13 Signs You're A Bad Graphic Designer Posted on 06'07 Dec Posted on December 6, 2007 along with 90 JUST™ Creative Comments Yes, this is a controversial topic, however I hope to raise awareness of some mistakes you may be making in your graphic design pieces that are making you look like an amateur, but please keep in mind that none of these are hard and fast rules, this is only a general guide of things you should be aware of. Please forgive me for the graphic and bad grammar / spelling in the picture above as I’m sure you can see it is a joke :) (rainbow gradients, comic sans, bevel emboss, 13 not 15, bad grammar, off centered type – yuk) Anyway, I have compiled 15 tell tale signs that you may still be considered a (don’t quote me) bad graphic designer. 1. Do you use Helvetica in everything? Ok, yes I know, it is the most popular font of all time – but that is the downfall of Helvetica. 2. Do you use straight quotes still? Straight quotes were for typewriters, times have changed! 3. Do you NOT hang your quotation marks? 4. 5.
Tutorials: Graphic design tutorials on how-to design logos, brochures, websites, direct mail, and other types of print and digital marketing 1 View Do systems and rules stifle creativity and innovation? » BY CHUCK GREEN Why do we establish and impose systems and rules? Continue reading "Do systems and rules stifle creativity and innovation?" How to design without deception » BY CHUCK GREEN Do we have any responsibility for the messages we help to communicate? Continue reading "How to design without deception" » Chuck Green'sDesign Briefing Archive » BY CHUCK GREEN Twice a month, since 2005, I have been e-mailing a list of innovative and interesting examples of graphic design, web design, illustration, typography, and marketing. Continue reading "Chuck Green'sDesign Briefing Archive" » Design Palettes The assertive palette » BY CHUCK GREEN A design palette is a mix of basic ingredients— typefaces, photographs, illustrations, and color schemes—that, in one designer's opinion (mine), represents a distinctive mood or style. Continue reading "The assertive palette" » Illustrations Punctuate with images » Print Design Tall news » Web Design
ChurchMediaDesign.tv - Tips, Tricks, and How To for the Church media Designer Genius By Design The BIGGEST ever list of design resources! - ProofHQ Following the huge success of last year’s “World’s Biggest Ever List of Graphic Design Blogs”, we’ve decided that we should turn it into an annual event – after all, more people than ever before are blogging and the talent pool continues to grow. This year, we’ve added in some additional categories including typography and image sourcing sites to help you along your way. The list is at least 40% larger than last year and is the one stop shop for all that you could need in terms of inspiration, reference material or tools for you to use. So, without further ado, ladies and gentlemen…. drum-roll please! Graphic Design 1stwebdesigner Blog by Dainis Graveris in Latvia covering all things design and freelance. 2expertsdesign A blog filled with tips – whether it’s graphic design, logo design, web design, advertising, branding or typography. 456 Berea Street Blog from Roger Johansson containing articles and tutorials on web standards, accessibility and usability. 72dpi Graphic design inspiration.
C.R.A.P.:The Four Principles of Sound Design by Daniel Scocco This is a guest blog by Jacob Cass. Be sure to check out his $5000 prize giveaway. As a graphic designer, I could tell you if your website design is C.R.A.P. Not crap as in crap crap, but I mean C.R.A.P as in the underlying principles of good design. C.R.A.P stands for contrast, repeitition, alignment and proximity and these are the four principles of design that a blog design should adhere to. The Joshua Tree To get your head around the c.ra.p. principles let me tell you a true story aptly named The Joshua Tree from Robin Williams book, the Non Designers Type Book. Once upon a time, Robin received a tree identifying book where you could match a tree up with its name by looking at its picture. Now the Joshua tree is a really weird-looking tree and she looked at that picture and said to herself "Oh, we don’t have that kind of tree in Northern California. So she took the book and went outside. The moral of the story? The four basic principles 1. 2. 3. 4.
Digital Cameras, Digital Camera Reviews - The Imaging Resource! Fast Company | French Hours 10 Awesome Infographics for Graphic Designers As a graphic designer, you’ve probably designed at least a few infographics for your clients – or even for fun. You can create (and sell) infographics for any topic or industry, which means infographics can be a lucrative source of income. Some designers make a full-time living designing infographics alone. And while infographics always require the talents of a graphic designer, how many infographics have you seen that feature graphic designers? The following 10 awesome infographics were made by graphic designers, for graphic designers. Follow the links to view the full infographics. 1. Learn what different colors represent and what emotions they stir, and when and how to use them in your own designs. 2. This infographic serves as a quick reference for the basic elements of design, complete with tips for how and why each should be considered when creating any design. 3. 4. Want to be a better, more successful, more inspired graphic designer? 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. by Glantz Design
99 Graphic Design Resources Below is a list of 99+ graphic design resources, in English and (and a few other languages), that all designers must know about. It is sorted by category (click to go to category): For more resources you can check out the 101 Places To Get Design Inspiration. Also don’t forget to subscribe for more graphic design resources. 1 Spunk United An excellent magazine with a selection of the worlds best artists providing inspiration, interviews, articles and more. 2 FreeLance Switch (No longer active) The community site of reference for all freelances. 3 Computer Arts The site of the excellent international magazine Computer Arts. 4 David Airey A graphic and logo designer who shares his knowledge on these areas. 5 Behance A site gathering the portfolios of the artists of the whole world, a true inspiration. 6 Pdf Mags References all the PDF mags out there! 7 Graphic Design Forum (no longer running). The most active of the graphic design forums out there. 8 Design Is Kinky 9 Freelance Folder 10 Bittbox
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