About the squirrels
Three Four squirrels collecting visual and visual-related nuts for the winter.
You know the story of the shoemaker’s children that go barefoot?
It is a little bit like that with this site. Three of us are web designers, so this will always be a work in progress, our sandbox. So should it sometimes be broken; well that is part of the web designers game. Here we allow ourselves to play, learn and fail in public. For designers and developers, to design around something that has actual content is a relief.
The squirrels as we are right now…
We are currently four squirrels. We have backgrounds from various academic fields (chemistry, anthropology, informatics, literature), and three of us have all ended up working as graphic designers and web developers. The fourth is our resident author, film maker and musician.
We come from different countries (Norway, Argentina, Netherlands, New Zealand) with our resident Argentinian now living in Germany. This site is basically where we collect interesting, weird, odds and ends on any issue that peaks our individual and collective interests. Usually, it has a visual component but not always (see rants and quotes :). It is about sharing what is fascinating, some art-design we make ourselves, and also an archive of things that often slip through the gaps.
Hope you enjoy our cabinet of curiosities!
Want to take part? Contribute? Share? Write? Use the form below, or chat with us on Facebook (or use our respective twitter handles). We are interested in pretty much everything, and you do not have to be an expert on anything – curiosity is the absolute most important thing. Nerds, artists and artisans very very welcome. We could really need some more nerds…
Who made that phenomenal logo of yours?!
Ah – our man-of-few-words, the eminently talented Vincent (contact him if you want to to avail yourself of his talent).
(Some of us, or all of us, might be interested in collaborating on projects and open to job offers – feel free to ask us).
“Incuriosity is the oddest and most foolish failing there is”. All-round nerd with a tendency to poke things with a stick to see what happens. Doodler, artist, photographer, illustrator, web dev…Here are my posts. My twitterhandle is @benteh.
UX Designer and Anthropologist (bug reports for VsQ are encouraged), hardcore gamer, obsessive reader and improvised artificer of crafts. I enjoy writing little pieces on practically anything that catches my eye, but I lean towards those occasions when art overlaps with science. These are my posts. You can also usually find me in Stack Exchange and contact me here, in Medium or in LinkedIn.
Author, film maker, musician. My greatest claim to musical fame was once telling Stevie Ray Vaughan that I played guitar, and that I planned to steal his riffs. See my articles here.
Visual Squirrel zeitgeist
Unfortunately, these stats are static, because I am a noob. Consider them a snapshot in time. July 2016.
USE the zoom function!