Christian MacMillan is a young and VERY talented digital designer based in Barcelona, Spain. He’s 25 and already has won an impressive set of awards on web design and development.

Draw a better 2016 is a project tailored with the intention of feeding hungry mouths, where you can contribute to UNICEF by just getting any of the items he has for sale on the website. The project launched on December the 1st, 2015, and the goal was to allow you to draw a famous person or character (yes, you can do Chewbacca) with a very clever scroll/SGV animation. A character a day, until the 31st.

After finishing your “draw” you can reveal a quote spoken by said character, and then share it on your social media or get a printed copy of it. You can also get a poster with all of the characters in it. If you’re a designer/developer you can even purchase a set of SVGs. More info here.

100% of the profits will go to UNICEF, an organization that cares about improving the health of children worldwide

– Christian MacMillan

Although the goal finished, items are still for sale (hopefully the’ll be for long time) and is never too late to help.

So, start drawing, choose your favorite… and help. I’ll get mine soon.


PD: You got my favorite for the day of my birthday: December the 14th, Mr. Spock. Thank you for that!

As always, thanks for reading.


The people at “On The Grid” (when I say people, I mean hundreds of designers from all over the world) are dedicated to curate lists of –in their own words– exceptional places from their neighborhoods in cities all over the world.

There are designated ambassadors in cities, then, those ambassadors’ job, is to appoint other designers (curators) who want to create curated lists of the best places of their neighborhoods.

Striking a healthy balance between grit and renewal, Downtown Miami still maintains its character despite being in the midst of a construction boom boasting several mega projects.

– A fragment of Lemon Yellow’s review


Lemon Yellow is a branding agency based in Miami. They are also Miami’s Ambassadors, and curators for the Downtown Miami area. This means they are the ones in charge of appointing curators for other neighborhoods in this city.

On The Grid, a project by Hyperact, a design agency in Brooklyn, NY.


What kind of places are featured on the site? Well, any really, the categories are: Bars, Sweets, Foods, Creative & Tech, Shops, Arts & Culture, Coffee & Tea, Fitness & Health, Parks, Cemeteries and Lodging.

The only condition, is that it has to be an “spectacular” place… and who is better equipped than us designers to choose these places? There lie the relevance of On The Grid.

I also wanted to get to talk a bit about the website. The execution is rather exceptional. It was –of course– featured in Awwwards as site of the day. They created a page for each major city, and each has a very sharp representative illustration of it. Look at Melbourne’s…


On The Grid - Melbourne


Aren’t you at least a bit curious about the places they chose on your city? If not, at least take a look at their site, it really is worth it.

As always, thanks for reading.


I was browsing Awwwards and stumbled upon this beautiful site; Jetlag.