I recently went on a day trip to Providence Canyon State Park in South West Georgia with my parents, to celebrate my dad’s birthday. Providence Canyon, nicknamed “Georgia’s Little Grand Canyon” is a network of gorges, the result of erosion to the soft, multi-colored soils caused by poor farming practices dating as far back as the early 1800′s.
I’ve always been incredibly fascinated by geometry. Fractal geometry in particular has always been very close to my heart. I love the repetition of patterns and shapes, and the ability to create repeating compositions within a composition. Another interest of mine has always been sacred geometry and its use in art. The image above is something I created recently. It’s loosely inspired by traditional flower of life imagery, with its evenly-spaced, overlapping circles, but incorporates repetitive fractal geometry as well.
Ever since I created an infographic-styled social media poster for one of my clients last year, I’ve had a constant interest in designing more infographics. I’ve been a big fan of infographics ever since the trend began, and often I find myself wondering how I would go about doing them differently. Well this year, one of my new year resolutions was to spend more time designing for myself, and I decided I wanted to try my hand at a series of infographics. This is my first of, hopefully, many to come. I chose to create a tea infographic to give myself the opportunity to research and share facts and statistics about tea, one of my favorite beverages.
Apple’s revolutionary new Retina Display available on certain devices (iPhone, iPad and Mac Book Pro currently) changes the way that we look at screen resolutions and really allows designers a unique opportunity to shine by creating designs optimized for viewing on these devices. However, although stunning to see and use, designing for Retina devices adds a certain level of complication to the design process. To greatly summarize the concern, where a standard display has 1 pixel, retina’s double pixel density displays have 4 (double the width and double the height), which can leave a non-optimized design that looks beautiful on a normal device looking lackluster on a retina device.
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