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.

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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.

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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.

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?

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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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.

Uncommon and Noma Bar create Kama Sutra-inspired illustrations to soothe mortgage stress

Creative Boom

Acclaimed graphic designer Noma Bar has turned mortgage jargon into a series of 'trompe l'oeil' amorous scenes, as part of a playful campaign by Uncommon for mortgage broker and lender, Habito.

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.

The Secret Life of Books

I Love Typography

I seldom write book reviews. Despite reading many good books, it’s quite an effort, for me at least, to gather my scraps and notes and thoughts and hone them into a few hundred words.

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Free Wallpaper for May 2019

Six Leaf Design

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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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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A Touch of Neon in Web Design: Using Color to Draw a User’s Attention

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Color is one of the most powerful tools in website design, especially when it comes to manipulating reading flow. As a rule, the standard reading path starts from the top left corner, with the exception of some Asian and Arab cultures. People move their eyes from left to right and gradually go down.

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.

Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Zooba by &Walsh

Under Consideration / Brand

“From Egypt with Love”. Established in 2012, Zooba is a small chain of fast-casual restaurants in Cairo, Egypt, where it has six locations that offer a modern twist on traditional Egyptian street food.

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Majestic Trees in Serene Finnish Landscapes Photographed by Mikko Lagerstedt

Colossal

All photographs © Mikko Lagerstedt and shared with permission of the artist. Photographer Mikko Lagerstedt ( previously ) has once again captured the quiet beauty of his native Finland with a recent series centered around trees.

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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.

Video Tutorial: How To Create a Vintage Toy Packaging Design

Spoon Graphics

I stumbled across some packaging designs for old cap gun toys recently, which gave me the inspiration to reproduce the style myself. Follow along with today’s tutorial to create a vintage toy packaging design using both Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.

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.

Elegant Packaging for Chinese Delicacies

Designer Daily

Birds nest are a commonly eaten delicacy in China. Praised for the health benefits they are supposed to bring, they have become a luxury product there. Wwave Design was commissioned by Yan Yan Fang, a famous birds nest brand, to redesign its product packages.

Meditations on Snowflakes

I Love Typography

Born in December 1571 in southwest Germany, Johannes Kepler would go on to become one of the greatest observational astronomers of all time. He would also write books that forever transformed our view of the cosmos.

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Overlooked Black Rescue Dogs Shine in Emotional Portraits

Feature Shoot

Ollie. Ex stock broker. Made his millions in the Dotcom boom and now spends 6 months of the year on his yacht in Monaco. Henry. Enormous introvert. Loves football, has no idea about the rules he simply cheers for the winning team. Pronounced ‘D’ ‘O’ “double G’ as in Snoop. Impossibly cool.

Web Design Trends 2020: High Tech & Visually Mind-Blowing

Graphic Mama

Wondering what web design trends 2020 will be like? In this article, we throw some light on the subject. Web design trends 2020 are an absolute mixture of the visual side of graphic design and the high-tech side of evolving technology.

50 Free Christmas Templates & Resources for Designers

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Christmas is just a few weeks away, and we know that all you designers will be starting to plan the design of your personalized Christmas cards, invitations, wallpapers and everything else in between that is Christmas or holiday season-related.