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Graphic Design Dictionary | Web Basics

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This month I’m starting a new series to help explain some of the common terms that I use everyday as a graphic designer, but that may not be as commonly known to others.

3 Types of Logos & Which is Right for You

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There are three main categories that I typically group logo designs into: illustrative, iconic, and typographical. All three have many great attributes, and each also has drawbacks. But the best way to know which is the right one for you is to figure out how you will mostly be using your logo.

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Why You Should Resize Your Photos Before You Post

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There’s nothing worse than going to a website only to sit and wait for all the photos to load (ok, there are plenty of worse things…but hear me out).

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Free Wallpaper for May 2019

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Hey friends! It’s May and I’m here for all the Justin Timberlake memes. The weather’s warming up, grass is getting greener and spirits are starting to lift.

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Free Wallpaper for August 2019

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Hello all you heavenly beings out there! I’ve got a current branding client who’s materials are inspired by adventure and spirituality and I’m looooooving the designs that we’re coming up with. So much so that I had to create the FREE digital wallpaper design this month based on her inspiration.

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Free Wallpaper for July 2019

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Are you a cake cone or waffle cone kinda person? It’s hot as balls here in Colorado this week and that sun is a scorcher, just in time for the 4th of July! So cool down with this FREE digital wallpaper design with all the ice creams.

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Free Wallpaper for February 2019

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Hello and happy February! I’m switching things up a bit with the monthly wallpaper post format. So first things first, may I introduce you to the FREE wallpaper design for February ?

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My Top Tips For Writing Web Content

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Obviously in my opinion, your visual brand is what makes the very first impression on your website and hooks your audience. But once they’ve decided to stay and look a little closer, your content is what’s going to keep them there. First off — what is website content?

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Free Wallpaper for December 2019

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Happy December + last month of the decade! I can remember my dad hanging up our Christmas lights every year outside our house. My mom loved the sleek looking strings of all white lights but dad always liked those huge, colorful lights that were real popular in the 80s. I’m with you, Dad!

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How To Create a Design Direction For Your New Logo

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Designing a logo is more than just creating a pretty looking icon or choosing fonts and colors. A lot of time and consideration should be put into how you want your logo to look and {more importantly} WHY you want it to look a certain way.

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Free Wallpaper for January 2019

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Happy New Year, friends! I just spent the last two weeks relaxing, traveling and updating my portfolio. And let me tell you, it’s been so refreshing. I’m all charged up for 2019 + excited about my business and what’s in store. Last year I got to work with some of the best, most gracious clients.

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How To Level Up Your Online Presence

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Face to face in the real world, it’s fairly easy for people to get a feel for what it’d be like to work with you. But online, it’s harder to get the full picture of who you really are and what you’re like.

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Free Wallpaper for April 2019

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Hello and happy April! I’m so happy that Spring is finally here and the green is starting to poke it’s head out of the ground. Anyone else start craving all the veggies when spring starts?

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Free Wallpaper for March 2019

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Hello, hello! March is here and so is the FREE wallpaper design for the month. This month I’ve whipped up a pattern that’s just cute to death with happy little heart-eye skulls in navy + gray — my favorite colors!

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10 Things I'd Tell My 10-Years Younger Self

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Someone explain to me how 2000 can be 20 years ago? But also, the 80’s were 20 years ago? Actually, that does make sense because I literally do not feel like the same person I did 10 years ago.

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Free Wallpaper for May 2020

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Happy May! How you guys hanging in there? I’m honestly having the hardest time writing this right now because I have no idea what to say. We’ve been quarantined and staying home for the last 6+ weeks now and it doesn’t feel like the end is anywhere in sight.

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Free Wallpaper for April 2020

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Hellooooo and happy April! Weird times are upon us, friends. Weird times indeed. I feel like I’ve had to start every email for the past few weeks with “hope you’re sane and healthy!” and all my clients seem to be handling things differently.

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How to Ensure Your Website is Working While You Aren't

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How long has it been since you updated your website? Heck.how long has it been since you've even looked at your website?

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How One Question Can Save You Time and Money

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By now, putting a contact page and form on your website should be basic knowledge so that potential clients can get in contact with you and know that you’re a legitimate business. We all have the basic fields on our contact form: name, phone, message, etc.

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Free Wallpaper for March 2020

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Hello March! It’s good to see you because that means we’re on our way to spring and that’s what I’m really looking forward to — sorry, Winter.

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Free Wallpaper for January 2020

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I really like the concept of choosing a word for the new year to focus on what’s important. So for 2020 I’ve chosen the word realign. My goals these days are more about creating the life + feelings that I want to experience rather than trying to attain something.

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3 Things To Do When Business Is Slow

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I’ve been freelancing for 6 years now. And I think that I’ve finally come to accept that there are ebbs and flows when it comes to the amount of work I have. I used to panic every time I had a little lull (ask any of my business besties about the frantic phone calls they’d get).

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Free Wallpaper for November 2019

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Hello and happy November! The snow is falling and the Christmas decorations have been out for a full month already. The free wallpaper this month started as a meditative sort of exercise in creating a pattern, but then I liked it enough to share with you all!

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Free Wallpaper for February 2020

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We finally made it through January, friends! It was one heckuva long month but here we are on the other side and I already feel better. January is a tough one for me trying to get back into the swing of things after the craziness of all the holidays and the bleakness of the season.

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Free Wallpaper for September 2019

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Hello all you happy people!

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Watch Your Language

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You know how some people cringe at the word moist? It's just got a gross sound to it and sends a nasty image through your mind. Well, if you're not watching the language you use for your brand and website you may as well be shouting MOIST MOIST MOIST MOIST MOIST from your proverbial rooftop.

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Getting Started Freelancing

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Every once in a while an email floats into my inbox asking me about how to get started freelancing. Where do you get your clients from? How do you price your services? What’s the most important skill you’ve learned?” All great questions and I love to answer them when I have the time.

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How To Make a Logo Slider on Squarespace

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One of the biggest jobs your website has is to build credibility for you. And there are lots of ways to do that, but social proof is a super powerful one. That means showing that other people have had a great experience using your product or working with you.

Free Wallpaper for October 2019

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s the most wonderful time of the year ?? No…not Christmas, October! I usually do something Halloween themed, but this year I’m leaning in to my basic b h self and decided the do an all things basic fall pattern for the free digital October wallpaper design.

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Free Wallpaper for November 2018

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Hello! It’s the second to last month of the year, can you believe it? The weather in Denver this week took a turn for the colder, so it’s really feeling like autumn now. It’s been a crazy last few months if I’m being honest.

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Crash Course: Squarespace Images Block

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We as humans are visual people, so it makes sense that by adding images to your website you immediately make it more dynamic. But you don't have to just plop an image in and call it good.

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Free Wallpaper for December 2018

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Hello hello! Here I am on the last day of November scrambling to put together the free December wallpaper. To be perfectly honest with you, I think I’ve put it off so long because I’m just not really in the Christmas spirit this year.

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Free Wallpaper for June 2019

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As a kid did you ever color a rainbow, then color black over it and scratch off your design? That’s what the juicy pattern for the free June wallpaper makes me think of! Grab this colorful beeb and splash it on all your different sized screens using the links below. Please share and enjoy!

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Huawei launches global design contest with $300K prize fund

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Smartphone brand Huawei has launched a competition that offers designers and artists a chance for global recognition, plus some big money up for grabs.

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Help save the planet in this inspiring design contest

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There are lots of design competitions out there, but Art for Planet Earth , the first of a series of bi-annual contests, has really caught our imagination, for three big reasons. Firstly, because there's a great cause behind it.

Classic book and album covers brought to life in gorgeous, hypnotic animations

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Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could see what some of our favourite vintage book and album covers look like in motion? Well, wonder no more, as Henning M. Lederer has animated some absolute classic graphics for your viewing pleasure.

50 of the best graphic design blogs for inspiration in 2020

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No creative can exist in a vacuum. We all need to keep in touch with the latest trends and check out the work our fellow professionals are producing. It's not about copying others, of course.

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World's largest design contest, the A' Design Awards, announces 2020 winners

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Established to promote awareness of good design practice around the world, the A' Design Awards aim to incentivise designers, companies and brands to come up with better products, services and systems that benefit humankind.

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Amelia Flower's humorous 'stay at home' postcards inspired by life under lockdown

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Living in a tiny flat in London during lockdown comes with its challenges; for illustrator Amelia Flower she has managed to stay happy and creative by making holiday-style postcards that illustrate the humorous, relatable moments that come from forced isolation.

Laura Bee on overcoming adversity, fighting to survive in New York, and realising illustration is her passion

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Laura Bee , aka Bohill, is an illustrator and commercial artist originally from Durham who started her career in graphic design before realising where her true passion lies. Since graduation, she's only ever worked for herself as a freelance illustrator.