Minimalist Album Covers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Can you guess the album cover? This is a series of minimalist posters created by the designer Nicholas Barclay. Known for his distinctive style, Barclay deconstructed iconic album covers into simple colours and shapes. Barclay is the master minimalist design. We think these album covers are beautiful and rather nifty, don’t you?  

Whimsical Illustrations Portray The Delicate And Adorable Sides Of Rats

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dutch artist Nadya Bonten-Slenders will change your mind about rats. Yes, rats. While these rodents are often shunned, this self-taught artist has created whimsical illustrations that will change your perception of rats. The artist places the rats in endearing situations to portray their delicate sides. For example, they are seen going on adventures and celebrating friendships. Her …

Cheeky Typographic Art

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lisa Maltby, a designer based in Sheffield, has been working in the creative industry for over 10 years. Understanding  she has received her fair share of criticism from both acquaintances and other creative professionals. Lisa states on her website: “It can be quite a challenge to push your work as a freelance creative when it is subject …

Tiny Test Tube Dioramas

Reading Time: < 1 minute Rosa de Jong, an Amsterdam-based designer creates whimsical little worlds and suspends them within test tubes. Entitled Micro Matter, the series features houses, buildings, trailers, tents and trees created using paper, cardboard, tree branches, and moss. You can see more of de Jong’s work on Behance or on Dribble.        

We are hiring – Mid level designers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Hello Are you a smart talented human? Do you have 2 years experience in graphic design? Want to be part of a small design family, work across a variety of mediums and clients? Speak directly to clients? Are you talented at finding YouTube videos on the internet. Well then, Nicework might be the place for …

A Nice Quote for Friday

Reading Time: < 1 minute Jessica Hische is a letterer, illustrator and designer working in San Francisco. We found this great quote by her and thought it was worth a share: “Support designers so that they can make a living of what they love most. Buy their products if you like them. Otherwise it kills creativity!”

The Beast is Back

Reading Time: < 1 minute Christopher Lee (a.k.a. The Beast is Back) is a multidisciplinary designer and illustrator who lives in Burbank, California. Here are a few words from the man himself: “My favorite quote comes from Picasso as he states “Art washes away from the soul, the dust of everyday life” nicely sums up my personal philosophy.” We really …