Connected Worlds

Reading Time: 2 minutes Connected Worlds, by interactive design studio Design I/O, is a gigantic installation that trades esoteric terminology for a sea of pixels. Installed at the New York Hall of Science, the room-sized exhibit revolves around a 48-foot digital waterfall that “pours” onto the floor. Kids can aim the resulting streams by damming around the space with […]

Let’s taco ’bout it

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Mexican based design studio, Estudio Yeyé, focusses on graphic design, branding, print design and illustration. Showcases how creative branding and design transforms spaces into eclectic and exciting experiences. “50 combinations of tacos will show the variety of our gastronomy and culture, seeking a branding that will represent the contemporary Mexican folklore in different ways, […]

In full swing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nicework presents to you, Tessa! She loves spending time online, so finding something to write about is second nature to her (or so it seems)   21 Balançoires (21 Swings), a project recently done by a team of Montreal designers will bring some whimsy to your week. Canadian design collective, Daily Tous Les Jours, has […]

The School of Life tells us Why Design Matters

Reading Time: 1 minute Happy Thursday everyone! We have had the lovely opportunity to have Marié Serfontein intern here at Nicework, and asked her if she has anything interesting to share with us – and she did!  <insert drumroll here> Life is crammed with questions. Quick questions, hard questions, silly questions, sobering questions, life-changing questions – even ones that fit into […]

IKEA: 3 Ways to Design Brand Success

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hearing the word IKEA may bring to mind images of eco-friendly, ready to assemble furniture, appliances, and home accessories. What you may not realise is that IKEA is one of the world’s most successful retailers and one of the world’s most powerful brands, ranking at 45 in the Forbes Top 50 World’s Most Valuable Brands. […]

Paul Rand’s Thoughts on Design

Reading Time: 3 minutes Paul Rand entered the advertising world as a young graphic designer in the 1940s when advertising used to consist of copywriting paired with an image, giving little thought to the overall company or visual identity. He became a major force in rethinking the visual impact of post-World War II advertising, designing iconic logos for corporations […]

The Versatile Typographic Skills of Will Dove

Reading Time: 2 minutes The skill of competent versatility is a hard one to achieve and the design process plays a huge part in achieving it. Designers need to be willing to put in the time to explore the process, to try new things and step out of comfort zones. Here at Nicework, we appreciate the process just as much as the […]

4 Tips for Cultivating Design Leadership

Reading Time: 3 minutes The influence of design is growing and the corporate world has started to take notice. If you’ve been keeping an eye on the industry of late, you may have picked up on what is now a well-established trend. The trend I am talking about is big companies paying substantial amounts of money for design expertise […]

Design Indaba 2015: Cut and paste paper branding

Reading Time: 2 minutes The theme for the 2015 Design Indaba festival was Make. Change. – a call to action encouraging their audience to take matters into their own hands to help someone or change something for the better. The branding for this campaign created by The Jupiter Drawing Room was the perfect fit for this bold statement. In keeping with the […]

Elements of Design

Reading Time: 2 minutes Matt Greenwood is a freelance art director & motion designer based in Toronto with over 10 years professional experience. His latest work includes a beautifully animated video that visually explains the many elements of design. If only this had been created when I was still studying, then I might’ve had better luck remembering them during exam time. So […]