pit of standardization of what should be the basics of UI. We would like to showcase a few cases of 'brutalism in Web Design' that goes the boundaries of the basics and they probably had a lot of fun making these.
While we are still 'confined'. Hope you are still staying healthy and safe. As I was going through my social feeds, I stumbled across this very cool retro-themed Webflow template made in Webflow. Titled:' Meet Mac', it's a cloneable and fully customizable template you can get and make any adjustments you can to make it yours.
Hi! I’m Tobias van Schneider. I’m the co-founder of Semplice, a portfolio tool by designers for designers. We’re teaming up with Abduzeedo to share inspiring design portfolios each month. Here we’ll curate the best online portfolios from creative directors, graphic designers, photographers artists, illustrators, and more – all created from scratch using Semplice.
Having weekends and plenty of time at home means it might be the right time to redesign the blog. Yes, you heard it right, I am working on a new design for the site. That has been a routine for the past 14 years that I have been running Abduzeedo. Usually I redesign it every other year. The first step is always the same, a moodboard to try to identity the theme for this edition. For this post I will share a shortlist of the web design and mobile design references I am using for the new version of ABDZ. If you have any links to share, please do!
Oikon Hospitality is responsible for the financial management and development of hotel units. What Loonatiks Design Crew found in their research, was that the competitors’ websites looked like hotels websites, large beautiful images of well-designed lobby pools and rooms, something that confused us as observers about what was their work object. "Our clients wanted to showcase their expertise in fund management, number specialization, statistics and financial analysis".
It's not common to know that illustrations have somehow redefined the modern days of web/product design. When you are building interfaces, it's should part of the design process to help emphasize the message for any service, software, hardware or well provided by the brand or company. It's kind of great since it's first of all, picking-up the reliance of illustrators for another kind of purpose and it's a is a powerful storyteller. I think its main objective is to communicate a message, tone, and personality in any way words can't do.