Designer Kid

I Was The "Designer Kid": 5 Annoying Realities   There's always that one kid. You know the kind, with the crazy hair that makes them stand out like a meatloaf at a vegan dinner? Yeah, some of those kids showed the signs early on that they would end up in the arts. Maybe even as graphic designers. Well I have a confession: I was the "Designer Kid." Yeah. Me. And guess what? I was kind of annoying. I know, you're shocked. Now before I get into things, let me make one thing clear: I'm probably older than you are. My school years took place in the 1980s, and that might predate your birth. And as depressing as that is for me to think about, I tell you this so that you understand that my childhood computers came with CRTs and green text, while yours probably weren't the size of a small horse. These were simpler times, and, as such, so was...

A Designer’s Life in 20 More Hilarious Cartoons

  Ever feel like you're living in a cartoon world? I'm not talking about hating Mondays and having a passion for lasagna, but instead that you can't believe the ridiculous things that people say to you, as a designer, on a regular basis. I know I get stuff like that every day, and that's why when I saw...

Designer Guilty Pleasures

We all have guilty pleasures: that one movie that we love that we're ashamed to speak about (The Transformers: The Movie), the song we love but won't play in front of our family (Eddie Murphy: Party All the Time) or the TV show that you're a bit too embarrassed to play in front of friends (mine is Fastlane). What about designers? Do we have guilty pleasures like that? Of course we do. And that's what I'm here to do: break all of these out into the open. Let our freak flags fly and show the world what we love, no shame involved. This is a judgement-free zone, folks. So let's dig into things. And just to prove that there's no shame in my game, I'm going to do the whole thing using GIFs from the best show ever to star a future vampire, a graduate of Bayside High, and a former MTV VJ, Fastlane. Candy This might be one of those "Just me?"...

Creative Uses of Mascots in Website Design

The term mascot is defined by Wikipedia as a term for any person, animal or object thought to bring luck. Mascots have been popular in advertising since the early days. A lot of products have mascots and not only the ones for children. I had this lovely guy (the mascot of 1990 fifa worldcup) for years on my desk : ) Although, mascots are traditional for sports competition and the Olympic games, they are becoming increasingly popular almost everywhere (If you’re wondering what could be the Mascot of ongoing Olympic 2012, its named Wenlock and Mandeville and they are designed by a London-based creative agency). Web designers also recognized the mascot’s marketing potential and started to use them to make their websites memorable and more attractive. And now, let’s see some of the best uses of mascots on the World Wide...