Hi, my name is

Václav Vančura.

I design user interfaces and icons, draw illustrations, and shoot photos.

I work at Microsoft, where I am a design lead of Visual Studio for Mac design team – but I also work on Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, and other applications for developers.

August 5th, 2020
Jizerka
Jizerka, Czech Republic
A night view to the Jizerka hamlet by night, August 2020. The picture is illuminated by the almost full moon, which is both good and bad.
  • ISO 100
  • 16mm
  • 0 ev
  • ƒ/2.8
  • 30
July 1st, 2020
Duck
I work at Microsoft, where I am a design lead of Visual Studio for Mac design team – but I also work on Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, and other applications for developers.
I work at Microsoft, where I am a design lead of Visual Studio for Mac design team – but I also work on Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, and other applications for developers.
  • ISO 100
  • 300mm
  • 0 ev
  • ƒ/5.6
  • 1/250s
June 24th, 2020
macOS Big Sur Icon Template

The annual Apple developer conference WWDC has just started – one of the highlights is the redesign of the macOS user interface, which besides other things, introduces a brand new style of application icons. I created a pixel-perfect template, including the grid and all export options, everything you need. So if you want to kickstart your macOS icon design, go to my Figma Community page and fork the file!

The annual Apple developer conference WWDC has just started – one of the highlights is the redesign of the macOS user interface, which besides other things, introduces a brand new style of application icons.
The annual Apple developer conference WWDC has just started – one of the highlights is the redesign of the macOS user interface, which besides other things, introduces a brand new style of application icons.
May 23rd, 2020
Bookmark Saturday #1

As I have finally finished my new blog (to some degree, at least it’s in a presentable state now, but I am far from being done), I decided it’s time to resurrect my Bookmark Mondays I was writing more than a decade ago. So, without further ado, here are some interesting links I bookmarked in the last week.

May 16th, 2020
Tiger-like
I work at Microsoft, where I am a design lead of Visual Studio for Mac design team – but I also work on Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, and other applications for developers.
I work at Microsoft, where I am a design lead of Visual Studio for Mac design team – but I also work on Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, and other applications for developers.
  • ISO 5000
  • 85mm
  • ev
  • ƒ/4
  • 1/250s
May 3rd, 2020
Accessibility Improvements in Visual Studio 2019 for Mac

The release of Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.4.4 includes numerous developments in the color representation of icons and warning and error status messages. The new appearance is easy to spot, and the new color palette is highly noticeable. Let me explain why these changes were necessary and what exactly was changed.

The release of Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.4.4 includes numerous developments in the color representation of icons and warning and error status messages. The new appearance is easy to spot, and the new color palette is highly noticeable. Let me explain why these changes were necessary and what exactly was changed.
The release of Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.4.4 includes numerous developments in the color representation of icons and warning and error status messages. The new appearance is easy to spot, and the new color palette is highly noticeable. Let me explain why these changes were necessary and what exactly was changed.
April 26th, 2020
Říp a řepka
Prague, Czech Republic
I work at Microsoft, where I am a design lead of Visual Studio for Mac design team – but I also work on Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, and other applications for developers.
  • ISO 320
  • 73mm
  • ev
  • ƒ/14
  • 1/125s
April 25th, 2020
Crow Hill Panorama II
‎⁨Holyrood Park⁩, ⁨Edinburgh⁩, ⁨Scotland⁩, ⁨United Kingdom⁩
Another panorama from the Crow Hill, Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh.
  • ISO 100
  • 16mm
  • -0.7 ev
  • ƒ/9
  • 1/250s
April 25th, 2020
Quarantine Passage
Prague, Czech Republic
We finally went out for a while. To a passage, as well :)
  • ISO 100
  • 34mm
  • -3 ev
  • ƒ/9
  • 1/250s
April 25th, 2020
Schwarzhorn
‎⁨Serneus⁩, ⁨Graubünden⁩, ⁨Switzerland⁩
I work at Microsoft, where I am a design lead of Visual Studio for Mac design team – but I also work on Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, and other applications for developers.
  • ISO 100
  • 21mm
  • -0.3 ev
  • ƒ/9
  • 1/160s
April 25th, 2020
Vrch Řivnáč
‎⁨Roztoky⁩, ⁨Czech Republic
I work at Microsoft, where I am a design lead of Visual Studio for Mac design team – but I also work on Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, and other applications for developers.
  • ISO 250
  • 29mm
  • -0.7 ev
  • ƒ/9
  • 1/250s
April 25th, 2020
Žižkov ↔ Karlín
Prague, Czech Republic
I work at Microsoft, where I am a design lead of Visual Studio for Mac design team – but I also work on Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, and other applications for developers.
  • ISO 5000
  • 35mm
  • ev
  • ƒ/2.8
  • 1/250s
March 27th, 2020
Pandemic, 11:58 AM
Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic
I work at Microsoft, where I am a design lead of Visual Studio for Mac design team – but I also work on Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, and other applications for developers.
  • ISO 250
  • 70mm
  • -0.3 ev
  • ƒ/11
  • 1/250s