design

‘Eat that frog’

Crazy Frog_animation animated

Crazy Frog (originally known as The Annoying Thing) is an animated character and Eurodance musician. Marketed by the ringtone provider Jamba! the character was originally created to accompany a sound effect. My version was build to cheer up the desktop on your computer.

Crazy Frog icon

OMFG: Crazy Frog desktop icon.

Happy Mac

Happy Mac animation

The ‘Happy Macintosh’; inspired by the ubiquitous round yellow smile face. Original design by Susan Kare, around 1984.

My preciousss!

Olijfje, Tijgertje and CoCo

Olijfje, Tijgertje and CoCo (Chanel); our cats. Arda says: “My preciousss!” (LotR)

Five days after publication on Divoom® Community: 1.6K views and many, many, likes! People simply love cats.

…after seven days: five medals!

‘Oogjes dicht en snaveltjes toe’

Meneer de Uil v3

Meneer de Uil
is a character in the popular Dutch television series De Fabeltjeskrant. He is a somewhat long-winded and forgetful owl who often interrupts his sentences with ‘Eh…’ and ends with ‘Jawel!’. Well-known sayings: ‘Dag, lieve kijkbuiskinderen’ and ‘Oogjes dicht en snaveltjes toe’. In 2022, this permanent farewell greeting was included in the Dikke Van Dale.

I’ve drawn this pixel character for a WhatsApp group. Thinking, building, testing and again. This is called "iterating".

Less but better

Braun pocket calculator ET66

For my birthday: Replica of the iconic Braun pocket calculator ET66 (1977)

In the 1980s Dieter Rams, one of Germany’s most important and the world’s best known industrial designers, formulated his design philosophy; The 10 principles for good design:

  1. Good design is innovative
  2. Good design makes a product useful
  3. Good design is aesthetic
  4. Good design makes a product understandable
  5. Good design is not conspicuous or attracting attention
  6. Good design is honest
  7. Good design is long-lasting
  8. Good design is thorough, down to the last detail
  9. Good design is environmental-friendly
  10. Good design is as little design as possible

It’s no accident that this Braun calculator looks surprisingly similar to some features in the iPhone as Steve Jobs and his lead designer Jonathan Ive used to admire the products and design philosophy of Dieter Rams.

My Braun replica—a limited edition in white—comes from the Design Museum In London.