In 2015 three friends decided to join forces and create the agency that is established and well known today as BLEND Digital. Fast forward 5 years later we are servicing clients from all over the world and winning awards and recognition non-stop.
For about 2 years now, I haven't made any design predictions on future trends in web design. The main reason is that personally I did not notice any drastic trends emerging. Instead, the last two years had lots of similarities between them with very slow differences. This year, I’m bringing re-enforcement's by also sharing what our design team thinks will trend in the new year.
After the summer break, and with our batteries all re-charged we often find ourselves taking stock of our past year’s achievements. Over and above of growing our team and improving our project management & internal processes. When looking back at how many projects we have completed we are simply feeling proud of our work and thankful. Grateful that so many organizations have entrusted BLEND to design and develop their website, in direct response to their unique needs and requirements.
I can’t believe that BLEND, the web design agency in Nicosia, is already 4 years old. A four-year old “child”. With the maturity of a forty year old man, experience wise that is. And with the culture of a thirty year old, breezy, fresh, hip and full of energy! A unique blend if you think about it. So, how did we manage that? Hmmm…let me tell you..how we do it the BLEND way.
We now live in the Information Age, a period in human history that emerged from the Digital Revolution of the late 20th century. The rapid stream of oversaturated information thrown at us from multiple sources created unpredictable consumers with a short attention span. Merely 3 to 5 seconds. This is how much Brands have in their disposal to engage with their consumers. And this is where User Experience design comes in to provide meaningful and relevant experiences to users. So, how do we blend UX design on mobile apps?
Hot summer season in Cyprus has been here for months now, and people are looking forward to some well-deserved summer vacations to relax and enjoy the weather. At BLEND we don’t close our office during the mid of August as most local companies do. Instead, we keep our doors open, phone-lines and emails available for our local and overseas clients for any support they may need. Our projects pipelines continue, and we make most of the quiet periods to catch-up with in-house projects. Our BLENDers take their vacations when it suits them. So, how do our team members plan to relax before kicking-off the busy and productive remaining quarter of 2018? Let’s find out how us BLENDers summer re-charge!
There are the people that wake up miserable, being sad about going to work, sit on a chair all day and wait for the time to pass. Or are at each other throats about promotions, stabbing their colleagues in the back or accusing them all day. And there are those lucky SOBs that wake up with a smile, go to work singing and whistling, and clap their feet on the air. Nope, am neither of those, but life here at BLEND is pretty good.
Design trends in 2018 Time again for my annual design predictions of what we can expect next year, in 2018! As per my last year’s post, this is not necessarily backed-up on any special research for an accurate prediction. But mainly what I personally expect will become bigger and what I would love to see trending during 2018… or at least from the BLEND design team! So, here are my 2018 Digital Design predictions:
So it is time again for my annual web design predictions for what we can expect next year, 2017! As per my last year’s post, this is not necessarily backed-up on any special research for an accurate prediction, but mainly what I personally expect to see or would love to see trending during 2017. Or at least from the BLEND design team! So, here are my 2017 design trend predictions:
Just like traditional artists need to keep drawing or painting to improve their skills, professional designers should do the same. Each client project is an opportunity to improve a skill, learn something new and challenge yourself. However, real world client projects many times tend to be either uninspiring, too controlling or without enough creative freedom. More often than not due to client involvement or project restrictions. And that’s ok as is part of our job to make it as interesting as possible for the best and most appropriate outcome. But many designers are still artists at heart and we all crave the need to do something really inspiring and creative. Our own personal projects with no restrictions and complete freedom. If we don’t do this every now and then it could affect our daily work, our motivation and aspiration to become better at what we do. Read more to find out the importance of personal projects: