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Design for your client. Not for your portfolio.

The most important thing to learn as a designer is how to design for your client and their needs, and not for your portfolio.
If you design for the needs of your client and solve their unique problems, the portfolio will take care of itself.
Instead of working in one defined style or latching onto the latest “cool” trend, a designer must approach each project with a fresh perspective, making each project great in its own right. The goal for every new project should be:
1. Solve the clients’ problems.
2. Make sure their brand is not put on the back burner because of a personal design choice. Doing great design is elevating a brand. 
3. Lastly, don’t accept that a brand is set in stone. Use your talents to elevate and evolve the clients brand. This can be tricky as it is important to keep the brand guides in check, but all brands do evolve and great designers evolve them. 

This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on June 18, 2012 at 3:11 pm, filed under Design. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

The Best Product Design I’ve Seen. AMG V12 turntable.

Precision engineering and classic design are embodied in the first turntable from AMG (Analog Manufaktur Germany), the Viella 12 or simply, V12. The AMG turntable line was created by a group of audio industry experts to advance the art of vinyl playback

This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on March 23, 2012 at 9:16 am, filed under Beautiful, Design, Music, Products. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Benny’s Bloody Mary Beef Straw

See at Amazon

This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on March 13, 2012 at 7:41 pm, filed under Food, Manly, Meat. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Slim Flip Wood iPad Case. Beautiful.

Buy on Etsy

This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on March 11, 2012 at 2:22 pm, filed under Beautiful, Craftsman, Products, Technology. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

This is not taxidermy, it is a fired clay sculpture.

Paul Brunelle Art

This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on February 8, 2012 at 12:04 am, filed under Art. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Two years of time lapses all over Montana.

Created by NegativeIonFilms

This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on January 24, 2012 at 2:16 pm, filed under Beautiful, Places, Video. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

My New Industrial Desk Lamp by Luke Lamp Co.

 

Made of one piece of gorgeously weathered hardwood and natural jute fiber rope she stands about 11″ high, 3.5″ wide, and 14″ from the back two feet to the front. The main body lovingly cradles a 30 watt Marconi filament bulb (included!) seated in a hanging lamp socket with built in switch. The lamp plugs in to a standard outlet with the attached ~6 foot lamp cord.

When lit this lamp glows a beautiful amber orange, which when paired with the weathered grays of the wood makes for a really nice glow that will complement any room in your house

http://www.etsy.com/listing/84718362/industrial-light-wood-lamp-industrial

This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on January 12, 2012 at 11:37 am, filed under Beautiful, Craftsman, Industrial, Products. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Retro British Wrestling Posters

View the collection here 

This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on January 8, 2012 at 4:26 pm, filed under Awesome, Design, Retro. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Vizio wins best new PC design direction in my opinion. Seen at CES. Beautiful.

Not to mention they are new comers and going for the low end market as always. Not a bad start. Via Gear Patrol

This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on January 7, 2012 at 4:05 pm, filed under Beautiful, Computers, Design, Products, Technology. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Great commercial. Wait for it…

This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on January 6, 2012 at 1:57 pm, filed under Advertising, Video. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Fisheye, Macro, Wide Angle and Telephoto Phone Lenses for my iPhone

http://photojojo.com/store/awesomeness/cell-phone-lenses/

This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on January 5, 2012 at 7:28 pm, filed under Photography, Products. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Amazing ski jumping view.

“Nordkette”, a mountain near Innsbruck, Austria, is seen in the ski googles of Anders Bardal of Norway.

Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on January 4, 2012 at 2:23 pm, filed under Beautiful, Photography, Places, Sports, Wallpapers. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

VJ Day, Honolulu Hawaii, August 14, 1945. Amazing Kodachrome Footage.

This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on December 30, 2011 at 2:06 pm, filed under Beautiful, Photography, Retro, Video. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

The Gizmon iCA iPhone Case. Looks like a camera that is not only pretty, but pretty crazy.

This wins the award for most unique phone case that actually doubles as a retro camera that will make skinny jean hipsters around the world drool.

Learn more at http://gizmon.com

This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on December 29, 2011 at 9:04 pm, filed under Beautiful, Design, Photography, Products, Retro, Technology. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Nike Dunk NG Golf Shoe. Based off the famous Dunk Low.

Originally designed for the hardwood, the Nike Dunk NG Men’s Golf Shoe is updated for the course, featuring a waterproof upper and Scorpion Stinger Spikes for protection and traction.

 

Benefits

  • Full-grain waterproof leather upper to keep feet dry and comfortable
  • Full-length contoured sockliner conforms to the shape of the foot for a snug fit and support
  • Rubber cupsole for cushioning and comfort

This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on December 28, 2011 at 12:28 pm, filed under Design, Products, Sports. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

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