7 Tips For Creating a Print-Based Design Portfolio This is a bold statement, but building a portfolio is quite tricky because everyone seems to have a differing opinion on how it should be done. Building a portfolio is about showcasing your work and therefore, it should be an expression of your personality and design style. Most online articles tend to offer advice on just web-based portfolios. I’ve found that information addressing print portfolios is sorely lacking even though many design programs still require them to graduate. Though PDF and web-based portfolios are becoming more acceptable, I still believe that nothing takes the place of a well-executed print portfolio that a potential client or employer can physically hold and flip through during a meeting. What steps can you take to make your print portfolio your absolute best?
30 Clever Business Cards Designs You Will Ever See Advertisement In layman terms, business cards provide information about any company or individual, there contact details and more. But for designers, it’s something more than that. It’s a small piece of paper which shows how creative the designer is in designing the information about company or individual in such a way, that it attracts potential customers. Today, we’ve gathered over fifty business card designs which can give inspirations to different designers who are looking for ideas for their next business card projects.
The Complete Digital Comic, Part 1: Sketching and Pencilling in Photoshop August 7th, 2007 I recently received a request to write a tutorial about creating comic book art on the computer. Although I don’t work as a comic artist, I’ve always been fascinated by the process. Ultimate Guide to Business Cards Start the New Year off right with a new business card design! The Ultimate Guide to Business Cards is a very well designed infographic from BusinessCards.com Business owners can find themselves easily overwhelmed when it comes to working with a graphic designer on creating branded business cards. Often enough business owners underestimate the quantity and importance of design decisions (selecting typeface, font, card shape, size and material) that must be made in addition to organizing basic contact information. Below are some common areas that sometimes get lost in translation between designer to business owner. If you’re starting a business card or identity project we recommend getting a head start and figuring out the following elements for your project.
Unusual shape business cards October 30th, 2009. Both comments and pings are currently closed. Ninety-nine times out of a hundred that you’re given a business card, chances are that its the standard 90mm x 55m size. Into the rollerdex it goes to be skimmed over and forgotten like all the rest. There are alternatives however. Create the perfect design portfolio: 30 pro tips How much time do you spend improving your portfolio? Be honest - does it showcase your best stuff? Whether your design portfolio is physical or digital, read on to discover how to create the perfect portfolio today! There's nothing more important to your career than presenting your best work in an attractive, professional and accessible way. So for this article we've spoken to leading designers, illustrators and creatives and pulled together a selection of great tips and advice for dusting off a tired design portfolio and making it the very best it can be for that design job that you've discovered on the Creative Bloq jobs board. We've divided the tips into physical and online portfolios - let's start with the physical...
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50 Fantastically Clever Logos I know everybody and their brother does logo roundups so you’re probably sick of them, but I don’t believe I’ve ever done one and there is a particularly impressive brand of logo design that I wanted to point out. Today we’ll look at 50 logos that are the result of going beyond the typical thought process and injecting a little wit and hidden symbolism into the design process. What Makes a Logo Clever? To explain what I mean by “clever” logo design, let’s take a look at a typical logo, (i.e. one that isn’t clever). The logo above is a nice piece of work. The colors are perfect, the lettering is masculine, the overall feel is athletic and the glossy effect works well.
How to Get Pixel-Perfect Designs in Adobe Illustrator Pixels are not what most designers are thinking about when they launch Adobe Illustrator, but there are some pretty awesome things Illustrator can do with them. By default Illustrator is set up to be a resolution independent vector drawing and print layout tool -- in short, not for pixels -- but in this tutorial we will go over a few techniques which can add pixel-perfect design to it's list of uses. As regular MediaLoot visitors will know I have previously posted a few articles discussing the advantages of using Fireworks instead of Photoshop for certain design tasks, this tutorial will hopefully do something similar for Illustrator by demonstrating it’s widely unknown ability to work well with pixels.