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Writing is designing: Content designers on how to drive user experience with every word
We talked to four seasoned content pros to distill how best to integrate content design into a product development cycle, how to measure the effectiveness of UX content and what being a non-native speaker in the content industry actually means.
First-hand experience: I launched my design studio during the pandemic
Hannah Springett is a UK based designer and entrepreneur. The founder of HanSpringett Ltd. and visual storytelling lecturer at Condé Nast College, shares her journey building a design agency during the pandemic and reveals how Readymag helped.
Abstract shapes go on a web journey: behind the scenes of an audio-visual album by Andrey Lee × Readymag
Moscow-based musician Andrey Lee has collaborated with Readymag on a synesthetic web edition for his album Object and Environment («Объект и среда»). Currently, two tracks accompanied by interactive animated graphics are available at andreylee.com.
Telecom website makes good use of Readymag animations
Futuro is a full stack development studio based in Berlin and Kyiv. Their project for Ontel, an American telecom company, won in Readymag’s annual Projects of the Year competition. We asked Futuro and our product designer Stas Aki to describe what’s so special about this website.
Readymag goes basketball: how the 7D8 studio helped an NBA player win a trophy
The Salt Lake City-based design studio 7D8 uses Readymag inventively in their work, including a recent series of promo pages for the Utah Jazz basketball team. Readymag’s editorial team talked with Dan McKinney, a designer at 7D8, about their projects and how Readymag fits in.
Made in Asian America: use Readymag to build a successful e-commerce business
Black Bean Grocery is an online shop offering apparel, zines, and cosmetic goods evoking the aesthetics of your favorite Asian grocery store or supermarket. It was launched in the fall of 2018 by Brandon Ly and James Bui, designers and engineers who met and studied together at Stanford University.
How to kickstart a design studio in a vibrant Asian hub with Readymag
Readymag is used literally all over the world. This time we spoke to Alice Mourou, co-founder of Hong Kong-based Oddity studio, which creates design identities for chic Hong Kong startups and fashion boutiques as well as pan-Asian financial institutions.
Emotions before rationality: why designers reinvented the look of World Chess
The 2018 World Chess Championship begins in London on November 9. Moscow-based design consultancy Shuka created a thoughtful visual identity for the event. Shuka’s creative directors Ivan Velichko and Ivan Vasin explained how the business goals of the project impacted its look.
How sideline turned into ultimate design project: the story of Dynamic/MTL
Dynamic/MTL — one of Montreal’s top design conferences — is run by two people: art director Max Kaplun and content strategist and learning specialist André Valle. Begun as an in-house DIY initiative, it grew into a regular gathering uniting Montreal’s tech and creative communities.
Radical Russians take Readymag to rock Venice Biennale
The 16th Venice Biennale of Architecture began with two Russian pavilions working simultaneously. Next to the official “Station Russia” opened a curious newcomer: Virtual Russian Pavilion. It’s been launched by a defiant collective calling itself 🦁🦄 (Lion and Unicorn).
10 Questions with Anton Repponen
Anton Repponen is an interaction designer whose architectural, humanistic approach has earned him an estimable CV and clients such as Google, Sony, Nintendo and Balenciaga. He currently lives in New York and has set up his own studio with fellow designer Irene Pereyra.