I recently stumbled across the article how to design your life. But the problem was it didn’t say much. I was hoping for some practical tips and hints, but instead it outlined some broader principles- still good, but vague. I’ve decided to write the article I was hoping to read. Step 1. Go on vacation If [...]
The Creative Process What better expression of rebellion than to sit and wait for creativity to strike and subsequently, what better expression of robotic jive than to methodically labor through a process. It’s the age old battle of wanting to be free to create but knowing one’s role as designer is to solve all sorts [...]
Books are great but can a book smash you through 5 subjects in 15 minutes? Below are not my favorite reads, nor do I recommend reading them, but they are the real things I read this morning to prepare for a day of work. More CSS? Yes, please. Responsive Comping: Obtaining Signoff with Mockups. Oh [...]
Trade Gothic is up next in our “if fonts were clothing” series.
This time, tasty design became edible for a recent Christmas card design for our friends at 9Marks… for those out there that want a July 4th card I have an idea using deviled eggs!
We were honored to help-out our local chapter of AIGA with a visual campaign for an upcoming “night that will awaken your mind with inspiration and creativity.” Imagine what mischief could happen if your mind was woke up… with volts of pecha kucha (20 slides in 20 seconds).
Ahh, summertime! A perfect time to recharge and look for new routes for inspiration. If you ever do find yourself sitting at home, hopelessly hunting for some sort of design motivation, fear not, openbox9 is here to help! We now present 7 aesthetically inspirational websites. (Careful though, these might be enough to motivate you to [...]
“I’m just not creative,” a client will say, “you’re a designer, can you help me think of ideas?” All designers hear this – from clients, friends, even family members. The thing is, most of us wouldn’t say that we are exceptionally creative either; we just know the process of reaching out and finding those good, [...]
We’re always out looking for new trends and inspiration. Recently, we’ve noticed a few things in the world of the web that have us pretty excited and, yes, inspired! They chose not to allow the page to feel like one LONG straight line, but, instead, guide the user through in a thoughtful journey—which includes visual rest [...]