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Author: Lucija

Desk Planner (free downloadable)

Desk Planner (free downloadable)

Spending a lot of time behind a computer means that most likely there’s also a piece of paper somewhere nearby on which I jot down random words, numbers, reminders or anything relating to what I’m doing at that moment. For my projects I usually have a plain notebook in which I write and draw everything I need and use while I’m doing that project. But sometimes, there are a couple of details or things that don’t really belong anywhere, and…

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Designing my first app – what have I learned?

Designing my first app – what have I learned?

It’s finished! Well, I should say published, because an app is never *really* finished, it just reaches a point where you have to ship it and continue to iterate it with the feedback you (hopefully) get from the users. My partner and I created an app called Dream Catcher. It’s a dream journalling app that helps you log your dreams. You can write as much information you want and mark your dreams with tags and emotion you felt. The more…

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Project: Tea box design

Project: Tea box design

Recently I dived into another project. I was looking for some ideas on the type of projects I could do that often appear in designer’s portfolio and decided to design packaging for winter teas. I wanted the box to look inviting, give the impression it’a winter collection but still have an uplifting and fun look. I decided on simple winter landscape background because it felt least invasive and distracting when combined with the graphics but still communicating it’s a seasonal…

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Project: Ideal blog design

Project: Ideal blog design

Having a blog on WordPress comes with endless search for a template that will tick all the boxes and still look nice. Especially if you’re on a budget and you’re unsure about paying for something you don’t even know you’ll still like in two months. So for this week I decided to challenge myself a bit by designing how I’d like my blog to look like. I started by jotting down three key questions I wanted to cover when it…

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Welcoming Autumn

Welcoming Autumn

Here’s one piece I was inspired to create as soon as autumnal equinox came around. It’s my first ever vectorised lettering piece and I’m quite pleased with result, even though I notice quite a few things that could be fixed and changed. But I’ll keep it as is and have it as a progress reference in future. It was quite an interesting process and at first I didn’t plan to turn the initial sketches into vector graphic. I spent about…

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