Backblaze Hacks the Hood

By | December 9th, 2014

We love hearing stories of people making a difference in their communities. At Backblaze we are excited to have the opportunity to be a part of one of those stories. We’re pleased to announce we’re supporting a wonderful non-profit called Hack the Hood both financially and with our online backup service. Working with teens, Hack….

Free iPhone 4 Wallpapers

By | June 24th, 2010

Did you get your new iPhone 4 (or upgrade to iOS 4)? I created some iPhone 4 Wallpapers (640×960) you may enjoy. They’re free to use. How to Switch the Wallpaper: * Open this blog post on your iPhone. * Click on the one image you like (including the one with the flame) to open….

It can sometimes be a problem

By | April 13th, 2009

Cara is a good friend of ours and a we had a great time trying to shoot something for the Backblaze home page. As a bonus, Cara does all of her own stunts so we were able to use real fire with real gasoline instead of CGI fire.

What’s your name again? Somethingblaze?

By | June 9th, 2008

No doubt about it, the name Backblaze is hard. I’ve had people come up to me at parties and say, “I love your Blackblaze site. Or was it Backbaze“. We noticed people coming to our site searching for “back blaze” or “blaze back”. Brian Wilson’s previous company was called Codeblaze, so when he started working….

Old vs New How-it-Works Page

By | May 8th, 2008

Originally I wanted to do a graphic showing the life and times of a user going about his day, backing up his computer online, suffering from data loss and then using Backblaze to restore. I liked some of the information designs done by Megan Jaegerman for the New York Times and wanted to do something….

Shaping a logo

By | March 5th, 2008

When we were thinking about a logo for Backblaze, we knew we wanted an iconic image that could be connected easily to the software. That meant creating something simple enough that could scale to 16×16 pixels for an icon placed in the system tray. Logos are probably the most difficult for me as a designer….