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Category: Talks

Feb 07

The era of the algorithm

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 07/02/2018

Inspiring talk by Josh Clark about the next era and outcomes of algorithms in our lives.

Nov 22

Inspiring talk by Tina Eisenberg aka Swissmiss

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 22/11/2017

This year at the Adobe MAX conference, Tina Eisenberg aka Swissmiss gave this inspiring talk:

Aug 20

Christoph Niemann: How to Overcome the 3 Fears Every Creative Faces

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 20/08/2017

In this 99U talk, illustrator Christoph Niemann shares his three biggest fears: the fear of not being good enough, the fear that our work will be irrelevant, and the fear of running out of ideas. Each of these cripple our process in different ways, but as Niemann explains (complete with hilarious illustrations), there are solutions we can apply to each.

Aug 18


Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 18/08/2017

Harry Frankfurt is an American philosopher and author of the New York Times Best Seller “On Bullshit”. Although first conceived as an essay over 30 years ago, his theory on bullshit is more relevant than ever before.

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 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.

Jun 26

Start something that inspires people.

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 26/06/2015

Yasmine Mustafa talks about her incredible way of becoming an entrepreneur in Philadelphia.

Jun 25

Responsive Design is Still Hard/Easy! Be Afraid/Don’t Worry!

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 25/06/2015

Dan Mall’s talk from the Beyond Tellerrand conference in Dusseldorf last year.

May 14

The history of Adobe Illustrator

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 14/05/2014

Back in time: the first time i created a logo (sort of) on a Mac with Adobe Illustrator was late in the nineties in a friend's studio. It was my first experience with Illustrator and since then it has captured me till today in my daily work. My friend had her own studio at that time and I was eager to learn how she made all these beautiful stuff so i asked her to introduce me to the basics of drawing on a computer. It took me some time to learn these drawing skills and i am still finding new ways to accomplish certain drawing tasks but it quickly became a tool that i use on a daily basis. In that period of time, i used Freehand and learned most of vector drawing in that tool, later on i switched to Illustrator. I was watching these wonderful short movieclips about the history of Illustrator and want to share them with you - i particularly like the story about the logo and the Botticelli "The Birth of Venus" painting in the Chapter 2.

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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.