A New Spin On Making Portraits By Dru Ritger

By: Michael Jackness on Oct 21st 2011
A New Spin On Making Portraits By Dru Ritger

Creating portraits of people is an art form that goes back nearly as far back as the very notion of art. Countless artists have attempted to give their own approach to the portrait creation process. A modern day example of an artist infusing their individuality and creativity in the portrait design is Dru Ritger from Montvale, New Jersey. Ritger was surround by an art-loving family and started demonstrating his creative eye as early as age 3. His progression started... CONTINUE READING

Popular Steve Jobs Image That Goes Viral Is Challenged

By: Michael Jackness on Oct 20th 2011
Popular Steve Jobs Image That Goes Viral Is Challenged

One of the enduring images to emerge from the passing of the legendary Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, was a revised Apple logo that replaced the iconic bite mark with a silhouette of the likeness of Steve Jobs. It was both subtle, symbolic and very very powerful. The image struck a chord and quickly went viral as it was retweeted, re-posted and shared via various social media platforms. Now comes word that the Honk Kong based 19-year-old student who created... CONTINUE READING

Graphic Design Trends: InfoGraphics

By: Michael Jackness on Oct 19th 2011
Graphic Design Trends: InfoGraphics

The concept of an InfoGraphic is nothing new. It is a visual representation of often complicated and complex information that is presented in such a way that your brain immediately has an “ah ha!” moment when it processes the visual. This is because an effective InfoGraphic is fun and immediately engaging. So why are InfoGraphics noteworthy when talking about trends that graphic designers need to be aware of? Glad you asked. Effective InfoGraphics can easily become viral in your... CONTINUE READING

Building Your Graphic Design Portfolio

By: Michael Jackness on Oct 18th 2011
Building Your Graphic Design Portfolio

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

What is Graphic Design?

By: Michael Jackness on Oct 17th 2011
What is Graphic Design?

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

Graphic Design Firm Services

By: Michael Jackness on Oct 16th 2011
Graphic Design Firm Services

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 Career Choices

By: Michael Jackness on Oct 15th 2011
Graphic Design Career Choices

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

Book Review – Graphic Essentials for Small Offices

By: Michael Jackness on Oct 14th 2011
Book Review - Graphic Essentials for Small Offices

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

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