The Illustrative Designer – The History of Great Designs
A logical mind would consider art as irrelevant. How can the art of music help a mathematician? Most people will probably say nothing at all! This blog takes a closer look at the designs which illustrate how our overachieving, digitally enhanced and industrious world actually needs great designs. And not just as a distraction but as a vital necessity to its own survival.
I too, once thought that the musicians, artists and designers of this World had no part to play, except as diversions from the important things in life. The ‘real’ activities of life, like building construction, farming and industry are the only important events, right? What part can a designer play in a World that rewards results?
It has long been established that without illustrative designs and artistic expression, human beings suffer terribly. You only need to go back to the renaissance, when most of Europe was strongly influenced by the rise in religion to see how control over expression induces suffering. Furthermore, the stifling of art and design can be imposed by political powers and plunge a society in periods of darkness and despair. Look at how the dark ages affected the World. It affected:
- Illustrative Design
Amazingly, even centuries trying to smother out all types of design and art did not succeed. Humans need to express themselves through language and other physical forms of expression.
Small Homes for a Large World
One such example can be found outside of our larger cities, in the fringes of our suburban towns and vistas. These days, many people are designing small dwellings in their back yards called Granny Flats. As we move forward towards an asymptotically growing population, we will inevitably need to occupy less space. So today, I’d like to look at these granny flat designs and see just where it will lead us.…
Website Design Tips
What to look for in a quality website design company
Websites have become such an integral part of any Australian based business over the last 3 or so years. With the adoption of smart phones and tablets, you also need to be sure that your website is completely optimised and viewable on a number of devices – not just a computer.
This is why choosing the right website designer is such an important factor in the overall success of your online marketing strategy.
In this article we will discuss some basic questions and requirements you should be asking from your current website designer to make sure that you are in good hands. We will also look at some of the more common keywords & buzzwords that you may not be familiar with regarding the ever growing world of Web Design.
Communication, Eye for Detail and Subject Matter Expertise is crucial in choosing a web designer
The first thing you should be concerned with is the availability of your web designer – how accessible is this person, small business or company? There is absolutely nothing worse than dealing with substandard customer service, especially in an industry that helps produce leads or sales for your business.
My advice is to find out how you can contact your web designer and their team, including what methods are available:
Social Media including Facebook, Twitter or Skype
If you are constantly being placed on hold, calls not being returned or your project is continually put on the back burner then I would advice to start looking for a better team to work with.
Responsive Website Design
Responsive Design – this is such a big topic in the web industry at the moment and is continually being misused, abused and downright forgotten! There are more mobile phones than people in Australia right now and we have seen a strong switch of traffic from PC / Mac only users to smartphone and tablet based users viewing websites.…