Earlier today I had the pleasure of taking part in Summer of Tech's Auckland Design Bootcamp as a speaker and contributor. Along with many in the design industry, I feel that there is a gap between what design students are taught and the reality of working in a studio...read more
Every year around this time of year, Bill Gardner publishes the LogoLounge Trend Report - a really good review of design trends that are currently in use (particularly in the logo design field). The 2015 report is an important one because it highlights some very key...read more
As a brand-focused designer, one of the most important jobs that I do is creating brand guidelines. These can range from simple one-page logo guidelines to complex multi-page documents. With the massive shift to digital, it makes complete sense to have online guides -...read more
A few years ago, most work-related roles could be reasonably easily explained. But as the digital age has progressed, roles have become more intangible and difficult to describe. Enter artist Tony Ruth. Borrowing heavily from children's author Richard Scarry, Ruth has...read more
Over the past six months of so, we've been working with The Music Run™ to develop their brand and event guidelines, collateral and merchandise design, and a complete re-design of their existing website. The Music Run is a fun run that puts music at the heart. They...read more
You'll have to excuse a bit of Creo trumpet blowing here… A significant goal of any business should always be client retention. And there's no better way to retain clients than exceeding their expectations and adding value to their business. Receiving feedback from...read more
I'm a life-long Tintin fan, so when I came across a blog post on The Design Air recently, it absolutely made my day. Brussels Airlines and Moulinsart unveiled something that we absolutely adore. An Airbus A320 with a livery inspired by the world famous Belgian cartoon...read more
Back in 2009 I was invited to join Dribbble, an online community for designers to showcase their work. That community has grown phenomenally since its inception, with no signs of slowing down. In order to become a 'Dribbbler' (the whole site is based around basketball...read more
As mobile browsing becomes the standard by which websites are built and designed, UK based designer Joe Harrison posed the question: "What about logos?". Here's what Joe had to say: "'Responsive logos' is a project that explores how brands might adapt for todays...read more
Michael Bierut is a giant in the field of design, and we're fans of his work and thinking. In the Design Indaba interview below, Bierut raises some interesting thoughts about logos and branding. It's worth taking 5 minutes to watch… Logo design often sits at the core...read more
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