Jul 03

Summer Break 2017

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 03/07/2017

Bene is taking a summer break!

Feb 06

SVG stroke made from beads

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 06/02/2017

A cool pen made by Yoksel on Codepen: create SVG strokes made from beads.

Jan 09

Powers of Ten

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 09/01/2017

Watch Charles & Ray Eames’ Powers of Ten, the 1977 Film That Put the Scale of the Universe into Brilliant Perspective.

Nov 11

Decorative Stitch Brushes

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 11/11/2016

For a client project, i created decorative borders in Illustrator. When this project was done, i decided to create a new collection of these decorative brushes for use on any vector element.
The brushes are made for vector border work, they have a shiny and decorative look and feel. The brushes are great to use for strokes in elements in illustrations.

Sep 14

Tutorial: How to Make Seamless Pattern Repeats in Adobe Illustrator

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 14/09/2016

Ever wondered how to create seamless patterns in Illustrator? This short video gives you short instructions on how to accomplish this. Video is by TheVectorLab

Sep 08

Drawing a map in Illustrator

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 08/09/2016

I'm currently in the drawing process of a map in Illustrator. In fact, it's a series of maps. The maps need to be in good print quality and also available online in a pdf. I searched for a good solution to cover both needs. Obviously, you go to Google Maps and take a screenshot of your map and location but this results in poor quality as the screenshot has a low resolution. I found some work arounds - i tried "my maps on Google" but the quality for print is not what i was looking for, it was poor quality and poor adjustment options.
So i decided to draw them myself in Adobe Illustrator with the Google Map as a template layer as a starting point.
I found some good, short video tutorials on how to create roads, rivers and labels in your maps:

Aug 30

Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 30/08/2016

With a brand new school year starting within a few days, i watched again this brilliant talk by Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Aug 15

How to use graphic design

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 15/08/2016

Talks at Google: Michael Bierut about graphic design.

May 25

Understanding vector graphics

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 25/05/2016

Short and comprehensive tutorial on vector graphics versus bitmap

May 18

The new Instagram logo

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 18/05/2016

Designer Tobias van Schneider gives his thoughts after many people ventilated their opinion on Twitter on the new icon and Instagram design refinements.
This is a quick video about this. Sums up my idea about it.

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    We write about subjects that are related to our business in web design and the other services we offer. Mostly, I write about projects we have done for our clients, some tutorials on software we use, about creative processes and side projects I am working on when not working on client projects. We appreciate your time here on our website, thanks! In case you want to reach out, please send an e-mail to benedikte at bene dot be.