Posts Tagged ‘design’

Art and Design in Maya Times

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Rudy Giron: &emdash;

This picture of a replica of a Maya stella was taken on the campus of the Universidad Francisco Marroquín (UFM) in Guatemala City. A swift look at this replica of a Mayan stella reveals the design principles used by the Maya in the creation of their writing, stellas and architecture. Pre-Columbian art and architecture is not my cup of tea, but I certainly can appreciate the beauty and the design that went into the Mayan artwork. I wonder if anybody has done a study about the Mayan design principles and used of space, color and proportions. This would make a great thesis for studying design in Meso America right now; don’t you agree?

Hackathon in Guatemala City

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Hackathon Elemental Geeks - por Hugo Muralles

A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is an event in which computer programmers and others in the field of software development, like graphic designers, interface designers and project managers collaborate intensively on software projects.  Occasionally, there is a hardware component as well. Hackathons typically last between a day and a week in length. Some hackathons are intended simply for educational or social purposes, although in many cases the goal is to create usable software.  Via Wikipedia

The very first hackathon was hosted by Elemental Geeks, a software development company in Guatemala City.   Did you knew about activities like this?  Do you have similar activities in your professional field?

Freelance Diaries: Get out there, speak, listen

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

She is bright, creative and a talented graphic designer, illustrator, copy-editor, to mention some of her most recent activities.  Very positive attitude that I must confess, turns contagious: Súa Agapé.

We had the chance to talk about the work she has done for a few magazines over the past years.  How much she apreciate reading, music, pets and drawing. Súa was kind enough to let me see her sketch book.

A recurring theme with artists is happiness, or the ability to be happy, actually. She’s constantly, challenging herself. Leaving the comfort zone. Why you should lose your head?.
She knows what she’s talking about.

If you want to keep track of creative people in Guatemala City, there you have it. You should follow her website, twitter or facebook.

Some of my favorites:

Súa, Thank you for sharing 🙂

Design and Architecture

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Guatemala… a mixture of many things: people, culture, landscapes, beliefes and architecture. There are some parts in the city in wich you can still find some old houses with the bauhau architecture. This with a full moon covered by clouds, make a unique and different picture from Guatemala.

text and photo by Alan Benchoam