In the world of endless pixels, it’s sometimes nice to take a break and design something for a physical, tangible product. Here’s a wine label design I made for dear friends at El Capitan.
My all time favourite song was published the year I was born. Since then there's been many cover versions made, but only two of them have stolen my heart and given this song a new layer: the versions of Placebo and Chromatics. For some reason, in spring time I always find myself listening the version of Chromatics. Here you go <3
Yay, it happened! My image was featured on the Interiors gallery of VSCO Grid.
The outcome: hundreds of follows, reposts and images marked as favourited in my VSCO Grid as well as many new likes and followers on Instagram. I'm not a professional photographer, this is something I do as a part of my ordinary life: constant exploration of aesthetics. For me it’s always the feeling before technical savviness. But it still warms my heart to see also others sharing my sense of beauty.
Ficus elastica also known as rubber tree is one of my favourite house plants. Ficus elastica print collection is exploring this unique tone of green the plant holds and experimenting different colors combined with.
Ficus elastica series can be bought from Society6 ›
Anyone who's really enthusiastic about photographing and sharing images on mobile probably knows VSCO. It has become a norm for certain kind of mobile imagery; approximating the color saturation and feel of old-school film cameras, VSCO is many designers favorite tool. After using the mobile app for a while I pretty soon signed up for VSCO Grid - back then it felt pretty exclusive since you had to apply for getting in. Unlike Instagram, where tacky selfies represent majority of the content, VSCO Grid is a platform for creatives to show off their best work – a highlight reel that rewards artistic merit and unsung talent. VSCO has been able to maintain the feel of exclusivity and quality on everything they do, and for aesthetic person like me browsing this kind of feed is an amazing source of inspiration.
With honor & with distinction
From my images so far two have been selected for the Grid which means these images appear on Curated gallery of VSCO. And two images have received "With Distinction" mention, which means those images appear on curated search results.
Lisbon state of mind
Tones of South Beach
Still today VSCO Grid remains under the radar kind of platform for aesthetics around the world - and I really hope it stays that way. As Joel Flory, one of the founders of VSCO once said:
Quality will forever be in style.
It's been a while since I've posted general work topics here, although there has been huge changes in my work life. Sorry about that.
So, the changes. I no longer work as a full-time freelancer. December 2015 I started working for Valve as an Art Director hustling in their service design unit. Valve was the first agency I started freelancing for back in 2011, so the decision to jump aboard came quite easy in my confused situation I had back then - I had a lot of work but not the right kind, I was running between agencies and projects and my trusted developer had just taken a full time job in Germany. I felt disconnected. Year passed with Valve and then came a new opportunity to focus even more: december 2016 I grasped a new opportunity at Mirum Agency's Digital Services & Transformation unit.
This change means I will be focusing my time on Mirum, and have left out almost all freelance clients. Excited about all the new thing coming my way, but at the same time a bit sad. I've been blessed with great clients and interesting projects, so huge thanks to everyone I've had a chance to work with.
It's been a long time running but something new is behind the door.
Soft tones of South Beach.