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Apr 09

Creating text effects in Photoshop

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 09/04/2014

In this tutorial, i’m showing some text effects that can be applied using the effects panel in Photoshop. First, i’m giving some research tips and references, next i’ll show the final result of the text effect and give step-by-step instructions on how to apply the text effects. Resources, fonts and textures that are showcased in the effects are listed at the end in References.

Mar 14

RetroInk

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 14/03/2014

RetroInk is a massive Illustrator pack with a bundle of Graphic Styles from RetroSupply. These add-ons can be used for textures, for type, brushes, swatches etc.. I bought this huge Illustrator Kit from Creative Market and am experimenting with it now. It looks a great way to spice up your designs.

Feb 05

Mike Monteiro - How Designers Destroyed the World

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 05/02/2014

I like to watch this talk by Mike Monteiro from Webstock 13 titled “How Designers Destroyed the World”. It’s a great inspiration directed to designers and the responsibility that comes with design. Mike Monteiro also wrote an absolute must-read book “Design is a job” published by A Book Apart.

Jan 24

Apple - Mac 30 - Thirty years of innovation

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 24/01/2014

Thirty years ago, the Mac put the power of technology in everyone’s hands, launching a generation of innovators who continue to change the world. This video celebrates some of those pioneers and the incredible impact they’ve made.

Apple - Mac 30 - Thirty years of innovation

Feb 06

A car lettering design in Illustrator

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 06/02/2012

In this little tutorial, i’ll guide you through the design process of a car design i made for a local company.
Because this company bought some cars, they wanted a design on the car that related to the website and to the companies “corporate identity”.
So, i made a design in Illustrator based on the logo with a gradient in it and some other repeating elements. Starting from this artwork, i searched for the right car model and downloaded the vector file.

Oct 07

15 textures for download

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 07/10/2011

Over time, i collected a folder full of textures that i scanned.
Some of these textures are available for download now, the file format is 1600 x 1200px at 72dpi in JPG.
You can download 1 collection ZIP at the bottom of the page.
Hope you enjoy them!

Nov 11

Optimizing a corporate brochure for web

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 11/11/2010

Lately, i’ve been working on print related projects. Designing Adobe © InDesign templates for posters and leaflets and brochures.
One question that keeps returning from clients is: can you optimize this design for web use? Although I constantly explain the differences between print design and web design, the same question keeps coming back: but can’t you do some optimizing, so that we can use this design on our webpage? Or: can we put this leaflet on our webpage?

Oct 06

Making fabric textures in Illustrator

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 06/10/2010

Since I've got an iPad and using it daily, i've looked deeper into the available wallpapers and the overall design of the software and other applications like Reeder (for iPhone and iPad).

Jul 02

Logo design Studio Bloom

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 02/07/2010

A couple of weeks ago, Kevin from ThisConnect (my partner company) asked me if I was interested in designing a logo, stationary and a web design for a Brussels based photo studio. I took the offer and started with the project. This week, I delivered the last piece of the project, and i thought i share the design process.

Apr 28

The image of business cards today

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 28/04/2010

Today, I got a big package from the postman with a HongKong Post label. Some time ago, Vivian Lei - Art Director for Art power - approached me with the question to contribute to a book of business cards they were about to publish. Many designers from all over the world contributed to the book and she asked me to be part of the project.

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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.