As a serial entrepreneur in projects large and small across multiple industries, Mike applies his knowledge and life experiences as to how critical effective graphic design is to a business and to the process for effectively working with a graphic design firm.
If you’re planning on finding that perfect graphic design job for your creative talents, it is essential that you build an attractive portfolio. Your graphic design credentials are a showcase of yourself as a freelance designer, and the only way to become elite within the industry is to show off your skills and past achievements. Your portfolio will allow your potential employers to know what you are all about and seeing, as the old adage says, is truly about... CONTINUE READING
Sometimes the perfect way to communicate with a customer is not through spoken dialogue or written text…it is through a stunning illustration that someone can immediately relate with on a personal level. A truly great image is not worth a thousand words as the old saying goes; it’s actually worth billions if it connects to the proper audience. In a nutshell, that’s what the graphic design industry is all about and it is easily one of the most powerful... CONTINUE READING
What does a full service graphic design firm do? That is reasonable question and a surprising percentage of people you pose that question to cannot answer it. Graphic Design Services to Expect Before answering this, let’s first step back and recognize that graphic design, at its essence, is a visual form of communication to convey information. A full service graphic design firm should provide an array of services to assist companies in developing visual messages specific to all of... CONTINUE READING
Graphic Design, like many computer based technical fields, is a career field that has been growing in popularity over the past decade. Graphic Designers can create visual artwork for websites, newspapers, magazines, books, CDs, advertising and just about everywhere else the eye can see. The variety of work and the never ending sources of employment make graphic design a rather popular choice for anyone looking to use creativity as a profession. For individuals looking to enter the graphic design... CONTINUE READING
Graphic Essentials for Small Offices by David Loeff is a great read for business owners and graphic designers who are looking for an easy-to-read guide that walks them through a general approach towards creating page layouts and other types of printed material. This publication, which is available in print and as an eBook, covers several aspects of the graphic arts industry so that readers see such can quickly familiarize themselves with the essentials needed to tackle just about any... CONTINUE READING
Visual Communication – Overview Uses in Today’s World Visual Communication is exactly what it sounds like; it is communicating through visual aids to express many different types of ideas or information. It is presented in sources such as signs, drawings, illustrations, and typography. This visual message is expressed to an audience in order to persuade, educate, or inform. Time to Graduate Those who wish to become Visual Artists must have years of training under their belt; this means taking... CONTINUE READING
Nobody is that perfect. Nobody has flawless skin, perfect hair, the perfect shade of white teeth, clothing that fits without a wrinkle in sight… unless it’s a re-touched photo. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m sure Beyonce and Cameron Diaz are absolutely stunning in person, but I am also positive that they have some wrinkles in their clothing, or an occasional pimple that pops up. Professional photo retouchers are trained to virtually erase these flaws while making a photo... CONTINUE READING
I remember the first time I opened Photoshop. My eyeballs bugged out of my head, my brain turned to mush and I felt intimidated and excited at the same time. Did you know the very first version of Photoshop was released in 1988? I was only 8 years old. I bet if Mom and Dad had gotten me a computer and Photoshop back then, well, I still would have been just as confused as the first time I opened... CONTINUE READING
If you’ve ever built a website or created any type of print media, then you’ve probably had a need for using stock photos. Then again, maybe you consider yourself a shutterbug and would like to sell some of your images. Either way, you’ll need a clear definition of a stock photo. A stock photo is any image that’s available for use either on a website or in print media. If you need an image of a group of nurses... CONTINUE READING
Animation Degree- Overview Uses in Today’s World Animation is the rapid display of a sequence of images using 2-D/3-D artwork or model positions in order to create an illusion of movement. Animation is most commonly found as a source of entertainment in movies, television, and video games, but it is also found in several other places as well. This type of Graphic Design is celebrated as artwork in film festivals all over the world. Time to Graduate The completion... CONTINUE READING
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