Robert Bowen

  • We Are All Just Hackers: An Interview with UX-Designer Aaron Irizarry

    Several years ago, Aaron Irizarry set out on a journey in the design community, and has since left a lasting impression on the field as a whole. Through his personable nature, to the enthusiasm fueling his passion for the work that he does, Aaron has become a knowledgeable resource himself for designers of all flavors. With his talks on critique in design (with partner in crime, Adam Connor), he has recently established an ongoing dialog on this important aspect of the field.



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  • Planes, Trains, Cars: 35 Views and Sights

    One knack that photographers have is taking so many of the items that make up our everyday lives and capturing them in ways that makes them artistic. Allowing us to see them in a whole new light, and in completely different ways than we are used to. Take for instance some of the ways that we get around. When photographers start capturing various modes of transportation, something magical happens. Those normal, at times frustrating, vehicles become so much more. In this showcase we have gathered an array of pictures that focus on revealing some of the more artistic sides of planes, trains and cars. With those that are currently on the move to those that have long been retired their transformations will surely get your creative wheels spinning!



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  • Refracted: 34 Unusual Underwater Photographs

    To celebrate the start of Google’s underwater Street View efforts, we have collected quite a few pictures we’re sure you’ll never find there. But wouldn’t it be a surprise if you did? We had that kind of bycatch a few years ago, when it came to the first iteration of Street View already. Perhaps they accidentally caught some fish with their pants down this time? We don’t know…



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  • Up Close and Personal: A Showcase of Macro Photography

    In the world of photography, one area brings attention to life’s finer details by focusing in a bit tighter on them. Macro photography gets up close and personal on the object before the lens, and delivers some truly moving and inspiring works of photographic art. Whatever effects are added in post, the base of these images is usually what shines through. A closer look at life through the everyday objects around us.



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  • Over Troubled Water: Showcase of Bridge Photography

    One photographic centerpiece that most certainly ends up in front of a photographer’s lens are bridges. And for good reason. Bridges capture our attention and often, because of their sheer size, they force us to take note of them. We marvel at their architectural majesty or we wonder over their history and the lives that have touched their surface. This is perhaps one of the secrets behind the popularity of bridge photography.



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  • All of Us are Students: Interview With Designer and Podcaster Tim Smith

    For years Tim Smith has been vocal part of the design community. From the various projects and blogs that he has been a part of, to the even more literal interpretation of him being a part of the community as the voice behind the design and development related podcast, The East Wing. His enthusiasm and insights make him a valuable asset to the community, but beyond that, they make him an inspiration to all of those in this ever evolving field of web design. We had the opportunity recently to turn the tables on Tim, and put him on the other side of the interview. He was gracious enough to take time out of his busy schedule to provide some of his insights for noupe’s readers.



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  • Creativity Illustrated: Collection of Imaginative Vector Posters

    Vectors are quite the popular format to use for many graphic designers looking to create interesting character illustrations and more. With the versatility that continues to be offered with each generation of illustration programs that are on the market, the growing body of work being produced is not only quite stunning, it is creatively inspiring.



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  • A Vibrant World: Stunning HDR Photographs

    Photographers have many techniques and tricks up their sleeves for pulling off some amazing, often breathtaking captures. One technique that is very popular for achieving these kinds of results is HDR. With layers of images taken mere moments apart, the photographs are given a vibrant new life. Below is a collection that looks at some of the stunning HDR photographs these talented artists manage to capture.



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  • Make ‘em Laugh! A Collection of Humorous Photography

    Most know the saying, ‘laughter is the best medicine’, and even more know that there is a lot of truth in those words. There is little that can uplift the spirit as quickly as a flurry of infectious laughter. Many who work from behind the camera’s lens know how powerful humorous photography can be.



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  • Creatively Clad: A Showcase of Creative Costume Design

    One area of design that tends to constantly be producing innovative and impressive results is the field of costume design. With so many important scenes relying heavily on the costumes to help create and solidify the tone and feeling of the piece, costume designers have a lot to carry on their shoulders. So much has to be conveyed through the clothing the models are clad in, and sold through them as they are often more…



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