40 Online Generators for Web Designers Should Bookmark Online Generators for Web Designers can be a great way to save time in your web design projects. High-quality generators can create graphics or code or even layouts in a matter of seconds or minutes, things that might take an hour or more if done by hand. Online generator are those tools that help us to create those popular “XHTML valid” CSS banners, micro buttons or css website templates in seconds. 20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a full-length 1000-word article and an infographic that needs a few scroll-downs, they’d probably prefer absorbing information straight from the infographic. What’s not to like? Colored charts and illustrations deliver connections better than tables and figures and as users spend time looking back and forth the full infographic, they stay on the site longer. Plus, readers who like what they see are more likely to share visual guides more than articles. While not everyone can make infographics from scratch, there are tools available on the Web that will help you create your very own infographics.
10 guerrilla marketing tactics for illustrators This is the second installment of our Guerrilla Marketing tactics series – you can view the 10 guerrilla marketing tactics for designers by clicking here. Illustrators are some of the most talented people that I know. I’ve admired illustration work for years and I have dabbled in drawing since I was very, very young, but the quality of artwork that some of the top illustrators put out today is simply baffling. So, starting out as an illustrator, what can you do to get yourself noticed and slide into a top spot in the food chain? Today’s article is going to go over ten guerrilla marketing tactics that you as an illustrator can use. Below you will find ten guerrilla marketing tactics that I have geared towards illustrators, but I am sure that even designers, writers and photographers could utilize some of them as well (for those who we haven’t covered yet, I promise you that the articles are coming).
Dante Terzigni Illustration Dante is a native Ohioan currently based in Cleveland. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Columbus College of Art and Design in 2003, he has since done illustration/ design work for a wide variety of national/ international clients and organizations. Selected clients include: 3M, IBM, Target, Gap, TOMS shoes, American Airlines, Ameriprise, Group Health, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Thomson Reuters, Harry Rosen, W.K. Kellogg, Wells Fargo, Oprah mag, and HOW magazine. Dante’s work has been featured in publications such as; Communication Arts, 3×3, MAC USER mag. Dante lives happily with his wife, Lauren, son, Luca, and daughter Elyse.
15 sites web developers and designers should know - CatsWhoCode.com Creating a good website isn't an easy task, but there's a few tools that can definitely make your developer or designer life easier. In this article, I have compiled 15 extremely useful website that any web developer or web designer should have bookmarked. ColorCombos 15 Cute Ink Illustrations by Nina Stajner for Inktober Nina Stajner participated in this years inktober, she planned on creating 10 ink illustrations and ended up with 20, here are 15 of her finished pieces. All of which are absolutely adorable featuring rabbits, hedgehogs, fawns and more. Nina is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, she enjoys doing personal projects to experiment and grow as an artist. I am constantly inspired, creative, dedicated, optimistic, hard working, open minded, a perfectionist, honest and utterly in love with what I do.
Understanding The Difference Between Type And Lettering Advertisement Coming out of the grunge, graffiti and David Carson era through the ’90s, there has been a major resurgence of interest in typography. We have seen a number of designers and artists make their careers out of designing type or custom lettering, and it has become common to list typography among our skills and disciplines. Unfortunately, as with any popularity surge, there have come with it a lot of misunderstandings of some of the terms and concepts that we use. This article will help you gain a clearer understanding of what typography is and isn’t, and why. One rather common example of this is the myriad of blog posts and showcases claiming to display “hand-lettered typography” — I’ve even heard university professors say it.
30 self-promotion tips The difference between a good designer and a successful designer is self promotion. Churning out innovative, high-quality work is important, but making sure the right people take notice of it and remember who it's by is even more crucial. Self-promotion doesn't mean selling out, though. Clever mailers, a well-stocked blog, quirky gifts and memorable business cards all help shape Brand You. Here we bring you advice from the top on how you can take some simple steps to ensure your name is the first that springs to mind when art directors and commissioning editors reach for their contacts books. 01 Get your name in lights Nick Defty Director, YCN www.ycnonline.com "Register your name as your domain name, rather than the name of an agency or other identity," advises Nick Defty of YCN.
Tadahiro Uesugi The strange thing about Tadahiro Uesugi is the amount of people who have never heard of him… His work (and there is lots and lots of it!) has appeared in high profile magazines like Vogue and Cosmopolitan, on book covers, CD’s and what not. But still, whenever I mention the name to some one, they often get a puzzled look on their face. Usually the frown disappears the minute they see the work itself… Uesugi is a master of mood and light. When his scenes are not set in Japan, they often depict a sunny afternoon in some stylish European city, somewhere in the 50’s or 60’s. Worth1000 Home Welcome fans of Worth1000.com. If you're looking for Worth's amazing creative content, then you've rocked up to the right place! Just in case you missed the news, Worth1000.com is now part of DesignCrowd.com - and we've preserved all the amazing Worth1000 content here so you can search the archives to find old favorites and new contest art. We're delighted to have Worth1000's talented users and their treasure trove of imaginative and original content, built over many years, as part of our design community. But enough of that, we assume you want to get on with checking out some great design tips, brilliant creative contests, or even find some paid design jobs. We've got you covered: