Design You Trust 25 Christmas Inspired Free Fonts Resources November 30, 2012 Hello creatives! December is officially on so the most celebrated time of the year in most countries is just a few days to go. For designers and creatives, Christmas is not just a season for giving and a moment to spend time with loved ones but also a nice opportunity for possible design projects for the holidays. So today in You The Designer, we give you a nice collection of 25 free fonts just perfect for those Christmas themed designs you might be working on. DK Clair De Lune font | Download Source One Starry Night | Download Source ChopinScript | Download Source Candy Cane | Download Source Snowhouse DEMO | Download Source Mountains of Christmas | Download Source St. Santa’s Big Secret BB | Download Source Fonts-Lab Symphony | Download Source Harrington | Download Source Lane – Cane | Download Source AlaskanNights | Download Source Noel | Download Source Christmas On Crack | Download Source akaPotsley | Download Source XmasTerpiece | Download Source
32 Productivity Tips From The World's Top Designers Even if you're working your dream job, staying productive can be tough. That's why designers are such productivity experts: time after time, they overcome the temptation to slack so they can brainstorm new ideas, find fresh solutions, and get things done—all while hitting deadlines and keeping things under budget. We asked dozens of designers from Google, Argo Design, Huge, ustwo, Sagmeister and Walsh, Moving Brands, OKFocus, and more about their best tips for staying productive. The answers we got back range from the physical to the mental to the chemical. Staying productive is a personal thing, but we guarantee at least one of these tips will work for you. Focus On Doing Just One Thing A number of years ago, it was rumored that Steve Jobs took his inner circle on a corporate retreat to talk about company priorities. You could send 100 tweets a day, 400 emails, and fill the world with more crap. You want to be productive? Go On Sabbatical Make A List Break Down Big Tasks Strategize
Opinions on Corporate and Brand Identity Work UnderConsideration is a graphic design firm generating its own projects, initiatives, and content while taking on limited client work. Run by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit in Austin, TX. More… products we sell Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work. Brand New Conference videos / Individual, downloadable videos of every presentation since 2010. Prints / A variety of posters, the majority from our AIforGA series. Other: Various one-off products. writing Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic DesignRockport: 2009 Women of Design: Influence and Inspiration from the Original Trailblazers to the New Groundbreakers HOW Books: 2008 The Word It Book: Speak Up Presents a Gallery of Interpreted WordsHOW Books: 2007
Sticky Creation — Branding/All things Print/Digital Media/Imagery Original Penguin/ Taxi Boys&Girls/ Branding Eyeski/ Branding, mobile apps and website Devilfish/ Website CBS Broadcasting/ Advertising Leisurejobs/ 3-D animated website Emap/ Brad Insight pop-up direct mail Farah/ Lookbooks, posters and adverts Original Penguin/ Seasonal lookbooks, posters and adverts Phoenix Pro Fitness/ Branding, imagery and website Amanda Wakeley/ London fashion week invites and lookbooks THE CULTURAL JACKDAW Neil Watson | Typojungle Have a look at the showcase of Neil Watson personal creative work and commercial commissions over the last 8 years working in retail, luxury and fashion.
How to become an awesome designer in 365 days • Five One of the old saying that motivate me is “Practice makes perfect”. Proverbs can be a bit of a cliché, but in some cases they can be true. I am a workaholic by nature, which obviously has its good and bad sides. Being a great designer is a big challenge. The answer to this question is: work, work and only work. What I’m about to share is my story, about how I started my journey, about personal and professional growth. Practice A clear advantage of working in a creative and renowned digital agency is that the environment is making you improve at every step of the way. I wanted to belong to this group of excellent people. The first thing that came to mind was training. “Practice does not make perfect. Challenge Having the motivation to do something is also crucial if you want to grow and develop. Thus, icon-a-day.com was born. Since the project started, it almost had a life of its own. Sketch Finished Illustration Explore your possibilities Commitment You need to stay committed to your work.
Icono Magazine | Revista Virtual de Contenido Real The most important page on the web is the page you build yourself The internet is an engine of connection. It has been from the start (email, chat, forums, blogs, social media...) One reason that so many of the most popular sites online are those that permit people to express and expose their ideas is that those are the pages we care most about. We go back to see how people responded, how the traffic is, what we can do to improve the page. Lifestyle media isn't a fad. We shouldn't be surprised when someone chooses to publish their photos, their words, their art or their opinions.
manystuff.org ? Graphic Design daily selection So you want to create a font. Part 1 By Alec Julien So you’re a brilliant designer, a master calligrapher, and you’ve learned all about serifs, side-bearings, and kerning. Now you want to create your own font. (What! You haven’t learned all about serifs, side-bearings, and kerning? Well, make sure you read all of the articles on iLT before you embark on font creation! The Crux: Font Editing Software All the brilliant design, precise calligraphic work, and deep knowledge of kerning won’t mean anything if you can’t translate your work into a computer-friendly format, which is why you’ll need a good piece of font editing software at your disposal. Font Editing Programs FontLab Studio is what I use to make my fonts. All of these programs operate on the same principles, differing in specifics, interface, and levels of options and power. Once you have a good font editing program, there are three basic routes to creating a font. Method 1: Draw it on paper Tools You’ll Need Are you artistic? Almost there. Method 2: Draw it on a tablet
20 Pieces of Advice from 20 Illustrators 20 Pieces of Advice from 20 Illustrators In preparation for her awesome upcoming online workshop Building a Freelance Illustration Business, Illustrator Salli Swindell decided to reach out and get some thoughts from other artists. The question was “What’s one piece of advice you would share with other illustrators?” Meet 20 artists below and read what they have to say! Coming soon: Part 2 – Advice from art directors. Thanks to Salli Swindell and all the artists who shared their thoughts. Posted by Thomas James on 07/14/15 under art supplies,artists,business,classes,freelance,IF news updateComments Off on 20 Pieces of Advice from 20 Illustrators
Paul Rand – Corporate Identity Designs, Innovation and Excellenc Paul Rand was one of the most influential graphic designers of the 20th century. His valued contribution to the design medium is remarkable and acknowledged by clients and critics alike. His work received recognition in his early twenties due to his groundbreaking innovation in design, typography and graphic design. However, it was the area of corporate identity design during the mid of his design career, that he shot to worldwide fame. He is regarded as the one who has actually set standards for the creation of corporate logos, and that too, by devising the pre-requisites of modernity, simplicity and ease of recognition. Paul Rand was a prominent advocate of employing a wide variety of techniques such as typography, painting, collage, photography, and montage – creating a combination of elements to produce a distinctive and modern visual image, whether it was a poster, a magazine cover design or a corporate identity design/logo. 1. 2. 3. NeXT: Share it / Bookmark it