Samuel Sampi Kamffer

AKA Sampi. I am the founder and Creative / Technical director at one2love agency. I like to design things. The best ideas are the uncomplicated ones ? simply put? make it look good and make it work. I live in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. When I am not pushing pixels, I spend a fair amount of time with my family or on my trusty boogie (bodyboard) or surfboard.

Don’t Look For A Great Idea, Find A Good Problem – Greg Satell

At the center of every significant innovation is always an idea. Clarence Birdseye’s idea about freezing fish revolutionized the food industry and American diets. Charles Schwab’s idea about flat commissions changed investing forever. Steve Jobs idea about creating a device that could hold 1000 songs in your pocket turned around Apple’s fortunes. Yet we shouldn’t …

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Pantone Colour Image Green

In case you missed it, this is the Pantone color of the year 2017

An energetic green symbolising new beginnings, a ?reconnection to nature – to reassure us that everything will be ok after what many around the world considered to be a tumultuous year – 2016. GREENERY ~ PANTONE 15-0343 / PANTONE 376 C R132 G189 B0 / C54 M0 Y100 K0 / #84BD00 MORE INFO ON GREENERY …

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How important is my logo?

How important is my logo (design)? Some quick thoughts on why logos are a big deal.

What makes a logo design important? Seems like a simple enough question. The primary purpose: The primary purpose is for it to sum up your business in just one picture – and businesses can be complex things with complex ideas or ideologies driving them. It is a single image or symbol that should (mostly) represent …

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Pantone Colour Image Rose and Quarts

Pantone Colour of the Year 2016 – Rose Quarts & Serenity

As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent. Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well …

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A few weeks with deskstand, a standing desk alternative made in south africa

I am a few weeks in standing at my desk and one week in using a standing desk (DeskStand). ?I had previously used a makeshift scaffold of sorts. Not ideal but I wanted to test the water. Better than sitting? Yes. Do I get tired? Certainly, but that is the point. I do take some …

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How to create editable and scalable inset borders using Photoshop (and in CSS)

Working on a recent web project I needed a way to create boxes that are editable and scalable with a 10px inset border using Photoshop. I was wanting to use them as part of the styling on the widgets in a sidebar (WordPress). I could obviously create two vector/path?boxes?put a border on the one, make …

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Aesthetics and function does not have to be mutually inclusive

Unnecessary Rebrands: Focus on function, then aesthetics. Bobby Solomon from thefoxisblack.com?having a rant about the BVD’s rebrand of 7-Eleven?s coffee services for their Swedish market. LINK HERE. I personally think it is a great rebrand as well as agreeing with Bobby concerning function first. Trick is, aesthetics and function does not have to be mutually …

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