Latest Additions to the Notebook

Circles Conference Giveaway

The awesome folks hosting the Circles Conference are allowing us to giveaway two free tickets for their September 20–21 event. The speaker lineup is sure not to disappoint.

Here’s how to win:

Tweet about this giveaway with a link to this post and the hashtag #circlescon (the hashtag is important as this will be how we’ll be tracking entries).

Here’s a sample tweet: (feel free to copy and paste if you like)

Wow, @CirclesConf looks awesome and @behoff’s giving away 2 free tickets! Details: #circlescon

We’ll be choosing the winners later on tonight so get crackin’!

The iconography of Vic Bell

In the midst of company redesign for Brian Hoff Design (yes, you read that right and 3 years of wanting to get around to this) and decided to go ahead with some custom icon work by the talented Vic Bell to represent the ‘We crafted the…’ section of the site.

Super excited to be working with her and if you’re looking for an iconography designer, she’s your woman! Give her most recent work a view over at Dribbble or her portfolio.

Photoshop CS6 improvements

I’ve been trialing the beta of Photoshop CS6 for almost a week now and I must say, kudos Adobe, you finally have listened to the masses. By far their best release to date, mostly due to features we’ve all been longing for: layer searching, layer styles on groups, copy and paste shape attributes, and paragraph and character styles (finally!!) – to name a few. Check out a more thorough list of CS6 improvements.

The interface brightness (you can make the entire UI various shades of grey) is also a plus. For the first release ever, I can honestly say I am stoked to by the full version when it’s released.

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: