Archive for the ‘Miscellaneous’ Category

Designing with content in mind

Last week I read an article titled “If Content is Really King, Then What Is Design?” Not only did this article inspire a ‘Self-Expression Fridays‘ poster design, but it also had me thinking: If content is king, what can the design do to compliment the “king,” or in this articles case, the content? If what [...]

Identity design process for a personal rebranding

Mike Tittel, an independent photographer approached me looking to take his personal brand identity to the next level. Mike Tittel Photography, an adventure sports/active lifestyle photography company based out of Salt Lake City, Utah, decided that if he wanted to move from his “basic Verdana [all type] logo” that he needed to work with a [...]

Collection of Inspirational Website Design Collections

Over the past several months and last year many other blogs have compiled their list of web design inspiration – so in case you missed them here is the Motherload Collection organized into categories for your convenience! Business Inspirational Collections 21 Simple But Impressive Corporate Websites of Top Brands 30 Most Inspiring Business Websites 30 [...]

Font Conference Video… Hilarious!

If you’re a type nerd like me or love some good ol’ design humor than you will love this Font Conference video I found at CollegeHumor. The video starts out with a gathering of various typeface deciding whether or not to offer membership to Zapf Wingbats… hehe!

Good (Twitter) Friends are hard to find…Until now!

Having recently joined the Twitter community a few months ago, I have quickly found out the benefits I get from the Twitterverse: Graphic design tips and advice, questions answered, information about new websites and blogs, free publicity, great conversations — the list goes on. If you just joined Twitter or still thinking about it (sign [...]

LAST.FM List for Creatives and Bloggers

To me, design and music go hand-in-hand. I couldn’t design without it. A majority of my inspiration comes from music, especially discovering new artists or songs. This post is to help other find “their inspiration” by spreading your LAST.FM love. Discover what people just like you are listening to while designing or blogging. It’s simple: Leave [...]

Brian Hoff
About Brian Hoff: Designer, Writer and Speaker

I’m a graphic designer living in Brooklyn, New York who loves creating compelling and useful websites and memorable interactions across the web. When I’m not designing I can be found writing, speaking and occasionally part-time teaching at colleges — all on the subject of design. I started this blog to share my passion and experiences with designers and clients. I'm most active on Twitter; say hello: