FormFiftyFive

Design inspiration from around the world.

What the FFF?

Founded in 2005 by an ever growing group of designers, illustrators, coders and makers eager to collect and share the best design work they came across, FormFiftyFive soon became an international showcase of creative work.

We scour the world’s best creative talent to keep FormFiftyFive a foremost collection of current design from both the young upstarts and well known masters. We’re constantly on the look out for new features that dig even deeper into what’s happening in the design community, so get in touch if there’s something you’ld like to see on here.

Have a look round, if you see something you love or hate be sure to comment, and drop us a line if there’s a juicy bit of creative gold you’d like to see on here.

Keep it real, the FFF team.

The FFF team

Glenn
Glenn Garriock — 1483 posts
http://www.garriock.com
Graphic designer – Uetze, Germany

Jack
Jack Daly — 1174 posts
http://twitter.com/Jack_FFF
Graphic designer & Illustrator – Glasgow,…

Lois
Lois Daly — 45 posts
http://www.twitter.com/the_loi
Lois Daly – Graphic Designer, Glasgow

Alex
Alex Nelson — 67 posts
http://twitter.com/lexnels
Designer/coder – Leeds/London/Melbourne

Guy
Guy Moorhouse — 45 posts
http://futurefabric.co.uk
Independent designer and technologist — London,…

Gil
Gil Cocker — 318 posts
http://www.sansgil.com
Designer & Maker – London, UK

staynice
Barry van Dijck — 124 posts
http://www.staynice.nl
Designer & Illustrator – Breda, The Netherlands

Gui
Gui Seiz — 135 posts
http://www.seiz.co.uk
Graphic Designer – London, UK

Chris J
Chris Jackson — 69 posts
Graphic Designer – Leeds, UK

Tom Vining
Tom Vining — 12 posts
http://moreair.co
Graphic Designer – London, UK

Tommy Borgen
Tommy Borgen — 15 posts
http://www.uppercase.no
Graphic Designer – Oslo, Norway

Clinton Duncan — 24 posts
Creative director – Sydney, Australia

amandajones
Amanda Jones — 24 posts
http://www.amandajanejonesblog.com/
Graphic Designer – Ann Arbor, Michigan

Gabriela
Gabriela Salinas — 15 posts
http://gabrielasalinas.com/
Graphic designer – Monterrey, México.

Felicia Aurora Eriksson
Felicia Aurora Eriksson — 4 posts
http://feliciaaurora.com/
Graphic Designer – Melbourne, Australia

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December, 2011



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Web Designer

NET-A-PORTER.COM launched in June 2000 and has since successfully established itself as the world’s premier luxury online fashion retailer. With its acclaimed editorial format, express worldwide shipping to 170 countries, luxurious packaging and easy returns, NET-A-PORTER offers an unparalleled shopping experience. NET-A-PORTER.COM is the flagship brand from the NET-A-PORTER group which comprises theOutnet.com, the most fashionable fashion outlet, and MRPORTER.COM, the global men’s style destination.

The Role: The NET-A-PORTER team work to evolve the website to meet the needs of the business and the customer. Reporting into the Senior Web Designer we are seeking a Web Designer to join the agile team. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn, grow and develop while also potentially making a real difference to not only one of the leading Ecommerce sites in the world but to the act of shopping online in the process.

“NET-A-PORTER has revolutionised the way we buy designer clothes.” Vogue UK

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Responsibilities:

Work alongside the Product Owner, Business Analyst, User Experience team, Developers and Senior Web Designer to create interfaces which meet the requirements of the user story and:

• Work with the Senior Web Designer to solve current and future creative challenges, with the aim of cementing NET-A-PORTER as the leader in both Ecommerce and digital design. • Produce clear and compelling interfaces based on a user story, then working with the Development team to ensure the final product matches the design. • Actively look at visual improvements so that the website continues to pioneer the luxury fashion retail industry. • Encourage and support a culture of innovation throughout the company. Help develop the tools to support collaborative evolution of ideas. • Sourcing and generating media content assets as required.

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Essential Skills & Requirements:

The successful candidate will need to have experience within digital design. They will be highly creative and have the ability to take user stories and create design interfaces that meet the business requirements while developing the NET-A-PORTER aesthetic.

• Proven experience to design web interfaces in Adobe Creative Suite (Primarily Photoshop) • A great conceptual thinker with valuable input into problem solving. • Valued appreciation of User Experience on eCommerce websites • Demonstrate an understanding of Search Engine Marketing principles • Effectively communicates with the Design team and with other stakeholders across the business. • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities • Friendly, enthusiastic and passionate with a good sense of humor • A forward thinker with a passion for design, emerging technologies and all things interactive. • Ability to take direction as well as initiate new designs and concepts independently.

Desirable skills • HTML, CSS, Javascript or at least an understanding of these technologies and their potential/restrictions. • Understanding of gesture-enabled UI.

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Junior Graphic Designer

Voice is a small, highly focused creative agency based in rural Leicestershire. By combining high level creative delivery with expert business thinking, we apply a ‘real world’ methodology to ensure that our clients products and services achieve their goals. We have an international mix of clients and our disciplines range from brand and marketing strategy, design for print, on-line, mobile, high end image retouching and art direction.

We are looking for a very talented junior designer to join our team. You will have a design degree and/or up to two years experience working in a deadline-driven agency environment. You should be confident working as part of a team and have the aptitude to take on projects from concept through to delivery. Your attention to detail must be flawless and you should possess a passion for print and digital projects.

You should be extremely proficient at using Adobe CS including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. A knowledge of HTML, CSS and web technologies would be a bonus.

If you are interested, please email your CV and some of your best work (PDF, no more than 7mb) over to tim@voicebranddesign.com – stating why you are the individual that can make a difference. Strictly no agencies.



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Artworker

Baber Smith is an award winning creative agency based in Camden Town, with clients including American Express, Brent Cross Shopping Centre and PCWorld. We have a great opportunity for an artworker to work on both print and digital campaigns across our portfolio of clients. With a minimum of 5 years agency experience, the ideal candidate will have a traditional artworking background with advanced skills in CS5 – InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Basic HTML and CSS are also required to work on emails, banners and microsites. Mac based server experience would be advantageous. A sharp eye for detail, taking art director scamps to Mac visuals and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team is a must. Email your CV/examples of work with your salary expectations to iwannawork@babersmith.co.uk Clearly mark your email AWFFF



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Web Designer

Salary: £27,000 + depending on experience

Absolute has been established for over 18 years. We are a branding and web development agency with an impressive and varied client base. We are looking for an experienced and talented developer to join our web development team.

As part of a multi-disciplinary creative team, working closely with our account managers and web developers, you will work to ensure brand continuity and a highly interactive and engaging user experience. You will create innovative designs for our clients’ websites (ranging from contentmanaged brochure sites to brand-driven retail sites and ecommerce), Flash animations and email marketing campaigns.

This role is all about designing vibrant, exciting new websites. You will have a technical understanding of HTML and CSS and the possibilities within these areas. As an ideal candidate you will have agency experience, with a portfolio of exciting web designs. You will demonstrate a strong creative bias, with well-developed user interface skills and will be able to supply technically considered designs for production by our in-house web development team.

You will have client-facing experience and be able to present and explain the rationale behind your designs, plus project manage their development in conjunction with an account manager, web manager and client contact.

With a minimum of 4 years’ industry experience, you would be expected to suggest innovative and original ideas for new websites; as such, you will constantly keep yourself up to date with the latest industry developments and inspirational new sites.

In terms of software, you will have excellent skills using the Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver)

Applicants should send a full CV, with details of previous online experience; accompanied by a list of URLs of sites you have designed in the past, detailing your direct involvement in each.

Email your CV, together with example URLs to our Digital Services Director, James Bird: james@absolute-design.co.uk



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Middleweight Designer

Great opportunity for a Middleweight Graphic Designer to join a thriving new integrated agency in Central London. A strong conceptual designer, you should be at home designing and thinking for digital platforms, print and advertising. You should be full of ideas as there’s never a dull moment with clients including luxury goods, retail, charities and property.

A true creative thinker you will be able to take a brief from concept through to completion and impress with your visual identity, eye for photography and strong layout. When it comes to web you need to complement your stunning designs with a true understanding of the web and how it works.

Strong mac skills are essential although the best ideas usually start on paper. You’ll get help with artwork but you need to be fully conversant in Adobe CS (Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign) and whilst web programs (Dreamweaver, flash etc.) aren’t essential they would be an advantage. You will also be educated to degree level in graphic design or a related subject.

This is your chance to make your mark at a new agency with big ambitions.

Please email work@bandstandlondon.co.uk with your portfolio, CV and salary expectations



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Creative Graphic Designer – South London (£23-£25k)

Salary: £23-25k Commitment: Full or part time

Calling all graphic designers!

Do you have creativity in your soul? Do you want to further develop a highly successful B2B brand?

Creative Education are the country’s largest provider of on the job teacher training and are looking for a talented, enthusiastic and – yes – creative designer to help make our brand beautiful.

As the company’s sole specialist you’ll need to be something of an all rounder. The vast majority of the work will be print based, supporting our very successful direct mail to schools, but other related skills including flash, web, and other online disciplines will all be to your advantage.

Your role will be to design and manage of the production of all our creative material. We want your opinion on the brief and you can help shape them with your own creative input and ideas.

Whether you’re looking for a full or part time role, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Part time applicants should be able to commit at least 3 days a week.

We’re looking for a real creative thinker, who can work independently and to a brief. You should be a strong communicator and also be able to get under the skin of our customers, producing work that will really appeal to them.

This may be your 1st post, it may be your 31st, but relevant prior experience and a strong portfolio of work is essential. Your artwork will be produced on Adobe Creative Suite so you must be completely comfortable with Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign (and ideally Dreamweaver as well).

What’s it like working for us? As a growing family business there is precious little of the baggage or hierarchy associated with working for a larger firm. Generally speaking, if you have a great idea – you can pursue it.

You’ll be part of a small, but friendly team of about 20 in the office, with a large group of educational consultants spread across the country.

We’re located in Croydon, South London near Sanderstead and Purley Oaks stations – just 25 minutes from London Bridge and Victoria, and minute’s walk from a large bus terminus.

Contact: tom@creativeeducation.co.uk




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Graphic Designer

Kayak is looking for a Middle-weight/Senior Graphic Designer to join our growing, creative design studio.

You’ll be working across a wide selection of brands. The work will be very varied from branding and brand guidelines to working across a range of printed literature. Your portfolio needs to demonstrate you are an ideas generator, strong executor of design, clear communicator and understand strategy and how it benefits the creative process.

- Ability to present creative work to clients - Conceptually strong portfolio - Ability to work under own initiative and in a team - Attention to detail and considerate design - All-rounder with ability to manage your own projects - Appropriate technical skills in AppleMac technology (CS5 Creative Suite) - Understanding of pre-press and print technology - Ability to communicate effectively with clients/suppliers/freelancers - Experience in designing from initial concept through to finished design

So send over your CV and work samples to us and we’ll check them out. enquiries@kayakcreative.co.uk




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Outofstock

Singapore, Spain and Argentina based interior and product design studio Outofstock have designed this rather welcoming, garden themed space for a Burger King restaurant in Singapore. I really like the small details like plant-pot lighting and camping inspired dinning tables. The kitchen chairs and casually placed posters give it a really relaxing feel. I know it’s still a Burger King, but it’s a step in the right direction.

More on the project, including information from Outofstock on dezeen.



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Bernhard Lang

I Really like Bernhard Lang’s aerial photography. In a short article on Phaidon’s Agenda site, he talks about finding ‘the perfect distance’ — I think this is what I enjoy most about his photos, they’re not the typical aerial shots, the kind of photos that look good just because you’re up so high.

Here’s the full text from Agenda: Munich-based photographer Bernhard Lang’s photos of humanity at rest – skiing, sailing, swimming or just lying around – have an eerie remove to them. The viewer can’t actually tell if the photographer is 300 feet above or perhaps 3,000 feet. Lang says he’s obsessed with finding what he calls “the ideal distance – the point where humans and nature could live together in a perfect match.”

It’s an obsession that’s taken him on a two-year journey across the world from Siberia to the Sahara – mostly by light aircraft. His large format camera photos capture the chaos of mankind in a natural environment – the disorder of beach towels laid out on a lakeside; and the order and pattern created by snow-capped trees and lines of corn in a field. Whatever the personal concerns of his subjects far below, looking at them from so far above tends to render them literally insignificant.



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Car logo history

This was a bit more relevant (for me anyway) a few months when I was originally going to post it as I saw it a day or two after going to a retro car show… anyway, as with most logos, it’s interesting to see how they’ve progressed and evolved, or in some cases, regressed over time. In this case, we have a series of major car logos, from Alfa Romeo to Volkswagan. I’m not sure how complete or factually accurate it is, but even without the dates, it’s quite fun — especially BMW’s ’70s and ’80s version.

In most cases, I prefer the older to the newer. Mercedes, BMW and Renault are below and the rest are here.



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