Designers look for inspiration everywhere, and one of the best places to find every possible kind of inspiration is online - whether it be a web design gallery packed full of creative designs or a blog post with trending new concepts. Here’s a roundup of the six places I’m currently drawing some serious inspiration from.
One of the great things that the Internet has brought us is the ability to connect with people we never would have met otherwise. No matter where your interests lie, there's bound to be others out there with similar interests. There are meetup groups in nearly every city in the world. And if you can't find a meetup that suits you, you shouldn’t be afraid to jump in and start your own.
Welcome back to Meta Q’s Statamic Series – interviews with designers and developers creating Statamic websites and add-ons. Meet Alex Carpenter, front-end developer at Masuga Design.
Meta Q presents the Statamic Series – interviews with designers and developers creating Statamic websites and add-ons. Meet Matt Steele, a front-end developer at Q Digital Studio and part of the Meta Q team.
“As a new parent, your life will be about adaptation and changing course. Don't be afraid to try something different when things just aren't working. Go for a walk, grab some coffee, try some new music! Don't be afraid to get yourself unstuck.” Working father Chris Alvarez, a Senior UX Designer at Slice of Lime is a firm believer in flexibility when it comes to being a parent and working in a creative field. Alvarez took some time out of his busy schedule balancing time at work and time being a father to two girls, aged two and five, to chat with the Meta Q about making it work as a working parent. Answers have been edited for clarity.
Designers love icons. Our love of creating meaning from an image, of using symbols and pictures to tell a story - that’s why many of us became designers in the first place. Online or off, designers are all about icons.
Sharee Hiatt is the Creative Lead for the Web and IT department at Open Media Foundation. A little over a year and a half ago she had her first child, Ashton. She loves work and being a mom to a happy 20-month old boy and has found a way to have what she considers a happy work-life balance.
Party invitations and wedding invitations in particular, are exciting to receive in the mail. Weddings have a long tradition of beautifully designed paper invitations. But in a world of paperless statements and online news, how much longer will paper wedding invites hold out? Party invitations in general have certainly started moving into the digital-invitation realm.