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Essential Rules To Follow When Designing a Logo

Graphic Design Junction

Do you actually think there could be any well-established brand without having a logo? Of course not! This is because there is not any such business. A logo is something that has a significant impact on how your customers perceive your business. Hence, naturally, you would want your brand to be outstanding enough to stand tall, among others. But, getting a great visual representation for brands demands much more than just graphic design.

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How To Easily Handle Any Graphic Design Research Challenge

Inspiration Feed

Just how essential research is in the design process can’t be emphasized enough.

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Being You: How to build your personal brand and confidence

Creative Boom

Whether you like it or not, you are a brand, so why not do your best to present the "authentic" you in your personal and professional life? It's a question posed by creative coach Maggie Eyre , who has written a book that encourages us to be ourselves. In Being You: How to Build Your Personal Brand and Confidence , she shows us how to build our personal brand and confidence, and explains why it will help us to become more successful in our creative endeavours. "A

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10 Things You Can Do to Launch Your Illustration Career

Illustration Age

Photo by Sharalee Prang. There are no guarantees and no single path to becoming a full-time freelance illustrator, but there are definite things you can do to bolster your chances. Here are 10 things that worked for me, which I believe apply to all of us. Live in a big city, at least when starting out. Generally speaking, there are more and better opportunities in larger centres.

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Design Thinking Strategies for Facilitating Growth and Performance

Speaker: Carrie Cousins, Founder and Freelancer Writer & Designer at Carrie Cousins LLC

Design thinking is at the root of creative success. Seriously! But do you know how to shift your mindset and creative process – as well as that of your team – to create and ideate in ways that are truly innovative? The most inspired and innovative teams and individual designers need to be a part of a culture that enables forward-thinking, acceleration, and efficiency. It’s a combination of creative, analytical, and collaborative approaches that produce results.

13 Ways to Differentiate Your Brand from Your Competitors

Canny

Differentiation can be a great success driver for your brand. People gravitate towards things that are unique, quirky, or different. Nobody wants “vanilla” especially in this day and age where so many flavours are available. But what does that mean in terms of your business? Think about the following brands and how they make themselves stand out in the market: Easyjet. Tiffany & Co. Patagonia. Each of them has a different way of setting themselves apart in the marketplace. Easyjet is cheap.

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9 Basic Photoshop Adjustments That Beginners Need To Understand

Creative Live

RAW files are not processed within the camera, which means they’re essentially a huge chunk of data for you to mold. Think of them like raw materials found in nature, just waiting to be used for any number of purposes. In the world of technology, the larger your data file, the larger the canvas and the more choices you have. To help beginners navigate the breadth of options available, here’s a quick and easy Adobe Photoshop tutorial for beginners to help get you started.

How To Level Up Your Online Presence

Six Leaf Design

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. And if you don’t have any presence online at all, it can be a red flag for someone who might not think you’re not a legitimate business because they Googled you, and the only thing that came up was your Xanga page from 7th grade (yiiiiiiikes! ).

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What You Need to Know Before Using Trademarked Colors

Design Roast

It might seem shocking that someone could trademark a color, but big companies often do so for specific combinations. It keeps smaller competitors from tricking consumers into thinking they’re doing business with a trusted name when they are not. Because large organizations have legal teams, it’s a good idea to know what shades are protected, [.]. The post What You Need to Know Before Using Trademarked Colors appeared first on Design Roast. Graphic Design

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How to Create Repeating Patterns in Adobe Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

It can be difficult to get your head around how seamlessly repeating patterns work. Any objects that ‘fall off’ one side must reappear on the opposite side of the pattern tile, much like the retro arcade game Asteroids. This allows the pattern to continue over an infinite area, by enlarging the pattern area as the tile graphic is duplicated. Thankfully there’s a clever technique that can be used within Photoshop that makes the process of creating custom patterns easy.

Now More Than Ever: Why Communication is Essential For Your Business

Speaker: Danielle Hughes, Chief Personality Officer, More Than Words Marketing

In this presentation, you'll hear from Danielle Hughes, a copywriting and branding expert, on how you can use your personality to connect with your clients and stand out from the clutter. On how being vulnerable and real will create stronger connections and affinity, and how knowing your brand and your audience makes messaging easier for you and more relatable for them.

6 Biggest Branding Mistakes Businesses Make on Their Websites

Just Creative

This is a guest article contributed by Tom Buckland. Branding is key for any business. Any successful company will tell you that strong branding is an essential element of attracting and maintaining the right audience. In our modern digital age, your business’ website is one of the main pillars of your communications strategy. As such, it is critical that you get the branding right across your website. However, this isn’t necessarily easy.

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Being a Freelance Web Designer Isn’t for Everyone

Speckyboy Design Magazine

So often, I write about the details and observations I’ve had while running a freelance web design business. It seems like so many web designers have taken this path that I tend to forget about those who haven’t. The truth is that being a freelancer isn’t all rainbows and unicorns.

Vintage Colour Wheels, Charts and Tables Throughout History

The Logo Smith

The post Vintage Colour Wheels, Charts and Tables Throughout History appeared first on The Logo Smith. Vintage Colour Wheels, Charts and Tables Throughout History As a graphic designer, where colour inspiration is pretty darn important, so this selection of Vintage Colour Wheels, Charts and Tables Throughout History has made me far too excitable! The moment I found the post, and saw the featured image and post title, I clicked it straight […].

15 Best Number Fonts for Displaying Numbers

One Extra Pixel

Website typography has multiple different aspects; displaying numbers on the screen is among the most important ones. There are many use cases when you might want to focus on. The post 15 Best Number Fonts for Displaying Numbers appeared first on Onextrapixel. Inspiration Typography Choosing a Font font Typefaces and Fonts

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Recession Proof Your Business

Speaker: Ean

Facts fight fear. This presentation will outline specific actions you can take to protect your cash manage debt to increase your chances of success in an economic downturn. Suitable for all size businesses (side hustle to C-Corp) with any bookkeeping system.

How to Create Flyer Design: Tutorials & Ideas for Non-Professionals

Graphic Mama

Creating a stunning flyer design when you are not a pro in the field, is not actually mission impossible. There are tons of tools, tutorials and even pre-made templates that make creating a modern flyer design feel like a breeze even for beginners.

Tips for Working with Web Design Technophobes

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Let’s go out on a limb here and declare that web designers are generally pretty comfortable with technology. We know our way around computers, smartphones and other assorted gadgetry. Our clients, however, might be a different story. They may well be well-versed in these areas – or decidedly not. You might find that, when working with those who aren’t so tech-savvy, there can be a bit of a disconnect. Even if we nominally speak the same language, we may as well be from different planets.

How To Create A High Impact Hero Image For Your Website

Design Wizard

Hero Image. How are hero images used? . The first thing someone sees when they visit your website is a Hero Image. People are influenced by the way imagery makes them feel. In fact, you’ve probably noticed that your favorite websites and brands use imagery to captivate and motivate their users. After all, an image is worth a thousand words… right? So the right hero image might be worth millions of dollars!

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How to Create Line Patterns in Adobe Illustrator

Tuts Plus

What You'll Be Creating In today’s tutorial, we’re going to take a quick look at the process of creating a set of vector line patterns in Adobe Illustrator, using nothing more than some basic shapes that we’re going to adjust here and there. So, assuming you already have the software up and running, let’s jump straight into it! Follow along with us on the Envato Tuts+ YouTube channel : Looking to download vector line patterns?

Practical Financial Advice for Creatives in Crisis

Speaker: Jason Blumer, CPA

This webinar provides practical and honest financial advice for those running creative businesses in crisis. The economic disruption brought about by the spread of the coronavirus has caught us all by surprise. Come learn how you need to act now in areas of cash, finances, tax, and the financial side of your business. There will be a time for Q&A as well

How to Earn More as an Illustrator

Illustration Age

So far in my career, knock on wood, I have enjoyed reasonable commercial success as an illustrator. No, I am not a millionaire. But I do make a decent, comfortable, middle-class income year-to-year.

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How to Make Your Office Space an Integral Part of the Brand

Just Creative

This article was contributed by Ashley Wilson. Does your office space relay the same message as your branding? It should! The most successful brands bring their branding message, values and goals to life right in their offices, and here’s why you should do it too. Branding is one of the most important aspects of any successful business. Whether you’re a large multinational, or just starting out, your brand is the first thing potential clients see.

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Supple's eye-catching 2020 calendar inspired by famous spectacle wearers and your local opticians

Creative Boom

This is certainly a sight for sore eyes: a charity wall calendar for 2020, inspired by famous spectacle wearers past and present, ranging from Gandhi to Ga Ga, Elton John to Audrey Hepburn.

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Design Deals for the Week

Designer Daily

Every week, we’ll give you an overview of the best deals for designers, make sure you don’t miss any by subscribing to our deals feed. You can also follow the recently launched website Type Deals if you are looking for free fonts or font deals. Draft Natural Complete 56-Font Family. Draft Natural Font Family features a subtle, organic texture with a highly realistic grain.

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Web Design for All: Accessibility, Inclusivity and Beyond

Speaker: Eden Spivak, Design Expert and Editor at Wix & Nir Horesh, Accessibility Lead and Senior Product Manager at Wix

When we design products or websites for people like ourselves, there are many others who are, as a result, left out. In this webinar, we’ll delve into why accessibility matters. Yet however well-intended, website accessibility is too often seen as a checklist to be marked off at the end of the design process. Our goal is to shift the discussion around accessible design from accommodating the needs of a small minority group to creating better, more inclusive interfaces for us all - no matter our identity, background, knowledge, or ability.

How To Create an Illustrated Cartoon Effect from a Photo in Adobe Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

It takes some real skill to draw realistic characters and portraits, but there’s a shortcut you can take by processing a photograph with various filters in Photoshop to give it a cartoon-like illustrated effect.

We Compost by Seachange

BP&O

Opinion by Richard Baird When organic waste breaks down in landfill, methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is released. This has been identified as a significant contributor to climate change. Through composting, this organic waste can be repurposed as a soil nutrient which can then play a role in developing local and sustainable methods of regional food […]. The post We Compost by Seachange appeared first on BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion.

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Glasgow Shop Front Drawings by Illustrator Christine Berrie

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The Best Color Combinations to Try in 2020

Graphic Mama

Are you looking for cool color combinations to try in your upcoming design projects? In this article, we’ve gathered and reviewed some of the trendiest color combinations in 2020 for web design, graphic design, and digital illustrations.

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What in the World is a Force Majeure?

Speaker: Michele Berdinis

This session will answer business law questions that people are asking most during the pandemic.

60 Examples of Japanese Graphic Design

Inspiration Feed

Style in various forms is evident in Japan. From shockingly vibrant posters to carefully landscaped gardens, Japan is without shortage of design elements.

The World’s Most Famous Graphic Designers in 2019

Design Wizard

Famous Graphic Designers of 2019. In today’s online world, it’s difficult to get by without good design! Websites, blogs, beer bottles, logos, or book covers ; you name it, if the visuals aren’t compelling, the appeal of your product or service is undoubtedly compromised. It can the making or breaking point of so much. Therefore, the importance of learning design from the very best there is can’t be overstated.

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10 trending color combinations for 2020

Canva

When it comes to crafting a visual identity for a brand, the color scheme is often the first decision a designer makes. This lays the foundation for the overall mood and personality of the branding, and guides the rest of their design choices.

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