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Sep 15

Cool iPhone and iPad apps for children

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 15/09/2010

Back to school ... that means homework mostly every evening of the week for my 2 boys (9 and 7). I try to make these homework moments as pleasant as possible and as short as possible. A short moment on the iPad or iPhone with a great app is guaranteed fun for the sons. A week ago, i search and found some real cool school apps in the iTunes apps store (most of them are only available in English). I share them here in a short overview:

Aug 10

Sheep love wallpaper

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 10/08/2010

Recently i’m doing a lot of sketches. Mostly in the evening when it’s quiet and when i’m done with client work. For inspiration, i look regularly on Flickr. I find a lot of impressive material. Lots of collections and sets from amazing people. I found this collection where I took some inspiration of for this drawing tutorial.

Jul 16

Summer vacation

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 16/07/2010

We are taking a break after a year that has been great so far. Now is the time to reload our batteries so we can deal with all the projects that are coming our way in the second part of this year !

We take our summer holidays from monday 19th July till monday 9 August 2010

Wallpaper July 2010

Jun 11

Truck Lettering

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 11/06/2010

A good client of mine, asked me some time ago to design the lettering of a new truck they ordered.
It was kind of strange to do such a design because it’s not what I do on a daily basis, but I took the challenge and did some research before I started my design for them. This week I took some pictures of the end result: the final the lettering on the new truck.

Feb 03

A Valentine calendar for February 2010

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 03/02/2010

A new Valentine calendar for february 2010 is available for download.

I made this calendar in only a few resolutions, if you would like to have it in a different resolution, please ask me (benedikte at bene dot be)

Jan 19

Interview with artist Benoît van Innis

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 19/01/2010

One of the websites I made in the spring of 2009 was for a Belgian contemporary artist/painter/illustrator and friend of mine, Benoît van Innis. His website is a portfolio of his artworks and projects.
Recently, I did an interview with Benoît, asking about his work method and the things inspiring him.
The interview was done in Dutch but i’m translating it to English. (I’m not a native English speaker, I appreciate your correction/comment)

Dec 16

Default avatar set in ExpressionEngine 2.0 Public Beta

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 16/12/2009

Some time ago, I was designing some avatars and wrote a little about the use of avatars when I read on the EE Blog they were looking for a couple of new avatars for the new default avatar set in the 2.0 version.

Dec 01

Graceful Green

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 01/12/2009

Some time ago, a client asked me to do a “green” logo, meaning it had to reflect ‘eco-friendliness’, ‘connected to earth’, ‘nature’ and so on. I liked his briefing and decided to go for it. After doing some research and gathering some ideas and inspiration I started to draw and color.While I was looking for the ‘right’ green color, I found out that it’s hard to find a beautiful green. It took me a long time to decide what green I should use. I created a Graceful Green Flickr gallery to collect inspiration from the color green and the green idea.

Nov 19

Creating a unique avatar

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 19/11/2009

Yesterday, a person on Twitter was complaining about the fact that some other company/person had stolen his/her avatar. It resembled the original avatar quite a lot. In fact, there are a lot of avatars with the same look, same colors etc… I think you can avoid having your avatar looking similar to others if you spend a little more time when you choose your avatar and look for some ways to be more unique, more special, more attractive ...

Aug 13

Art forms in nature

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 13/08/2009

Recently, I rediscovered a book I bought when I was in first grade of art school. It made me think of the times we had to discover patterns and inspiration from that book as students. Now, so many years later, the plates are still incredibly rich and the book is a very good inspiring tool for graphic design also. If you look for patterns, for (irregular) shapes, for logo inspiration, poster inspiration, etc.. Even for a webdesigner, you can find lots of inspiration from the book to make bullets, header shapes and so on.

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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.