Last Tuesday Apple released their new (and expensive) iPhone X. The new phone has an “edge-less” display- something designers have been dreaming about for years! A phone where the actual device gets out of the way of the content you are consuming. It seems pretty magical. So the big question for designers is how will design change with the new, larger display?Read More
As designers, we literally have to consider everything when we are working on a project. Who will use your application? What is their level of technical skill? What problems is your app solving for them? Do they have disabilities you need to take into consideration? Often, it is this last item that gets overlooked.Read More
The beginning of every new design project is the essentially the same. We get the assignment, we look at what’s needed and we say to ourselves, “Oh I can do this, I’ll just sort of do what I did for the previous one. It’ll be easy.” If you’re a developer you may look at the project and you think, “I’ve never done this before, why don’t we do it this way? I know how to do that.” But as of today, let's change that. It’s time we stop that train of thought. Here’s why: (Yes, I’m totally talking to myself here)Read More
When it comes to being inspired it always helps to incorporate design in any way you can in all aspects of life. One way I like to do that is by following design accounts on Instagram. It’s always great to be scrolling through my feed and get design inspiration in between pictures of my friend’s kids and people’s dinners. Here’s a list of a few Instagram pages I like to see show up.Read More
We’ve all been there- the point where we can’t think of anything new and our usually creative minds stutter. It can be frustrating and even stressful when it’s a part of your job. Take a breath and relax. There are several things you can do to jumpstart your design imagination and find inspiration.
Go ExploreSometimes seeing what others are doing will jolt that creative process and give you some fresh ideas on how to approach the problem you are trying to solve. With so many design platforms out there, you are bound to find something that will cause a spark! Here are our favorite places to find design inspiration. Read More
You have a project and you know you need some design, but you’re not sure where to begin. Do you do it all at once, how do you start? What does the process look like?! Don’t get overwhelmed, we successfully assist people in the design process every day. Here’s a quick walkthrough on where to start and how the design process works.Read More
Looking Back and Moving Forward
The trends in the app and web design world are continually changing. To wrap up the year, we want to take a moment to look back at what we have learned, and move forward into evolving design in the coming year. Let’s take a look at a few of the bigger changes that took place this year:
Despite our previous blogs on language, content, and color - may you never forget the importance of your logo. Keeping your company’s logo fresh and relevant is vital to branding success. If you’re looking to redesign your company’s logo, we recommend keeping the essence of your existing logo for consistency. After all, this is one way people recognize you.
VoiceLanguage and voice are critical components of your brand - and sadly, it’s the element that is often overlooked. Whether it’s social media, email, or your website - anywhere you’re interacting with your users or customers - it is best practice to develop a consistent tone in your communication.
Reality check: it’s 2016, your social media presence has become a part of your brand.
The content - and the quality/quantity of your content - reflects your company. In a lot of circumstances, it’s your audience’s first impression. Unless your brand specializes in the fields of bad photography and pixelated inspirational quotes, it’s important to tackle your social presence from a more strategic perspective.Read More
Whether you know it or not, fonts are kind of a big deal. They are a work of art. Every great brand has put a lot of time and energy into deciding which typeface represents their namesake. It’s kind of crazy how much thought goes into something you barely notice, right? A designer will tell you otherwise. Typography is as vital to your brand as anything else. A decision on fonts can make or break the vibe you’re desiring for your audience. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.Read More