Hi, I'm Tobias, a German designer living in New York. I'm the author of this blog post, nice to meet you! We’re teaming up with Semplice, a portfolio tool by designers for designers, to share inspiring design portfolios each month. Here we’ll curate the best online portfolios from designers, artists, illustrators, studios and more – all custom designed using Semplice.
Process is something that I truly cherish, we can learn a lot by being open about our methods and learn from our successes and failures. This is why I like how Vision Trust presented their project for Software Mind. A global IT service and software company with clients and projects all over the world. The team from Vision Trust served their expertise at the UX, UI, Front-end and Back-end.
We would like to share the work from Daphnie Loong and Daniel Tan who are creative directors from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They recently shared the design of their studio that specialized in UI/UX, web design, interaction, copywriting and more. It's quite trendy seeing more and more illustrations integrated into UI designs which is quite amazing. It's really adding some character especially since nowadays UI designs are starting to look all alike. What do you think?
We would like to share the work of Andreas Leah who is an interaction designer based in New York, USA. He shared on his Behance for Iceberg Hotels in Iceland. He worked on the brand identity, graphic design and web design which is pretty fantastic and one hell of a project to take on. Plus the client is located in the stunning and beautiful country of Iceland.
Just got back from Singapore after a 5-week traveling over Asia including Japan. When I was in SG, I was at some point in need of some cash, so I used one of their ATM machines. This experience got me curious about their user experience approach that banks and users are having in regards to money. After a little surfing, I have found a concept for OCBC Personal Banking. Designed by a UI/UX designer from Moscow, Russian Federation named Alexander Lygin.
A concept from designers Artur Konariev and John Jackson who worked on a social portal called: Millennials. A networking platform where users will be able to connect and collaborate to achieve greatness through exchanges and more. From the UI standpoint, I wish there was more differentiated through the different levels of communication on the web design, overall it looks great. Would you use another social platform? Or seeing smaller integrations inside a bigger platform like Facebook.
Let's take a look at this web design by Ovik Mooshlyan for a furniture website concept. He is a UI/UX designer at Cetis Branding Agency based in Moscow, Russian Federation. His retail concept has interesting points to share with having the total straight in the navigation bar. I personally liked the grid system which was pretty unconventional where he didn't use any shadows or blur. We are getting used of seeing more and more retail web designs looking more alike to each other, it's nice to discuss a design taking another direction.
Broklin Onjei shared a beautiful web design project on Behance. Using three different vibrant colours to define a creative agency approach to design and a unique monogram logo made of e (evolve) + c (creative) to lift up the brand name.
We are sharing the work from creative director Daniel Tan from Tofu Design based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Say hello to his concept entitled: Aero, a flight booking experience for the Web. At first glance, it's definitely an updated UI with "less clutter" that would just fill the experience with legal information and ad placements. There are cool ideas like the one-click access but I particularly like the "See your journey" feature, that's pretty neat and totally enhance the booking expectations.
With all the companies talking and merging about UI/UX design, web experiences are now rocking a certain standard in terms of what's "good practices" for your users. That being said, lots of sites are starting to show a similar look and feel in terms of UI. Let's take a look at the work of Leo Natsume, a creative designer based in beautiful Porto Alegre, Brazil. The illustrations he worked for GZH website are down-right beautiful and somehow shares a meaning.
Lucas Olsson shared a really cool web design concept for the Swedish brand Sandqvist. There are a lot of things to love about this project, I would highlight the minimalist look with excellent typography and of course the black and white theme. As you probably already know, I am a fan of that look and have been trying to explore it here for Abduzeedo. Another awesome thing about this project is that Lucas went beyond mocks and created a fully working and responsive prototype using Webflow.
We are taking a look at this web design project by Dops Digital, a studio based in Lviv, Ukraine. Their latest project is about either a concept or an upcoming new site for National Geographic. It's an overall lovely design! The idea as and I quote: "...in order to bring people as close to the nature as possible". Built with an 8-Point Grid, the visual approach will be mostly about vertical rhythm to play with the repetitive pattern. It's pretty neat!
Tran Mau Tri Tam is a designer from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam with a really cool portfolio of web design projects. For this post I would like to feature some of those projects that has inspired me during the process of redesigning Abduzeedo. In addition to the beautiful visuals I like that Tran also explores motion design, some times with transitions or just way the scroll would work and details like that.
Maxim Nilov is a designer from Moscow, Russia and he has been sharing some incredibly beautiful web design mocks. His portfolio is full of great visual design references. I know most of them are concepts and won't go through the tough stress test of getting into production, however we can definitely get inspired by the ideas, the composition and layout or the typography; and that could try to be applied to our real products. Sometimes when we are building something we get very attached to the process, and forget a bit of the ideation.
It’s a pretty simple premise: hand-pick music from Spotify, repackage it into a beautifully designed collection of mixtapes, and deliver it weekly at 12:00 PM Pacific time. But for something so simple, Noon Pacific has rapidly become an office staple for the team here at Abduzeedo all summer long.
Giga Tamarasvili is a designer based in Tbilisi, Georgia and he has been sharing some very inspiring web design projects on his Dribbble profile. They all feature a very simple and highly editorial style. There's a great typography contrast, which helps with the hierarchy of the page as well as an always excellent imagery selection. I particularly like the style of his work, it seems to be what I call the new trend in web design.
Hristo Hristov is a designer based in Frankfurt, Germany. He has put together a quite inspiring set of comps on web design featuring a quite elegant editorial design style that seems to be perfect translated to the web. I found out about his work while browsing to Dribbble for some web design inspiration. There are a lot of things I love about his work, from typography with huge contrast of font sizes to the composition of the page structure. I am definitely taking some notes from his projects for the new Abduzeedo design.
Edouard Spriet shared a super elegant web design project for a travel app called Rimowa, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of premium travel and carry-on luggage made of aluminum and polycarbonate. As a luxury brand, Rimowa needs a collaborative platform to showcase and share the latest news and collaborations between the brand and major or emergent artists.
I have started working on the new version of ABDZ, at least I have that goal and I am already creating mood boards for visual references. Web design is at a very mature state, at least from the static mockup design point of view. The line between print and digital in terms of editorial design is getting completely blurred. I selected some mockups I found o Dribbble to illustrate my point. There are still several open questions on these proposals, especially for me, the fact that they are, as I said, static.
Matt Wojtaś shared a set of beautifully design website home pages and shared on his Behance profile. I believe most of the work was done as a concept and personal exercise, however, there's a lot to love about them, especially the editorial design look precisely translated to web design. I particularly, like the way typography and imagery superimpose each other. I know it would be very hard to be able to make it work dynamically and without a highly curated photo selection, still, it looks great.