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Author: Christie Sanasi

From flat design to Flat 2.0

pictura creative sydneyAs you may have noticed over the last few years, flat design has become increasingly more popular. We’ve come a long way since the ol’ bevel and emboss. This design originated a few years back, focusing less on detail & shading and more on simplifying shapes and using solid colours. Designers fell in love; so simple, so unique. But from a user perspective, it seemed to lack functionality and became confusing when looking for the next step.

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Print Feature: Menulog Open & Closed Signs

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Our team has worked closely with Menulog for a number of years and remain to do so as they have a complete makeover. For us, this means rolling out a number of creative digital and print designs with a fresh and vibrant green. Our most recent project has been Open & Closed signs for all Menulog restaurant partners.

Here are some snap shots of the Open & Closed signs in print production.

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Website Progress: Carpet Floor Solutions

We were approached by the team at Carpet Floor Solutions to develop a new website. As-well as a fresh new design, the functionality has simplified, making it easy to browse for what you’re after.

The team created a striking design for the new look & feel, highlighting Carpet Floor Solutions’ many service areas and creating an easy to use website along with a drop down form for quick enquires.

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Patatap: An Explosive Visual Representation of Sound

Remember the days when you were so easily amused by shiny and colourful things? Okay, maybe those days aren’t as long ago as we would imagine. Sure, it’s more socially acceptable for a child to chase rainbows and butterflies across a field than it is for an adult. But hey, we enjoy what we enjoy.

Okay, this is where I introduce the incredibly amazing website and app that enables you to create delicious sounds that explode in colour. Patatap is a portable animated sound kit. With a touch of a key or finger, you can create explosive melodies as well as flashing colourful shapes. If you have synesthesia, this is pretty much your brain on display for all to see.

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10 Amazing Instagram Users To Follow

Thank goodness Instagram has evolved from heavily filtered photos of our lunch. Nowadays, it’s more open to be used as peoples’ creative outlets. Designers, photographers, calligraphers, painters, videographers & even pet-enthusiasts have been awakened, and everyone has something to contribute. People are reaching out to other creatives all around the world to connect and collaborate. And it’s inspiring.

I’ve collated my Top 10 favourite users on Instagram; accounts that I check religiously, getting my mind blown to pieces in awe of all the creativity. I hope they do the same for you!

 

1. June Digan

Typography & watercolour: two of my favourite things. And combined? Well that’s just a bonus.

June Digan

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Website Feature: Independent Property Valuations

We were approached by the team at Independent Property Valuations to develop a new website as their current website was outdated in both functionality and design. As-well as a great new user experience for the website the project also included logo design to refresh the brand.

The team created a striking design for the new look & feel, highlighting IP Valuations’ many service areas and creating an easy to use website along with a drop down form for quick enquires.

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Stock Up: My Favourite Stock Websites & Why

Stock Images. I bet those two words create a collage of cheesy imagery in your mind. We all have our pre-existing opinions of stock imagery. Whether we type in dog walking through a park with it’s owners, and we get exactly that; with humans that are just way too excited to be walking their dog through a park. But what about when you try and water down the deliberate photography by using keywords such as ‘candid’ or ‘natural’? Suddenly your 1248765 pages have reduced to 3, but it hasn’t seemed to narrow down what you’re after.

I’ve collated a few of my favourite stock imagery websites and reasons why I love them.

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Website Feature: Automatic Garage Solutions

We were tasked to create a new and innovative design concept for a startup company called Automatic Garage Solutions. The project included logo design, website concept, design and copywriting. For this project, skill sets utilised include logo design, on-site photography and copywriting.

Our team crafted a unique design solution that best represents the Automatic Garage Solutions brand, making it friendly with clean and professional aesthetics. The result speaks for itself.

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