Dieter Ram’s 10 principles of good design

Often times in graphic design, we need to look outside of our industry to find inspiration. I was doing some reading recently and stumbled across the words of Dieter Ram. Dieter Ram is an industrial designer and has spent most of his life creating some truly iconic designs for electronics, furniture, and other household items, but [...]

By | 2018-01-26T16:33:10+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Design, Web|

Sites We Love: Pottermore

As Thunderstruck's resident Web Designer and giant Harry Potter nerd, I thought I would take my blog this month to give a shout out to the beauty that is the Pottermore website. Pottermore, for those of you out there who aren't as obsessed with the magical world created by J. K. Rowling as I, is a [...]

By | 2018-01-15T13:07:23+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Design, Web|

Graphic Means | A Documentary for Designers

Recently I had the chance to see the new documentary "Graphic Means" that explores the evolution of graphic design production from 1950s through the 1990s. The Documentary focuses mainly on the drastic transition in the design and printing industry, as new machinery and technology made way for the digital processes we use now. As someone who [...]

By | 2017-12-08T14:50:55+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Design|

5 rules for logo design

Logos are some of our favorite projects to work on. They allow us to learn about our clients, build a visual identity for their message and cater their website and additional materials around that identity so that they all mesh together as a consistent idea. I thought it might be helpful to go over a [...]

By | 2017-10-13T16:12:47+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Design|

Google Fonts, a Web Designer’s Best Friend.

We all know when it comes to design... Typography is important. Like REALLY important. Whether you are designing for print or web, figuring out your typographic aesthetic and hierarchy is one of the most important steps to any design. One typographic tool that has been making life easier for designers and developers for as long as I have [...]

By | 2017-09-29T11:47:26+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Design, Web|

Uncreative Thoughts Every Creative Person Thinks

Being creative means feeling like none of your ideas are creative. Seriously, it’s like a rule. Here’s the thing, being creative is harder than one might think. Actually, no… being creative isn’t the hard part; convincing yourself that your idea is creative and good enough is what’s difficult. It’s like no matter what we [...]

By | 2017-08-25T10:02:19+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Design, Uncategorized|

Web Design Process

Ever wonder what it takes to get a website up and running? Since we just launched our own new website, we thought it would be a great idea to explain the general website design process here at Thunderstruck Design: Initial Consultation At Thunderstruck, all of our projects start with an free [...]

By | 2017-07-07T15:32:14+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Design, Web|

Find your voice

Working here at Thunderstruck Design, I love when a branding project comes through the door. Sometimes when I meet with a client, they think that their brand begins and ends with their logo. Although the logo is our first step in visually presenting the brand, it is just one piece of a much larger puzzle. [...]

By | 2017-06-16T16:06:30+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Design|

HOW Design Live | A Designers Experience

So How Design Live 2017 just ended and all the emails I have been getting about it lately reminded me about my own experience at the HOW conference back in 2015. For those of you who don’t know, How Design Live is a annual conference that brings designers from all over together to network, share knowledge and marvel at everything [...]

By | 2017-06-15T11:01:39+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Design|

Design History – NASA

When I was kid, I was obsessed with 2 things; monkeys and space. Since I couldn’t become a monkey, I figured an astronaut was the next best thing. Luckily I found common ground for both interests in NASA. Obviously the astronaut plan didn’t pan out, but I still have an appreciation for their logo, which [...]

By | 2017-06-15T11:01:48+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Design|