Dec 03, 2022



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Wrecked

Refinement is close to Godliness. And every once in a while - and it's usually the indy portfolios - we find something that's rubbing elbows with perfection: Get Wrecked with the work of Gabriel Rubin. Showcasing lots of photo illustrations, mostly in websites for films and video games. Great stuff.... Read more

Also posted under Netherlands.

Wrecked

Upnorth

UpnorthUpnorth is a duo of designers by the names of Steve Green and Justin Kay... Currently based in New York City, but once hailing from the bitter north of Wisconsin, Upnorth blends clean graphics and original typography into designs which have been inspired by a rich history of skateboarding, Black Sabbath and the 1982 Milwaukee Brewers. Upnorth publishes the online 'zine Oneonenine, but the two are probably more well known for their work designing and art directing Marc Ecko's trendsetting print magazine Complex (Internal Link). Cruising through this simple site is like skateboarding by a splattered wall of fun graphic designs and street stickers.... Read more

Upnorth


Thunk Design

Thunk DesignComforting, rounded fonts and a palette of cozy colors are the touchstones of Thunk's projects. They do mostly iconic stuff - logos & labels -- but they also have a small and very nice assortment of Flash motion graphics and interface designs.... Read more

Also posted under graphic design.

Thunk Design

The Rock Collection

The Rock CollectionYou know you're a talented graphic designer when you create a 3-page website, plaster in a bunch of huge jpeg samples of your work, and don't even bother to put in a back button. It's like... who needs a website with navigation when the work speaks for itself... and your browser has a 'back' button embedded in it anyway? Well, this is one of those special occasions where it truly doesn't matter, because in the personal portfolio of Philippe Richardson, the illustration work and stills of broadcast commercials (some with Quicktime movies) will blow you away, and you won't even notice you're sitting at your desk anymore, much less which direction you want to navigate (besides simply scrolling up and down... over and over and over again).... Read more

Also posted under illustration, film, motion + video.

The Rock Collection


Stay Honest

The easy going folks at Stay Honest cover it all. They've got their print ads and web sites, which are all fine and good, but what is really exciting are their short films and commercials, commissioned by the likes of Diesel, Nike, the band "The Gorillaz," and more. What happens when graphic design sensibilities are transposed into short works of cinema? Try downloading a few, and we think you'll agree that the results are awesome. Honest.... Read more

Also posted under us based firms, graphic design, multimedia, film, motion + video.

Stay Honest

Spinach and Salami

Kirill Mazin is the designer behind Spinach and Salami - a multi-disciplinary studio specializing in packaging, branding and signage along with the usual print and web work. An updated portfolio is "coming soon" but the projects currently on view are a nice mix of traditional style blended with fresh colors and an excellent use of photography. Tidy and tame with just a hint of free-spirit.... Read more

Spinach and Salami


Spent2000

Spent2000Funky. Fresh. Funny. This creative site of Spent2000 offers a big bang to the viewer. Whether you're shopping for services or not -- you've gotta see this site!... Read more

Also posted under multimedia.

Spent2000

Skwiot Smith

Skwiot Smithskwiot/smith is a small graphic art and design studio based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The work revolves around a smattering of many projects - from print, identity and collateral materials to CD designs, books, posters and websites. Essentially, this is a one person studio, and skwiot/smith is actually Peter Skwiot Smith... which tells us a little about the artist himself: He enjoys producing minimal, yet beautiful abstract works that are sprinkled with a distinct esoteric quality.... Read more

Also posted under graphic design.

Skwiot Smith


Sebastian Chevrel

Sebastian ChevrelWe hereby forgive Mr. Chevrel for referring to himself as a “creative technologist” –- his portfolio is a tightly orchestrated display of his programming skills and artistic ventures. His client list is a tad thin, but the complexity of his work makes the experimental/alternative art he creates very thorough and highly professional.... Read more

Also posted under multimedia, technical + misc.

Sebastian Chevrel

root45 design

root45We're not so sure what a root45 is, but this personal play space and work portfolio of Gary Pikovsky makes a defining impression that explains everything we needed to know. From many great logotypes and identities, to print, posters, websites and even signage, every project is simply presented in beautiful large format with great descriptions within a flowing navigational architecture. In fact, besides the name, there's nothing we could possibly find on the site that isn't perfectly explained and showcased. Great work from a designer who has worked in such firms as Pentagram, The Partners, Visual Dialogue and others.... Read more

root45


pre emptive strike

The found portfolio of Simian creator breathes some new ideas into the web. Makes you wonder where all the thinkers have been... Looks like he caught us with a pre emptive strike (2002)! Password required on request to enter portfolio.... Read more

pre emptive strike

PLUS

The PLUS web site offers the online portfolio of Paul Lee, a MFA student at Yale University. Based in California, Lee has already made a big name for himself. We recommend him.... Read more

PLUS


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Independent web designers, freelancers, solo firms and boutiques predominantly working for screen and online who maintain individual sites, design blogs or personal portfolios. Restricted to individuals located in the United States (see 'International Portfolios' for global listings).

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