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Link Loving: Portfolios, Typography and Green Design

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I have been throwing myself into the study of design and and it principles these past couple of weeks. I did take a break from it for a bit while Dennis and I sorted our new flat, but I am happy to be at it again. Here are a few articles I’ve found very inspiring and informational.

• Very cool collection of illustrations, typographic work, lettering, web design and user experience work via I Love Colors. I love this blog and I love the articles.

• Beautiful and creative way of creating card and garland by using recycled paper scraps. This article was written by Laura Normandin and posted on Design Sponge.

• PRINT Magazine is hosting a webcast on August 4th Pangea Organics CEO and lead designer. The will discuss their sustainable packaging and biodegradable soaps and products. Tree Hugger has given us a small preview of their accomplishments and company policies regarding sustainable design.

• I know I’ve asked myself this question before, and Nubby Twiglet provides some very informative answers with tips for creating a print portfolio.

• Interesting article by Jason Santa Maria regarding the use of print design principles that might not work the same for the web. I have to say I agree with him on this one.

• A fascinating inside look into the inspiration and work of Alice Savoie. In this interview, Alice discusses her studies, her process and future projects. The interview is via I Love Typography.

August 10, 2009 at 2:29 pm 1 comment

6 Fantastic Portfolio Websites

I’ve been working non-stop these past couple of weeks trying to get my portfolio website sorted. As some of you know, my work has primarily involved print design, but I am making great attempts to familiarize myself with all things web related. I am not new to the web by any means, but I do realize I am missing valuable bits of information here and there. Nevertheless, I finished my portfolio website this last weekend, and I am very happy with it.

As always, I found some fantastic inspiration in a few sites I frequent. I love working on my site and I love browsing through different artist’s online portfolios. Here are a few of my favorites.

Jeff Sarmiento

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Things That Are Brown

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Robbie Manson

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Claire Baxter

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Miles Dowsett

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Tower of Babel Design

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July 30, 2009 at 6:31 am Leave a comment

Link Loving

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• 40 free high quality hand drawn fonts to download via HONGKIAT.com

• Lovely vintage inspired, hand made bags by Bari J. I LOVE her designs.

• Ultimate Mac setup for photographers. 50 apps that will help you with photo processing

• Void LP Player. A really trippy take on the record player via design boom.

• A really great collection of tutorials useful for converting PSD’s into useful html/CSS by dzineblog.com.

• Award winning Spanish design company develops a new fabric using recycled PET bottles. They are creating some really fabulous products with this fabric. The article is via Tree Hugger.

Image: Longest word in the Welsh Language as I understand it. It’s a train station between Holyhead and Crewe.

July 9, 2009 at 9:41 am Leave a comment

Brilliant Conceptual Designs By Iunewind

I found this website a bit ago, and I was stunned at the level of detail put into the artwork. Inuewind’s site and portfolio are outstanding. The artist is based in Russia where he creates spectacular websites and digital designs for his clients. I recommend giving his site a view for inspiration. Inuewind is certainly my favorite artist right now.

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Images via Inuewind

June 3, 2009 at 3:04 am Leave a comment

The Artwork Of Cam De Leon

Cam De Leon is one of my absolute favorite artists. His work is one of the reasons I became inspired to pursue a career in art. I recently re-discovered his very amazing portfolio website gloriously named Happy Pencil. The site is truly an interactive orgasm. It’s quite fascinating! The overall design of the site creates an ambiance that compliments his work perfectly. I certainly recommend giving it a view.

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Images via Cam’s Happy Pencil

April 21, 2009 at 12:28 pm Leave a comment

Fantastic Typography From Alex Trochut

Alex’s artwork is absolutely fantastic and inspiring. I was amazed at the level of detail he used to create his work. I do wonder if his designs are created using digital or traditional methods. Perhaps he uses a little bit of both. I typically don’t like to ask, but I do love to wonder. I certainly recommend giving his site a view. I am really loving his site design as well. I am usually guilty of slapping it on when it comes to website design, and I do admire his site’s simplicity. I honestly prefer a clean website layout.

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Images via AlexTrochut.com

April 15, 2009 at 11:53 am Leave a comment

Five Beautiful Grungy Site Designs

I love this design style. I am trying to do something like this for RH Frog, but I haven’t quite nailed it yet. Here are a few sites that have inspired me during this process. They are absolutely beautiful.

I Love Colors

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Carbonica

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Free People

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Ali Fleski Portfolio Blog

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Retinart

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March 24, 2009 at 3:53 pm Leave a comment

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