Design Makes Perfect

My pledge, to try not to forget, to create one design per week day for one full year.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

15 - Loyalty Card

This is the first design I did for a client. It's a double sided "loyalty" card. The company's name is Tex-Star, hence the design.

However, the client didn't like it. He wanted an "Australian theme". The second design was created in 20 minutes... I was a little pissed off after a long day, but it goes to show that it's possible for me to work quickly :P


It's been a bit more than "a couple of days". Things have happened. No need to dwelve deeper. I won't be doing the challenge anymore, but I did enjoy having this "project" so I will be continuing with small designs. However, I won't be doing one daily. Instead, I'll take the pace a notch down and I'll do 1 design per week. I'll have more time to think of an idea and more time to actually create the pieces.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Unfortunately I wont be able to post for the next couple of days. I will try to create something everyday, but I'll have to post it all in one go when I get back. :(

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

14 - Ralphabeta

Ad for clothes label.

Monday, January 11, 2010

13 - Ice and Snow

Our trip to the shops ended as soon as we reached the car. To best describe "Why?", here's a little illustration.

Of course, it's just a cross section of what we found ;) If I were to illustrate what we saw, then you'd be looking at a white blob.

Between the snow and the car there was a layer of ice. Like a mould of our little 206. To get in, I had to chip away the outline of the door.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Saturday, January 9, 2010

11 - Dead Man Walking

I'm 4 posts behind and am having trouble finding ideas. I came up with this one a long time ago, but never found a purpose for it. While in the car I saw people walking across one of my home town's busiest streets. The only problem was that they didn't use the zebra crossings which are placed at regular intervals.

The application of the idea may not be what I'd had "envisioned" but I'm not gonna spend a whole day on it. Maybe some other time. (...and when/if that happens I wont be using stock images ;)

Friday, January 8, 2010

10 - Paul Rand - "Design is everything. Everything!"

As the current trend goes - "If you don't have an idea, find a quote and make a poster". So, here's one from one of the greatest designers ever, Paul Rand.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

9 - Tea (on tour via iPhone)

Original post: "We're on our way to Warsaw. The only piece of "equipment" that could possibly help me create a design is an iPhone. I'm not sure how this will turn out, but I'm going to treat this more as an experiment if anything".

Extra stuff: I'm back at home. The post above is to say the least, terrible :D The original photo looked better than this "attempt". Also, I spent two days trying to post this on blogspot. Of course, I used every trick in the book to try and fool blogspot, gmail and the iPhone into sending an attachment, but it turned out I was the bigger fool ;) All I had to do was ask the owner of the iPhone, my wife, how to send a photo via email. Long story short... I'm an idiot.

Today, I have to do two designs, since I'm one behind. I gave up trying to do anything on the iPhone while I was away.

Friday, January 1, 2010

6 - TwentyTen

Happy New Year, everybloody!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

5 - Happy Birthday, Darling...

A birthday card. I bought the butterfly from a florist and placed on some Canson paper. Photo was taken in my kitchen and using a basic table lamp. Happy birthday, darling :)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

4 - a is expecting

I've always had a fascination with the letter "a"... especially lower case. I'll most likely post more "a" designs in the future. My wife Agata is expecting our first child so here's a pregnant "a" ;)

Monday, December 28, 2009

3 - Logo for Calisia Airlines

A quick logo for a made-up airline. The fleur-de-lis is too close to the type and is a little too dominating.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

2 - Logo for blog

Decided to create a logo for this blog. Might need improving, but not bad for 20 minutes :)

Saturday, December 26, 2009

1 - Xmas Card

Have to start somewhere, right? Here's a simple Christmas card. I won't go into detail because it's late and I still have to make cocoa for my wife. That's my logo, by the way ;)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The challenge

Anyone who knows Smashing Magazine, knows that they know their shit. I've had it on my RSS list for a short time, but in that short time I've managed to embrace their artsy/weby warmth.
Two days ago they published an article where they "challenge to design something daily".

I'm a lazy bastard. I get sidetracked very easily. For example, I have 3 websites due ASAP and I should be finishing them off. Instead I'm clearing my RSS and starting this blog. I'm hoping that this "challenge" will be more like therapy than anything else. I know I can manage to find 30 minutes a day to design something. I just hope I won't forget... or rather, I will learn to remember.

Since it's December 24th, probably the most important day in the Polish calendar, it's gonna be a bit tricky, but I think I'll be able to whip-up a Christmas Card. It's a start. It has a purpose. Also, I can send it to my clients... if it's good enough.