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Swarovski 14

Nejc Polovsak aka Twistedpoly is a designer, director & motion graphics artist – was invited by friends from Kompost in Zurich on a project showcasing new watch collection from Swarovski.

His role was setting up and animating most of the CG elements, along with shading and texturing.

N* Must (see)

The 110-seat Nexus studio lies in the middle of London’s creative and tech hub, giving it access to an amazing community of leading artists and innovative coders

Proficient in anything (it this possible?) that animates a script and a myriad of programming skills that have a different visual or interactive requirement.

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Featured in ’10 for their SyFy idents – I decided to follow-up with my picks of must see. Prolific only begins to describe their output.

Each project was chosen for either their through the roof fantasy or disarming charm or technical prowness or storyboard or beautiful script or environmental cause or data vizualization brilliance.

Enjoy.

Featured: Kicks Compilation

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Featured: BBC Jam – Monster

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Featured: U2 – Windows in the Skies

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Featured: EE – Digital Portraits

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Featured: Apres la Pluie

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Featured: Kicks – Bestseller

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Featured: Vodafone – Surprise

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Featured: D&DA – I Wish I’d Done That

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Featured: New York Times – Holiday Books

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Featured: Chipotle – Back to The Start

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Featured: Honda – Hands

aka Flight 404

Featured on ND (circa 06) was Weird Fishes on Radiohead track. Have a listen.

Still a great experiment!

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Processing (founded by Ben Fry and Casey Reas) is a fascinating software and one of the first to explore the possibilities was Robert Hodgin (one of the co-founder of the Barbarian Group) – aka Flight 404.

Want to view more? 281 uploads + 16 appearances in his Vimeo profile.

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His dynamic visuals have backed musicians performing on tour like Peter Gabriel and Aphex Twin, and he designed the popular Magnetosphere music visualizer in Apple’s iTunes.

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While at Bloom Studio – he worked on the worked on the Planetary iPad app which was the first code acquisition by the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.

Closeup of the Flashbulb planet ‘Red Extensions of Me’ which features a bright red album cover. The planet and its moons derive their surface patterns and colors from the album art.

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He is the foremost implementer of Cinder, a C++ graphics framework he co-created along with Andrew Bell and Hai Nguyen. He is engaged in constant investigations of emergent complexity in generative design.

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If you are interested in investigating further – I recommend looking up: Form+Code to which Robert has contributed to.

Check the ‘links‘ section to discover others working the field.

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And there is a book available.

FUI = Decca Digital

Decca Digital is Corey Bramall – a screen graphics designer based in Vancouver, Canada – who believes the best results come from telling the story with special attention to the details.

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Alright no doubt! On opening of website – you might be perceiving right off his – huh – special attention to details.. to quote his own words.

The complexity of the screens – that to me represent just about the heaviest layered .psd nightmare on warp. But that’s me. And as for him – he’s a genial, humble and happy FUI!!

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Needless to say none of these screen caps pay true homage to his skills. Let’s say that he’s worked on some of my fav sci-fi films – such as Iron Man 3 – Eagle Eye – The Amazing Spider-Man and Thor.

Check the trailers.

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ndlr: FUI (Fantasy User Interface)

Danny Yount

Danny Yount is an american graphic designer and commercial director who has a diverse visual style and a unique range of depth and crafstmanship in motion arts and film.

Fantastic split scenes montage for the Semi-Permanent (2013) conference titles.

Frame TV3

Frame’s take is a much slicker approach due context controlled environments and evolution of software.

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Reminds of the some of the very first Sony Bravia ad (circa 2005) of 250,000 balls released down a street in San Francisco. Nope no CGI. Real balls.

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Frame was approached by ManvsMachine (behind the SyFy idents) – who were working on the rebrand for TV3 Denmark – to collaborate in the creation of six idents for the huge relaunch.

They wanted to have a magazine-like quality to the pictures of beautiful Danish homes getting flooded by TV3 logo balls.

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Served! TV3 Idents – Montage

CGI supremacy

Dvein is a collaborative collective from Barcelona – that pushes the limits of live action and CGI storytelling.

Obviously obsessed with morphing ‘gooey’ elements and some really hair-rising monsters – sometimes toying with textures and liquids – their skills are unmatched.

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A selection of my favs.

Featured: ‘Symbiosis‘ for Rdio

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Featured: ‘The Vein‘ video for Magma

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Featured: ‘Hecho‘ en Syfy

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Affinity apps

Affinity apps

Burned by over priced design suite subscription? Get the Affinity suite of apps available for all platforms and iPad.

No subscription. Flat fee per app or for the suite.

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Proton Mail

Proton Mail

Connected to the internet's origins, building the internet of the future. We’re building ways to help everyone fight for privacy online. I am a big fan of their services.

Try a month free!

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DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo?

What a strange name for an independent Internet privacy company. Search any topics and tada: no recording of your data, EVER!!!

Use it today.

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Obsidian app

Obsidian

This private (free) app I use daily for writing. Back up to the cloud for multi-device access. Runs locally.

Deep and complex.

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Carole's Instagram

I paint abstract with pretty colours ~ I play with mobile apps to create unique generative art.

Look 'Ma no AI.

feed your eyes

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Communication Arts

Communication Arts 24—calls for entries.

Illustration — January 12/24
Photography — March 1/24
Design — May 3/24
Advertsing — June 14/24

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AIGA

AIGA call for submissions

AIGA’s competitions celebrate exemplary design and demonstrate the power of effective design.

50 Books | 50 Covers: February 26 / 24

365: AIGA Year in Design February 26 / 24

 

Alt Summit

Alt Summit 2024.

It is a conference and a community of thousands of women influencers and entrepreneurs in creative fields.

Upcoming: March 17-20 / 24

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YWFT

YouWorkForThem — Good design needs good fonts! YWFT is privately owned and run by designers.

Rocking it since 2001.

/ Highlighted talents

 

They LUV design! #13

Mind-blowing visual feats and original designs I recently discovered.

Previously: #12 - #11 - #10 - #9 - #8 - #7 - #6 - #5 - #4 - #3 - #2 - #1

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They LUV drawing! #3

Illustration is probably the largest creative area to express (mostly without words) a message.

Previously: #1 - #2

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A type of Show #5 – I love typography - these projects caught my eye.

Previously: #4 - #3 - #2 - #1

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Moodboards #1 – Branding collaterals staged and served with conceptual brilliance.

 

/ About us?

 

A little (www) Story. In 1995, JF and I started a little project — Netdiver mag.

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Editorials by Carole Guevin

Editorials. Design topics or issues that have impacted me or our creative industry. .

Over 50 articles.

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Kuvva interview

Kuvva interview

A short interview on how to build a strong portfolio + self-promotion.

 

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Carole Guevin

Carole Guevin is a culture creator ∞ editor ∞ design curator ∞ founder + online pioneer + philosopher ∞ showcasing the design digital culture since '98.

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/ Design inspiration

Netdiver long-standing mini visuals (200 x 115 px) galleries. Each lead to its review. Happy talent discovery!

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Vast array of drawing styles
404 reviews

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Products / packaging design / spaces +
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Brilliant storyboards / motion / vfx
286 reviews

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/ Photography

Some of the sharpest eyes shooting today
210 reviews

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/ Portfolios

New wave of design / interactive / mobile stars
552 reviews

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/ Powagirrrls

Women who rock the design scene with _more_ than pink design
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/ Insider info

 

Visual Brain Gravity

Visual Brain Gravity is a producer and developer of concepts, products and brand experiences.

Driven by vision.

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Special Feature issues

Special Feature issues

Self-curation experiment coupled with minimalist interviews with people in the design industry I admire.

By invitation only

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Netdiver Best of the Year

Best Of The Year (BOTY)

Netdiver Best of the Year is a yearly compilation of projects / talents who made a lasting impression the previous year.

/ 2016 edition

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Netdiver static

Netdiver static

Walk down memory lane: archived static news in design from 1998-2008.

Start from beginning

Start in 2008

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Netdiver Vintage

Netdiver Vintage edition

What was new in design worldwide—sort of a very unofficial record of web history as captured from {1998 - 2007}.

Over 2.3k+ projects.

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