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…
Today I'll write a little bit about one of my favorite painters. It's a Belgian painter called René Magritte
(1898–1967), one of the most important Surrealists of the last century. If you are in the US you'll get the chance to see his work. I highly recommend a visit. More after the jump.
Sometimes I wish all job requests could be like this one. Then again, I'm the last person to complain as I get to do what I love on most days. What I want to say is that some projects just give me such a joy to work on. These favorites of mine usually have an illustration part. One of them was this infographic
about women and cycling for Grinta!
, a Belgian magazine all about cycling. Today I'll explain the steps I took during the design process, and also share some details on how I created some of the graphs…