We are a few weeks into our yearly birthday celebration of Authentic Jobs
. I can't believe this is already the 8th time
we are doing this. Regular readers will know that we always celebrate this milestone by giving back. This year you can help us in surpassing the $100,000 mark
in our charity: water campaign. Excited and proud to be part of this wonderful board and campaign!
A while ago someone asked me on twitter how to create these kind of patterns
in Photoshop or Illustrator. With the introduction of the Pattern Maker
in Illustrator CS6, it's possible to create patterns in different tile types
instead of just a square like before. This is also the reason why I prefer Illustrator over Photoshop for these kind of geometric pattern creations. In this tutorial I'll explain 2 of the patterns shown in the example. The 2nd looks not too difficult to create, and the 3rd one is the most complex one of the two. I tried to replicate this one, but then I honestly couldn't figure out an explainable way for a tutorial. So I decided to go for the first one (using triangular shapes), and the last one (using cubical shapes).
A couple of weeks ago there was the launch of 'Collections'
, a WordPress theme I designed for The Theme Foundry
. It was a pleasure to work on this theme, and a true privilege to work with and for this creative team. Today I want to share my story about this project, and tell you all about my design process. Be prepared for a rather extensive article, which is only a recapitulation of this design adventure…
A while ago I posted a photo on Instagram
of a water lily
which sparked the idea of writing a tutorial on how to create this flower in Adobe© Illustrator
. Hope you stick to the end, because this one is rather extensive…
While I was creating this infographic for Grinta!
magazine, I was thinking why not turn this into a poster design for the 100th edition of the Tour of France. The idea of designing a poster on this subject had already been on my mind for a while, but this time I had a few concrete ideas & finally some time to actually create them…
Designing an infographic
on a subject that sparks more than just your interest is always a fun challenge to do. This time Grinta! magazine
asked me to design one about the Tour of France, and more particularly about the question that comes to mind of many cycling fans: 'What does a pro cycling team take with them to the Tour of France?'.
Since today's UI designs are in extra need of extra flexibility, certainly when it comes down to resolution, considering using Illustrator as your major tool is definitely something to look into. Like I mentioned in my previous book review
I'm a slow reader and it takes a while to finish a book. I'm happy to report I finished one that I got to know via Cameron Moll
. The book is called 'Design with Adobe Illustrator'
by Rick Moore
. This book gives you the full story of how you can use Illustrator to its full potential, and how you can save time and make your design workflow as efficient as possible.
A while ago I was working on the design of the cover
of the "Smashing Book #3"
. It was my good intention to read the book right away and write a review, but unfortunately I wasn't able to manage this due to not finding the time and other more urgent matters. It just took me very long time to finish it. With #4
coming on the shelves in Sept./Oct. 2013, I know this review is way overdue…