2019

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.

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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Color trends to try in 2020

Canva

2020 is just around the corner, which means the world of design is about to see a host of new trends in the design space. But when it comes to color, what are those trends going to look like?

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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.

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.

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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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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!

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?

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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.

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Creatives share their biggest lessons of 2019 and how they'll be doing things differently

Creative Boom

December is always a time for self-reflection. On the things we've done well over the last 12 months as well as the mistakes we've made and learnt from. When you work in the creative industries, whether for someone else or as a small business owner, you'll undoubtedly share similar lessons.

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.

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.

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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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.

Color Theory In Graphic Design?Brief Guide for Non-designers

Fotor

There are few things in the design that are more important than color. Color can evoke reactions, emotions or even action all without using words. So how do we know which colors look good together? The answer is color theory in graphic design!

Photographer Spotlight: Marzena Skubatz

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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.

20 Best Free PDF and E-books on Graphic Design

Inspiration Feed

Just because you’re creative and innovative does not mean you can conquer the design industry. Thought these are among the most important ingredients, there’s a lot more to the recipe.

Top 50 Free Icon Sets for Web Designers

Speckyboy Design Magazine

With UI design continually changing and moving forward, it can be an arduous task keeping up with the latest changes in icon design.

10 Best Smartphone Lenses for Incredible Photography

Just Creative

These days, it’s more common to see people taking pictures or shooting video using their phones instead of having a full-size camera. The problem is that the cameras on your average smartphone aren’t made to handle all of the different types of photos you might want to take.

Paintings by Keita Morimoto of teenagers in Toronto at twilight, inspired by Edward Hopper

Creative Boom

In his new body of work, Garden of Light, Japanese artist Keita Morimoto continues to explore the theme of Edward Hopper's masterpiece, Nighthawks. But this time, he focuses on the stillness and solitude of twilight.

20 Scary Halloween Graphics to Sweeten Your Website Design in 2019

Designer Daily

Have you got prepared for Halloween 2019? It’s one of the most appealing events of the year. For this reason, website owners try to keep up with the overall festive mood. They decorate their corporate websites, blogs, e-stores, and other online services with different scary Halloween graphics. Thus, websites become interactive, dynamic, and up-to-date. Besides, such a web design approach makes your online presence more distinctive. Core Features of Catchy Halloween Graphics.

Showcase of Wild West Themed Designs & Illustrations

Spoon Graphics

The Wild West is a popular genre for movies, TV shows, games, and even comics, which means it is also a theme that commonly inspires artists to base their creations on, providing us with plenty of artwork we can admire to fuel our inspiration.

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The 5 design trends you will see in 2020

Canva

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?