Urban and Aimless 3D Art by Alexis Raimbault and Benoit Challand

Pink goo in 3D

This project by Alexis Raimbault and Benoit Challand was originally created for the Paris-based exhibition, ‘la cite de la mode et du design’. The images show a digital combination of photographs (taken from beneath the exhibition center) together with weird and wonderful additional elements.

work by 3D artist Benoit Challand

Alexis Raimbault artwork

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3D Ball by artist Benoit Challand

Balls in air sculpture by Benoit Challand

Alexis Raimbault and 3D artist

Further Information // “Urban and Aimless 3D Art by Alexis Raimbault and Benoit Challand” // All the images shown within this post are [Creative Commons] © Copyright Alexis Raimbault and 3D artist Benoit Challand.

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Don’t miss a beat on your next design project: Designers dos & don’ts.

The life of a web designer can be one of stress and uncertainty. On top of things like deadlines and the need to constantly push the boundaries of creativity and innovation, the professional designer with multiple clients has to be able to satisfy often wide-ranging expectations from different clients at the same time. And that doesn’t even begin to touch upon the labor-intensive process of building the site itself, a procedure which can go on for a long time, as a website is always going to be a continually evolving entity.

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With that in mind, here’s a list of a few dos and don’ts that will help you organize your design business and maximize your customer satisfaction rate:

DO: Find out as much as you can about the client

This is the first step in any design process (after securing the business itself, obviously), and it is arguably the most important. Going into any new project clearly requires significant research about the subject matter, but in order to give your clients something above and beyond, you have to dig a little deeper beyond the obvious information.

Ask as many questions as you can about what the client wants to get out of the site, who their target audience is, and what sets them apart from the other companies in their field. Bear in mind, too, that the answers they give you might be more about what they want to be seen as rather than what they really are. This means that you’ll be expected to do additional research to figure out all you can about them, and apply that knowledge accordingly.

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DO: Go into initial pitches with a multiple fully-formed ideas in mind

This doesn’t mean that you have to have finished products, but at least have a clear vision for what you think their site should be, and a plan for how to achieve that vision. This is where Webydo can make such a difference, because with their codeless design format, the implementation of your plan is made exponentially easier without the burden of HTML coding for everything the site involves.

It’s also important to have multiple ideas in mind going into a pitch meeting. Even if you think you’ve got a brilliant idea for the client’s site, they might see differently, and won’t be impressed by a lack of any other ideas on your part. Webydo’s community led Participate page is a great forum for brainstorming and bouncing ideas off of other designers in order to give yourself some more ammo going into a planning session.

DON’T: Try to impose your will

This might be the hardest of any of the items in this list, because so often when we’re going through the creative process, it’s easy to look idealistically at the ideas you come up with. But even though you have experience and the creativity that your client doesn’t (after all, why else would you have been hired?), it’s important to keep in mind that vital aspect of business relationships: the customer is always right.

That being said…

DON’T: Be afraid to speak up when you’re right

Again, you’ve been hired to do this job because you’re an expert in the field, so make sure you put that expertise to good use. When you know that a client is clearly wrong in their strategy for implementing their new site, it’s your obligation to educate them about why your plan is the better one. For example, if you want to incorporate Webydo’s responsive design capabilities, but the client wrongfully thinks that they’re better off with a mobile redirect, you then have an obligation to help steer them down the right path.

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DO: Give yourself enough time on deadlines

We all want to be the superstar designer or developer who can turn a project around in record time, but the ultimate way to garnering more business is to meet reasonable deadlines. As in any business or even personal relationships, managing expectations of the people you work with/for is what makes them coming back to you and sending referrals for new business your way.

DON’T: Focus exclusively on one project

The surest way to let your design business grow stale is to put all your eggs in one basket by getting wrapped up in one or two projects and neglecting acquisition and development of new business. Here, too, is where Webydo comes in so handy, because of its user interface that allows the designer to toggle back and forth between the different projects that he or she may be working on at the moment.

Obviously every design project you encounter over the course of your business will invariably come with its own unique set of challenges. The most important, aside from keeping all of these dos and don’ts in mind, is to simply be as flexible as possible. A designer who caters to the needs of his or her clients and manages to satisfy them under a variety of different circumstance is one that will continue to get more new business.

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Lego Televisions and Retro Creations by Chris McVeigh



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Designer Chris McVeigh creates stunning miniature LEGO collectables that resemble retro Lego Televisions, Telephones, Cameras and even old-style Mac Computers!

See Also: Authentic Artist Lego Art by Marco Sodano.

He photographs these mini-marvels and sells them via his online store, and even though they’re quite expensive, you can’t say they’re no unique! Check out the rest of the images below:

Gallery // Lego Televisions and Retro Creations

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Further Information // “Lego Televisions and Retro Creations by Chris McVeigh” // All the images shown within this post are © Copyright Chris McVeigh. You can buy these in his shop and see the instructions on his site. Via Colossal via Stellar.

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Yarn Sculpture Sneakers Look Like Brain and Intestines?


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These sneaker 3D renderings were a personal project ‘experimenting with colour, surface and intricate pattern making with yarns’; created by UK-based Illustrator, Chris LaBrooy (see previous).

SEE ALSO: Web and Social Media Sneakers.

As a side-note—I think the way that the ‘yarn’ is squashed together looks a bit like a cross-section of a brain, or even intestines! Or is it just me? In any case, these designs are visually-stunning, don’t you agree? Check out the gallery below, along with a couple of examples of how they were created in 3D…

Galley // Yarn Sculpture Sneakers by Chris LaBrooy

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pink green and yellow yarn sculpture

computer 3D generated yarn art

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Colourful snaekers

Why you like a white 3-D trainers


Further Information // “Yarn Sculpture Sneakers Look Like Brain and Intestines?” // All the images shown within this post are [Creative Commons] © Copyright Chris LaBrooy. Please visit his site and portfolio for more fantastic work.

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Manhole Cover Art Photographed by S. Morita

Numerous manhole cover art examples

Japan-based Photographer S. Morita has taken scores of photographs of manhole covers throughout Japan. The manhole covers were designed by artists entering design contests, and there are now more than 6000 of these colourful and artistic covers.

SEE ALSO: Stunning Street and Sidewalk Chewing Gum Art.

Apparently, there are loads of these that feature trees, along with landscapes, birds and floral designs, too. Check out the rest. My favourite is the one with the Panda, what’s yours?

Gallery // Manhole Cover Art

This is an example of manhole cover art which shows a tree next to some water

On this manhole cover there are flowers and the word Takahamar written

Jill metric pattern on manhole cover which is square

On this manhole cover there is somebody working

A selection of nine man hole covers showing art work

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This is a selection of manhole covers

Manhole Cover art showing flowers with a yellow middle


Further Information // “Manhole Cover Art Photographed by S. Morita” // All the images shown within this post are © Copyright S. Morita. Please visit their site and portfolio for more fantastic work. Via Colossal. See more of Morita’s photos here.

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