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.
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.

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).
Another year has past and brought us many experiences, some happy, some sad, all lessons in this grand scheme of things called life. First I like to take this opportunity to thank all my readers and wish them all a healthy and inspirational 2015. Let's start the year with some potential savings you could get if you have a job opening that needs a candidate. It's an annual tradition of my partner in crime Authentic Jobs.
A little while ago I designed, coded and implemented a web site for one of our clients 'Tuinen De Korenbloem'. For this small web site project I was on the lookout for a lightweight CMS so the client would be able to manage some of its content. Perch seemed to be the perfect fit. Since there wasn't much of a learning curve, and the things I needed for this web site were pretty straightforward, I decided to give it a try. Today I'll share you some of the basics of Perch.

Apart from the cover design for "Digital Adaptation", one of Smashing Magazine's new books written by Paul Boag, I also designed the layout of the book, together with the chapter cover illustrations and a few others. As promised before, here is my story behind the design process of this part of the project.

I had the great fortune to do some illustration and layout work for one of Smashing Magazine's new books called "Digital Adaptation", written by Paul Boag. Yet another fun and creatively challenging project that I would love to share its design process here on my blog, starting with the design of the cover of the book and the creation of the pre-launch website landing page.