Generational Design Expectations Inertia happens when people start to experience new trends in design and have their habits settled soon after.Read more
In a previous blog post I outlined the seven steps of my typical web design process. To further speed up that process I work from a Website Design Style Guide Starter for Sketch or Figma that I put together a few years back and updated July 2022. This freebie will help you to quickly organise your next project's typography, colours, shared styles, and other UI elements into a flexible, easy to use system powered by Sketch or Figma.Read more
There's something about moving through unfamiliar spaces, and navigating cultural differences that resets your capacity to experience life anew. That's what I want to illustrate in this blog post.
And it's been quite a year! It started with us leaving St Petersburg and going back to Rio de Janeiro via Ukraine. We spent our last few months in Brazil visiting Niterói, Ilha Grande, Iguaçu Falls. By way of various points of call in the UK, Lebanon, and Ukraine, we finally settled down in London for a new start in 2018.Read more
Over the last two years we were extremely lucky to have had a chance to travel a bit. We've been to Israel, around the UK, and Ukraine to name a few places. We also lived in St Petersburg for 3 months and have now been living in Rio de Janeiro for a couple of years. These are a few shots we've taken along the way.Read more
My typical website design process consists of three key stages: 1) Consultancy. 2) Design. 3) Development. This particular post is a very practical one. It describes the second stage - a seven step visual design process. By this point in the process, the consultancy package has been signed off. This should ideally include agreed project and creative briefs, wireframes, prototypes, technical specifications, budgets, and timeframes. So where do you start with step two, and how do you get into the right frame of mind?Read more
Starting on a new User Interface design project can be daunting. You just received a hundred pages worth of specifications which may include: project, creative design and build briefs; draft wireframes and app flows ideas; deliver abilities requirements; examples of existing products; and brand guidelines that you have to navigate around.
So where do you start?Read more
Every brand guidelines document or user interface style guide requires a section detailing complementary colours. I often create a unique layout to present those colours. But recently, working on a big UI project which required a lot of colours, I found that it was much easier to present them on a customisable colour wheel as it allowed for flexibility and growth.Read more
It's been awhile (almost four months to be precise) since the first one of these articles under the "Design That Never Was" heading. Although the design itself was finished shortly after it. I do apologise. So without further ado, please welcome...Read more
I've been fortunate to work as a creative web designer for many years now. And it is a very rewarding and exciting time to be one. Designers tend to love their trade as it keeps their brains engaged and it's very rewarding. It also, however, brings a lot challenges.Read more
The Design That Never Was will be an ongoing series of blog articles dedicated to the part of the work that was completed for a project, but for various reasons never saw the light of day (until now, that is). Whether another option was chosen by a client, someone changed their mind, or decided to go in a different direction, here will be a place where tribute can be paid to the designs which were prematurely put to rest.Read more