In a sea of similar items, how do you make your product packaging stand out? One of our favorite ways is by complicating it a little with 2016’s coolest packaging trend. Designers are imbuing their designs with texture, giving packaging a tactile quality that drives shoppers to grab them off the shelf.
February’s here and that means another group of Creative Challengers! We’ve selected 9 amazing designs that didn’t win their respective contests, but deserve one more chance at glory.
I know nothing about popular music. I haven’t listened to an album released since 1978, despite having been born in 1981.1 I had to Google the difference between “Album of the Year” and “Record of the Year.”2 So you’ll believe me when I say, few people are more qualified to judge an album only by its... Read More
Personality transforms a basic site into an engaging, entertaining one. It’s what convinces first-time visitors to keep clicking and repeat visitors to come back. However, once you’ve added personality in all the obvious places – like your copy, visuals, fonts, and color scheme – you might not know what else to personalize.
Where sports go, graphic design is not far behind. From big scale branding of major pro teams to the design of your local little league logo, there is someone behind the scenes, utilizing imagery to delineate teams. And that goes double — nay, infinitely multiplied – for products available to consumers of sporting goods.
Just what separates a brand name in a standard, mass-distributed typeface from a bona fide logo? One of them is generic and basically worthless, while the other is (hopefully) an impactful, memorable, skillfully made, often very expensive work of design.
It’s not every year that we experience big changes. With such rapid growth in technology over the past few years, we’re sure that the big 2016 web design trends will focus on maturing and expanding on those developments.
While our first PowerPoint webinar covered the familiar structure of a PowerPoint presentation and the basic elements needed to properly build one, we’ll now take a higher level approach to the design process and explore how we can all make more innovative presentations.
What better time to kick off a fun community contest than right before the Academy Awards?! This time around, we turned to our designer community to reimagine the 2016 Oscars movie posters for the 8 “Best Picture” nominees, drawing inspiration from the minimal movie poster trend.