Advanced freelancers are different to your typical freelancer in a few important ways. They are reliable when they take work on. They’re consistent in their approach. They do their particular service or craft as a full-time job and enjoy it. And they’re aspiring to create a reputation or brand to help grow their business in the future. But if you were to sum it up in one sentence; they reduce the risk for their customers.
Today a Designer Interview With Melinda Livsey
As the founder and creative director of Marks & Maker, Melinda unites nine years of professional design experience with a penchant for thoughtful customer service.
Melinda’s experience with notable names like Oakley, Paramount Pictures and Loot Crate, coupled with her passion for creative thinkers and entrepreneurs, creates the perfect cocktail of impeccable workmanship, exceptional brands and happy clientele.
Before we go any further, let’s get one thing straight, I AM NOT A GRAPHIC DESIGNER.
Now we’ve shone a spotlight on the elephant in the room, he can go and eat sugar cane and relax.
“So”, you may ask, “what the holy-heck is a non-graphic designer doing writing a post for The Logo Creative?”.
Beyond the shameless quest for publicity, I thought it might be refreshing to offer a slightly different perspective on the world of branding.
What makes a logo design feel “perfect”? How do you fine-tune simple shapes to achieve visual stopping power? Learn how to design a modern, minimalistic logo from start to finish, and then add that extra punch of perfection to make it stand the test of time.
In this 30-minute class, graphic designer George Bokhua walks us through his process of incorporating grids and geometric shapes into logos so that you can unlock that feeling of timelessness in your own marks.
In this Logo Book Review, we take a look at a rare and beautiful book called Logo International 1 by David E. Carter
David E. Carter is a man who made and produced more than 100 books on logos and graphic design. His first book, Book of American TradeMarks Vol. 1, was published in 1972. His last one, The Big Book of Design Ideas 3, in 2008. The work of this man is thus a must to add in the logo book review section. Logo International 1 (1984) is a beautiful book, but it won’t bring as much joy as you would expect it to do to everyone.
Remember those times in math class when you questioned how and when you’d ever use math in the real world?
But now that I’m a designer, I really wish I had stayed awake in Geometry.
Well into my design career I learned about the Golden Ratio and how to use it in design. As I studied it I realized this knowledge was one of the missing pieces in my design education. Who knew?!
In this post you’ll get a crash course on what the Golden Ratio is, why and how I use it in logo design, and how you can start applying it to your work.
Print media has been around for decades. It is still one of the most effective ways to get your message across to an audience or a target demographic. In the digital age of today, the meaning and effectiveness of the Print Media are not lost on anyone.
When starting out a new project, whether that may be a small one or a big one, people need things printed in various departments and it all can get very confusing at times. In this article, we’ll learn a little more about the various areas related to Printing Services.
Logo books are great, we all know that. In most cases, the books feature logos which were created for companies or organizations. In rare occasions you can find a book that’s different from all others, though. A book that is not about company logos, but about logos from places most of us love to be at. Art Symbols (1992) by Paul Ibou is one of them.
Col Gray is a graphic & brand designer whose passion for branding is as big as his beard! He is the owner and head honcho of Pixels Ink design studio in Dundee.
The question of how much does logo design cost has been debated by both clients and designers alike for decades. In recent history, the cost of popular brand logo designs has ranged from zero to millions. However, the more important issue everyone should be considering is the value logo design offers a business. It may be hard to agree on a universal monetary value for professional logo design. Yet, there are several benefits that make it a worthwhile investment. Logo design is not a commodity after all, despite what all those online logo makers are trying to do. Below are 4 benefits of professional logo design.