Copy

Less is more... work.

In this issue:
Case Study: Bruno Simon's portfolio
Inspiration: Nishi
Tools: Flow Lines
Illustrator: Charlot Kristensen
Tools: Bloom
Thoughts: Kleptomnesia

Case Study

Bruno Simon's portfolio

A couple of weeks ago we saw Bruno's potfolio and were amazed. Now he gives us a glimpse at his process in this post. We get to see how he came up with the concept, building the gameplay, debugging, rendering, etc.

Inspiration

Nishi

It's always a pleasure to find a site that talks like a human, not like a cheesy marketing robot. The problem is that there aren't a lot of those in the wild. This site showcases websites that nail copywriting. Great for when you're looking for inspiration, or you just wanna learn a thing or two.

Tools

Flow Lines

This web tool generates dope vector graphics with mathematical formulas. Yay! Art and Science! You can create infinite graphics by playing with the simplification, separation, and stroke width in the sliders. I will definitely use some of these for backgrounds and textures. This app was made by design technologist Maks Surguy. Go give him a 🙌🏽

Illustrator

Charlot Kristensen

Charlot is a fantastic illustrator based in Dublin with a bold and colorful style. I love how the art portrays women of colour in vivid, and empowering scenes. She focuses in comics, editorial and book illustration.

Tools

Bloom

Bloom is a free AI-powered photo editor that lets you make precise and realistic edits to faces. You can change your age, adjust your smile, open your eyes. This is gonna be great for those important photos in which I have my eyes closed! This is some futuristic and... kinda scary stuff.

Interesting Stuff

Kleptomnesia

Have you ever created something thinking that it was super original, only to find out someone else had already done it? Oh, no—people might accuse you of stealing! But perhaps the rip-off was accidental, or at least unconscious. Maybe you just suffered from kleptomnesia.

Kleptomnesia is when we generate an idea that we believe is authentic, but in fact, was created by someone else. “It’s accidental plagiarism, and it’s pretty common in creative work,” says psychologist Dan Gilbert

Kleptomnesia happens due to the way our memory is wired. When we encode information, we tend to pay more attention to the content than the source. Once we accept a piece of knowledge as true, we no longer worry about where we got it.

It’s especially difficult to remember the source of stuff when our attention is divided. When we’re busy, distracted, or working on a complicated task. This explains why we sometimes repeat an idea that someone just said. We’re too busy trying to come up with our own view, that we don’t pay attention to the other person who just said the same thing. Lol.

To combat kleptomnesia, you can avoid multitasking and maybe, just minimize how much you look at similar work. For example, I have never seen an episode of Silicon Valley. I’m too afraid I might subconsciously steal a joke for my comic series, The Design Team!

To learn more about this stuff, check out this article by Adam Grant.

“A user interface is like a joke. If you have to explain it, it’s not that good.” –Martin LeBlanc, Founder and CEO of Iconfinder

Hey, I'm starting to add some comics on Instagram. In case you are into that stuff.
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