50 Beautiful and Effective Package Designs When choosing one product over another, the design of the packaging probably influences your decision far more than you realize. Effective packaging design breaks away from the standard rules and conventions that we are accustomed to, giving the product a unique edge to stand out from the rest. The packaging should appeal to your target market.
15 Best Places for Designers to Get Free Stock Photos Online I’m not sure if you’ve ever had a look at the prices on some non-stock photography sites (pictures of Gummy bears for $769.00 anyone?), but they reach far beyond the budget of the typical designer/developer. However, many places online allow you to obtain high-quality stock photos for free, giving the average starving artist a chance to create wonderful works of art/design without having to use next month’s rent on stock photos. In this article, we review the 15 best places to free stock photos online for designers. Note: Although these sites feature free stock photos, you should read the terms, limitations, and licensing of each work that you use; read the fine print! 25 clever ideas to make life easier Via: amy-newnostalgia.blogspot.com Why didn’t I think of that?! We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! (Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw). Via: apartmenttherapy.com
Teach Yourself Graphic Design: A Self-Study Course Outline Fortunately, it isn’t required to go to design school in order to be a graphic designer. A good foundation in graphic design history, theory, and practical application will help you hit the ground running. There are plenty of resources available in which you can learn graphic design on your own. Don’t set your expectations to high at first, as it will take enthusiastic study for years to become great. You can do it though! Stan Prokopenkos Blog - StumbleUpon For a video version of this tutorial visit www.proko.com/how-to-draw-ears-anatomy-and-structure In this tutorial I will go over the parts of the ear and suggest an easy way to remember all these complex shapes. At the end, I will show a step by step of an ear drawing. InDesign CS5 & CS5.5 * Package files For detailed information and instructions, click the links below. Preflight panel overview Before printing or handing off the document to a service provider, you can perform a quality check on the document. Preflight
Japanese Village Embarks on Ambitious Zero Waste Campaign A small Japanese village recycles everything under the kitchen sink to reach 2020 zero waste goals I recently came across an amazing article in the UK Guardian that discussed the very big environmental goals of a very tiny village in Japan. The village, known as Kamikatsu , has a population of a little over 2,000 residents, but all of them are involved in Japan’s latest mission to have a zero waste environment by the year 2020. In 2008, the Japanese government created “ Japan’s New Action Plan for Accelerating the Establishment of Sound Material-Cycle Societies Internationally through the 3Rs .” In shorter terms, it was called “Japan’s Plan for Zero Waste.”
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
60 Adobe Illustrator Tutorials Collection Adobe Illustrator is a vector-based drawing program developed and marketed by Adobe Systems. It is a very popular editor among professional artists and designers. To master the complexity of an artwork and improve your designing skills you can always use the advanced tools and option of Illustrator. In this collection we present you 60 informative and useful Adobe Illustrator tutorials that might inspire you to start working with it or to improve the skills you already have. Sketches by Spencer Nugent Home Contact Link Sketch Archive Sketch-A-Day on Facebook.com
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Disappearing Doorknob Concept Innovative door handle system, designed by Arnaud Lapierre, promises to ensure your privacy by hiding the knob when the door is locked. Doorknob Condition uses clever pulley system that retracts the exterior door knob when pulled from the inside. Also check out: Gun Shaped Door Handle Design Magazine For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, spring is right around the corner and, along with it, designs bursting with flowers, butterflies, Easter Eggs, and pastel colors. Most of the holidays in the spring… The ornamental, frame, and borders vector resources on this page vary in complexity and potential uses – some of them are so sophisticated that they can be used on their own, while others are simple… Today’s freebie is bound to come in handy for designers in the run up to Valentine’s Day. This Valentines vector pack hasbeen designed by freelance designer Sam Jones and contains 20 Vector Illustrations available in…
25 Sources For Logo Design Inspiration As logo designer You can often find moments, when You cannot think of anything good, but then such inspirational like this can become very handy. There are a lot of logo showcase sites You can inspire from and usually those sites list also all logo on popular categories, so You can see which logos and actually why there are so popular, sometimes artists even add their logo creation workflow there, allowing us to see what’s really happening behind the scene. OK, now to the post – I found together 25 logo showcase, portfolio sites and even few blogs which dedicate their life to help You become an expert as logo designer. Enjoy!