As creative people we are always looking for that spark of energy or that person who’s work never fails to get our heads thinking in a new and more creative direction. I have profiled eight people/design groups who I always look towards for inspiration with both product and graphic design.
Daniel Eatock is a London Based graphic designer, originally from Bolton. He works under the banner of Eatock ltd. He has worked for major companies such as Channel 4 and the New York Times. His work evolves from a small self initiated brief on his website to being featured in gallery exhibitions.
Works of Daniel Eatock
Ross Lovegrove describes himself as more of an “evolutionary biologist,” than a designer. He creates form and shape in design, with the use of today’s digital technologies and manufacturing techniques. He has worked alongside many large companies from Apple Computers to Olympus.
Works of Ross Lovegrove
3. Jonathan Ive
Most famous for his work with Apple computers, Jonathan Ive has worked for Apple since 1992. There he has elevated himself to vice-president of industrial design. At Apple computers many people single him out as a significant piece of the puzzle in making Apple the dominant force in the market they are today. He has helped create products such as the iMac, Powerbook G4 and iPod, all of which have brought great success to Apple. His work with the iMac brought colour and vibrancy to a then bland and colorless desktop computer market, the use of transparency in the materials used also meant that Apple gave time, effort and thought to the internal components which previously had never been done. The iPod has since grown to be such an iconic piece of design taking influence from the Sony Walkman and Dieter Ram’s work. All these great elements of design were brought together in one minimal, simplistic, sexy white pocket box.
Works of Jonathan Ive
Naoto Fukasawa is a Japanese born designer from whom i discovered after admiring his work on fruit juice packaging. He has since worked in the USA and after many years there returned home to Japan where he works more independently. His work is highly celebrated and he has won over 50 awards.
Works of Naoto Fukasawa
5. Ara Peterson
Ara Peterson is an American artist, the first of his works i found to love was his work “tube.” The work is three dimensional and static, but it gives off the impression of movement and optical illusions. The repetition of his work is the key in creating its effect. He uses modern technologies such as laser cut wood, which is assembled in series.
Works of Ara Peterson
Alberto Seveso is an Italian Graphic Designer/Illustrator, Albertoâ€™s unique style will awe and captivate you. It brings together such great elements intertwining them into wonderful works of illustration and graphic art.
Works of Alberto Seveso
Seymour Powell is one of the world’s leading design and innovation companies. Founded in 1984, the London based group of designers has produced some of the ‘milestone’ products of the las two decades. They have an absolute commitment to creating better products: for people, business, better for the world. This discipline is applied to any design challenge they undertake; from cars to bras, mobile phones to riding saddles, consumer packaging to domestic appliances and spaceships to handmade luggage.
Works of Seymour Powell
8. Graham Smith
Graham Smith is a logo designer, with over 20 years of commercial experience in the design industry. He works freelance and in logo and brand identity design. I have admired his work for a few months now and really love his dedication to simplicity and clean design. His poster design series offers up a sarcasm and humorous look at some aspects of design which really appeals to my sense of humor.
Works of Graham Smith
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