As a designer, it’s always nice to have people you look up to. Although I feel I don’t have a particular group of designers who I look up to, I certainly admire / am inspired by particular pieces of work. This can range from colour usage, layout design and how they approach their work from a design point of view. In this blog post I’d like to highlight some designers I generally look up to – many of which can be found on Dribbble.
Renowned for his illustrations, Rogie is one of, if not the main designer I look up to. Although I don’t dip my hand into illustration as much as I’d like to, I admire Rogie for his vector artistic style and colour usage. The blend of the two create distinctive, clean and brilliantly executed work.
Jeremy is a visual designer who produces exceptional user interfaces and icons. The cleanness of his designs have very much inspired me to incorporate a simplistic, quality approach to my designs. As a visual designer myself, I take into account his approaches to design and layout, which never fail to impress.
With a strong following for his illustration and print work, Olly’s simplistic take to his movie poster work has given me a strong admiration for him as an artist. His distinct style puts his work in a class of its own, but what I admire most is how he manages to connect characteristics of a subject matter he is covering to create very original works of art. I very much admire the quality in which he structures and produces his work and strive to achieve the same in my own work.
Discovered through Dribbble, I admire the quality and execution of the icons and layout designs that Jackie produces within his mobile interfaces. The textures, colours and lighting composition that he embeds into his work has inspired me from a production point of view which I feel has dramatically helped me to produce work at a greater depth and complexity.
Sir Jonathan Ive
Along with the rest of the Apple design team, the success of the iPhone, iPod and iPad could be put down to Sir Jonathan’s execution to product design. The simplicity he incorporates in his designs creates a visually pleasing product. I admire Jonathan, not only for his design techniques and processes, but for his highly regarded success and approach to design.
There are many other designers and artist who inspire me, but if I were to list them all, I can imagine this blog post would go on for an eternity. You can view work I find particularly impressive in the ‘like’ and ‘buckets’ section on my Dribbble profile.