Hello there

I'm Sebastien Gabriel also known as Kb or Kounterb. I'm a visual designer for Google Chrome. This is my main site, where I put pixels I find worth showing or news worth sharing. Feel free to check out my work, Dribbble, download some freebies or simply get in touch.

Here's something I wish I had when I started UI design. The designers Guide to DPI is a way for designers and non-designers who wants to learn more about cross-DPI challenges to do so in a (hopefully) easy and painless way... at least that what I tried to do. This is not aimed for designers with years of experience by I hope it will be useful and inf its audience. Any feedback ? feel free to send me a message or put a comment on the Dribbble post.

A little fun I had replicating the Dragon v2 dashboard on a Nexus 5 phone. Yes, it's probably too soon for us to be able to pilot these things with a phone but it's a good xxhdpi and complex dashboard exercise nonetheless. You can check the Dribbble shot and download the source.

Dribbble is celebrating its 5th birthday. It's weird how a single website can have such a huge impact on the design community and on my personal career. For the occasion, I'm giving away two invites as well as the source of these two little icons. Check the post on Dribbble for more informations. You can also download the .sketch source of the icons.

I added a ChromeOS section to my Dunked work showcase. It's some sort of summary/presentation of some of the work I've done or helped get done to the platform since 2 years and before the M37 updated. Check it out on my Dunked site.

Quick thoughts about finding your way as a designer, following your own path and building you own set of skills.
You can read the article on Medium.

My first Sketch tutorial using the colorful switch as a subject.
Aimed at beginners and non-advanced users of Sketch, it walks you through the creation of the icon in very detailed steps. Check it on the Dribbble post or directly on Medium.

Second .sketch freebie, a Dribbble rebound about super colorful switch icons.
I'm always up when it's all about overkilling interface elements. It's based on the iPad icons template so feel free to use it in your own iOS app if it's all about switching various things on and off.
Check the freebie on Dribbble or in the freebies page.

I wanted to try Sketch a little more and see how it handles shadowing, blending and lightning work. It performed awesomely. I thought I would be staying in Photoshop for this kind of things, obviously not.

I released this set as my first .sketch freebie. I hope it will be useful for you and do not hesitate to try out sketch. I wrote an article about my first day impression with some cool resources.

I promised a while back that I would write about my experience of joining Google. This very personal article sums up my background and experience while trying to provide useful thoughts and advices mostly for young designers and Google enthusiasts. You can read it on medium.

I miss playing with Photoshop effects, lights, shadowing and blending mode with the current "flat" trend so I made these little UI elements that take advantages of all this to work on various colors. It's a freebie, so the .psd is available.

Some Chrome OS app icons I made.
You can see and learn more about the Files.app and the Music.app on my work showcase site.

A case study on how a lighter Twitter app could look like. Just for fun.
You can check the entier flow and explanations on my work showcase, like it on Dribbble or download it as a freebie.

I wrote a bit of explanation about the consistency between Chrome tablet on Android and iOS and the work I've done on it. Check the project on my Dunked page.

New freebie release, some fresh and thin icons for your iOS apps. Use it anywhere you want.
You can grab then on Dribbble.

I decided to switch to Dunked (sgabriel.dunked.com) to manage my work portfolio. I needed something flexible and super easy to use. I highly recommend it if you're a little lazy like I am or never satisfied by your own portfolio. This is also where you'll be able to find some freebies until I create a special page just for them.

If you ever wondered where the lonely T-rex you see in Chrome as well as the other error pages icons come from,
I wrote a little bit about it on my work showcase.