The rules are simple, the rewards are great, may I present to you: DAILY DESIGN CHALLENGE!
What is Daily Design Challenge?
Daily design challenge is a game of sorts, for designers. It involves producing a small design on a daily basis for an entire year. Sound difficult? Think again, Daily design challenge is supposed to be something small and fun, rather than a chore hanging over your head.
What if I can’t make something every day in the week?
Don’t worry about it, these things happen. But if possible do try to make something on a daily basis, it will be the most beneficial to you.
What are the rules?
Use 1 image, text (a glyph to a paragraph) and anything that can be created within the program you are choosing to build an image up to 900×900 pixels and no more than 1.5m filesize (after flattening) Spend no more than 30m and no less than 15m on said design.
At the end of the week, create a new post with your Name, theme(if there is one) and the tag “DDC” with the designs, dates, and time spent on each design.
Do we critique these?
It wouldn’t hurt, as long as the critiques stay more to the “what’s working range” as it’s less the goal to fix these, but to continue to create and build new routes and visual language for your personal design approaches.
Good luck to any who choose to participate and I can’t wait to see what you come up with.
On November 14 I went to PIXELS OF FURY: A SHUTTERSTOCK LIVE DESIGN TOURNAMENT hosted at The Leonardo. The event was an Iron Chef like competition where twelve designers went four at a time to create a graphic that defined what design meant to them. The rules (as far as I remember) was that each contestant had 20 minuets to choose 1 photo, 1graphic, and 1 typeface from shutterstock.com
You could and were encouraged to snoop over the designer’s shoulders (and they did have the largest sized iMacs) but I did wish they had each computer projected akin to Starcraft tournaments. It was amazing to me how small (as in zoomed out) some of them were working.
In order to vote the system was:
When the designers finished they uploaded to a server
Images were displayed on the grid (as seen above)
Each image had a code which would be texted to a custom five digit number
The winner (middle far left) was Manda Bull. My personal favorites were “Adapt” (second from lower left), “Infinite Possibilities” (second from top right), and “Solutions” (bottom right).
Thanks to everyone who made it out to The Leonardo last night for Pixels of Fury!
Pixels of Fury was a live design competition @ The Leonardo for Design Week. 12 contestants had 1 photo, 1 illustration, 1 typeface and 20 minutes to represent what design meant to them. A lot of GREAT designers out there.
Thanks to everyone who responded to the attendance poll for Pixels of Fury, the Design Week Kick off event on November 14th @ 7:00pm. Tickets are available online at http://sldesignweek.org. Let’s plan to meet in the Atrium area of the Leonardo, no later than 6:45pm.
INK MEETING Our next INK meeting is on Tuesday, November 15th.
Location: Salt Lake City Library, Main Branch – Room 2
Agenda: INK Logo Design Contest, critique, discussion, Event
After the INK meeting, there are two Design Week events you can attend.
We’ll be looking for some feedback about the Salt Lake Design Week events you attended when the festivities are over.
INK LOGO DESIGN CONTEST Also…don’t forget to bring your entries for the Ink Logo Design Contest! The judging will begin at 5pm. If you can’t make it to the meeting, please e-mail your entry to email@example.com by no later than 3pm on the day of the meeting.
We’re trying to get a head count on how many INK members wanted to attend “Pixels of Fury”: a live design tournament, on Monday, November 14th, 7:30pm @ The Leonardo. Once we get an RSVP list, we can make arrangements to meet up, carpool, whatever.