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Why a Design Engineer career is an investment for your future

Published: February 16, 2024 13:34

In April 2014, I received an email.Cool things in your portfolioHey Emil,I've had a look at your portfolio, and I like what I'm seeing! I'm working at an EA Studio on titles like Battlefield, Star Wars & Mirror's Edge. Would you be interested in dropping…

Bitspace: Building a Cubic BĂ©zier Curve editor from scratch

Published: February 6, 2024 13:48

I've come across Bézier Curves many times in my creative life – most often in concepts like animations & easing configurations, where Bézier Curves comes up frequently. They are quite similar to Photoshop's & Lightroom's curve adjustment editors too,…

Bitspace: Reactive graphs with RxJS

Published: February 2, 2024 09:40

Earlier this week, I announced Bitspace - A new kind of playground for creative endevours. I'd like to go a bit deeper into the reactivity model of Bitspace, and how it utilizes RxJS observables, observers, subjects & operators to produce complex…

Introducing Bitspace – A new kind of playground for creative ideas

Published: January 31, 2024 18:47

A new era of creative toolingIt's time for a new era in creative tooling. A paradigm which is shaped around exploration, prototyping & creative freedom. That's why I'm happy to reveal a new creative environment, built entirely open source – Bitspace.A…

The secrets behind rendering anything as ASCII

Published: January 22, 2024 20:12

IntroductionASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) is a common character encoding format, but has also found its way into graphic design through a technique commonly known as "ASCII Art". It's essentially a way to use letters, numbers &…

The architecture behind Alma – An experimental playground for generative graphics

Published: January 16, 2024 00:32

This post dives deep into Alma - A side project which I built in 2022. It was nominated to Side project of the year at React Summit in Amsterdam 2023.My history with node-based user interfaces goes back to 2017. During my time as a Designer at EA DICE…

A new kind of color picker - built with React & TypeScript

Published: January 13, 2024 17:13

IntroductionThis article was written as a "behind the scenes" of my very appreciated launch of "Harmony - A new kind of color picker". Feel free to check it out.Have you ever thought about color combinations – the way certain colors complement each other…