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Designer’s Bright, Striking CV, Portfolio Present His Life & Work Beautifully. Business Card Design: 50 Awesome Examples to Inspire You. Imagine this: You just left an important meeting with some industry big shots.

Business Card Design: 50 Awesome Examples to Inspire You

They really dug the ideas you brought to the table and you’re thinking a promotion could be in order. Pokemon as corporate brands - Reimagining Pokemon as Company Logos - Pictogram: A San Francisco Design Shop. The All NewFoursquare - MRDAVENPORT's Portfolio. Branding ・ Visual Design ・ Iconography January - March 2014 The all new Foursquare is the best app for local search and discovery.

The All NewFoursquare - MRDAVENPORT's Portfolio

By learning what you like, Foursquare recommends nearby places you'll love and offers insider tips when you get there. Art Direction: Red Antler Collaboration with: Mike McVicar UI Design Lead: Sam Brown Read more on the process: The official Foursquare 8.0 launch video. 10 Graphic Design Hacks that'll Make You a PRO Designer Overnight! 2.4K Shares Facebook 1K Twitter 370 LinkedIn 720 inShare720 Google+ 247 Pin It Share 34 2.4K Shares × Ever been designing an image and thought to yourself: “Man… I wish I had the graphic design skills to make this image AMAZING!”

10 Graphic Design Hacks that'll Make You a PRO Designer Overnight!

Don’t worry. 5 Ways to Use Shapes Creatively in Your Designs. Shapes are a versatile tool in your Canva tool kit.

5 Ways to Use Shapes Creatively in Your Designs

Think outside the box and use shapes creatively in your designs. 7 Design Details Only Graphic Designers Can See. Articles November 19, 2014 There are things that are not visible to the naked eye like tiny particles and organisms that require special apparatus to be seen.

7 Design Details Only Graphic Designers Can See

But there are also details that aren’t exactly tiny but are oftentimes overlooked because to others, they are unnecessary. This is the most beautiful owner's manual you've ever seen. When you invest seven figures in securing one of the most exotic, exclusive vehicles ever made, perhaps you just expect that the owner's manual is going to be a work of art.

This is the most beautiful owner's manual you've ever seen

I don't know, I've never been in that position. Every owner's manual I've ever had has ended up stuffed in a glovebox, pages greasy, creased, and torn. With the McLaren F1, mishandling the owner's manual would be a crime — doubly so after you hear the amount of thought and effort that went into it. Advanced Hair Selection Using Channels in Photoshop. Tutorials October 13, 2014 Masking out images with complex edges from their background in Photoshop can be daunting for some designers and Photoshop users — especially working on images with very detailed edges and textures that even Photoshop’s pen tool, at its finest, can’t handle.

Advanced Hair Selection Using Channels in Photoshop

Good thing Photoshop never ran out of ways to make things easier for us. Learn the Basics of Color Theory to Know What Looks Good. New Logo and Identity for Airbnb by DesignStudio. Launched in 2008 by two RISD graduates, Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky, Airbnb (originally AirBed & Breakfast) is an online marketplace for people to list their property (owned or rented) for short- and long-term accommodations for other people to book.

New Logo and Identity for Airbnb by DesignStudio

Offerings range from a tiny bedroom in someone’s home or apartment to a remote villa to a full castle (of which there are more than 600 listings) and prices range from $10 to $1,000. In six years, Airbnb users have hosted over 15 million cumulative guests through more than 800,000 listings across 34,000 cities in 190 countries and has disrupted both the hospitality industry and all kinds of property laws where it’s unclear what’s rentable and what’s not. Belonging has always been a fundamental driver of humankind. So to represent that feeling, we’ve created a symbol for us as a community. It’s an iconic mark for our windows, our doors, and our shared values. Design Inspiration & Tutorials.

Visual News - The Cure For Eyeball Boredom. Design a stunning letterhead: 10 expert tips. There’s a huge difference between receiving a letter on standard blank paper, and getting one that sports a beautifully designed letterhead.

Design a stunning letterhead: 10 expert tips

A letterhead acts as a marketing opportunity, provides the opportunity for brand engagement and, apart from anything else, lend credibility to the words on the page. Designing an effective letterhead is a unique challenge. Sometimes your letterhead design will be the first interaction a customer has had with a particular company, while other times it will be used to reinforce the brand identity. It’s crucial to get the details right, but to also produce something that’s tactile, eye-catching, and memorable.

Here we’ve gathered together 10 useful tips to help you get the most out of your letterhead design, by considering the important aspects of what makes a successful letterhead. 01. One of the most important principles behind designing effective letterheads is to keep the design as simple as possible. 02. 03. 04. How to Create Better App Icons, 6 Tips from Apple. This is a guest post by Martin LeBlanc Elgtved, the founder of IconFinder , a search engine for icons. You can follow him on twitter here Shortly after the WWDC event in San Francisco in June, a plethora of iOS7 resources became available on the web. Throughout the hundreds of sessions, speakers and keynotes, Apple unveiled its new iOS 7 to thousands of delegates lucky enough to be there.

We found a great presentation called “Best Practice Guide for Great iOS Design” by Apple UX Evangelist, Mike Stern. The first part of his presentation is about app icons and what Apple believes makes a good icon. Mike Stern begins by explaining why it’s important to pay attention to the UI and app icon: Your users aren’t going to judge your app based on how many technologies you are using, or how many APIs you integrated or how elegant your code.

Design Freebies For Creatives: March 2014. Great Tutorial: '10 Things Beginners Want to Know How To Do' in Photoshop CC. It’s likely one of the reasons Adobe decided to shift to a subscription model was so that they could bring in more beginners and amateurs that had never had affordable access to the software.

Great Tutorial: '10 Things Beginners Want to Know How To Do' in Photoshop CC

For them, justifying a several hundred-dollar purchase wasn’t always feasible, but $10 per month through Adobe’s perpetually-extended Photoshop Photography Program is more than reasonable, and so we’d bet there are more beginners on Photoshop CC than ever before. Now the hard part… actually using the software. Super helpful Photoshop CC beginner tutorial to the rescue! Freebie Release: 10 Business Card Templates (PSD) Until the business card finds a better, faster, more convenient replacement, it serves as the most secure connection one can make with another in the offline world of business.

By putting all your contact and business information into one handy 3.5 by 2 inch piece of paper, this is the best reminder you can leave with your potential and existing clients. There are plenty of things one must look into when designing a business card, but if budget is a big constraint for your business or the new startup you are working on, these 10 business card templates may be the break you need. Created by Meng Loong of, these exclusive business card templates are available in PSD format for readers to download and use. 20 Exceptional Websites for Learning Adobe Illustrator.

Adobe Illustrator is the industry-standard when it comes to scalable vector artwork. As a designer, Illustrator is the right tool for graphics that need to be scaled. 10 data visualization inspirations for mobile and app. Data visualization is getting more popular as a means for users to understand information. As mobile usage increases, knowing how to do data visualization on the app or mobile becomes more important. However, due to the smaller screen size, it takes a bit of creativity work to design a useful and easy to interpret data visualization for the phone.

Fortunately, some designers have done it and we can all learn from their experiences and knowledge. Here are some of the more interesting concepts which I have stumbled upon, presented here to help you draw inspirations and references. Where the best designers go to find photos and graphics. This is my collection of the best websites to find free photos, icons and patterns. If you’d like to suggest a resource, send me an email.

Photo Blogs Quality over quantity. Usually a photo blog is one photographer releasing photos as they shoot them. 11 Nuggets Of Advice For Design Students, Direct From The Pros. Startup Design Framework: Presentation Sources - Designmodo Journal. Hey guys! 31 Most Wanted Web Design Freebies of 2013. “Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions: there is no single definition. 12 of the Best Photoshop Tutorials Created in September. Get Your Inspiration For Creating Your Brand's Identity - 20 Gorgeous Logos. We see logos everywhere we look and they all are trying to make us consider using the products that they represent. 50 Inspiring Examples of Flat User Interfaces.

A Guide to Make Money as a Graphic Designer. Gestalt Principles: How Are Your Designs Perceived? 30 Clever Logos With Hidden Messages. If you are a designer or just an average Joe, you’ve seen hundreds of logos in your lifetime. Being bombarded with advertising, we naturally learn to ignore it. Some companies slack and use Microsoft Word to create their logo.

Innovative companies on the other hand, put thought in their logo design. Graphic Design. Hand Picked Web Design and Development News. Designs Gallery and Inspiration. Graphic Design Blog – An Ultimate Resource for Graphic Designers. Graphic Design, Free Fonts, Vector Graphics, Business Cards, Logo Design, Icons, Tutorials, jQuery Plugins, Wallpapers, Photography. Onextrapixel - Web Design and Development Online Magazine. Design Instruct. Creativeoverflow - Design Blog for Anything Creative.

Your daily dose of design tips and inspiration. Abduzeedo Design Inspiration. VideoScribe - What's your story? Fantastic logos with a hidden meaning. This logo was made by Stylo Design, a design agency from Covent Garden, London. The entire logo is created with only one number; the number 8. By omitting certain parts of this number, they were able to create the brand name. At first all you see is modern typography, but there is actually a hidden meaning of Sony's VAIO logo.

The first two letters represent an analog signal and the last two are the 1 and 0 of the digital world. Here of course an arrow is hidden between the letters E and X. Eighty-20 is a small consulting firm. Toblerone chocolate company from Bern, Switzerland, which is known for high mountains. Baskin Robbins offers 31 flavorous of ice-cream. The Northwest Airlines logo has two hidden meanings.

Studio Output illuminates BBC's Glastonbury identity. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 | By Emily Gosling Studio Output has created the branding for the BBC’s Glastonbury Festival coverage. Inspiration, Technique, Great Design. Awesome Infographics Inspiration, Creative Examples. Understanding the Use of Color in Design. Anatomy of a Logo: Star Wars. National Geographic Rebranding Project by Justin Marimon.

Digital image file types. Business Stationery Designs for Akamai. What a Designer need to ask from Client to Start a good logo? 14 Rules for Designing a best Logo (for beginners) Illustrated QR Codes by 'Am I Collective' Studio. 25 Examples of Creative Graphic Design Resumes. Gurafiku: Japanese Graphic Design. Information is beautiful. Iconmonstr. NounProject. 50 Striking Vintage and Retro Logo Designs. Stanley Chow Soccer Prints — Products. Outstanding Illustrations by UK Artist Petros Afshar. Viktor hertz - official website & portfolio.

Pictogram music posters by Viktor Hertz. 83 Crazy/Beautiful Letterhead and Logo Designs. Minimal Disney Posters by Rowan Stocks-Moore. Creative pop-ups by Jenny Chen. Eye Candy, Literally. Gestalten TV. Fully Illustrated - The Portfolio of Michael Heald. Learn the Basics of Photoshop: The Complete Guide. 45 Epic Blender Tutorials. Color Trends + Palettes. Behance Network. Graphic Design Blog, Tips and Jobs. Great Resume Designs that Catch Attention–and Got People Hired. Give Your Resume an Edge by Making It More Modern.

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