In which Riki talks about design, life, and cupcakes

Freebie: Flat UI PSD 2 (Blog)

Here’s another UI “starter kit” freebie for you. It’s once again a flat style UI, this time with a ‘blog’ theme. If you’re a fan of ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ (the book, of course), you might understand the fake content. Grab the PSD from my dribbble page!

Freebie: Flat UI PSD

Here’s a UI “starter kit” freebie for you. It’s a flat style UI which I’ve been working on as warm-up sessions prior to client work, or as cool-down sessions afterwards. Grab the PSD from my dribbble page!

Knowmedge Mobile

With the Knowmedge project about a month away from official launch, I’ve mostly wrapped up the web graphics and moved on to mobile design. Here’s a little sneak peek at what I’ve been doing.

FastGrade redesign WIP

I’ve been doing so many freelance projects that I haven’t spent enough time on this blog. This is my attempt to change that!

All recent client work has NDAs, but I’m glad that I’ve been given the green light to show what I’ve been working on for the FastGrade website. This is a really exciting and fun project, partly because it wasn’t at all what I was expecting.

FastGrade deals with the banking/finance sector, so my initial thought was that the design should evoke a corporate feel. I was so surprised (and cautiously happy) when I was told that they were looking to inject some levity into what’s generally a very stuffy industry.

Here are a few of the designs I’ve done so far. Nothing is finalized, so I haven’t dropped these into my portfolio yet (I’ve got enough WIPs in there as it is) but I was really pleased with these and wanted to show them!

Be sure to scroll way below for a screenshot of the original homepage.




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Freebie: Keyboard PSD

I created a free mini keyboard UI for PixelsDaily recently. Check them out and download all sorts of other goodies from them!

Freebie: Cotton Candy UI PSD, in 3 flavors!

Here’s a free mini UI set. I’m not too happy with the lemon flavor, so feel free to give me suggestions. Font used is Open Sans, which are available on Google and Font Squirrel. It’s a great free alternative to the premium Myriad Pro font.

I’ll be working on these later on to add different elements and make it a more complete set, but for now, I hope you enjoy!

Download Cotton Candy UI PSD ›