Thursday, November 30, 2006

Pascal Duval

Hey guys i know i've been slack but i thought i would make up for it with these last few posts i hope some of u still use this blog... anway enough apologising...

Pascal duval creates some amazing illustrations out of glyphs (symbols) and other striking compositions. Some of his clients include Sony, Levi's, O'neil and Greenpeace. He has setup his own studio "Le Pas Cool" as a "multidisciplinary international taskforce." sounds impressive but the artwork and designs speak for themselves Check out the company at

Monday, November 27, 2006


Hey Guys and Dolls,

This is a cool site to keep in touch with what's happening creatively beyond the little worlds of our computer screens!

is a bimonthly email magazine covering the key figures, exhibitions, and trends in international art and design.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Tafe 2006


For those who are interested I've put up some of the work I completed
while studying graphic design this year.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

just wanna say thanks

Hey guys and gals
I have really enjoyed this year and learning all that I have learned. I want to offer my thanks for all who made up our class and made it an interesting place to learn. Congratulations to all those who conquered new territories with programmes and with learning in itself (and to the teachers who were clever enough to teach me). I want to offer apologies to you all for all my little distractions and interjections but sadly that is just what I do so I will probably be as annoying next year. I wish you all well and for those I wont see next year good luck for your futures. We dont get a lot of shared conversation so I want to say happy well earned holidays
and may God bless you all(unless you dont want him to)

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Top Ten Lies Told To Designers

For those of you wanting to work freelance remember you are running a business. You may enjoy what you do but businesses are supposed to make money. Keep that in mind when you hear any of the following Top Ten Lies.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

mia in india

Friday, November 17, 2006

If your thinking about a graphic design job

i recently come across an internet site thats kind of like myspace but it is set up for employers to find people to work for them u just upload a resume and employers view yor resume there and contact you.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Graphic Art Future

Art can come in all forms via pictures and/or words.

Skilled words put together create images in the minds of people wether it relates to realism or reality pending on your definition of reality or realism, what you agree too, or disagree with.
Do you wish you were been born today instead of yesterday = the future of virtual reality in art is going to be something
that that even what people think they know today are going to sit in wonder at what tomorrow kids will be doing.

Far into the future we maybe nothing more then a hpyothetical quote - expensive brains that have been down-sized
- such a shame, that the arrogance of youth and knowledge would denegrate the very historical place that birthed them.

Good design is good design no matter whens its made.

Imagine accidently falling through a passage way into another a different dimension and when you return to your own dimension you thought so wonderful and differnt suddenly nothing around you makes sense which now causes your
reality to fall apart and you try to set things straight, but noone wants your "help" as they are consumed by their own "rightness".

health @ the comuter

Making a career in graphic design involves a fair amount of time on the computer, therefore creating good habits is important for your longterm health.

Getting comfortable:
-Adjust your chair and VDU to find the most comfortable postion for your work. As a broad guide, your forearm should be approximately horizontal and your eyes the same height as the top of the VDU.
-Avoid excess pressure from the edge of your seat on the back of your legs and knees. A footrest may be helpful, particularly for smaller users.

Keying in:
-Ajust your keyboard to get a good keying position. A space in front of the keyboard is sometimes helpful for resting the hands and wrist when not keying.
-Try to keep your wrists straight when keying. Keep a soft touch on the keys and don't over stretch your fingers. Good keyboard technique is important.

Using a mouse:
-Postition the mouse within easy reach, so it can be used with the wrist straight. Sit upright and close to the desk, so you don't have to work with your mouse arm stretched. Move key board out of the way if its not being used.
-Support your forearm on the desk and don't grip the mouse too tightly.
-Rest your fingers lightly on the buttons and do not press them to hard.

Reading the screen:
-Adjust the brightness and contrast controls on the screen to suit the lighting conditions in the room.
-In setting up software, choose options giving text that is large enough to read easily on your screen, when you are sitting in a normal, comfortable working postion. Select colours that are easy on the eye (avoid red text on a blue background, or vise-versa).
-Indiviual character on the screen should be sharply focused and should not flicker or move. If they do, the VDU may need servicing or adjustment.

Posture and breaks:
-Do not sit in the same position for long periods. Make sure you change your posture as often as practicable. Some movement is desirable to reach things you need.
-Most jobs provide opportunities to take a break from the screen. (Rest breaks, short frequent breaks etc.)

contemporary graphic design exhibition

cheers yo'all! check out this info about a recent exhibition of contemporary australian graphic design at the powerhouse museum in sydney. the exhibition shows the work of sixteen graphic designers, and gives a good sampling of cross-media applications of creative design.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

practice safe design: Use a concept

Thursday, November 09, 2006

graphic design roles

a clear description of graphic design roles


Wednesday, November 08, 2006


creating fonts can be a rewarding but long process, for an amazing range of fonts of any decription this is a great site

free photos

many photo exchanges on the internet have great photos, although they cost way too much for what they are. Here is a great site that has an amazing range of photos for FREE.

design career info

for information on a career in graphic design this is a great site that shows all information

check it out ,this Multi Media production involves 5 DVD projectors & HUGE sound system in Byron Community Centre on Nov 30 ........ should be a good night -Paul


PDP2006hi everone can' find how o send pic ou go a dogg ke board

Monday, November 06, 2006


PDP2006hi from mia pixi in bollywood. i will be posting pictures of my journey in india soon. i have run off with the gypsies for my subculture project they love bling too. hope everyone is well and having a good time like me
lol mia pixi

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Wireframe testing..

"While internet sales continue to soar, recent surveys from companies that advise e-commerce merchants put the number of "abandoned shopping carts" at between 27 per cent and 66 per cent."JS Online

Below is an interesting article from

August 2005:: ‘Getting it done’ vs ‘Getting it right’
:: Wireframe testing saving headaches and big bucks

August 9th, 2005Wireframe testing saving headaches and big bucks

We have been conducting a number of different wireframe testing projects for clients over the last six months. We have been rather taken aback at the growth in early iterative testing projects we have taken on over this period and, stepping back, it is quite clear that our clients are becoming much more professional about they way they approach their website development projects.Just between the two of us, it hasn’t always this way. When I worked on projects in the 90’s, and early this decade, most clients would commission website testing just prior to launch. You could see the pain on the faces of the developers when we came back with recommendations for sweeping changes. Often it was just too late and too costly to make the major changes prior to launch and clients would simply launch and hope for the best. A wireframe is a simple black and white block diagram containing no content or graphics. Testing sessions with our clients are typically conducted with a clickable interface using real-life task scenarios which would normally be carried out on the live site by end users. The site’s raw structure including navigational elements, information architecture and general ‘look and feel’ (minus creative elements of course) are empirically evaluated. Observations are made regarding what users perceive to be the most prominent features of the site and where they presume each of the different page elements are located. Clickable wireframe testing has the advantage of allowing you to observe users interacting with the site, therefore simulating a close match to the real user experience.This kind of testing, early in the design phase, can literally shave time and money off development. Developers can quickly and easily make changes to the design before any functional code has been written. Correcting these problems early costs significantly less than it would after the product has been fully developed.With minimal time and effort required in developing prototypes, important design questions can be answered without too much time and effort involved. This stage of testing also provides the opportunity to test alternative designs and concepts with users, proving to be an important validation method before committing to development of the final design.

Every quarter we discuss developments in the fields of usability and user-centred design as well as noteworthy events at UsabilityOne.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

heART Opening

Hi all!You are invited to the exhibition opening of local artist and surfer JamesMcMillan! On show will be his paintings, photographs, T-shirt designs and a shortdocumentary film.When: Opening Night Thursday 2nd Nov, 2006, 6pm (until 10 November, 2006)Where: Waywood Gallery 3 Centennial Ct, A & I Estate, Byron BayThe voice from the heART said...'produce the art and they will come'See you there!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

poster design

a good quick read with the travel poster in mind