Andy Clarke is a well-known web designer, design consultant, and mentor. He’s been called plenty of things since he started working on the web. His ego likes terms such as “Ambassador for CSS,” “industry prophet,” and “inspiring,” but he’s most proud that Jeffrey Zeldman once called him a “triple-talented bastard.” With his wife Sue, Andy founded Stuff & Nonsense in 1998, where they’ve helped companies around the world to improve their designs by providing consulting and design expertise.
Inspired By: Bea Feitler
In this fifth instalment of Inspired Design Decisions, Andy Clarke will teach you about the pioneering female art director Bea Feitler. Feitler was the art director of Rolling Stone magazine and put a naked John Lennon on the cover in the 1970s. She was co-art director at Harper’s Bazaar and created the famous space helmet cover in 1965. But despite all her incredible work, Feitler has been described as “the pioneering female art Director you’ve never heard of.”
Andy will teach you about Bea Feitler’s iconic work and show you how to apply some of her design techniques to the work you make for the web.
In this webinar, you’ll learn:
- how to crop and position images in bold new ways,
- how to use blending modes and CSS and SVG filters to create striking results.
And of course, all Andy’s examples are fully responsive and look fabulous, whatever the device.
Tools and Setup
To join Smashing TV webinars, please install the Zoom client for Meetings, which is available for all the main OSs. It may take a little time to download and install, so please grab it ahead of time if you can. If you are a Smashing Member, please sign in first. Once you did, return to this page, and you should see a webinar URL.
We run practical sessions every week. No fluff, just actionable techniques and strategies for building and designing better experiences. Here are a few recent ones:
Smashing Audit Live #3
Vitaly Friedman on May 4, 2021 .Recording available.
Smashing Audit Live #2
Vitaly Friedman on Mar 23, 2021 .Recording available.
Smashing Audit Live
Vitaly Friedman on Feb 18, 2021 .Recording available.
All About Icons
Marc Edwards on Oct 20, 2020 .Recording available.
Accessibility With(out) Priorities
Chen Hui Jing on Sep 1, 2020 .
End-to-end Testing With A Real Browser
Umar Hansa on Aug 13, 2020 .
Getting Projects Out The Door Faster And Less Painful
Kristina Podnar on Aug 6, 2020 .