Senplate is a portmanteau of "sen" (thousand) + "plate" (template). Use it to take a picture and then decorate it with templates of frames, filters, stickers and text. Available in the Japan App Store and worldwide soon.
When I present web design mockups to clients and colleagues I want to make sure they look accurate like they were in the browser. I would put them in HTML pages to take care of backgrounds and margins. I then upload the assets somewhere and then explain my design in an email. It's a major hassle and not the best way to communicate design choices. I created a tool called Mocku.ps that simplifies this process into a few clicks, with annotations for explaining the design. With the short URL it's also easy to share. You can use it at Mocku.ps. I build it for myself and I think other people can benefit too. Please give it a go and give me some feedback. Thank you!
A rebrand I did for a publishing company based in India. I created the identity with a typographical structure extracted and compounded from geometrical shapes. The new brand expresses the visible – an energertic symmetry and the invisble – mathematical forces between the letterforms, in a way which speaks of a cutting-edge media company. I reduced the word Mutiny to its essentials and removed its vowels. As “MTNY”, it is very much Mutiny because no other English word comes to mind. The energetic form of the wordmark is geometrical, consisting of straight lines that are slanted forty-five and ninety degrees. The building blocks are essentially hexagons. The old logo:
Nuon is my son and he was just born three days ago. b. Photography, unless it's depicting something you designed or built "in the wild" There are already great communities (like Flickr) for photo sharing and critique. We'd like to do one thing really well — development and design discussion. Yes I designed and built Nuon with my wife. I think he's the most beautiful project I have ever worked on.
Recently while working on a business card design for a client, I discovered an easy way to create more natural looking comps in Photoshop. I was designing a business card for a client and my proposal included paper specifications. Presenting my design as a static exported image would not have been sufficient to communicate the concept. To show how the design would look physically in the real world, I overlaid the design on an image of a blank business card to create a ‘comp’. The usual way to do this in Photoshop would be to first transform and skew the top image layer to fit the surface either by hand or using something like LiveSurface templates and then apply a ‘Multiply’ blending mode. This bothered me because comps made this way don’t really look very natural, though it gets the point across. So I experimented with new methods.
Illustration by someone else. I did the typography and put everything together. Main display text is set in Verlag Condensed Bold and reading text is in Chronicle Text G4 Roman. Both from H&FJ. Client loves it. Please consider liking my other snaps too: forrst.com/posts/… forrst.com/posts/… forrst.com/posts/…
While creating an illustration of the iPhone 4 for the Foound web app, I discovered the rounded corner radius of the phone’s physical frame is exactly that of the width and height of application icons on the homescreen.