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Now that you’ve been appointed to this senior position, you not only have to fend for yourself and your many deliverables, but also those of others. You’re now getting dragged into more business-oriented pitches. You also now have to manage a team of creatives — something you might not have had formal training in.
Each designer or agency office should be filled with creative and innovative gadgets that surprise our clients and stimulate the imagination. A gadget is a small tool such as a machine that has a particular function, but is often thought of as a novelty. Gadgets are sometimes referred to as gizmos. This will not make you a better designer, but looks are important, specially in front of your clients.
by Guest Contributor Anna Gay Photographers are often striving for a “vintage” look in their photos, and even though there are endless ways of achieving a vintage look, there are a couple of characteristics to keep in mind. First of all, the color tones in a vintage photo often lean towards either a blue or a red hue, or a cross-processed look. Vintage photos also have an element of noise or grain that can be achieved through textures, and also a certain amount of vignetting around the edges of the photo. In this tutorial, we will look at adjusting color tones and adding vignettes. This photo is the result of adjusting the color curves, adding two vignettes, and a color fill, which we will walk through step-by-step.
An open letter to the next generation of designers, part 1.
June 8, 2011 by Ryan Lum - 1 comment <img title="McDonalds Interactive Gaming Billboard Photo" src="http://cdn.creativeguerrillamarketing.com/wp-content/uploads/HLIC/6fd328b81c32f903f65d6353f2540bae.png" alt="McDonalds Interactive Gaming Billboard Guerrilla Marketing Photo" width="630" height="330" /> DDB Stockholm recently ran a cool interactive billboard for McDonald’s that allows people a game of pong with their smartphones using app-free geolocation technology. Users in the general area have the ability to log on to the website and control the billboard. Players who last for more than 30 seconds win McDonald’s coupons.
We have already showcased a collection of unusual business cards in the past. This time, we are going to present a new selection to inspire the people in the world of business to design an attractive business card which will be easily noticed on the crowd.
When choosing one product over another, the design of the packaging probably influences your decision far more than you realize. Effective packaging design breaks away from the standard rules and conventions that we are accustomed to, giving the product a unique edge to stand out from the rest. The packaging should appeal to your target market.
20 Fresh Free Fonts for Creative Modern Logos Every single logo designer knows, or at least should know, implementing the right font is at least as important as designing the logo symbol itself. And you know how long it takes to find the right one! I put together a set of 20 fresh free fonts that you may always count on. Enjoy! About the author Peter Olexa is a freelance graphic designer born in Bratislava, Slovakia.
As he has shown with books like “Here Comes Everybody” and his ideas about how the “cognitive surplus” has created a crowdsourcing explosion, Clay Shirky has a way of putting his finger on trends in media — disruptions that we are all experiencing, but sometimes fail to properly appreciate. In a recent interview, he described one of those trends when it comes to publishing: namely, the fact that publishing itself is no longer a job, “it’s a button.” By that he means that the sheer act of publishing something is so simple now that it doesn’t even qualify as a job or a task that requires an entire industry. So what are publishers supposed to do now?
Logo is a symbol or emblem commonly used by companies and individuals to aid and promote instant public recognition. This post features our favorite examples of unique, memorable, and creative logos designed by talented artists from all over the world. Killed Productions Logo
Depending on the flavor of your business, your logo may appear big and flashy, bold and colorful or just plain simple and clever. In this roundup, I’ve turned the spotlight towards the more simple and clever logo styles that leave a strong impression. As simplistic as they may appear, there is genius behind these 60 highly clever minimal logo designs.
Entertainment Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones There are seven different words in Dothraki for striking another person with a sword.
Textures are one of the most used resources in making great designs. They can accentuate your images to better portray the feel of the design you’re aiming for. Vintage textures, for instance, can add a classic or nostalgic touch to your work. Here at You the Designer, you need not blast to the past to get this brilliant effect. This Compilation of Vintage Textures for Designers features resources you can download for free.
Technology continues to create new ways to market to and create bonds with consumers. Interactive marketing covers the Internet, mobile, event, and other technologies that are creating unique consumer experiences, providing functionality, offering new advertising models, and forming stronger bonds between brands and... more Technology continues to create new ways to market to and create bonds with consumers. Interactive marketing covers the Internet, mobile, event, and other technologies that are creating unique consumer experiences, providing functionality, offering new advertising models, and forming stronger bonds between brands and consumers.