These are the things I've written that are tagged "design"

VHS Distributor Logos

23 January 2018

An excellent collection for your Tuesday blues. Ray sez: After seeing them all together, I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that this could have been the Dribbble popular page about 5-6 years ago. I totally see it, yeah.

Layer Comps in Photoshop

30 January 2014

Neven Mrgan just blew my mind: Layer comps is a panel—found in the Window menu—which helps you organize different versions of a designs or different views of it in the same file. If you are a responsible digital citizen at all, you probably have some sort of system for keeping around alternate elements and various […]

Yours vs. Mine

11 February 2013

I’ve always used “Your” instead of “My,” when designing interfaces and I think Dustin Curtis has figured out some of the “why”: After thinking about this stuff for a very long time, I’ve settled pretty firmly in the camp of thinking that interfaces should mimic social creatures, that they should have personalities, and that I […]

Peapod Studios

05 June 2012

My friends at Peapod Studios have released a new version of their website, and it looks as great as you’d expect. If you need design, branding, web development, or otherwise, you can’t do much better than Peapod.

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My name is Phil Nelson and I make beautiful things for a troubled world. I'm a designer / developer / writer / director / editor / narrator at Occipital.

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