You can’t not love landscapes! They give you the relief of depth and expanse; the exhilarating view of greens, blues, and even of charming fairy lights that remind you of every great love story told. It’s not really a surprise why a lot of artists choose to feature landscapes in their works, and talented graphic designer Victoria Siemer is no exception. Based in Brooklyn, New York as Velocidi’s esteemed Associate Art Director, Victoria (also popularly called Witchoria), has the greatest passion for digital graphics, where she gets to express her fondness for “...ennui, existential crisis, and heartbreak..”. Her works have been featured in a number of digital publications like Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Wired, Juxtapoz, and Business Insider.
The young and talented Hsiao Ron Cheng is from Taiwan and has been working freelance since 2012. Not too long after the start of her career, she already earned international attention particularly from partners in fashion and design. She’s also been nominated and selected as recipient for the Young Illustrator Award at age 26. We’ve gathered some samples of her work, and here’s a few of them: Cheng’s commissioned work for an album “Roses” by Canadian singer-songwriter, Cœur de pirate. Cheng is also into personal portrait projects where she mostly channels her penchant for pastels, lush florals, and popular elements of nature like trees, foliage, and butterflies.
It’s a fact. While there are a whole lot of free tools that bloggers can take advantage of, these stuff can be real space hoggers in your machine which makes them nothing but excess baggage. So if you’ve been pointlessly hoarding free tools, it’s pretty natural to notice your computer getting a tad bit sluggish in terms of performance. In which case you will have to start on some blogging tool spring cleaning and to help you with that, we’ve created a roundup of all the apps and software that could be everything you’ll ever need. Here it is, in no specific order: After the Deadline If you’re no grammar and punctuation genius but have the passion for blogging, you’re going to find value in After the Deadline.
If you’re looking for a new theme to dress up (or down) your blog in time for 2016, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve created a shortlist of all our favorites. See here: Black olive theme High fashion is sleek and has an undeniable air of elegance about it -- which is exactly what this theme is all about. It’s also a responsive theme that’s easy to customize, giving the user liberty with regards to typography and color controls. You can even adjust the sidebar width and have access to brilliantly powerful shortcodes on top of the many element options in terms of menu position, custom image page dividers, post style, SEO optimization, and custom CSS editing.
Let’s admit it: Apple Macbooks were the “it” computers that revolutionized desktop publishing, particularly overtaking their stronger PC counterparts in the area of typography and color accuracy. And while the 2 operating systems (OS X and Windows) are both strong competitors when it comes to performance and file compatibility (thanks in part to Adobe Creative Cloud), Macbooks still seem to find utmost favor in the eyes of many designers which can be owed to a number of factors, including: unit design (let’s face it -- Macbooks do look sleek and sexy); reliability; and brilliant Mac-exclusive apps like Sketch. Having said all that, it’s not really much of a wonder why Macs are among the most coveted machines in the world of design.
A young, London-based digital artist and motion graphic designer, Dan Hoopert, caught our eyes with his out-of-the-box works, which we thought are definitely worth some space on our blog. Dan specializes in 3D and has “strong interests in Typography, Branding, Motion Graphics, UI and Digital Art”. One of our favorites is the creatively done weather app he developed and designed called Low Poly Weather. Below are some snippets of the app: The Low Poly Weather app is nothing flashy -- in fact, the design is simple, without falling short of creativity. It’s a user-experience-centered app that gives access to weather information using an animated forecast.
“Photoshop’s new features are in? Who cares,” said no graphic artist or designer ever. Let’s face it. When you’re in design, nothing can be more interesting than feature updates on the most popular professional imaging application there is today. And because we love designers and art aficionados, we’ve decided to create a roundup of all the badass Photoshop features Adobe launched on their 25th anniversary. Really now, it’s been 25 years?! Here they are: Adobe Stock Who’s tired of having to scour the entire World Wide Web for images, not to mention getting flagged countless number of times for copyright issues?
Your brand logo is the ultimate messenger of your company, no matter how big or small of an enterprise you are. When the best of your PR team won’t be there to speak on your company’s behalf, your logo will. When a customer is looking at your product side by side with the competition, and there’s no salesperson to boost you up, your logo will. It’s just baffling, and at the same time unfortunate how a lot of companies seem to overlook this aspect of branding, and still wonder why things are not panning out. When for some undetermined reason you’re unable to reach your target market, take a step back and have a long look at your company’s logo and put yourself in the shoes of a stranger, a prospective client/customer.
It’s the start of a new year, and just as tradition goes, our old blog designs must be out so that fresh, new ones can come in. And although what really matter the most are the content and quality of a blog, visual appeal should not necessarily take a backseat. After all, what the eyes see usually has a big say about what the mouth wants to eat! Here are some Wordpress themes that might help you set up a food blog that’s new and inviting: Daily Dish Pro With its sleek, minimalist, and modern design, you can be sure that your web design will just be the cherry on top, and your content will still be the main course.