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Marylander Dwight Patel


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Historic Martin State Airpark in Dundalk, Maryland, featuring vintage aircraft, the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum, and old seaplane ramps, under a golden sunset sky, symbolizing its legacy in aviation history.

The Evolution of Martin State Airpark

The Evolution of Martin State Airpark: A Legacy in Maryland’s Aviation History Nestled in the Heart of Dundalk, Maryland: The…

Steaming Through History: The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, with its majestic Baldwin Steam Locomotive, journeys through the breathtaking Allegheny Mountains, embodying the spirit of early 20th-century rail travel.

Echoes of the Past: A Journey on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

Echoes of the Past: A Journey on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad (WMSR) is a…

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Historic College Park Airport: A Century of Aviation Milestones

Historic College Park Airport The College Park Airport in Maryland holds a significant place in aviation history, being recognized as…

Illustration of the Artemis lunar mission depicting a modern spacecraft landed on the Moon near the south pole, with astronauts in advanced suits exploring the lunar surface and collecting samples. The Earth is visible in the background, symbolizing the connection between Earth and the Moon. The scene showcases a diverse group of astronauts, emphasizing inclusivity in space exploration, against a backdrop of the Moon's stark landscape and a star-filled sky.

Reaching New Horizons

Reaching New Horizons Space travel has always captivated the human imagination, symbolizing the pinnacle of technological achievement and the endless…

Advanced supersonic jet soaring through the sky above Earth's curvature with large, left-justified title 'The Future of Supersonic Travel: Beyond the Concorde Era and the Prospect of Ultra-Fast Transatlantic Flights'.

The Future of Supersonic Travel

The Future of Supersonic Travel The future of supersonic travel, especially in the post-Concorde era, is a fascinating topic. The…

This commentary delves into the anticipated trends and best practices in graphic design for the year 2024. It highlights the shift towards sustainable and eco-friendly design choices, reflecting a growing global awareness of environmental issues. The importance of inclusivity and diversity in design is underscored, emphasizing the need for representations of various cultures, identities, and abilities. The commentary explores the increasing integration of digital and physical realms, particularly through augmented and virtual reality technologies, and discusses the resurgence of bold, experimental typography as a key visual element. Furthermore, the piece touches on the blend of nostalgia and retrofuturism, marrying retro styles with futuristic elements to evoke both familiarity and innovation. It also reaffirms the enduring relevance of minimalism and clean design, emphasizing the effective use of whitespace and content clarity. Vivid colors and gradients are identified as a trend for creating dynamic, eye-catching designs, while the significance of data visualization and infographics in presenting complex information is noted. The commentary also examines the growing use of motion graphics and animations in digital interfaces, along with the rise of personalized and customized design approaches. Additionally, it discusses the role of artificial intelligence and machine learning in enhancing design efficiency and innovation. Lastly, it emphasizes the importance of ethical and responsible design, focusing on user privacy, social impact, and the broader ethical implications of design choices. Overall, the commentary provides a comprehensive overview of the evolving landscape of graphic design in 2024, underscoring the need for designs that are visually appealing, socially responsible, and reflective of the diverse and technologically advanced world we inhabit.

2024 Graphic Design Trends

2024 Graphic Design Trends The graphic design landscape in 2024 is characterized by several prominent trends and best practices that…

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Check out my 20 + years of web, and print designs. If you go back to the early days of the web you’ll see how far we have come with web design with UI/UX.



Check out my writings on everything from politics, ad campaigns, speeches, and everything in between. I even have some short stories written many moons ago!



Learn about my hobbies and interests, as I have aged my interests and hobbies have changed as well. Old hobbies fade away, and new hobbies enter.

3d rendering top view of devices with landing page responsive on screen on wooden desktop. Some elements furbished by NASA.


Check out how technology has changed over the past 50 years. The year I was born scientific calculators were considered cutting-edge consumer technologies.


Read about the good, the bad, the ugly in web designs I have reviewed a few public websites and some of these sites actually won awards. Remember design is subjective.

Elements of a well designed website are when aesthetics, and functionality intersect.

Dwight Patel Collage of designs