I have decide to step my Design Blog game up. You can expect to see anything from art to entrepreneurship to UX design in this blog. You may even begin to see video blogs! Keekee360 Design is a full service graphic & web design and development company located in Huntsville, Al offering custom graphic design services. I’m really loving Tedx right now. But the Design Blog brings you carefully picked high quality inspiration, featuring works of designers and design studios from all over the world.

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15 Top Tools for Saving Time on Social Media Marketing

The obligation to keep your social media marketing activities ticking over can seem to sap all of your most productive time and energy, leaving little time left for the things that matter – like concentrating on keeping the doors open on your business. But fear not! Our quick guide to 15 useful tools that can help streamline social media management should get you back on track. 1. Buffer Sometimes being on social media is tough. It seems like there are so many platforms to keep on top of. When does one find time to sleep? Well, with social media scheduling platforms like Buffer, you can rest easy knowing that your pre-scheduled tweets and posts are going out all over the world, just when you want them to. Some nice added features also, like cross-platform posting, and an easy way to identify and recycle popular material you’ve posted previously. 2. Hootsuite Hootsuite is a comprehensive social media management suite that, like Buffer, offers a range of scheduling options. You can connect a number of social media accounts up to it, and it provides some nice reporting options so that you can also keep track of followers, mentions, messages and the like.… Read More»

Wallpaper of the Week: Icelandic Mountain

Wallpaper of the Week: Icelandic Mountain AoiroStudio Oct 09, 2016 It’s been a very long time since our last Wallpaper of the Week, it’s crazy to imagine there’s more than 350+ wallpapers available to download for your different screen resolutions. Things have changed ever since so we decided to change the formula a little. Let us know of your thoughts or suggestions so we can adjust for future endeavors. For this week’s wallpaper, we are sharing this image by me on my recent trip to Iceland. I can talk for hours how much I loved exploring the wilderness of this country and how stunning are the different icelandic landscapes. This wallpaper is only available on mobile for the primary reason that the shot was took vertically. There will be more coming and in Desktop versions as well, by the meantime please enjoy and follow me on Instagram.     You can download the wallpaper and let us of your thoughts or suggestions for future wallpapers on Twitter. wallpaper of the week wallpaper wallpapers

Wallpaper of the Week – Winter Frost

Wallpaper of the Week – Winter Frost AoiroStudio Nov 28, 2016 Following up our comeback with the Wallpaper of the Week series, it’s crazy to imagine there’s more than 350+ wallpapers available to download for your different screen resolutions. Things have changed ever since so we decided to change the formula, each week we’ll try our best to publish one of our own pictures as a challenge. Let us know of your thoughts or suggestions so we can adjust for future endeavors. For this week’s wallpaper, we are sharing this image by me (François Hoang) during this Weekend while visiting a friend for his birthday bash in a remote area close to the Ouareau Forest Regional Park located in Quebec, Canada. While getting lost in the woods, it was great to wander during the beginning of winter with the morning frost and the snow. We decided to make this wallpaper available for mobile and desktop.   You can download the wallpaper and for more you can follow me on Instagram. wallpaper of the week wallpapers wallpaper

BLOSSOM – Industrial Design

BLOSSOM – Industrial Design abduzeedo Oct 10, 2016 BLOSSOM is an industrial design project for a concept product for the product brand LEXON. It is a portable Bluetooth speaker with 360 degrees listening experience, in the form of a beautifully blossomed flower that’s been simplified into geometric shapes of a cone and a cylinder. Those are the words from the designers behind it and what I love the most about it is how important industrial design has become. To a point that a speaker has design principles and clear source of inspiration. Product description The audio produced from the bottom-up is projected in all directions by the cone shape. This example of using design as a function, rather than relying on complex engineering and technology, is best fit for the product brand LEXON. BLOSSOM’s iconic shape becomes a beautiful addition to an interior design, and it has been designed with LEXON’s brand identity in mind. – Behance Industrial Design The audio-dispersing cone can be nested into the main cylinder body for portability, while also serving as a protective shell for the delicate speaker cover. The cover itself is a flexible spandex material that joins the product’s two main geometries together, while giving… Read More»

Photography: Colour Game

Photography: Colour Game abduzeedo Nov 28, 2016 Colour Game is a photography project shared by Jovana Rikalo on her Behance profile. As the name suggest the use of color and the contrast of the bright yellow and the cold cyan create a beautiful backdrop for the main subject, a redhead woman. In addition there’s a surreal feeling because of the air balloon. It’s hard to describe this beautiful work in words, take a look and let me know what you think. Photography About Johanna Rikalo Jovana Rikalo is a self-taught fine art and portrait photographer based in Serbia. She’s been taking photos since 2013, usually doing fine art (conceptual ) and portrait photos but also fashion and commercial. I am studying law and I had no interest in choosing photography as my profession until autumn of 2013, when I finally realized how strongly I really feel about it. photography art direction

Crowdinvesting & Other Ways To Fund Your Business

Starting a small business can be a tough task. There will be plenty of big decisions you have to make right from the start. Arguably the most important task you have is deciding on how you’ll fund your business. Secure the right funding, and you have the ability to lay down some solid foundations. Money makes the world go round, and it’s highly important that small businesses start off on the right track. So, what are the different ways someone can fund their company? I’ve got some ideas listed below: Use Your Own Cash The easiest way to fund your business is by using your money. Perhaps you have some savings in an account, or have some investments you can cash in on? By using your funds, you can enjoy certain benefits that the other methods don’t give. Firstly, everything will be a lot quicker for you. There’s no need to get anyone else involved; you can do things at your own pace. Secondly, it means you don’t start your business off in debt. Many of the other options require you to get funds from other people. As such, you may have to pay them back, so you fall into… Read More»

CHI Development Center- UI/UX

CHI Development Center- UI/UX abduzeedo Oct 11, 2016 CHI is a UI/UX project for a Ukraine, development center located in Kharkiv. The project was shared by Sergey Filonenko and we can highlight a few reasons that it deserved the feature. First the nice grid system and typography. Second and most important for me, the abundant white space. They say that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication and, in my opinion, Sergey achieved that quite well. Of course there is a lot of questions on how a design like that would work in different screen sizes and mediums, however for the inspiration sake, I will keep that project on my list of simple, yet elegant UI/UX solutions Sergey is a UX designer from Kharkiv, Ukraine. He has quite a few beautiful projects on his Behance profile. I have an special admiration for the simple UI/UX ones. For more information check out https://www.behance.net/ffiilll UI/UX UI/UX web design

Photography: Urban Abstract by Michael-Bies

Photography: Urban Abstract by Michael-Bies abduzeedo Nov 29, 2016 Photography has become one of my favorite hobbies. I am far from a pro, much more like a beginner/enthusiast. One of my favorite subjects is buildings and the geometric forms of big cities, with skyscrapers, textures and vanishing points. I am always looking for references and inspiration on sites like 500px, Behance and Flickr. There is where I found the work of Michael-Bies, a photographer from Landau Palatinate, Germany. He has some incredible black and white photos of urban and architecture subjects. I selected some of my favorites. Look at the simplicity of the composition and the effect created by the textures. Photography                               About the photographer For more information about Michael check out his 500px profile at https://500px.com/michael-bies/about photography black & white

&Pizza – Packaging design

&Pizza – Packaging design abduzeedo Oct 11, 2016 &Pizza is a packaging design and illustration project created by Futura for a Washington DC based chain restaurant famous for their crafted pizza, and for their retribution to society. The challenge presented to Futura was to come up with a series of designs celebrating individuality and freedom. The result is a beautiful set of simple black and white illustrations for the pizza boxes as well as labels for bottles. Take a look after the break and let us know what you think. Project description   They were given the task of designing a series of boxes with certain inspiration which reflected &Pizza’s vision. What they are all about is celebrating individuality, that is one of the main reasons we got absolute freedom, and how they came up with the packaging design for this project. – Behance Each pizza box has its own graphic inspiration behind, going from Americana theme, to Street Art. We even got to design our own Futura themed box. &Pizza also crafts their own sodas, and teas offering completely new products to their costumers. Futura designed the branding for their beverages (5 flavored sodas, crafted teas and wine). Each… Read More»

Apple Mirror – Touchscreen Mirror Functional Concept

Apple Mirror – Touchscreen Mirror Functional Concept AoiroStudio Nov 30, 2016 We love concepts and ideas over at Abduzeedo, we are even more intrigued when it’s actually functioning and live for the World to see. Let’s take a look at this amazing work from Rafael Dymek who has multiple roles as a Marketing guy, Designer and Web Developer currently based in New York, NY. He created a fully functioning smart touchscreen mirror based on Apple’s iOS 10 and it’s looking great! I would see this concept really working well in the bathroom for example while you’re prepping yourself for the beginning of the day. It is literally something you’ll see in a movie set in the future and how things like this concept comes to live to make your life a little more productive and even sweeter! Created a fully functioning smart touchscreen mirror based on Apple’s iOS 10. Design includes the time and date in the upper right hand corner and weather in the top left. All apps can be moved around and placed anywhere on the mirror. After 45 seconds of inactivity the mirror goes to sleep (appears as any ordinary mirror), simply tap anywhere to wake back… Read More»