What is New Media Design?

When talking about the design of a new website, or the design of the actual content on such a website – this could be for example the illustrations, slider images or banner ads on a blog site…


Hergé vs Hiroshige

Tradition influences modernity. We can see that old traditional Japanese printing techniques and illustrated publications were used as source for contemporary manga and anime, but they were also…


The automation of creative labour

Designers need their tools, their techniques, processes, devices and applications to act on their creativity. Without these tools they would not be able to be creative. They could have ideas and…


The Eastern Creative Process

The significant difference between the Western and Eastern worldview is basically that we see everything in a dualistic way, while in the east everything is seen as one. An all encompassing,…


The Western creative process

Creativity has been studied from even more disparate angles over a much longer time period than automation or technology. It has been called a research backwater that mostly produced scattered…


A device oriented approach

The evolution of graphic design, as the process of visual communication, up to the present time ‘Graphic Design’ as the process of visual communication and problem-solving uses one or more of…


Reinventing the wheel or pioneering new frontiers?

How to design wireframes that work Recently we were asked by a client to design the front end of a booking website and app with a set of new features. When designing these kind of technology based…


Advanced clipart - the rise of stock photography in design for web

Before I start ranting about how much I hate stock photography, let me say this: I love stock photography. In many cases the online availability of stock photography has given digital designers a…


Tips to keep corporate presentations alive

Holidays in the 70’s and 80’s. Some of you might have experienced them. Some might have survived them without too much bodily harm. But most of you might be too young. In those days my…


Don't call it just a logo - Branding is a universe

When people start a business or aspire to launch a new product, the creation of a logo often means a lot. It is the first step to envision what they want to offer or sell. It symbolizes the existence…