Design Report — September 2018

After the relaxing summer months, I’m finally back again to write my monthly design reports, with super exciting news!

I started these monthly design reports back in last year to challenge my UI/UX design skills and grow as a designer. The main purpose of these side projects is to try out new techniques, plugins, prototyping tools and solve design challenges I’m interested in.

This article is a collection of my design work created in September 2018 combined with my favorite design inspirations.

I’m joining the amazing InVision team 🎉

https://medium.com/@danielkorpai/why-im-joining-invision-1e8ba587b573

I’m super excited to share that I joined the InVision team as a product designer to help designers, product managers and engineers collaborate better together and help them create awesome products.

In case you’re interested why I’m joining InVision and how was my first month, definitely make sure to read my article about it! 🙌

Digital Products Page

https://dribbble.com/shots/5307291-Digital-Products-Page

In September I decided to create a new page on my portfolio site collecting all my existing design courses, free templates, design source files, and wallpapers, so you can quickly access all of them from one page.

Visit my new Digital Products Page 👉

Let me know if you like these free design resources and feel free to share them with others too!

Dribbble — Text Format Concept

https://dribbble.com/shots/5327028-Dribbble-Text-Format-Concept

If you know Dribbble you’re familiar with the HTML code hustle during every single post description.

How cool would it be if we could just format the text on Dribbble without writing any HTML code at all?

I like how the Dribbble team pushing the updates during the last couple of months, especially with the new Shot Upload screen with the improved tagging and everything.

But, my biggest pain point during the upload process is the constant struggle with the HTML code to format my post descriptions and comments.

So instead of complaining, I wanted to go ahead and propose a super simple, but awesome solution for this text formatting problem.

As you can see I even left the option to switch back to the HTML mode in case someone is a big fan of that, so this could be a win-win solution for everyone.

Dribbble — Micro Interaction

https://dribbble.com/shots/5346227-Dribbble-Micro-Interaction

After my first static concept, I couldn’t resist myself and had to try out how would this inline text formatting work in real life, so I created this small micro interaction animation about it.

Focusing on Instagram with design tips & tricks

Click on the images to see the original ones on Instagram

In my last design report I wrote a little bit about my Instagram journey as a designer.

At the time the community grew from 600 to 1,800 people and now I’m so happy to share that we’re almost at 5,000 amazing folks!

Click on the images to view the original posts

Besides posting nice images I decided to share a lot of design tips and tricks in the descriptions to help other designers in their everyday workflow.

My goal with this transformed Instagram account is to connect better with similar thinking designers, showcase behind the scenes processes in Stories and generally be helpful and give back to the designer community.

In case you have any questions about design, freelance, business or product photography, feel free to send me a DM on Instagram. Currently, I reply to all of them within a day.

You can follow my design journey on Instagram here! 👉

Also, let me know if you want to read a more detailed article about my photo shooting and editing workflow.


Top 5 Design Inspirations in September 2018

1. Inside Design by InVision: way more than a blog

https://dribbble.com/shots/5316895-Inside-Design-by-InVision-way-more-than-a-blog

2. Inside Design by InVision

https://dribbble.com/shots/5331059-Inside-Design-by-InVision

3. InVision Studio — Headphones Companion App

https://dribbble.com/shots/5344283-InVision-Studio-Headphones-Companion-App

4. Interactive walls

https://dribbble.com/shots/4943920-Interactive-walls

5. Oak+Fort // Grid

https://dribbble.com/shots/4917812-Oak-Fort-Grid

See you in a month 👋

I hope you learned something from this article and got pumped up with new design inspirations.

In case you have any questions or just want to talk about design, feel free to reach out on Twitter, Instagram or send me an email. Currently, I reply to all my emails within 1–2 working days.

Thanks for the 50 clap 👏 if you enjoyed this article! Every clap, share, tweet and response is a huge motivation for me to keep writing and share more behind the scenes techniques with you!

I also redesigned my monthly newsletter from scratch, so I recommend you to check it out as well. 👇