Dunked.com

Dunked.com is a web application that allows users to create and maintain their online portfolio, even if they do not have any technical background. This program gives you the opportunity to showcase your designs, illustrations, photography, and other creative work on any type of device (computer, cell phone, etc.). You are given a 10-day free trial before choosing a plan on the application. Once those 10 days are finished, you can choose $19/month for agency use (unlimited projects and unlimited pages) or $8/month for professional use (100 projects and 100 pages). You can then switch between plans, or cancel, whenever you choose.

Users can choose from a wide collection of themes, and even able to customize them however they would like. When adding to your profile, you are able to upload images, as well as embed audio and video from YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr, Soundcloud, & 500px.

One designer who uses Dunked to showcase his work is Todd Fischer

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Todd Fischer is a freelance graphic designer based in Adelaide, SA. Specialising in gig posters and album covers, Todd provides unique design solutions at affordable rates.

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Pablo & Rusty’s Coffee Roasters

Pablo and Rusty’s is a small wholesaler, retailer, and cafe in Sydney. Their goal is to get their coffee from sustainable areas and creating the perfect roast. Their identity is dominant in typography. The serif font replicates old coffee sacks and crates and is popular in the coffee culture. P&R’s take on the improvement of coffee as both a product and an industry is visually sophisticated and attractive to customers. Their simple color scheme is professional and polished, just like their coffee products.

Design company- Raine & Makin

Pablo & Rusty’s Coffee Roasters website

OMGLORD

Gabby Lord’s blog is a database for designers, illustrators, and people active in the creative industry. I think her blog is great. It’s her own corner on the Internet where she expresses her honesty, creativeness, and helpful tips for her visitors. Her blog is described as “a weekly newsletter that is filled with her current thoughts on design, creativity, and process, which sharing any helpful hints and resources.”

I highly recommend visiting her website! She is so updated in today’s media and her opinion and helpful articles are so interesting and even relatable!

OMGLORD.com

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Do Students Eat Like Prisoners?

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This information design is made to show the comparison between the free food that prisoners are served and the cafeteria food students are being served at school, in which they have to pay for. The following graphic is designed by Column Five Media and published by GOOD. I believe that this graphic is a great example of an information design. The design allows viewers to easily understand the underlying message that a standard lunch meal for students in the United States is not the balanced plate of food that schools promote them to be. Additionally, the impression of a split screen and the two different hands on each side of the tray also helps to express the comparison between the meals.

This design can be found here: https://visual.ly/community/infographic/food/do-students-eat-prisoners 

Google

GoogleWe all know Google very well, thanks to its recognizable elements. If we look at Google’s recent redesign, the logo is only a single part of its overall identity. As you can see, color, flat graphics, and geometric shapes are very important in the overall brand, no matter what program you choose to use. It’s the system’s cohesive design that attracts a viewers eye and makes them say, “That’s Google.” In September 2015, the company changed their whole brand identity after 16 years. The company explains: “It doesn’t simply tell you that you’re using Google, but also shows you how Google is working for you.” Meaning, the word ‘Google’ is not on every page, but the icons sort of scream the company name instead, due to their visual elements. Having a simple, colorful, and friendly brand identity is the reason why we all recognize Google, even without seeing the company’s name.

Read Google’s official blog post from 2015, announcing the rebranding HERE

Spartan Golf Club

spartan-golf-logo-largeThe logo for the Spartan Golf Club, in my opinion, clearly expresses the idea of ambiguity. The original designer of this optical illusion is Richard Fonteneau. The longer you stare at this amazing logo, the more you can see what this image really is. At first glance, one may say that they see the profile view of a Spartan head with a helmet on as if he had no expression. Yet, this design is created by another image. The face of this figure is created with the silhouette of a golfer, and the back of the helmet is created by the golf club in the golfer’s hands. Finally, the top part of the helmet is achieved by the artist creating the motion of the swing of the golfer’s club through the air. Although this is a logo not for a company but for a varsity golfing team (Sanderson Men’s Varsity Golf Team) in North Carolina, the thought that was put into this design can be strongly admired by those who observe it.

The Original Spartan Golf Club Website

Eat Real Food

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This “EAT REAL FOOD” sign is located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn in New York City. I took this photo on my trip back to Long Island. This sign is so simple yet it catches a viewers attention, specifically drivers and travelers, by getting straight to the point. This sign is located on the top of “the Brooklyn kitchen.” The Brooklyn Kitchen is a culinary school that holds classes to simply teach people how to cook like grownups. Inside, you can find The Meat Hook, known for being the best butcher in Brooklyn. They also sell eggs, produce and some cheese. All of which are real, non-over-processed food. Many pieces of street art and billboard signs are able to express such a powerful message just simply through three words and two colors. The importance of this sign is to encourage the fight against fast food and protect ourselves from unhealthy habits. Slow food is better than fast food!

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Learn more about the Brooklyn Kitchen!