Following on from the previous book review in this edition we will be looking at David’s second book Work For Money, Design For Love by David Airey. This book answers the most frequent questions about starting and running a design business.
Its a refreshing, straight-talking advice guide from the Logo Design Love author and designer that is David Airey. In this book, David answers all the questions designers have about launching and running their own design business. As David explained the idea for the book was inspired by the many questions he receives from designers that visit his blogs.
Some of the most common questions designers ask are ” How do I find new design clients?” “How much should I charge for my design work?” “I have a difficult client how do I handle them?”
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I should imagine that all creatives at some point get asked “where do you find logo design inspiration as a designer?” or “where did that idea come from for that logo?”
I must say I get asked the question “Where do you find logo design inspiration?” at least once a week and there is honestly no right or wrong answer to this question. Each designer has their own process and ways of gaining inspiration
As an individual creative professional, we as designers need to find our process and ways of gaining inspiration as everyone is different in their approaches when commissioned to a design project they then need to find inspiration for.
In this community-based article, we discuss Where to find logo design inspiration, with insights from designers we have interviewed, and other designers from the design community who answer the question Where do you find logo design inspiration?
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Personally, I haven’t seen famous brands owning a poor logo. It’s the era of social media, having a poor logo is next to killing your profit from your own hands. Little you do know; a customer builds up an association with your brand’s logo.
There are two possibilities here, either your logo will give a positive message of your brand, or it will deliver a negative word. It all depends on the design elements used in that logo. If you want to create a promising brand, make sure that you get a positive logo for your brand.
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eCommerce is a rapidly growing sector. Every year it carves out a larger share of the retail market than the last. Generally speaking, this is a good thing. It’s helping develop an entirely new sector of the economy that makes it easier for people to enjoy the freedom and flexibility of working online.
Yet the downside of all this activity is that competition is ramping up. Consumers are constantly bombarded with marketing and advertising, so it’s becoming increasingly difficult to stand out.
Strong branding can help you cut through the noise and be heard. This means developing good, consistent messaging that resonates with your target audience. And it also means creating great content.
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What makes the brand unique?
Every brand needs a recognition to make a mark on the customers. Brands such as Apple, Nike and Google were able to win user with their strategic brand identity and ever since their launch, users love using products introduced by them.
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There are few things more exciting for graphic designers than choosing a font for a new product. It is a highly creative activity, which can also be very challenging and time-consuming, especially when you have to navigate through the seemingly-endless pages of typefaces that don’t match your inner vision. And it’s an even bigger struggle to find a free font. That’s why we have done an extensive search and selected some of the best free fonts available online, so you can enjoy your creative process more:
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Your brand identity is one of the highest ROI activities that you can take on. It is even more important than product design. Just ask Nike – these are people who make shoes in China for less than five dollars a pair and sell them for around $200 in Western countries. They are not receiving that much of a markup for the quality of the product.
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What do you say when a prospect or client asks, “What’s your hourly rate?”
Do you instantly capitulate and respond with a number? Or do you take the lead in the conversation and respond with your “qualifying questions,” which are designed to help you determine if this client is a good fit for you?
I know what you’re thinking: “If they ask for my hourly rate, don’t I have to tell them?”
Well, no, actually, you don’t!.
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When it comes to setting up a business, ‘How much does it cost to design a logo’is one of the most asked questions. This is an important question to research because it will define the future of your business. Here is a list of questions to consider for logo design and the link between branding:
Do I need a logo?
If you are creating a brand, then yes. It’s essential to have a logo to build your brand identity and future. Having a professional logo can help you to stand out from competitors. The first thing that customers will associate with you will be your logo. So it’s important that you make an effort to create a distinctive brand.
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Businesses have always been about window-dressing! Earlier, in the physical markets, the actual windows were made pleasing enough for the customers to visit the stores and make the purchase.
However, now that businesses have gone digital, we usually work at dressing the windows of devices being used by the customers. And that is usually done by providing the best UI/UX designs to the audience of business websites, e-commerce stores, and even the blogs.
Working on the aesthetics of a website, store, or blog goes incomplete without working on your graphic designs. If your graphics seem homemade and unprofessional, your website is doomed! And that’s for sure!
Here are the best graphic design principles that one must follow to set their design game right:
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