You can’t help but laugh.
The sketch I posted in the previous part of this series was nothing more than a sketch and should be interpreted in that way: as a sketch. Jotting down, very quickly, some lines & text to SEE (note this word: SEE) is an idea has any potential.
Normally this phase in my design process is very much restricted to my sketchbook and needless to say extremely personal. What you see here is my own way of working on a design (I feel somewhat as an exhibitionist here). By all means: copy what you like, discard what you don’t like.
|You Are 4: The Individualist|
| You are sensitive and intuitive, with others and yourself.
You are creative and dreamy… plus dramatic and unpredictable.
You’re emotionally honest, real, and easily hurt.
Totally expressive, others always know exactly how you feel.
|Your Five Factor Personality Profile|
You have low extroversion.
You have medium conscientiousness.
You have low agreeableness.
You have medium neuroticism.
Openness to experience:
Your openness to new experiences is high.
A couple of weeks ago a business relation we had done some work for earlier contacted us to “poll” if we would be interested in creating a new design & lay-out for their corporate website. Needless to say we were very interested, as webdesign is what we do.
After the first contact it became clear we were expected to take part in a competition with a few other webdesign companies to create 3 “screenshots” of their newly planned website. We were asked to create a design for a homepage, an intermediate page and a content page.
With the new logo nearly finished (I’m still not 100% satisfied with the shapes in the logo) I started on the new look & feel of this blog. I thought it would be a good idea to publish the different stages in the designproces here. Kind of keep a record how the design evolves to a finished state.
I’ve been working on a new look & feel for zrlnd & last weekend I found some spare time to finalize the first version of the new logo.
It’s a design I’ve been toying around with for quite a bit in my spare time but up until now I never had the time to finalize the whole design.
The image-part (in dutch we call this the “beeldmerk”) is rather abstract, and that’s the way I like it. I’ve used a slightly adjusted Platelet for the type (“woordmerk” in dutch).
I’m also working on a complete redesign for the blog in my spare time.
It’s nice to see the “traditional” media wake up to the fact of new technology. Over at the Radio Festival in Cambridge, Mark Thompson – the Director-General of the BBC – revealed the planned MyBBCRadio service, which will enable users to “create” their own radio station from all of the BBC content.
Although not entirly new – we’ve seen a similar idea over at last.fm – I like the fact that a public broadcasting service has such a service lined up. It’s probably also encouraged by the 4.5 million podcast downloads in May (Just scan for BBC podcast on the iTMS, there’s over 50 different podcasts.
So: way to go!