Skip to content

Category Archives: Projects

Illustrations with a Twist

Paper art or digital art? At first glance, I thought Eiko Ojala’s work was a clever blend of paper cut artwork and design, but to my surprise, his illustrations are actually hand-drawn and touched up digitally. He uses a combination of colors, layers, lights, shadows, and textures to create digital illustrations that almost perfectly mimic […]

Growing a Spine in Design

A client walks in and asks you to come up with a new logo for their brand of lollipops. You are probably thinking, “This will be so easy.” Then in the follow up, you have a bunch of sketches, fonts, and colors but all the client has to say is that none of it is […]

If Fast-Food Is Considered Unhealthy, Why Is Everyone Still Eating It?

Fast-food is often the blame for many health issues that someone might be facing. However, people continue to make it the largest means of food consumption in the United States. This is predominantly because of the way that it is marketed and the design of its format.   The color red has been used by […]

This is Iphone Xs

If you haven’t heard yet, Apple just launched the new Iphone XS. And of course the timing of this new product release happens to be just weeks after I had purchased what I thought was the latest model Iphone. I try to keep up with technology, but I fail. The new Iphone design is a […]

Digital Album Cover Designs

With the rise of technology, album covers and vinyls are becoming less popular among the common music listener. Luckily, musicians still depend on album art to express the emotion of their current releases. The ability to capture the meaning of the entire album with one photo; or artwork is much more difficult than many would […]

What if Adobe created a keyboard made especially for its users?

You’d probably agree that right now there’s a world of possibilities going on in any creative mind. Usually these ideas begin with the famous phrase “what if”,  until the idea results in something that can be seen and appreciated, even if it is just a concept. The designer Vinicius Araújo created a cool concept that […]

4 things every design student needs

Coffee: Even if you do not drink coffee, the implication by this option is that there are many late nights ahead. Choose your poison to keep yourself alert whether it is sugar, coffee, tea, or even just a strong will.  Perseverance: The hardest part about designing is getting started. Graphic design is not a field […]

The Powerhouse Behind Starbucks’ Designs

With 26,696 locations worldwide, Starbucks is easily one of the most recognizable and powerful brands in the world. From Starbucks holiday cups to the excitement around “PSL” (pumpkin spice latte) season, Starbucks has become a part of our culture’s vernacular. Every store has a similar format, with posters and advertisements matching the overall campaign design […]

Let’s Talk Sans Serif

If you’re a graphic designer, you most likely know you are expected to understand the difference between serif and sans serif letterforms and when it is appropriate to use them. However, when perceiving typography in design today, sans serif typefaces serve as the popular selection for designers. Since the Bauhaus design movement in the 1920’s, […]

Just Your Type

When looking at graphic design, many people tend to overlook and forget about the thoughtful details that go into making a particular work successful. Typography especially, is a game-changer in the design world, and has the power to effectively impact a target audience. Understanding the importance of typography is essential for new and upcoming designers, […]