News/Blog Author: Rita Gomes

Unisex clothes for kids

posted on 2nd Apr 2019

There was a big buzz last month when Zippy Kidstore launched their HAPPY Ungendered Collection. Every clothing item in the collection can be worn by both boys and girls from 3 to 14 years old. Zippy highlights that the colours are what makes the collection special. Each colour is used to represent a personality and each clothing item... Gimme More »

Don’t let your eyes deceive you

posted on 25th Feb 2019

Everybody meet Imma, a beautiful Japanese girl. She's fashionable, popular and going viral on Instagram and Twitter. She's taking the fashion industry by storm. You may be wondering... So what?! Just another fashionista. She isn't though. She's something else, something that you can't tell by the photos. She is, in fact, not real. MIND... Gimme More »

Inclusive Branding

posted on 18th Jan 2019

Faith in humanity restored! Benefit Cosmetics Ireland has recently chosen Irish model Kate Grant, who has Down Syndrome, as the fresh face for its campaign to promote the brand’s new ‘Roller Liner’. It’s a glorious day when you come across inspiring news like this. Recently, we're seeing more and more brands make a deliberate effort to... Gimme More »

What logos of famous painters would look like

posted on 4th Dec 2018

As a graphic designer focused on branding I’m always curious about what's going on in this industry to expand my visual boundaries and find inspiration. It’s fascinating what you can come across and makes you think “why didn’t I think about that before?!” Sometimes it’s just simple little things - clever ways to pass through subtle... Gimme More »

Halloween Fever!

posted on 1st Nov 2018

For some, All Hallows' Eve may not be a big deal, but for others it is. I was born in a country that didn’t celebrate Halloween. It's something that only started to pick up in recent year due to American tv shows and horror movies. When I moved to Ireland, I started to see the buzz in the whole Halloween thing. I was quite surprised to know that... Gimme More »

Optical Illusions

posted on 2nd Oct 2018

They say “seeing is believing,” but can you really trust what you see? I've come across many surprises with visuals while surfing the internet or even working, that have made me like 😕😳😲😡😱. Classic optical illusions, baffling viral photos and mind-boggling designs that have my head spinning... Gimme More »

Designer OCD

posted on 5th Sep 2018

Lately, I've been thinking about Designer OCD because I noticed all the designers I know have their own 'obsessions'. So I Googled it and the quote ‘I just have to have my layouts neat and tidy or I go crazy!’ comes up, as well as a lot of pictures that I surely can relate to and others that made me itch: It's not exactly... Gimme More »

The Top 6 Greatest Fictional Brands

posted on 1st Aug 2018

Fictional brands are often created to avoid legal entanglements, but also for laughs! Some of these brands have become director trademarks, while others have become inside jokes that are used in different movies and shows that otherwise have no connection to one another. Every now and then, a fictional brand stands out from the pack,... Gimme More »

Recycling Through Street Art

posted on 2nd Jul 2018

Street art is no longer seen as illegal or tacky, splashed on buildings around the city. It has become an art movement that is growing bigger and bigger by the moment. I must confess, I’m a sucker for street art. When I visit a different city I wander the streets to see what hidden canvases I can find. When I moved to Dublin, I realised the... Gimme More »

A typeface you can see and feel

posted on 31st May 2018

Most people, like myself, have little or no understanding of braille - the universal tactile writing system used by and for the visually impaired. As a consequence, sighted people tend to overlook or consider braille as important. As a designer, I have never had to incorporate it in my designs. But this got me thinking - shouldn’t we be... Gimme More »