Articles by Robert Bowen

IMHO

How to Find Your Individual Design Voice

November 28th, 2011
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How to Find Your Individual Design Voice

In the design world, volumes have been written advising the newbs, and those with some established street cred, on the ins and outs of being a top shelf designer, and many of these posts will either be focused on or at least include a brief mention of finding your own voice. Your individual...

Interviews

Designer Spotlight: Interview With Web and Graphic Designer Veerle Pieters

November 22nd, 2011
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Designer Spotlight: Interview With Web and Graphic Designer Veerle Pieters

One of the things that we hear a lot in the design/development field tends towards keeping that passion alive which first drove us to this arena. For when we keep that flame burning, our work will always remain vibrant and successful. This idea is exemplified in our interviewee here,

IMHO

The Prioritization of Design

November 16th, 2011
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The Prioritization of Design

When we design we have a hierarchy that we are responsible to, which is what drives us to deliver a great design. In this way, there are three groups that we effectively owe the design to. And while most of the community would agree on the three areas that we are beholden to, many of us...

Inspiration

Photography Inspiration: Color Palettes of Fall

October 31st, 2011
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Photography Inspiration: Color Palettes of Fall

Over the summer we put together a couple of photography posts where we created color palettes to accompany each of the pics. With the fall kicking off a sweeping change of nature's color palette, we thought we would turn our inspirational spotlight once more in this direction. So with this mission in mind, we...

Interviews

Designer Spotlight: Interview with MoGraph & Branding Designer Fraser Davidson

October 20th, 2011
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Designer Spotlight: Interview with MoGraph & Branding Designer Fraser Davidson

Today we have a new designer spotlight, where we interview and feature a member of the design and development community. In this installment, we shine that light on talented motion graphic designer and sports branding specialist Fraser Davidson. If you are not familiar with his work, then you are...

Design

The Keys to Organic Designs

October 11th, 2011
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The Keys to Organic Designs

In the world of design we all tend to have our processes and approaches that rule how we craft our work. This is essential for most of us in the field to have in place. Our own systems that we have spent years honing and developing down to less of an art, and more of...

Photography

Showcase of Fabulous Underwater Photography

September 21st, 2011
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Showcase of Fabulous Underwater Photography

When in search of inspiration, one recipe that tends to always produce successful results is to look at the world around you in a different light, so to speak. This flipped perspective can often lead our thinking and creative processes out of the box, as we see things differently than we normally would. Photographers are...

Business Online

Types of Designers Not to Be!

September 16th, 2011
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Types of Designers Not to Be!

Here we have somewhat of a cautionary tale for all of those in the field, to help guide us away from those behavioral models that we should all avoid. Well, that we should avoid if we do not wish to have the often negative connotations that are associated with these types of designers impacting...

Business Online

Surviving Design Blog Saturation : Is The Future in the Niche?

September 2nd, 2011
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Surviving Design Blog Saturation : Is The Future in the Niche?

One of the topics that the design blogging community touches on from time to time, concerns the saturation levels of the blogosphere with regards to design blogs. There are so many design centric blogs filling the landscape that the chances of capturing enough of the available audience out there...

Business Online

Live Together or Die Alone : Spec Work vs the Community

August 24th, 2011
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Live Together or Die Alone : Spec Work vs the Community

For years the web design and development communities have had an enemy amongst the ranks. A wolf in sheep's clothing, parading through the communities as a friend of the game, when really it is more of a foe. Perhaps a well intentioned foe, as some might argue, but a...

Inspiration

Sunrise Color Palettes

July 7th, 2011
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Sunrise Color Palettes

Once the sun had set on our Sunsets and Color Palettes post the search was underway for the yin to its yang. Knowing how photographers like to turn to the skies to capture the natural colors that each new day paints upon the waiting canvas, we have turned our attentions there as well. Once more showcasing...

Photography

The World Up Close: Showcase of Beautiful Macro Photographs

June 29th, 2011
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The World Up Close: Showcase of Beautiful Macro Photographs

As designers we are often told to think outside the box when we approach any new project. This change in perspective is supposed to grant us access to seeing the design differently than we normally would. To break out of that mold or routine that we can easily get sucked into, and...

Business Online

How to Grow as a Designer or Developer

June 22nd, 2011
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How to Grow as a Designer or Developer

For many of us in the design and development communities, when we first begin down this path, we tend to go in hungry searches for knowledge and like a sponge we soak up all we can find. However, at times we can come to a plateau where we comfortably set up our...

Inspiration

Showcase of Online Artist and Design Portfolios

June 15th, 2011
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Showcase of Online Artist and Design Portfolios

Throughout the creative fields, like with art and design, getting your work out there for an audience to find and connect with is essential. Taking your work online is a major outlet that many designers and artists opt for, especially given the versatility that the web offers.