Graphic & Web Design Archives

Geometric Impala

16 Nov 2015
This weekend I finally had some time to brush up some of my Adobe Illustrator skills. I've bookmarked this course called 'Illustration for Designers: Create Your Own Geometric Animal' from DKNG a few months ago. It's an excellent course run by one of my favourites. I featured their work numerous times already on my Inspiration Stream.
One of the projects I worked on a couple of months ago is a complete redesign of the CarenZorgt website, a Dutch website for people who receive care or care for someone. It is an online application that lets you organise care, share info, make notes, plan tasks etc. and connect with a care provider to follow the medical dossier. This project included the complete redesign of the site, including a set of icons, the registration wizard pages, and all the illustrations.
In May 2011 I wrote about the design process of the cover of the Adaptive Web Design book I created for Aaron Gustafson. I reviewed that book a few months later. More after the jump.
Ladies and gentlemen may I have you attention please! Here are the nine people who have won a copy of Paul Boag's book 'Digital Adaptation'. Thanks for participating and for those that didn't win now, I'm sure I'll do another book giveaway in the future.
I had this little book by Dan Cederholm laying around for quite some time. I’ve bought it as a reference for when I would try to get my head around Sass. Now I finally managed to write the review. Let’s get right into it. Sass for Web Designers review
Back in 2014 I designed Paul Boag's book "Digital Adaptation". If you are interested about the design process you can read an article about the Book cover and one that goes into detail about book illustrations & layout. Find out a little more after the jump.

Did you also had fun creating the cityscape illustration? Well, I got good news for you. I thought with Summer at full swing, why don’t I create a beach illustration. So here is an other extended tutorial for you. This is a detailed step-by-step tutorial on how to create a very simple 2D composition of a beachball, an umbrella, bucket with shovel, blue sky, tiny clouds and a sandy beach…

Women faces

01 Jul 2015
Today I'm going to show some illustration work that unfortunately never saw daylight as the project got cancelled. The work evolved along the way but it was one of my biggest struggles in Photoshop & Illustrator so far. The path was like thousand tiny little lessons in drawing. The ability to illustrate real faces is a skill that I don't really master so the creation of these illustrations helped me in becoming better at it.
Last Sunday Sir Bradley Wiggins rode himself in the books of history with his UCI hour record attempt. The renewed interest for the UCI hour record was started by German Jens Voigt. That record didn't hold very long as it was taken over by Matthias Brändle (IAM Cycling). He lost it to Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing). The mark for Wiggins was set out by Alex Dowsett (Movistar).
Like I mentioned on Twitter yesterday, this is the largest tutorial I've ever written. Today I'll share you how I created a colorful cityscape in Adobe Illustrator. You'll start from an Illustrator template file, where I prepared the document for you including the colors I've used. We go step by step through the process, creating the sky, the grass, houses, trees, bushes, clouds… I show you several different, yet very simple techniques. Hope you are ready for this very extended tutorial. I promise it'll be fun...