As a 21st Century graphic designer, you’re still expected to do all the print-related stuff as well as provide site designs services and other online eye candy for clients. Many client types don’t see a distinction between print and Web work. This is particularly true for small businesses, which are the revenue bread and butter for most independent graphic designers and many smaller firms. Let’s say you’ve landed a client. They need a site. The conversation usually goes something... CONTINUE READING
Nicole LaFave is the creative who set up Design Womb, an independent branding and graphic design studio based in Chicago. With an industry portfolio covering food, restaurant & beverage, beauty & fashion, technology & electronics in addition to individual clients the capabilities of this company are immediately clear. Having recently moved from San Francisco, Design Womb has tackled several projects across the globe. Here at GraphicDesign.com it was Design Womb’s work for Indian restaurant Curry Up Now which caught... CONTINUE READING
Fashion is incredibly popular all over the world. Young or old, man or woman, rich or poor, people seem passionate about the ways to become better looking, more elegant or simply cool. Magazines are dedicated to this industry and regularly present awesome creations to their readers. Unfortunately, one branch in this industry doesn’t seem to get the love they deserve: fashion illustrators. 1. Arturo Elena With over 20 years of experience in the world of fashion, Arturo Elena can... CONTINUE READING
I attended my first Book Expo in 2002, working as a book designer for M. Evans and Company, and have gone about every other year or so, and I’ve attended in Chicago and Los Angeles, although for the last four years the expo has been held in New York. I remember George De Kay, a veteran publisher who passed away in 2003, telling me about the early days, when it was just books on tables. No booths, no author... CONTINUE READING
Black and white photos depend on a wide range of gray colors that reflect the lights and shadows in the photos. The level of the gray tones and depths are related to the exposure that is used when taking the photo. While color photography may look brighter and more realistic, the depth of the gray gives a more dramatic effect to black and white scenes. As you remove the color element from the shot, you give more space to... CONTINUE READING
The Georgia Athletic Association has been hard at work in collaboration with Nike over a 15-month period in order to implement a fresh, cohesive athletic brand identity that reflects the unique qualities of Georgia Athletics while promoting a consistent and unified look across all sports. The University of Georgia Athletic Association, in partnership with Nike, has introduced a department-wide brand identity system designed to better define and distinguish what is already a nationally prominent collegiate brand. (Press Release) GraphicDesign.com... CONTINUE READING
Scrolling through them isn’t like scrolling through any other webpage, the New York part of my brain tries to figure out how far in the city I’ve gone by randomly swiping the trackpad; and the more imaginative side wonders if someone has closed the shutters on 219 East 4th Street since the last time I scrolled by, or if that cat will still be there the next time I refresh the page. Like Jessica Hische’s Daily Dropcap, it’s a... CONTINUE READING
These sections include an assortment of visual storytelling methods from animation, documentary, music video and narrative to poetry, photography, collage and collaboration. Entries are showcased on Adobe’s Aspire Awards website. Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) is a global initiative set up by the Adobe Foundation in order to “ignite creative confidence in youth by empowering them to find their voice and make it heard”. Through programs such as this one young people can share their vision and develop new skills... CONTINUE READING
The truth be told, there are loads of very talented designers out there competing against one another. But, it takes more than graphic design talent to be successful. It also requires the core business and managerial skills all small businesses need to master to be successful. That means a balancing act of wearing many hats including office manager; sales person; bookkeeper; human resources manager; janitor; chief cook and bottle washer, as well as graphic design. It tends to be... CONTINUE READING
HOW DESIGN CONFERENCE (HDC) June 22-26, 2013 San Francisco Thanks to HOW Design, GraphicDesign.com has one pass to give away to ONE of our lucky readers! HOW Design Live is split into 4 different conferences but they all take place under the same roof over a period of four days: Design Conference Creative Freelancer Conference The Dieline Package Design Conference HOWse Managers Conference For full information on each conference feel free to find out more here: http://www.howdesignlive.com. It will... CONTINUE READING
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