I don’t follow too many design blogs, but Jared Polin is a well known photographer and videographer that I have been following for a few years. Ever since I had purchased my first DSLR camera for my 16th birthday, I had wanted to expand my knowledge on photography, design, and portraiture. Jared Polin is an talented, well-rounded photographer, who has an extensive collection of photographs.
I find his online website to be designed very successfully. He has such a wide variety of photographs, from portraits to landscapes, so his minimalist looking designed website highlights his work well. When you open his site, you are first asked to “enter” his photo world. Recently, his mother has been experiencing health problems unfortunately. The first collection of photographs you see is of his mother in a hospital bed, which is quite personal. He has a whole collection dedicated to his mother– it is full of tasteful portraits of her. One may have an emotional connection to him through his photographs which I find touching.
His website is mainly white space with simple sans serif, black text. The basic look puts a large amount of emphasis on his photo work. I found his blog to be quite successful!
Mirador is a beautifully done design blog that showcases many different graphic design works by Say What Studio in Paris. It has many great works for infographic design and identity design as well.
I searched through many blogs and none of them really caught my attention. Most of them had a very busy design with links that looked unorganized. I got frustrated and didn’t even take the time to read what the website had to offer. I am a visual learner so Abduzeedo was one of my favorite blogs. The home page is organized with simple titles on each of the links. I like that they used a black background with white text, this is one of the main reasons this blog caught my eye. My favorite part about the blog is that they have a section for “Daily Inspiration.” They post works from artist to inspire the viewers daily. They also give the viewers the opportunity to submit their works to be featured. I also enjoyed that they included motion graphics because I didn’t see that on many other design blogs.
This blog is a design blog with interior design, modern furniture, and art. It features interior design ideas, architecture, modern furniture, home decor, art, style, and technology founded by Jaime Derringer. I thought this was a really cool blog with alot of great ideas. They have really interesting objects on there site and is really different from other sites I had visited. They had alot of futuristic ideas which I thought was interesting
While researching this assignment, I came across a website called inspofinds.com. The goal at InspoFinds is to promote and celebrate latest design work, up and coming designers and the design community. Aside from showcasing designers work online, InspoFinds publishes a collection of books featuring 365 design pieces from fresh graduates, designers and agencies. I was most drawn to this blog is that it celebrates inspiring designers and gives them a platform to become noticed. In particular, I was inspired by a packaging project from student Josephine Hermanto for her brand Smooj. You can find it here https://inspofinds.com/blog/smooj .
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!
I was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled upon The Dieline Package Design Blog. Founded by Andrew Gibbs, the blog features stunning an innovative packaging from around the world. The blog caught my attention because of the beautiful designs being showcased, the aesthetics of the branding and flow of the collections made me want to come up with a product of my own. A feature I found especially intriguing was the option to search package designs by what they are printed on, whether it be wood, plastic, or sustainable materials. Definitely give this blog a look if you are in need of inspiration.