Has it ever happened to you that when you look at other people’s design, you wonder how they managed to make it all so perfect? Whether it is the right font, the right combination of colors, or even the arrangement on the website – something simply clicks when you look at it.
Before deciding on the final design of any project, you need to go through the tedious steps associated with the design creation process. This is a task that both experienced graphic artists or anyone just trying their hand at completing a print media design project should undergo if they want to end up with a competent project end design.
To aid designers during this crucial step is a set of questions that when asked will help lead anyone to the favored and, hopefully, fruitful decision-making process. Listed below are the 10 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Choose Your Final Design. Read them carefully so that you can easily integrate them into your design-making process in the future.
“I can’t believe it. They’ve asked me to come up with brand names again.”
You could have planted potatoes in the Graphic Designer’s forehead furrows.
“I’m a Designer, not a bloody Copywriter.”
I felt his pain.
Forcing a visual person to write words is borderline workplace bullying.
Know Your Onions by Drew de Soto is a very enlightening book offering a different view of the things you encounter every day as a designer.
Drew De Soto who is a print-focused designer has been a graphic designer for over 25 years, this book is a guide for working in the Graphic Design industry and first published by BIS Publishers in 2012.
As he says in his Introduction: “After a 25-year career in graphic design, I’ve picked up a few things and turned them into ‘custom settings’. Read this book and save yourself 25 years.”
Drew was kind enough to send us a copy of the book to review and we were looking forward to tucking into this one, Again I would like to thank Drew for sending us the book and answering our questions as part of this review. Let dive in and take a look at Know Your Onions: Graphic Design By Drew de Soto.
In many ways, building a company is akin to raising a baby. They both start with conception, and then you nurture it/him for years while loving them more than anything else. So, it goes without saying that when you are designing a professional logo i.e. the face of the company, you want it to be the very best. You don’t want to compromise, and you shouldn’t, for the logo is more than just an attractive design that carries the name of your company, it’s the symbol for everything that the company stands for.
There are lots of things you have to think about when developing your business; you’ve got to build a team, develop a product, figure out your target audience. But in today’s world, when there’s so many new business launching, it’ll make your head spin (there are tens of millions of small businesses on Facebook alone), it’s more important than ever to break through the clutter and connect with your audience. And the best way to do that? Through branding and logo design. In this article, we discuss How the right logo design gets your business going.
Graphic designer Aaron Draplin looks back on his career so far in this colourful, detailed and heartfelt book.
Aaron Draplin is the graphic designer behind the branding of Ford Motors, Esquire, and even the Obama Administration. This big colourful book takes a look back on his amazing career so far in this heartfelt and pointed retrospective.
Designer Aaron James Draplin’s book Pretty Much Everything certainly lives up to its name. This mid-career retrospective is stuffed with countless examples of his influential work, ranging from snowboard graphics to logo designs, and insights into Draplin’s unruly career path.
In this article we are going to discuss Things Graphic Designers Should Know. There is no set path or a traditional route in a person’s graphic design career and every graphic designer has there own story of how they got into graphic design and the path they chose and the direction they are heading.
Just because another designer does something a particular way, does not mean you need to do it that exact same way. This article about Things Graphic Designers Should Know is not one of those articles that tells you how you should be designing or what process you should be following as the great thing about graphic designers is we are all unique in the sense that we have all had our own past experiences, adopted our own unique styles and break the rules in our own way that we have become accustomed to.
This article highlights areas of graphic design that designers should be aware of and applying into their work. So what are the key terms and tools graphic designers need to produce quality work that is now a staple of what customers have come to expect?
Creativity in the world of graphic designing is all about balancing the needs of the client. A graphic designer approaches every project with creativity and new forms of innovation. The procedure of graphic designing itself is a type of visual communication where the designer implicates visual art, typography, layout techniques and other methods. Examples of graphic designing are mostly seen in advertisements, logo design, business cards, and website designing.
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?”