Say hello to another burst of digital creativity from one of our interns, Matt. Create a blast from the past with this old school vintage UI Kit that will give your next design a taste of 1955. From the palette to type, this kit captures the essence of American history and culture. Take it as is or throw a modern twist on it – no matter what you do, shoot us a link to what you’re working on so we can ogle your take on it.
Mobile video offers brands a new and interesting way to interact with it’s customers. It’s not about the platform, it’s about telling engaging stories and connecting with audiences.
We took all of that pesky research around the current state of mobile video and condensed it into a beautiful infographic. It’s our pleasure to present the Rise of Mobile Video Infographic.
There comes a moment when all account and strategy people look at the great design around them and think, “why not me?” You watch all day as designers effortlessly navigate Photoshop and start manipulating everyday assets into pieces of beauty. They have perfectly married technical ability with a broader sense of taste and vision; quickly differentiating between “good design” and “bad design”.
We all have enough hindrances, internal and external, barricading us from creating inspiring experiences. Don’t let your tools be one more brick in that creative block. Remember that design is all about time. Why? Because you will never have enough. So start with some healthy design habits to give yourself the opportunity for a rich social life or time to work on that side project you’ve been dying to bring into fruition. Whatever the reason, don’t let present you disappoint future you. These off-the-clock experiences are essential to keeping you sane and continually creative.
Creative vs. Re-Creative
We consistently strive to be innovators, individuals, and creative thinkers, and yet we repeatedly find ourselves falling into a loop of re-creativity. Taking a step back to redefine creativity as innovative problem solving reveals it as a mere process: one that can be refined. As creative thinkers, staying fresh and getting inspired is the most difficult part of that process. We consistently play catch up by tracking trends, exploring the creative community and immersing ourselves in the industry. Having instant access to an endless library of work by other artists, researchers, and developers automatically amplifies the temptation to be over-influenced by existing work, increasing our likelihood to get lost in their ideas. Of course, nothing is ever entirely new, but we can trace the paths others have taken before us to help us go further and push our projects past the confines of the existing. And although many say there’s a fine line distinguishing inspired work from borrowed ideas or styles, I have to disagree. Look at a piece of work. It either feels too familiar or refreshingly new, right? Bam. There’s your guide. The creative process can often times become an internal battle, but you can track your journey and ensure a result to be proud of.
A Look at Design Paralysis
It happens to every designer, regardless of the project or level of experience. Sooner or later it will hit you: that feeling of “Oh SHIT! I have no idea what I’m doing.”