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Architectural Sketching : 10 Tips to Sketch Like an Architect. BIG Architectssketch In architecture ideas need to be communicated visually and the fastest method and probably the best one too for idea expression is sketching.

Architectural Sketching : 10 Tips to Sketch Like an Architect

Yet many new architectural students who are just starting lack the natural ability to create such a sketch. They will need to rely on mentors to explain the basics of sketching which will take time if such mentors are found at all. It is easy to get disheartened when you produce a couple of rubbish sketches, that are out of proportion and look a bit weird. Don’t worry, you must keep at it, and know that it does take a bit of time to find your groove, but when you do it is great to have that confidence in your ability for your course and career. 1. 2. Position your hand at the end of the pencil to gain more control and precision. 3. To make an interesting lively sketch, try to use a variety of lines by shifting from thick to thin lines and from light to dark shades. 4. 5. 6. How to Become a Graphic Designer Without Going to School ~ Creative Market Blog.

A good design school will absolutely get you on the right track to becoming a talented, qualified professional.

How to Become a Graphic Designer Without Going to School ~ Creative Market Blog

However, it's simply not in the cards for everyone. Fortunately, you can still fulfill your dream of becoming a designer without a formal education, as long as you have the drive and dedication to pull it off. Design School: Important or Not? As far as the design industry is concerned, the debate rages on. You can’t really blame people for thinking that design school is not really as important as the industry makes it out to be. But then again, your creativity alone will not really get you anywhere if you don’t know the basics of design. Design School Drawbacks The drawback to design school?

Meet Karen X. People who frequent YouTube will probably remember Karen Cheng as the girl who taught herself how to dance in just 365 days. But for those in the field of design, Karen Cheng is the former Lead Designer at Exec. Butterick’s Practical Typography. Design Principles. Good design. Back in the early 1980s, Dieter Rams was becoming increasingly concerned by the state of the world around him – “an impenetrable confusion of forms, colours and noises.”

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Aware that he was a significant contributor to that world, he asked himself an important question: is my design good design? As good design cannot be measured in a finite way he set about expressing the ten most important principles for what he considered was good design. (Sometimes they are referred as the ‘Ten commandments’.) Here they are. Good design is innovative The possibilities for innovation are not, by any means, exhausted. Good design makes a product useful A product is bought to be used. Good design is aesthetic The aesthetic quality of a product is integral to its usefulness because products we use every day affect our person and our well-being. Good design makes a product understandable It clarifies the product’s structure. Writing.mariusz. Warning: Due to server failure, I lost a lot of the data in here and I'm currently in the process of rebuilding the list, so it might be incomplete in places.

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Check back for updates. Recently, I've been doing a lot of training, consulting and teaching people how to get better at product design. I still believe nothing beats craft and spending enough hours on projects (even side projects) and getting enough feedback from other designers, users and clients to actually get good, but I think this is a good list to expand your knowledge. Since some of these things here are classics (like Bringhurst's “Elements of Typographic Style”), some will be expanded and some are in the constant state of flux (like prototyping tools and front-end stuff), the plan is to expand and maintain this list as I go.

Check the last updated date below to know if you're getting the fresh version. Last updated: 19th March 2015 Design process Handling client projects Personas. Typographical twins: 20 perfect font pairings. It's a classic conundrum for any graphic designer: finding font pairings that set each other off, don't fight the eye for attention, and harmonise without becoming homogenous and dull.

Typographical twins: 20 perfect font pairings

The age-old rule goes as follows: concord or contrast, but don't conflict. But with so many typefaces and free fonts to choose from, how do you find two that work in harmony? Sure, there must be some free iPhone apps out there that might be able to help. But the easiest way to find perfect font pairings is by using different fonts within the same overarching typeface family. Find a so-called 'superfamily' and you'll have a ready-made range of weights, styles and classifications that are specifically designed to work together.

A good superfamily will include serif and a sans serif version of the same typeface: famous examples include Lucida/Lucida Sans and Meta/Meta Sans. Contrast, not conflict Typefaces will generally conflict if they are too similar Top font pairing tips 01.