look&cook May 24

Link of the Week: Look&Cook

Cooking isn’t always easy. And while there is an app for that (many apps actually), certain things––like needing to read recipes from far away or needing to touch the screen––can make using one seem like more trouble than its worth. But, this week, we found an app that may be a true aid in the...Read More

ness May 23

Design Tip: Set the Mood

Nowadays, it not easy to design an app that will catch someone’s eye. The content on our screens is increasingly occupying our visual attention, and viewers won’t respond to just anything. That’s why, when designing an application––especially one that requires users to spend their time in one place ––it’s important to create a digital environment...Read More

pixel press May 18

Link of the Week: Pixel Press

When you imagine a video game designer, you probably think of a person sitting in front of a computer coding instead of a kid sitting at a desk with a pencil and paper. But Pixel Press––an iOS app currently in development––wants to change that by enabling its users to draw and play their own video...Read More

illustrate your point May 17

Design Tip: Illustrate Your Point

Illustration alone is rarely what attracts the average person to a motiongraphic. But, what’s a beautiful motiongraphic without beautiful visual design? Even motiongraphics that use great animation techniques need well-executed original illustrations in order to be appealing. Take this motiongraphic, created for the Gates Foundation, as an example. When watching it, you are much more...Read More

eg8 May 13

EG Conference Recap

These days almost everyone has heard of the TED conference – an exciting mix of innovators, educators, designers, scientist, artists, musicians, and other extraordinary people that gather each year to give short talks on the fascinating work they are doing. Before turning into the global online phenomenon it has become, TED was hosted for many...Read More

blog-responsive2 May 13

Case Study: Elefint’s Responsive Website Redesign

Intro Elefint recently underwent a responsive website redesign.  This turned out to be a challenging and confusing process, and finding resources to guide us through it wasn’t easy.  A lot of the information we used to guide us was contradictory or incomplete, and we figured there must be a lot of people equally perplexed.  With...Read More

philographics May 10

Link of the Week: Philographics

How can design make philosophy easier to understand? That’s the question that designer Genis Carreras sought to answer with Philographics, a series of minimalistic designs that explain complex philosophical theories. Through the clever use of basic shapes and colors, this project distills concepts that are normally the purview of academics into simple graphics that viewers...Read More

blog-wwf-logo May 8

Design Tip: Make the Earth a Part of Your Mission, Not Your Logo

Organizations doing good in the world often fall into similar patterns, such as incorporating the planet into their logos. But if every socially minded organization had a similar mark, nothing unique or compelling would be communicated. This happens more than you would think; just look at all 0f the nonprofits out there using the Earth...Read More