10 posts tagged design
Skillshare Class - FTW!
Last week our Intro to UI design Skillshare class came to an end. It was pretty scary teaching a class for the first time, but the ease of Skillshare made everything a little less terrifying. In the end, the students were absolutely spectacular and their projects were even more amazing! As part of the curriculum we are to choose our favorite 3 projects from the class. After a ton of deliberation, we had it narrowed down to 3 (pictured above). There are so many great projects that we want to feature them all. Take a look at the winning and runner up projects. Click onto their projects and give them feedback if you’d like!
San Franola by Jensen Luther
Mother Tongue by Ria Mcllwraith
DogDates by Nikki Lee
The Find by David Broderick
Swizzle by Emma Holder
J.B. Signature Soaps by David Poninski
Cupcaked by Eva Black
Gringo by Adam Lorber
We illustrated a handy pocked sized Rum Cocktail Hour book. Happy drinking to you!
Our work music: Meg’s edition.
We try to pick music that inspires us to design. Whether we’re designing web sites, branding, or illustrating, we like to listen to fun music that gets us pumped up.
Meg picked some electronic, psych rock, post punk, and 60s pop – enjoy!
Scotty Reifsnyder Studio tour
We’re really excited to share Illustrator Scotty Reifsnyder’s studio with you!
Scotty has long been one of our favorite Illustrators; his digital, angular work looks really cared for and not sterile, like many digital illustrations. Scotty teaches at UPenn and has worked for clients such as Disney, Eminem, GQ, The New York Times, and Wired.
Lovin’ up on this Leica illustration by Lauren Tamaki! Really gorgeous combination of materials, shapes, and colors—her current portfolio has lots of lovely watercolors, but I’d enjoy seeing more multi-media pieces like this.
Studio Tour with Ksenya Samarskaya
A brief, yet stunning tour of Brooklyn based designer Ksenya Samarskaya’s loft.
Set in a former factory in an industrial section of town, Ksenya has beautiful floor to ceiling windows and a gorgeous collection of books, artifacts, gigantic plants, and dusty furniture that adorn her home.
Have a look at her equally thoughtful and interesting work here.
I stumbled across the hilarious and wonderful work of Yasmeen Ismail yesterday and am thrilled that I did! Watch this animation about a man coming to grips with his girlfriend becoming a samosa after visiting her family in India and then check out the rest of Yasmeen’s portfolio.
Margot’s Bi-Weekly Design Dispatch, NO. 3
Howdy friends! Margot here again with another installation on all things design!
+ Since my last Dispatch the internet has worked itself into quite the lather over the relative merits of Pinterest. I found myself getting tired of the banter so I supplied my own critique of the site and its accompanying backlash. One of my readers helpfully offered this infographic comparing the users of Pinterest in the UK and the US. Turns out most UK users are wealthy dudes, the opposite of the US (where it’s mostly middle-income ladies using the site). This suggests the potential for a more integrated user base, in all countries, as Pinterest continues to grow.
+ Here are the top 16 TED talks from 2011.
And with that, I can *almost* begin my weekend. See you hip cats on the flipside!
Be Free, Lance: Should I Freelance?
Written by Breanna Rose.
Artist Feature: Erin Supinski
We’re in love with Brooklyn based Illustrator and Designer Erin Supinski’s beautiful lettering. From intricate watercolors to painstakingly perfect embroidery—she “wows” us with her level of craft and gorgeous forms.
Check out her website here!