Graphic & Web Design Archives

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It’s always great when you’re involved in the design of a project from the very beginning, and you can design everything from A till Z. Especially if you share the same passion about the project as the client. In this case: coffee, and riding your bike! Today I would like to share my experience on the design process of this project, called Arriva, a small start-up company.
As a long time partner of Authentic Jobs it's my great pleasure to announce the new design. It's a preview for now as it's a significant departure from the previous design, which were much more realign than redesign. This version is both realign and redesign — an iterative evolution of a decade-old product and a complete design & code overhaul. Here's a small look into the design process…
Yes you read that right I'm working on version 4.0 of my blog :) Long overdue I know. Strictly speaking there should have been a 3.5 version in 2012 but that one was never released. If you are curious how that would have looked like you can find out after the jump.
Last weekend I decided to do another Skillshare class. This one has also been on my 'todo' list for a while Lettering for Designers: One Drop Cap Letterform at a Time by the very talented letterer and illustrator Jessica Hische. Just like last time, I had so much fun and most of all I learned a few things too. When Jessica talked about the power of the Pen tool, and shared her opinion about how and when to use, and to learn to master this tool… well I was constantly nodding my head all the time (well, sort of speak). She is so right. This class has tons of good advice about using the Pen tool and about lettering of course .

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).
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