I recently finished up a project with Scott McIntyre of Vivid Ways and Jon Phillip of Spyre Studios. My part in the project was to work on a new logo design for the Vivid Ways website and brand. Here’s my design process and a walkthrough of how the final logo is created in Adobe Illustrator.
Posts from March, 2009
There’s nothing cooler than designing artwork for a skateboard deck! Follow this walkthrough in Adobe Illustrator to create your own vibrant and stunning vector artwork using geometric lines, shapes and a perfect colour scheme. The result is an awesome deck design ready for wall hanging, or hooking up with trucks and wheels for a session on the street!
I’ve come across some really cool posts and articles recently, making their way into this week’s roundup is a website dedicated to showcasing business card designs; a collection of beautiful watercolour effects in web design; tips for working with Illustrator’s Gradient Mesh tool; a compilation of tutorials for getting to grips with digital painting; and a bunch of resources for grid based design.
With Twitter quickly becoming the hottest site to be seen on, everyone wants to stand out from the crowd. There has already been a range of quality designs showcased on various sites, which has shown an emergence of trends such as the ‘sidebar’. Let’s take a look at some of the best practices around Twitter background design and get to work creating our own.
I’ve been busy crafting a little side project over the past few months, as of Monday the 9th March my freshly baked web design blog finally went live. Line25.com takes on a similar structure to Blog.SpoonGraphics, but with a focus on web design articles, tutorials and inspiration.
Following on from the success of the Free Hand Drawn Doodle Icon Set for Bloggers, this latest vector pack of doodles and sketches features more quick and dirty hand drawn elements for you to download and use in your designs. The pack comprises of a range of random pieces, including leaves, drops, bolts, arrows, hearts and textures.