As the Summer months sadly come to a close, the start of a bright new semester is upon us and the students here at Briefbox are only just beginning to flex their creative muscles.
Ready to show us all what they can do across a wide variety of our industry-standard brief sets and courses, Briefbox students have spent all of August strengthening their portfolios and skills as independent designers and illustrators.
From 3D-modelled mobile UI concepts and minimal brand identities to vibrant illustrated patterns and attention-grabbing typography, let's take a look at a round-up of our favourite submissions from our talented students, all eager to jump head-first into the new academic year.
Hey Messenger UI Concepts by Jayson Igrec
Designed to stand out from the crowd, Jayson's use of 3D character models quite literally brings a new dimension and sense of personality through to his screens for a messenger app chatbot, completed as part of our UI for Apps brief set.
We particularly love Jayson's clear consideration of user accessibility with these clean and minimal UI concepts. The decision to include both light and dark variations is something that can make or break user experience among the visually impaired, and it's great to see more and more designers including these considerations into their design process.
Some forward-thinking work here Jayson!
Roots Brand Identity by Ben Bell
Clearly inspired by architectural floor plans, Ben Bell's Briefbox Taster Set artwork submission brings a much needed sense of calm and serenity to the often stressful interior design process.
Ben's focus on thin line weights and minimal decorative elements helps to ensure that the brand doesn't overpower the final product visuals themselves, resulting in a really subtle and tasteful execution.
Great work Ben!
Brief set used - Briefbox Taster Set
Wipe Out Magazine by Steph Haber
Texture, texture, texture! Submitted as a response to our Print & Packaging brief set, Steph Haber's scrapbook-inspired aesthetic really helps to sell that well-travelled, ragged look synonymous with the surfing scene, with the ripped paper effect almost appearing as waves breaking upon the page.
The typewriter-style font is also a nice touch, and really helps to tie everything together in a deliberately chaotic yet somewhat balanced fashion.
Keep it up Steph!
Amsterdam Luggage Tags by Ayelet Pinto Kalo
Confident with her use of colour and almost impossible to ignore, we love these retro-inspired luggage tags created by Ayelet PK has part of her response to our Print & Packaging brief set.
Focusing specifically on Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, Ayelet playfully brings in a whole range of flowers, bridges, rivers, windows and other symbols assosciated with the Netherlands.
Beautiful work, and a really clever way of narrowing down the brief here Ayelet!
Third Floor Sound Brand Identity by Blake Austin Heart
Clean, minimal and professional, Blake Austin Heart's branding concept for Third Floor Sound utilises three interlocking circles inside a single sphere to represent the 'three floors' referenced in the company name.
These curved angles are then carried through to Blake's poster concepts, where gently angled typography used for call-out messaging helps to establish a strong and consistent brand across different types of marketing collateral.
A really subtle but effective way of taking the core essence of a logoform further here Blake!
Heard Brand Identity by Sumit Gupta
With a slogan like "big gobs make big sounds" - it's clear that any visual identity for 'Heard' needed to be loud and impactful in order to align with the brand's distinct values.
Sumit's final submission for our How to Create Brand Case Studies course does exactly that, utilising a combination of vibrant colours with heavily-contrasting type weights to immediately capture a reader's attention and draw them into the brand.
A great understanding of the brief here Sumit!
Elsewhere in the Community
Still hungry for more? Then why not head over to our student live feed and take a look through other projects some of our other talented creatives have put together throughout August. If you're looking to feature yourself, then simply remember to tag @thebriefbox on your own Instagram posts to share your work with the rest of our growing community.
Want to feature in our next community round-up instead? Then make sure to keep on sending over your favourite submissions to either [email protected] or directly over to our mentors via any of our mentoring add-ons available here.
Catch you in October with a whole new selection of projects!
Team Briefbox 👋
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