Scandinavia is a part of the world which captivates me. It is a land of dramatic scenery, rich history and mysterious folklore. It’s rugged, windswept landscapes couldn’t be much less like the arid expanses of Western Australian that I call home, and they also make it a photographer’s dream. Having already been enchanted by Finland, Iceland and Sweden, I was excited to see what Norway had to offer.
I had been in Japan for a while now, and had enjoyed visiting Kamakura, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and Yokohama. My final stop however, was one which everyone has heard of – and one which I was excited to visit again. Japan’s capital, Tokyo, known across the world as a sprawling, futuristic hive of activity and one of the biggest cities in the world.
Information graphics or infographics as they are more commonly known, are widely used in visual content marketing. More and more businesses are utilising infographics as an efficient way to communicate their composite message in a way that is both easy to comprehend and visually pleasing.
For someone who lives in sunny Perth, Australia, it’s been a long held dream of mine to spend a white Christmas somewhere in the northern hemisphere. Prior to my visit, I pictured Iceland to be a very cold country with frozen landscapes, snow-covered peaks, black sand beaches and sky scraping geysers. But this magical island country in the North Atlantic Ocean has a lot more to offer than what I initially imagined.
The ground rules required by an individual to be an excellent designer are similar to graphic design rules. However, when you want to specialise, you need to be very aware of the rules and challenges that will make you successful. It’s perfectly acceptable to break these rules occasionally, but it is vital to understand the rules you are breaking to make sure you do it in the right way.
Art is a perfect way of adding freshness to your office décor. If your office walls are cold and uninspiring, it’s probably time to give your office a stylish makeover. Displaying photographs will not only make a workplace more aesthetically pleasing and impress visitors, it can also increase employee creativity, efficiency and productivity.
Kamakura is one of Japan’s most popular tourist destinations thanks to its long history and coastal location. There is an abundance of things to see in and around the city, and it has a reputation for having a relaxed atmosphere.
Colour is a vital feature in web and graphic design. It helps to enhance a website’s aesthetic appeal and convey information. But even more importantly, colour plays a key role in the usability and accessibility of a website. Colour can increase accessibility but when used incorrectly, it can create unnecessary difficulties.
I've been working with Guide Dogs WA since September 2016 providing pro bono graphic design assistance, including helping out with their Pupdates – the quarterly ‘school reports’ for each Guide Dog in training. I find volunteering has so many benefits, from learning and developing new skills to gaining experience.
Having spent some time in Osaka and Nara, I hopped onto the Kintetsu Rail and travelled a short distance inland to the city of Kyoto. I was excited to reach Kyoto, a city steeped in history, and home to many fascinating and photogenic attractions scattered around the metropolitan area. Kyoto is also renowned for being one of the best places in the country to see Japanese cherry blossom.