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How Do You Define Beautiful Design?

Have you noticed the trend of modern tech company websites using minimalist designs with flat, simplified icons and illustrations? There is a striking similarity among them. While the design aesthetic of Apple is widely known and applauded, it nonetheless has sparked a wave of brands trying to emulate that style. Acclaimed designers Stefan Sagmeister & Jessica Walsh set out to examine this trend in their new book "Beauty." More importantly, they explore the essence of beauty and the power of beautiful design.

Their book tackles questions like, should design be focused solely on a problem that a company is trying to solve? Or should design incorporate beauty as well? How do you define beauty? Their book includes all perspectives, from philosophers, sociologists, even data from Instagram. They make a compelling case that beautiful design does indeed help drive the bottom line (e.g. beautiful package design moves more product; a beautifully designed park attracts more foot traffic etc).

Beauty is subjective. But what do you think? How do you define beautiful design?
Sam Torrey


This week's .design Site Spotlight goes to... aligns perfectly with our theme this week about mixing beauty and design. Their mission statement reads: "We strive for spaces that are balanced in function and beauty." Their site does a great job of giving users plenty of visual and written content from their blog and embedded instagram feed. And their mockups are stunning! BeeStudios' principal designer, Brooke Eversoll is a certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer. This site is a great example of how beautiful imagery and designs can really show off your services and your work can speak for itself.

Have a .design site you'd like to nominate? Let us know and we might feature it in the next .design digest.

THE DIGEST Designing The Financial Aesthetic

One of the world's largest financial trading companies, uses to share its design elements. Inspired by the concept of speed, also explains their reasoning behind their design aesthetic. This site also contains snippets of code to share how they created their icons, spinners and more.

Top Ways To Get Your Work Noticed On Behance

Chouaib Blgn explains how you can stand out more when you post your work on Behance. If your goal is to establish your style and share your projects, this article contains some helpful insights.

Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year

Each year Pantone chooses a color to represent the theme of the year. This year it's "Living Coral". The color is supposed to have a humanizing factor, according to Executive Director, Leatrice Eiseman. We couldn't help but see that this color is quite similar to Porkbun colors!!!

20 Web Design Trends For 2019

 John Moore Williams walks us through web design trends, techniques and tools that will most-likely be used in 2019. John also discusses whether you should follow trends or not.
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