Archive | Graphic Design Tips & Resources

The Meaning Of Color – A Quick Guide to Coloring Your Logos, Buttons & Life!

July 17, 2012

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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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Customer Q&A with Graphic Designer Lady Sippington

June 19, 2012

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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.

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50 Bizarre & Brilliant Business Card Designs!

May 29, 2012

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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.

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Marketing yourself, your band, or your business with DVD /CD printing

May 10, 2012

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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.

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Graphic Design Roundup: Logos We Love

April 19, 2012

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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 [...]

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Design Tutorial 2: Avant-Garde Club Flyer Photoshop Tutorial

April 17, 2012

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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.

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Design Tutorial 1: Black and White Flyer Design using Vectors and Pixels

March 6, 2012

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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 [...]

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5 Steps to Designing your Business Card

January 24, 2012

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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.

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Printed Materials Allow Companies and Individuals to Create Their Own Designs

September 12, 2011

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Printed Materials Allow Companies and Individuals to Create Their Own Designs

Groups looking to market themselves in unique ways often turn to printed materials.

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Design Consistency Evokes Professionalism

June 7, 2011

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Design Consistency Evokes Professionalism

Striking a balance between print and digital worlds can be a challenge.

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Colors and their Emotional Responses

May 24, 2011

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Colors and their Emotional Responses

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.

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The Role of Lines in Graphic Design

May 20, 2011

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The Role of Lines in Graphic Design

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.

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A Very Brief Overview of Color Theory

May 9, 2011

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A Very Brief Overview of Color Theory

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.

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Tips on Typography and Contrast in Graphic Design

May 6, 2011

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Tips on Typography and Contrast in Graphic Design

When it comes to graphic design, whether one is creating a marketing brochure or a web page, contrast is key.

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Finding the Right Graphic Designer

April 28, 2011

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Finding the Right Graphic Designer

Graphic design almost always has to be outsourced, as effective and appealing design tends to require years of practice and experience to perfect.

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