Original Designs For Common Products


Last week I published a really inspirational list of package design and it was a big success with all the readers. This week I thought I would showcase some beautiful product design. All of the products here are found in everyday life, however the few I have chosen to inspire you with here have been designed with a different spin.

I hope that this showcase will inspire you to look at everyday problems and think of original ways to solve them. (read more…)

Posted By atikusdesign on May 20, 2009

Weekly Web Inspiration #2


There were so many really great sights this week that I had more than enough to showcase by Tuesday. So I decided to set my standards even higher, which has produced a stunning array of quality design for this week’s showcase. Enjoy and have yourself a creative week! (read more…)

Posted By atikusdesign on May 18, 2009

The Very Best In Package Design


I do not produce package design as a living but one piece of advice I always read is that you should look outside the box (excuse the pun) when trying to find inspiration. Always wanting to heed good advice I decided to follow some package design blogs and was amazed by the amazing design on show. My main source of income, web design, is very similar in characteristics to package design, in that it has to convey the brand instantly, be easy to scan and stand out among numerous similar products.

With this in mind I thought I would showcase some of my favourite package design examples in recent times. (read more…)

Posted By atikusdesign on May 15, 2009

10 iPhone Apps I Use Daily As A Web Designer


I’m a full time web designer based in Bournemouth and my job is my life. As such, I spend nearly every waking hour thinking about design and anything that can help streamline my efforts is very much appreciated! First came the iPhone which helped me keep in touch with the world from anywhere. After that a mass of applications were built enhancing the way I used my iPhone.

Here is a list of my favourite 10 iPhone apps. I have tried to choose the applications that relate to my life as a web designer so I’m sure they will be of use to you, enjoy!

(I would like to apologise for the lack of quality screenshots in some of the images you are about to see I searched for a long time to no avail) (read more…)

Posted By atikusdesign on May 13, 2009

Weekly Web Inspiration #1


This is the 1st of a weekly update of web inspiration. Every Monday be sure to check back to find some of the weeks best in web design. (read more…)

Posted By atikusdesign on May 11, 2009

17 Cool USB Sticks + Hubs


I always carry around a trusty USB stick with me. I’m always using it to show people my work or to save files to work on later at another computer. However, my USB stick is a rather boring bit of plastic that noone would ever notice. Well, I’ve been doing some research and that just doesn’t have to be the case.

As the following examples show your USB stick can not only be a really useful tool but it can also be a conversation starter if it is as cool as these designs. (read more…)

Posted By atikusdesign on May 9, 2009

Top 10 Apps Using the Twitter API


I don’t know about you but I LOVE Twitter and spend far too many hours reading my updates. In the last few months Twitter has really exploded into the mainstream with user numbers rising hugely.

This rise in users has led developers to use the twitter API to create all manner of useful (and not so useful) web applications. With this in mind I thought I would try and roundup my favourite 10: (read more…)

Posted By atikusdesign on May 7, 2009

Top 10 Design Blogs


Hi, I thought the best way to start D-Lists was to recommend to you my top 10 favourite design blogs and give you an idea of what I want to achieve with this very site. I would love it if D-Lists could become anything like as successful as the following blogs:
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Posted By atikusdesign on May 4, 2009