Oliver Swig

Joined about 1 year ago

  • 7 stories
  • Posted to Site Design: Patchwork Architecture , in reply to Den D , Mar 24, 2017


    2 points
  • Posted to Happy Cog is rebranding, Mar 18, 2017

    Seems the pairing of Founders Grotesk and Maple is a weird move. Why mix two different sans serifs? They could have just gone with one sans serif type family that already has multiple weights.

    1 point
  • Posted to A Rant Against Pretty Designs, in reply to Naim Sheriff , Mar 18, 2017

    This dudes work is actually what "brutalist web design"should be defined as. Kinda dated but, brutal as shit to look at, and brutal as shit to understand why he thinks he's above everyone else. Just another out of touch UX dude on a rant about "pretty design" because he lacks the polish in his own work. Feels the need to become a UX/UI guru spewing content marking at Toptal. This is as good as it gets everyone.

    3 points
  • Posted to A Rant Against Pretty Designs, Mar 17, 2017


    Yep. Pretty much what is expected from design guru/critics like this guy. I wont even post his behance.

    5 points
  • Posted to Updated Churnbuster.io, Mar 16, 2017

    Not feelin those colors. Is there a point to the gradient other than everyone else is doing it? Looks completely disconnected from the pastel footer.

    If your gonna go pastel, go all the way. Kill the ugly gradient or make that pastel too.

    Needs more matchy matchy.

    0 points
  • Posted to Shantell Martin - by Anton & Irene, Mar 15, 2017

    When you are original and don't follow web trend lists.

    5 points
  • Posted to Berkshire Hathaway Homepage, Mar 15, 2017

    Can we stop posting this?

    10 points
  • Posted to Offscreen, Mar 14, 2017

    Feels kinda like the trendy "me too" attempt at being a silicon valley version of Great Discontent.

    3 points
  • Posted to New AD portfolio, Mar 13, 2017

    I had a friend a long while back who was a designer but also sold himself as a music producer. He had a hard time selling himself and his work because he seemed so scattered to recruiters. A multidisciplinary master of none who wasn't that great at either.

    I think you should separate your identities and create a site that is just for your sound design work. And market them separately. Maybe keep it under a pseudonym.

    Put more focus into your site design by keeping it clean and let the work shine rather than use superfluous floating branding elements. Lastly, had a hard time figuring out the navigation.

    I know u say you don't like titles but, as of right now your trying to sell so much (My inner thoughts: Is this guy more of a creative director or designer? Wait he is a sound designer too?). It's just coming across as a very scattered personality. Needs focus.

    Simplify and keep pushing it.

    0 points
  • Posted to New Logo for City of Kraków (Poland), Mar 13, 2017

    Feels like branding for a startup or bank. Lacks personality.

    1 point
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