Color is a complicated creature that can make us feel hot and bothered one minute, and warm and gooey the next! For a designer creating business cards, flyers, logos, websites, etc, color is everything. It is the fundamental driving force of a design and can be the difference between design failure or success. Here’s an infographic guide to color and its meaning.
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July 17, 2012
June 19, 2012
I started photographing and blogging about our proper English teas, and I called it Lady Sippington. As a designer, it seemed only natural for me to grow artistically in that direction and go into tabletop and home design.
May 29, 2012
The following examples of business cards focus on the bold, bizarre, and utterly fabulous. If you’re about to design your business card, look to this list for inspiration.
May 10, 2012
An article that lists some of the ways to use DVD and CD insert printing to market your band, business, or yourself. See great examples of how other people have created CD’s and DVD’s for their art and business projects.
April 19, 2012
The (Short) Story Behind Some Of The World’s Most Iconic Logos Picture a famous logo from the 20th century. It’s very likely that it came from Chermayeff & Geismar. Here, Ivan Chermayeff and Tom Geismar founders of the influential branding and graphic design studio along with Sagi Haviv, who became the firm’s third partner in [...]
April 17, 2012
Free Photoshop tutorial; create an Avant Garde flyer, incorporating some hand-drawn elements. No complex techniques involved in this PSD design but the overall effect is impressive.
March 6, 2012
Background I needed to create a different looking club flyer design for a nightclub owner who didn’t want the typical “sexy-girl” look. The club in question played a lot of ambient, jungle, and dub-step stuff – the kind of dance music for the student and musically-sophisticated club crowd in Miami. This is not the version [...]
January 24, 2012
The business card is often one of the first things that non-professionals or design beginners will try to design themselves. Here’s 5 essential rules to consider before designing your business card.
September 12, 2011
Groups looking to market themselves in unique ways often turn to printed materials.
June 7, 2011
Striking a balance between print and digital worlds can be a challenge.
May 24, 2011
When developing a print marketing campaign, website or company logo, it is likely a good idea to hire a graphic designer – even if only for consulting purposes.
May 20, 2011
While trends in graphic design tend to change with the times, reflecting generational tastes, cultural changes and popular movements, there are some basic concepts that seem to remain consistent through the years.
May 9, 2011
While professional graphic designers usually undergo years of studying, practice and work experience to reach a level consistent with industry standards, it is nonetheless invaluable to brush up on one’s knowledge of color theory.
May 6, 2011
When it comes to graphic design, whether one is creating a marketing brochure or a web page, contrast is key.
April 28, 2011
Graphic design almost always has to be outsourced, as effective and appealing design tends to require years of practice and experience to perfect.