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How to Design the Perfect Business Card | Webdesigner Depot - StumbleUpon In this post, we’ll discuss how a thoughtful, well-designed business card can help your company give a good first impression and send the right message. We’ll look at elements to include in your design and the different approaches to take. We often hear of the importance of first impressions in both our professional and personal lives. In business, the first impression we make on potential clients and other professionals can affect how much business we get. If we fail to dazzle in the first meeting, we might not be attending the follow-up meeting in which we could raise the bar. Also, we tend to forget that first impressions often begin with a business card. Blink Airbrushing Business Card by Katerina Vourgos Business cards convey the potential of all branded professionals-especially designers-and you should remember that when designing them. Personal Identity Package by Jordan Puopolo Now, what does that mean exactly: the “perfect” design? The Professional Elements to Include Colors to Use

Free Downloads: A Collection of Rusted Textures Resources June 15, 2010 Rust often signifies age and dirt that others may not want to have in their work. With designers, however, rust is viewed in a different aspect. Most especially if the rustiness can be used or applied as material for design projects, depending on its style and the projects’ goals. A Collection of Rusted Textures is compiled in this next post as a cool resource for designers of all ages. Feel free to download the texture of your choice and create amazing designs with these resources. Metal Rust Texture 22 Download Source Nether Flesh Download Source Wall Texture Download Source Merlin Download Source Metal Rust Texture 05 Download Source Textureville Download Source Rusty – texture Download Source Rust texture pack Download Source Fired wall Download Source Rust Texture Pack 01 Download Source Rust textures Download Source Coloured Rust VI Download Source Rust texture 6 Download Source 6 Rusted Stone Textures Download Source Metal Rust Texture 20 Download Source Rust Download Source Rust Row

50+ Beautiful Patterns & Useful Tools for Web Designers - StumbleUpon On 03.26.10, In Freebies, Patterns, Web High quality free seamless vector and pixel patterns that you may need for your web projects, prints or any other design related works. Feel free to use any of these patterns and also consider giving back the credit to the authors. 50+ beautiful patterns and useful tools, enjoy this great stuff. Advertisment Feel free to use any of these patterns on your own site. Pattern8 was created to make it easier to find high quality free seamless patterns. Huge collection of free high quality patterns. As the name implies, this section of K10k is a resource for deliciously pixellated patterns. PatternCooler is a a free Seamless Pattern Background Design Resource. Great site with simple navigation, providing about a hundred patterns, allowing you to get a full page preview of each pattern. Patternhead started life as an ecommerce site selling high quality vector patterns to designers around the world. Just small useful tool to create patterns. Paulius Rašytinis

70 Excellent Background Textures for Designers Following our recent article 30 Examples of the Effective Use of Textures in Web Design, we are bringing you a collection of textures that really lend themselves for use in web design. Whether they are used just as they are, or are altered or enhanced by software such as Photoshop, textures are a very important part of a designer’s toolbox. In this round-up I have selected 10 textures from 7 different sites offering free textures. Textures for Designers The following textures are from Subtle Patterns. Textured Paper Subtle White Feathers AG Square Kinda Jean Escheresque Dark Subtle Grunge Noisy Grid Retina Wood Nistri The following collection of textures are all from Texturegen and are all photo textures. Diamond Drain Cover Beige Carpet Herringbone Block Paving Metal Shutter Surface Rust Stainless Steel Small Pebbles on Beach Sand Ripples Side of Barn Detail Black Diamond Plastic The following textures have been selected from TextureKing. Paper Texture Subtle Grunge Cardboard Grunge Vintage Wallpaper Watercolor

Decoratum - Pair of Armchairs with Leather `Sling Seats` and Ball Handles Sorry, this item from Decoratum has been sold. A stylish pair of armchairs with leather 'sling seats' and ball handles, attributed to Lina Bo Bardi. We say 'attributed' only because we have not actually found a picture of these in the reference books, but the style and those 'ball' handles have all the trademarks of one of her creations; plus we found them in the same home as other undisputed and documented Bo Bardi furniture. Lina Bo Bardi, born Achillina Bo in Rome on 5 December 1914, died 20 March 1992 in São Paulo was an Italian- Brazilian modernist architect. She graduated in Rome, before moving to Milan where she started her career working with Gio Ponti. Soon after, she opened her own office but suffered a run off bad luck with few early commissions to speak of before her office was destroyed during an air raid in 1943.

Over 100 Incredible Infographic Tools and Resources (Categorized) This post is #6 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category. Total items listed: 112. Time to compile: 8+ hours. Follow @DailyTekk on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss a week! Update: Be sure to check out our latest post on infographics: Infographics Are Everywhere – Here’s How to Make Yours Go Viral. I love a good infographic! There’s more to this article!

Welcome : Linzie Hunter, Illustration & Hand Lettering Free Texture Packs To Spice Up Your Designs Feb 25 2011 Every day we try our best to present to you some useful tips, dear reader, to inspire you with fresh ideas and to try out new things. Today, we’ve prepared a nice collection of free texture packs that you just may have been looking for to freshen up your designs you’re working on. Enjoy! High Resolution Texture Pack 5 High Resolution Brick & Tile Textures 9 High Resolution Metal Surface Textures Starry Textures 4 Free High Resolution Grunge Textures 5 High Resolution Grungy Paper Textures 10 High Resolution Grungy Surface Textures 46 High-Quality Graffiti Textures High Resolution Fabric Texture Pack 6 High Resolution Sand and Seashell Textures 27 High Resolution Watercolor Textures 12 Free Grungy Bokeh Textures 27 High-Res Playdough Textures 8 High Resolution Screen Print Ready Textures 30 High-Res Foam Dot Textures 14 High Resolution Paper & Canvas Textures 12 High Resolution Denim Textures 11 Free High Resolution Fabric Textures 10 Free High Resolution Wood Textures Wood Textures (ik)

Eat Drink Chic Tutorials and projects » 20 Free PowerPoint Templates that Don't Suck Not satisfied? You can look for more free templates at these web sites (or if you’re game to design your own, here are some tips to keep in mind). If there are any sites that you like to use, don’t forget to post them in the comments section below! This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 at 2:11 am and is filed under Tutorials. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Blancer

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