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I've written about this on lolcow before, but I cannot recommend this book enough, one of my favourites, and I'm not even into design. The author is both an engineer and psychologist and a pioneer in user-centered design. He us the one who invented digital screens on phones so you could see what number you're dialling. He's also responsible for hot and cold water being color-coded and standardised hot=left cold=right. He analyses and talks in detail about mundane things as door knobs with such insight, I never thought I'd enjoy reading about door-knobs that much. It's interesting to see the thought process behind so many things we take for granted today.
That's a good point actually.
Nvm my post about moving this to /m/, I guess it hardly matters anyway.
i recently transitioned to a career in UI design/research after working as a dev for a period of time.
i'm enjoying it a lot more since there's definitely more creative freedom for the designers compared to to the devs who are essentially handed a schematic to build and have little say in design choices otherwise. anecdotal, but i also just vibe with my design coworkers so much better than my former co-engineers.>>126818
not books and i'm sure seasoned design anons are already familiar with these, but i'll drop a few general links for the tech design noobs seeking inspo: > https://www.awwwards.com/> https://www.behance.net/> https://dribbble.com/> Pinterest has also been a surprisingly good resource as well.
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I'm glad this thread was made because I wanted to hear some opinions on this situation between Julia Fletcher (close friend of Kel Lauren's and fellow designer/youtuber) and Raissa Pardini. Julia was called out by Raissa for copying her designs and selling them, Julia claims it was inspired by another image and you cant claim a font/aesthetic as your own.
>I was following Julia Fletcher (juliaflatcherphoto) until not long ago. She tagged me a few times in her own inspirations board and I was grateful. But then she started replicating designs of mine for commercial purposes, putting to risk her work and mostly her clients. Left alone the respect she has for my work and for the bands I designed those posters for. I approached her very nicely and privately twice and she blocked me and kept designing like nothing has been said. She admitted the designs were the same in our first conversations (which I have). Today, with no space left for me to talk to her, I had to call her out. Design platforms reviewed the work and regardless what she told everyone of you today, the work is the same. She blocked everyone of you to tag her, comment on her designs, message her or say anything freely. She put the poster on sale on her website and didn’t apology or has been in touch. I get copied all the time, everyone does! But plagiarism is going against copyrights. And all our works are automatically copyrighted by law in the U.K., for a long time.
Not really an opinion on the two designers here, but just how people in the design community preach about how you should
“steal” ideas from others. I think it’s a little ridiculous how up in arms people get about copying ideas. Lots of design is extremely similar these days. Like, I wish the community would make up its damn mind on the matter.
Tbh, both designs are ugly. I think Julia needs to not be so “obvious” about where she gets her inspiration from. I’d be mortified and ashamed if I were her.
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Too bad you've saged this since this tread got buried pretty quickly… if you're still around, that depends heavily on what and where you're applying to really. If you give some specifics maybe someone will know!
Talking about porfolios, any designers here working for companies? Did you design you CV in a way to give it some additional visual interest, or kept it very plain?
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What are some iconic album designs according to you guys? I love this particular album cover by Robert Beatty
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I like this one a lot too!
FKA Twigs albums have gorgeous covers, it's always her face but edited in a way that is so dream like and intriguing that it attracts attention immediately - and fits her music perfectly.
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I like looking up album covers from more local, smaller artists (or by local designers and artists), because even though they're not iconic or recognizable, there's always a lot of more creative freedom there for the people making them and you can find a lot of gems, like this one, gorgeous illustration and such a great typography.
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Kpop Album Graphics design is so good.