Tag Archives: design

Design and Branding Inspiration

Looking for creative inspiration? From design blogs to award sites and galleries, there are plenty of online sources to help you source ideas, stay current with design trends and get you inspired for your next design or branding project. Below is list of some of my favorite resources to get the creative mojo going. 6 [...]

Interview with Ben Barry of Facebook

Sometimes I come across great designers by accident and, as it happens, a tweet via Jason Fried led me to discover the works of Ben Barry. Ben works as a designer for Facebook and has a fantastic portfolio  that I highly recommend checking out: designforfun.com How did you become interested in design? I think I [...]

Pixmac Founder Interview

Founded in September 2008, Pixmac is a fast-growing microstock site with a database of more than 10 million photos available for sale. The small team is based in Prague led by founder Vita Valka, a designer turned tech entrepreneur. Besides their flagship site, Pixmac also recently launched a stock photo site for people as well [...]

Site of the Month: Note & Point

Note & Point is a simple idea — a collection of well-designed presentations submitted by users. The gallery-style site follows the same principle of the dime-a-dozen CSS galleries but instead of showcasing websites, the site exclusively focuses on Powerpoint and PDF presentations. Hopefully, this will inspire some of the cookie-cutter slide decks we see too [...]

The Top 10 Application UIs for 2008 According to Jakob Nielsen

User Interface guru, Jakob Nielsen, just posted winners of the 2008 best-designed application user interfaces. There are definitely some good picks here but the irony is that Jakob, a well-respected industry expert and thought leader in UI, has one of the worst sites (in terms of usability, readability and user experience) I’ve seen. What was [...]