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Archive | Graphic Design Tips & Resources
January 28, 2014
The biggest sports event in the US calendar is just around the corner and NextDayFlyers has a special treat for all you designers and bar owners who need to market yourselves for the big day! 3 of the highest quality PSD and Ai templates completely FREE to use in whatever way you wish. Layered and fully editable, these full-size flyer templates were designed exclusively (by me) for your use.
January 23, 2014
Are you tired of those Photoshop tutorials that are so complex that you need a degree in quantum theory to detangle? Well you’re in luck, because in this Photoshop tutorial, we have provided 3 extra-fancy Photoshop text effects that take under 5 minutes each to create and add a touch of “joi de vivre” to your flyer designs or other graphic projects.
January 15, 2014
Here are our best design trend guesses for the coming year as we subjectively clutch at what we perceive to be noticeable changes in design fashion. The examples below showcase some fantastic design and a look at possible design trends in 2014.
January 8, 2014
It should be strongly stated that minimalist graphic design is not a new design movement. In this post that covers the history of graphic design minimalism through a series of 10 posters, we have attempted to show you a glimpse of some of our favorite minimalist graphic design posters and artists of the last century to the present day.
December 17, 2013
NextDayFlyers offers up-and-coming designers, marketers, and publishers some valuable tips about fashion and print promotion. See some fantastic and inspirational examples of posters, flyers, and other materials that exhibited excellent brand promotion.
November 5, 2013
As my dance teacher once told me, “Fame costs, and right here’s where you start paying…in sweat!” Okay, I admit it, Debbie Allen was never my dance teacher but if I’d needed a professional-looking comp card template to jump-start my performing career, I’d have come right here to this blog post and I wouldn’t have [...]
October 28, 2013
Here’s a special treat for our blog readers. I have illustrated these psycho-psychedelic Halloween card designs just for you, for my favorite holiday of the year! Offered as PSD and PDF downloads, these unique and original creature heads are free for you to use as invitation templates, flyer designs, or for other Halloween inspired purposes.
September 25, 2013
Let’s be honest, your postcard mailer and other direct mail campaigns can get a little pricey if you want to do something customized and unique. Once you’ve factored in the number of recipients, postcard mailing rate, and other mailing necessities, there is often little left in your budget to spend on the actual prints! But the strength and success of a campaign is not necessarily in the printing expense but in the idea itself. Here are 5 ways that you can stand-out-from-the-crowd and 5 brilliant examples of successful postcard mailer and direct mailing campaings:
September 19, 2013
The following graphic design portfolios and work samples are all excellent examples of what can be achieved when you put the effort into doing something imaginative and “cool” with your portfolio presentation. These print portfolios show work, effort, and serious creativity. These are portfolios to impress.
September 5, 2013
A strong concept makes the viewer happy, intrigued, outraged, or even a little bit sad. Unfortunately in advertising, this emotion is transient and fleeting and may be forgotten quickly. But every now and again, a really strong and inspirational ad campaign is created that gets into a viewers head and imprints this idea forevermore into the viewer’s brain vault. Use the following 5 ad campaigns from around the world to inspire your own campaign ideas and marketing concepts and start creating the most memorable posters and print promotions…
August 6, 2013
We recently added Design Services to our list of customer focused services. It’s part of our company objective to become a one-stop-shop for absolutely everything you need to get your business message into print. This includes offering you your very own graphic designer to help you out with your business brand.
July 30, 2013
Here’s a bundle of freebies for those in need of cool graphics and vector objects for their real estate, religious, restaurant, or nightclub logos. Whether you’re making yourself a logo for your business or you want to add these vector bits n’ pieces to your design library, our Illustrator file is free for your personal use.
July 23, 2013
A Madison Avenue ad agency will cost you an arm and a leg (and quite possibly an ear and a spine and an eye or two!) If you’re a multi-billion dollar company then ad agency campaigns are merely pocket change. So how can the rest of us compete with that? Well funnily enough, it’s not magic what ad agencies do and it’s not out of the realms of possibility that you can’t replicate some of these same advertising techniques. Here are 5 techniques that I’ve learned over the years that you can apply to your own poster, flyer, mailer, and print campaigns:
May 7, 2013
Brap!! Brap!! Brap!! NextDayFlyers is in the house and we’re dropping some fat beats and some gorgeous free flyers into your laps! These fully-editable Photoshop (PSD) flyers are in a nice big 6″x 9″ jumbo flyer format to use for your club promotions and artistic events.