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David Airey, graphic designer

David Airey, graphic designer

http://www.davidairey.com/

Free textures for your next web project Nothing like a field of beautiful flowers. Download Download These lovely water-colorful dots will make your designs pop. Download Mega Collection Of Cheatsheets for Designers And Developers Cheatsheets and various quick reference guides are available for almost any type of software and language these days. Unfortunately they’re not always easy to find when you actually need them. This is why I decided to take some time to gather up as many as possible and share them with you here!

Design thinking Checklist: Forever and a Day I have collected and build the content of this post from the book “Basic Design 08” by Gavin Ambros and Paul Harris. During my reading of this book, I made some notes. This post will follow the same pattern from the book, however in a very simple standard way. Or you can say that, this post is a quick, digestible and simple checklist for whole Design thinking Process.

dOCUMENTA (13) notebooks dOCUMENTA (13) — 100-notes-100-thoughts are a series of 100 notebooks designed by Italian design company Leftloft and published by German art house Hatje Cantz, in order to mark the occasion of this year’s edition of the 100-day arts festival that takes place in Germany once every five years and will be running in Kassel from June 9 until 16 September. Comprised of facsimiles of existing notebooks, commissioned essays, collaborations, and conversations of artists, scientists, philosophers, linguists, psychologists economists and political theorists involved in the event, the notebooks appear in three different formats (A6, A5, B5) and range from 16 to 48 pages in length. The idea is to document and share the musings and thought processes of many influential figures, in a true It’s the journey that matters philosophy, as said by the organizers: A note is a trace, a word, a drawing that all of a sudden becomes part of thinking, and is transformed into an idea.

15 Tips on How to Retain Designer’s Creativity An artist, whatever genre you are passionate of, would always experience a “Creative Block”. This means that you couldn’t patch up what you are trying to work on or you really couldn’t work ‘coz something inside you doesn’t have the eagerness to work! But the moment requires you to come up with a good project because a client needs it or maybe you just want to make a work of art. How To Create a Cool Abstract Radial Pattern Design Whenever I’m stuck for tutorial ideas I always seem to be able to fall back on my typical ‘Chris Spooner’ style of cool abstract patterns people seem to enjoy. We’ve used similar techniques on the 3 poster a couple of years ago and more recently on a colourful abstract poster. Follow this latest step by step guide to create a cool abstract design complete with radial pattern and alternating colours. The design we’ll be creating this time makes use of a radial pattern that draws in the viewer to the centre. Alternating colours give the design a cool and funky feel and textures add a touch of authenticity to the artwork. Create a new document in Adobe Illustrator at the dimensions of your preference and draw a rectangle across the whole artboard.

The Importance of Copywriting in Web Design Designers often neglect to focus on both well-written copy and structuring a design so that it highlights the copy on the page. Today we’ll discuss why copywriting is so important, who needs to learn it, and how to create content-centric designs. Good Design, Bad Copy As designers, we rightfully spend our time focused on aesthetics. We are pixel pushers who firmly believe with the strongest conviction that attractive websites are fundamentally better websites. 8 Ways To Stay Productive as Freelance Designer During A Quiet Period At some point within a designer or web designers freelancing career you will get to a point when quiet period may occur, for instance you may have finished a freelance project and have some spare time available before the start date of your next project. This article share tips on how to stay pro-active as well as productive during a quiet freelancing period. Start a blog Why not start a blog where you could write articles where you share tips, tricks and your expertise upon web design, there’s nothing more satisfying than helping out upon coming designers who are keen to pursue a career within the web design industry to help fine tune their skills. Just because your a web designer doesn’t mean its compulsory that you must write a blog about your occupation, you could also start a blog upon one of you hobbies which your passionate about. Just some food for thought.

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