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Designer’s February Round-Up

Our Lead Designer Joseph Russell, shares what's been catching his, and his team's eyes, over the last month.

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Advice for Young Designers

Young designers were at the forefront of our minds in February, as we delivered lectures to NTU students, and attended a careers fair at UoN, so this article was very timely. The advice resonates with points we were making, particularly about demonstrating your individuality and capacity to grow. While aimed at juniors, we designers of any level would benefit from this post.

How to Spot Visualization Lies

In an atmosphere of fake news, alt-facts, and the manipulation of big data, it’s more important than ever to separate truth from lies. This article explains nine ways graphs can bend and break data, with some shockingly bad examples to laugh and cry about. Fans of the much-shared Dark Horse Analytics gifs will appreciate this post.

Do responsive sites have to be so tall on mobile?

Stacking is the simplest approach to organising content blocks for smaller screens. But we’ve found that with time to iterate designs, and develop reusable patterns, more elegant solutions can be found. This article challenges designers to be more creative, showing how a little thought arrives at four alternative approaches to a simple problem.

Spotted

For Honor

What we loved: combining a ‘choose your own adventure’ navigation design, with unbelievable 3D web graphics, to reflect the game’s core concepts.

Type Together

What we loved: some of our favourite fonts (see: Abril, Bree, Etica) take centre stage, wrapped in some clever responsive layout patterns.

North 2

What we loved: packed with eye-catching effects like image masking, animated page transitions, and the “drag here for next work” which must be seen.

Inspired

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