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…
A while ago I was contacted by Wolf
, a Belgian indie brand of T-shirts for kids, asking me if I would be interested in designing a T-shirt for their collection. Their designs are of such high quality and I totally love the vibrant colors. Of course I was honored they asked me and I knew it would be totally fun to do.
It's that time of the year again where we start a new year and look back at how fast 366 days are gone. I like to take this opportunity to thank all my readers for the continuing visits and support. Hope you all will have an inspiring, healthy and lovable 2013.
Every year in September we celebrate another birthday for my partner in crime Authentic Jobs
. It's pretty amazing that we are at the 7th year
already. Regular readers will know by now that with each birthday we try to do some good and give something back. Last year we nearly raised $50,000
for charity: water
On May 22th (2012), I spoke at MultiMania
in Kortrijk, Belgium. My talk was all about the experimentation phase during the design of a project. This presentation was mostly based on my talk at An Event Apart
Boston (U.S.) last year. I decided to talk about this subject because people often wonder how I end up using that particular composition, pattern, or that particular set of colors etc. There is never a straight answer to these questions, because it's always different for each project or design. A lot of variable factors are at play during the design phase, but one thing is certain, it all connects to experimenting, trying out stuff… To me design is a lot about experimenting, to try to push boundaries, and following your instinct. Today I'll give you a brief overview of what I talked about, with the focus on sharing the resources I shared in my presentation.
Last year Bart De Waele
from Netlash bSeen
asked me if I would be interested in designing a theme for their Fork CMS
. Designing themes is something I always enjoy doing because of the creative freedom that comes with these kind of projects, so it didn't take me all too long to accept this great challenge. Here is another short behind the scenes story of my design adventures…
Unbelievable but another year has past. Welcome 2012! I don't know about you but time seems to fly so fast. I like to take this oppertunity to thank all my readers for the continuing visits and support. I'm working on something new for this blog that I hope to launch early in the year.
People who follow me on dribbble
might have seen a bit of the work
I've done for Jolena
, a Belgian online shop that sells natural and durable toys. Since this project was absolute fun and a challenge to work on in every way, I thought it would be perfect to write about it.
Regular visitors will know that Authentic Jobs
has been a valuable partner in crime of this site for years. Speaking about years, it is that time to celebrate again. Authentic Jobs turns SIX and just like last year
we are celebrating by giving back. Last year we all did wonders by raising an astounding $21,386
. Our new goal is an ambitious one…
It's been a while since I last did one of my logo design process posts. Some time ago I worked on the design of 2 logos for a client that I want to talk to you about here today. The initial job was to design only one logo for a new online application called Acturent
. Things changed along the way when I showed my client my two design proposals. What happened was that my client liked both. Sometimes it can be hard to make the right choice. The final decision was a smart one I believe, as we put both designs to good use, and it made total sense. So instead of redesigning only the product logo, we also redesigned the company logo. Here is my story…