It’s not that difficult or expensive to make a definitive change to your print output by utilizing spot UV print effects that are widely available today that were previously only in available in boutique print shops.
Archive | Graphic Design Tips & Resources
May 15, 2014
Time to get the drums and vuvuzelas out because it’s World Cup soccer time! To celebrate, were offering you these free 2014 world flyer templates to help make your own postcard, poster, or flyer for tournament promotion.
May 13, 2014
Available in both EPS (Illustrator) and PSD (Photoshop), this selection of 3 free envelope designs are perfect for restaurants, bakeries, financial services, or simply for your own promotional purposes.
May 6, 2014
There is a sophistication in the storytelling and the production of these commercials that seems very different from the ads we were seeing just a year ago. Viewers have been treated to some really funny, touching, and memorable ads that mirror the cinematic quality of today’s TV.
April 29, 2014
To narrow this list down to just 5 artists was an impossible task. Therefore, I chose these 5 illustrators based on a diversity of styles and backgrounds. From the edgiest artist to children’s book illustrators, I have chosen a brief glimpse of the super-imaginative illustration work from US artists.
April 22, 2014
There’s a time and place for Garamond, Century, and Gill Sans but it’s not in this article! That’s because, we’ve rounded up some of the most dangerous, rebellious, and straight-up awesome fonts that we could gather. Representing the edgier side of design, these urban fonts are free to download at the links provided and will give your artwork a bad-boy design feel that acts first and asks questions later!
April 15, 2014
The primary goal of a landing page is to capture your visitor’s attention within seconds and hold it until they’ve been convinced to purchase your product or service. But no matter how beautiful your landing page design is, if it doesn’t have a good headline chances are it’s not going to give you the desired result. A good headline tells the reader why they should stay on your page verses looking somewhere else on Internet.
April 8, 2014
You may think that logo design is all about design ability. Not true. The most successful graphic designers are those that communicate with their clients and let them in on every stage of the design process. This logo tutorial covers the actual design process from sketch to finished design, but more importantly, it outlines the need for meetings with clients.
April 2, 2014
To help you get your designs under-way, we’ve put together a list of 20 free fun fonts for you to use to get people in the party mood. Thankfully, these are not typical old-fashioned party fonts from yesteryear. The 20 fonts chosen are insanely cool fonts that represent some of the best free font designs that really should be for sale, but luckily for us, they are just a download away!
March 27, 2014
There’s a lot happening in the design world in 2014, and a host of conferences to highlight it all. Here’s a list of 8 exciting design-oriented conferences you might want to check out this year:
March 18, 2014
Put back your wallets and get out your handkerchiefs because we have 18 traditional, modern, and downright cool wedding monograms to celebrate your special event. Perfect for event organizers, designers, or couples who are looking for original monogram designs, these fully-editable Illustrator (EPS) files will look amazing on wedding stickers, invitations, projections and more!
March 3, 2014
The big NCAA basketball tournament is almost upon us and we have FREE sports bar and restaurant templates to promote this huge sports event. Whether you’re a designer looking for resources or a bar owner in need of a high-quality flyer, these easy-to-edit 1/2 page Photoshop flyers are just the ticket for any basketball themed [...]
February 19, 2014
If you’re looking for a design gig, then take a leaf out of these graphic design résumés that show some serious thought and skill. The following examples are the kind of résumés that could get you hired, or at the very least, get your portfolio through the door!
February 5, 2014
Deco fonts are tight, clean, and geometrically pleasing. This typo-style is still celebrated in the magazines, posters, flyers, and prints today, and many modern graphic artists are hugely influenced by the font pioneers of the ’30s. The following Art Deco designs represent 15 of the absolute best new deco-inspired fonts available online for free.
February 4, 2014
Every day, we are bombarded with content from the blogs, newspapers, magazines, etc. With all of this content being shared, we have to be judicious about what to read and what to skip. And the things that help us decide more than anything else is the headline.