Monthly Inspiration: May 2016
What has inspired the Pomegranate team in May?
Each month we share with you a selection of our inspirations from the previous month. Anything that has made us more creative – from books through websites to events. See if there is anything that will make YOUR creative juices flowing as well.
TOOL: MarkMaker – Mark Maker generates random logos based on any word you type into the search field! Not the best design results but the refining option is great feature for small tweaks. A fun tool that could help spark your next logo concept.
EXHIBITION: Vogue 100: A Century of Style – a beautiful selection of fashion photography that has been commissioned by British Vogue since it was founded in 1916.
BOOK: ‘Hardboiled Web Design’ by Andy Clarke – 5th edition of this amazing book was published in 2015 by Smashing Magazine. It gives a brilliant, concise and no-bullshit advice in regard to web design projects. Even though a big chunk of the book is about HTML and CSS, these concepts should be understood by every designer. Andy Clarke in a simple and approachable way explains the dominant trends in front-end development and design workflow. All wrapped in a hardboiled detective story-theme, which makes the book fun and consistent experience. An absolute must-read to anyone involved with Front-End development directly or indirectly (UXers, UI designers, developers, product managers, project managers etc.).
BOOK: ‘Customer Manipulation: How to Influence your Customers to Buy More and why an Ethical Approach will Always Win’ by Chloe Thomas – “From generating traffic to getting the customers’ first purchase and then turning them into advocates, Customer Manipulation is the bible for putting the customer at the heart of your business.”