Running a successful design business means turning a client’s ideas, or your own, into a tangible product. It’s exciting to launch a website that appeals to users and attracts customers.
The world of design has changed enough, however, that your work will be seen by more than a local audience. The Internet provides the ability for your design to be seen by someone local or someone on the other side of the world.
That’s exciting stuff, as it opens new doors for your design work and for clients of your design work. Or, the purpose of your design work may be because you or your client wants to intentionally target users in other countries.
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For any business that’s just starting out, a brand launch offers the opportunity to make a splash and announce yourself to the world. For graphic design businesses, in particular, your brand launch is the ideal time to showcase the creativity and talent of your team to potential clients. However, not all brand launches are created equally. In order to maximize the benefits of this exciting event, it’s essential to approach your brand launch strategically.
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Calling all designers! We have a fresh set of 30 Free New Fonts For Designers to download right here at The Logo Creative. Its a great source for some cool looking Typefaces absolutely free of charge for you to use personally or commercially with the odd exception to a couple of the typefaces which require a license to use commercially so be sure to check the license info included with each font.
Read on to download the set of 30 Free New Fonts For Designers
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Are you a graphic designer wanting to learn how to create consistent letterforms? Do you struggle to maintain size, width, thickness and style throughout your hand-drawn custom type? If this sounds like you or your wanting to sharpen your letterform typography then we have found the perfect product for you that will help you learn and become a better designer in drawing consistent letter forms.
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Whether you’re designing a logo, a poster, or any piece of branding or marketing collateral, your work will eventually end up somewhere. That means your work will be going to print, which means sometimes, you’re going to need to work with a print supplier.
You won’t always have to deal directly with these firms yourself – this is often not the case if you work as part of an agency, with account managers acting as the go-between. But whether you’re a freelancer or part of a larger organisation if you’re responsible for this task, then building a positive working relationship will be important. Read on as we go through 6 Secrets To Getting Along With Your Print Supplier.
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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.
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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.
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“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.
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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.
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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.
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