Background

As a freelancer design draughtsperson, I have received widespread experience for my contributions in both mechanical and electrical engineering draughting being involved in product development, presentation, and design reviews. My work involves a combination of technical expertise and creativity. I also brings together technologies from different environments and works inventively. In so doing I am able to translate ideas into working products that meet the needs. As a blogger, I strive to inspire my readers by bringing you content through this value added service. I endeavour to help designers and other professionals improve their creativity and productivity. My primary function is to identify the specific needs of professionals sector within the desgn industry and then to meet these requirements in a professional, time sensitive and cost-effective manner. I also offer services as complex as Concept Design, Project Planning and Compiling Design Applications or Presentations. My team of skilled and experienced freelance professionals of professionals are dedicated to providing reliable and professional service that is on time every time.In my Design and Drawing office, I use the latest Synchronous 3D modelling software. On site, I use laser and infrared reflector-less surveying equipment. I also provide layout drawing, design, shop detailing and mechanical surveying depending on the clients requirements. This is my design journey.....

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Industrial Design

When Coming to Industrial Design | ID

 

 Industrial design (ID) is the science and art of creating commercial products, experiences, and environments. The skills and techniques the designer uses include ideation sketching, drawing/rendering, drafting, sculpting, and model making. An industrial designer also must know about materials, manufacturing processes, electronics, computer programming, engineering, printing, and graphics.

Marketing plays a great role in our design ideas which reforms and innovates new types of displays based on advanced technology in reclaimed material.The displays of our Fittings include the following: exhibiting stand, market stand; chain shop stand, outer stand, shop fixtures direct, multimedia display & building material racks.
Industrial design is a career that has space for a number of different personalities. There really is no typical industrial designer. Naturally, one needs to be creative and inquisitive. Some designers are better at conceptual and “blue sky” thinking, while others, myself included, are more practical and concentrate on making things work. There is room for both in this career. There is no “generally speaking” in terms of remuneration in Industrial design especially when working for yourself: The better you are, the more you will be paid but that is not the point. On good days, It is great to see one out of twenty five of my designs go into production but I know that all professions have bad days though.

Simple Designs

 Keeping Simplicity in Design


Keeping designs simple does not mean they can’t be creative or intriguing. It means they must be clean, recognizable and to the point. Simple, conceptual designs effectively communicate a client’s mission and that’s what designing is all about.

Focus on Essential Elements

When you work on a project ask yourself, “What elements need to be the focus?” Research the industry to completely understand what will make the company stand out from its competitors while effectively communicating its mission to the target audience. When designing graphics, make the information as straight forward and user-friendly as possible. You don’t want a confused viewer clicking off the site because the design was too distracting. If you are working on a logo icon, focus on simplifying the image so it’s readable when scaled down. There is a process some designers go through to simplify icon designs. If you are like me, you will start by searching for inspiration. It’s good to look at different images and not base your design off one.


Take Out Unnecessary Elements

When you have a solid design, don’t keep adding to it – decide what unnecessary elements to take out. What lines can we take out that will still make the chick a recognizable object? I have taken out the details like its hair and decided it can still be recognizable with one eye. From there I am going to create unique lines that make the chick look interesting. Have fun and play with line weight to give your icon an original abstraction.


Reduce Color and Typefaces

The colors and typefaces you chose can be distracting even if your design is simple. Colors need to compliment your beautiful chick, not distract it. Try to include as few colors as possible by limiting your design to 2 or 3. A lot of designers use shades of the same color when designing. For example, in a website design you can use dark blue in the background and light blue in the foreground.

Hierarchy of Scale

Hierarchy of scale is also important when simplifying your design because it helps a viewer’s eye easily move from element to element. When a designer uses hierarchy of scale, they manipulate the size and space of each element based on how important it is. Designers differentiate design elements through scaling, color, spacing, and weight. These different techniques help signal a change from one level of importance to another.
If the company’s name is the first thing you want the viewer to notice then it needs to be big, bold and closest to the audience. Placing a graphic in the center is also a good way to get it noticed first. In this monochromatic website example, I have numbered the design elements in order of what a viewer would notice at first glance. The first thing a viewer might notice is the huge font. The illustration directly under the title would draw attention because of its huge size and accents of red.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Cultural Design Inspiration

As a few of South Africa’s prominent creative festivals are just around the corner, we thought it would be a good time to roundup the local art and design fairs you have to look forward to. Each year more festivals arrive on the scene and other annual expos become more established, which leaves us with a wealth of opportunity to support and appreciate South African creative initiatives and local talent.



 GRID Cape Town Biennial: 14th February – 15th March | Cape Town

GRID is a biennial photography festival which originated in the Netherlands and takes place internationally in several different creative cities. GRID Cape Town’s main exhibition is set to take place at the Castle of Good Hope with the theme being, Constructions: South Africa. The festival aims to incite a worldwide exchange of contemporary image culture. It looks to provide a platform for photographers to stimulate dialogue through visual communication both locally and globally.

 Guild Design Fair: 25th February – 1st March | Cape Town

Guild Design Fair is an international design expo which is returning to Cape Town for its second addition at the V&A Waterfront (The Lookout). The designer line-up includes creatives from 17 different countries. The fair includes guided tours, talks by top designers and evening events with optional dinner and drinks before viewing the work. The Guild incites the coming together of curators, designers and institutions with the common goal of celebrating exceptional design.



 Design Indaba: 25th February – 1st March | Cape Town

Design Indaba takes place annually at the Cape Town International Convention Centre and comprises two parts: the conference from the 25th – 27th February and the expo from the 28th February – 1st of March. The conference always features an exciting lineup of international and local creatives, industry leaders and innovative designers and thinkers. The expo is made up of the best South Africa’s creative sector has to offer, with an interesting mix of cleverly designed products and creative technology. A highlight at the Design Indaba expo is the Emerging Creatives programme, a showcase of forty up and coming South African designers and makers.

 FNB Joburg Art Fair: 11th September – 13th September | Johannesburg

The FNB Joburg Art Fair is the premier international art fair on the continent with a focus on contemporary African art. Now in its 8th year, the fair will once again take place at the Sandton Convention Centre and continue its aim of establishing and supporting a thriving contemporary arts landscape in Africa. The FNB Joburg Art Fair is the annual convergence of leading artists, gallerists, collectors, writers, thinkers and art lovers.



  Arts Alive International Festival: August/ September | Johannesburg

 Arts Alive is a multidisciplinary festival that is based in Johannesburg and takes place at various different locations around the city. The festival encompasses a multitude of different creative art forms; music, theatre, dance, visual arts and poetry. The festival aims to foster social cohesion by integrating all seven regions of Johannesburg and encouraging citizens from different areas around the city to appreciate local art together. Arts Alive attracts audiences with well known performers and artists while simultaneously exposing emerging creatives and new talent. This festival provides something for everyone and challenges the public to engage in art forms that they are not ordinarily familiar with.