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.

Webinar Survey 2021 Graphic Arts Today

Can you believe we are in 2021? 2020 was a challenging year for graphic artists and freelance professionals. Here at Graphic Arts Today, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our viewers. Graphic Arts Today’s many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our webinars, we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how webinars have affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button below:

13 Ways to Differentiate Your Brand from Your Competitors


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.

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.

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. And it’s not necessarily the right fit for everyone. The lifestyle is very different compared to having a steady job with a traditional employer. A lot of people have found this out the hard way.

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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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.

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. In today’s post, we’ll show you amazing tutorials on how to create flyer design from scratch, as well as how to use online builders to create a design fast and easily.

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!

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?

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 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. While this may sound like bragging, my point is that illustrators don’t have to be poor, starving artists. We can do well as both freelancers and artists for a living.

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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Paula Scher on falling in love with typography, timeless identities and what it takes to become a great designer

Creative Boom

If you visit the Museum of Modern Art in New York, pop into a Citibank branch, use Microsoft Windows 8 or walk past Tiffany & Co., then you're looking at the work of Paula Scher. One of the most influential designers of all time, Scher's "instantly familiar" yet iconic style is something we all see regularly: in the street, on supermarket shelves, and while browsing the web.

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.

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

Video: How To Create a Floral Typography Effect in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you how to create the popular floral typography effect, where type is combined with images of flowers to create pretty artwork. We’ll begin by producing a composition of floral illustrations, then add the type and erase specific portions of the artwork to make it seem like the flowers surround the text, with some petals and stems appearing on top and others underneath.

We Compost by Seachange


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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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 5 design trends you will see in 2020


The face of design is always changing. What looks cutting-edge and on-trend one day could look dated and out-of-touch the next. So, as a designer, if you want your designs to feel timely and relevant, you need to keep your finger on the pulse of what’s going on in the design world—and, in particular, the most up-to-date design trends. But what exactly are those design trends going to be in 2020?

Reader Survey 2021 Graphic Arts Today

Can you believe we are in 2021? 2020 was a challenging year for graphic artists and freelance professionals. Here at Graphic Arts Today, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our readers. Graphic Arts Today’s many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our site, we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how our site has affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button.

“Quiet” by Illustrator Evan M. Cohen


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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.

What Does a Graphic Designer Do?

Creative Market

Graphic design is all around us. It’s showcased as visuals across multiple different mediums to express a message or tell a story. Liz Meyer , Senior Brand Designer at Creative Market, explains that she likes “to think of Graphic Design as art that analyzes and solves a problem. The first question you ask yourself when being handed a brief or project should always be—what problem am I trying to solve?”.