Joel Falconer is the founder of public relations company Methodic Studios and publishes the gaming blog StartFrag. You can follow him on Twitter.

Joel's articles

  1. Featured Reader: Kooba

    Clodagh Mahoney of design firm Kooba has written in to let us know that the team there are regular DesignFestival readers — and they’ve accomplished a lot with their small Irish shop, including receiving a 2011 eircom Golden Spider, an Irish web award. You can follow Kooba on Twitter. Rubystar topdog Grooming Studios PHASE II […]

  2. Featured Reader: Dragos Muntean of DVision Design

    Our first featured reader is Dragos Muntean of DVision Design. Dragos is a freelance designer from Romania, a country that is home to many more designers, developers and even startups (such as Paymo) than many people in the English-speaking world realize. Dragos is a fantastic web designer who has done some great work on logos, […]

  3. Readers: Get Your Work Featured on DesignFestival

    At SitePoint we know it’s the readers who keep our sites going — and on DesignFestival, we want to offer you the opportunity to have your work featured on the blog. We’ll be publishing regular features that include some insight from our featured reader-designers, and a showcase of their design work. If you’d like to […]

  4. What Will Android’s New Design Guidelines Mean for the Platform?

    Android has long been criticized for its lack of a focused user interface design language. Apps running on the platform often don’t feel like they’re apps for the same platform at all, lacking a sense of coherence and uniformity. While Apple’s clearly stated design language documentation and arduous review process have given rise to an […]

  5. DesignFestival: 10 Awesome iOS App Icon Concepts

    Almost everyone with an iPhone or iPad spends a lot of time trying out new apps. Soon enough, your home screen is cluttered and most things you’ve installed go unused. It’s important for designers to get the design of their icons right so they look like they’re in the right environment while still cutting through the mass of apps and enticing the user to come back and try it out again — a fine line to walk. Here are ten iOS app concepts from the first few weeks of 2012 for your inspiration

  6. 10 Awesome iOS App Icon Concepts

    Almost everyone with an iPhone or iPad spends a lot of time trying out new apps. Soon enough, your home screen is cluttered and most things you’ve installed go unused. It’s important for designers to get the design of their icons right so they look like they’re in the right environment while still cutting through […]

  7. Want to Get Paid? Write For Us!

    Got an eye for design and some skills to share? We’re looking for new writers to contribute to DesignFestival, with content focused on web, mobile and print design. Specifically, we’re looking for in-depth tutorials using Photoshop, Illustrator or even CSS and HTML to produce results in line with current design trends, and inspiration roundups that […]

  8. DesignFestival: Open Mic: What Awesome Designs Are You Working On?

    It’s the start of an exciting new year and to celebrate the enthusiasm that comes with the start of January, we want to give you the chance to go wild in the comments and brag about the latest projects you’ve been working on. Huge new website redesign for a big company or hyped startup? A logo for your own side project? Nothing is too big or too small — feel free to include links so other readers can take a look. 2012 is shaping up to be a big year

  9. Open Mic: What Awesome Designs Are You Working On?

    It’s the start of an exciting new year and to celebrate the enthusiasm that comes with the start of January, we want to give you the chance to go wild in the comments and brag about the latest projects you’ve been working on. Huge new website redesign for a big company or hyped startup? A […]

  10. DesignFestival: Resource: Free Killer Social Media Icons Set

    Thanks to Karthick Kumar of Killer Icons, we’re offering DesignFestival users a free download of this Killer Social Media Icons set in PSD format. Consider it it our Christmas gift! You can use this Killer Icons set in your commercial and non-commercial projects – the standard rules apply: no reselling of the icons as is or taking credit for their design. Click the image for the PSD download and enjoy!