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.
It’s that time of the year that I am thinking about redesigning both my personal website and the blog. With this phase comes a lot of browsing thru inspiration examples of web design. Some are new, some are old but it’s always nice to see what it’s out there. I know that I am also stuck to simple, black and white, editorial design-like style. No neo-skeuomorphism just yet. The carloct.com project is a good example of style that attracts me. I know it’s also trendy but nothing better than big fonts :)
Kulik Oleg shared a web design project on Behance for Bodega de Sonido that is worth sharing here on Abduzeedo. There are so many things to love about the design, from the grid system, typography to the cool usage of textures. That also brings me back good memories from the early 2000s, especially the work of Eduardo Recife (http://misprintedtype.com/).
Damir Peric and Oksana Ochoa Sierra shared a web design project inspired by the master of precision, Cristobal Balenciaga. This concept pays tribute to his legacy and opens a new chapter by reimagining the digital world of Balenciaga.
It’s time for another installment of our series of “That 90s Look is Coming Back”. Today we are excited to share a web design project that captures a bit of the essence of the 90s typography. The project was created by Daniel Spatzek and it seems to be for his on portfolio. We have to highlight the typography with that huge contrast of font sizes in addition to deconstructivism look by using masks, the black and white imagery contrasting with some red pop of color.
The end of the decade is really near, I thought it will be cool to explore the archives of the Web, what Web looked like 10 years ago. If you think closely, the Web has grown a lot since the past decade. Most are us have their careers shifted and exposed because of that evolution. If you think, the iPhone was first introduced back in circa 2007 so responsive design was still in their early years of adoption. Another thing that has changed since, one word: 'Flash'.
Tom Chrostek, Krzysztof Gwóźdź, and the folks over at Ollestudio shared a project they did for Przemek Szuba that focused on reimagining the branding and web design. From the very beginning of the work, they knew that all those amazing photographs should speak for themselves. Every photo has a story to tell so we wanted to keep the visual language clean, neutral and narrative - mentioned Ollestudio designers.
Lipault™, a French luggage brand based in Paris, France. We are following their recent redesign of their e-commerce front by Werkstatt. More specifically the role of Pierre-Jean Doumenjou as Lead Art Director on the team. At first glance, it's a lovely design with a tremendous accent on the image portion. They are promoting the products with so much flair, you can tell that Lipault™ is a luxury brand.
Kulik Oleg is a graphic designer and a UI/UX designer based from Kharkiv, Ukraine. We are sharing his web design concept for the United States history. It's an interesting approach especially with his colours, bright orange! Do you think it does compliment the images well? I do love his choice of typography and the text layouts are intuitive plus easy to read. One particular thing that I do like a lot is how it is presented. Because of the projects we see all the time on ABDZ, I have rarely have seen this approach and it's quite good.
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?
More and more designers weighed in on how sites are all looking the same and it's true. UX has been taking such a huge endeavor in our industry and surely becoming a standard in terms of priorities within companies and organizations who are building bigger teams to raise this effort. Providing the best experience is now more important than ever. That's why I truly think the importance of an Art Director will still remain in the design process and act as a key player.
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.
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.
Concept projects are always fun, there’s no doubt about that statement. We can explore our creativity without much constraints and that helps us to learn new things that might be or not useful in the future. When I saw the amazing web design project for a concept design for Rock in Rio shared by Set Sargsyan I knew I would have to share it. Visually speaking I think it’s wonderful. There are so many things done to make it look more editorial, some of those I personally tried on the Abduzeedo design without much success.