The most successful creatives understand there are always new skills and techniques to learn.
You want to learn a new skill? Learn.
Why are some creatives great at what they do? Simply, they dedicate the time to learn their craft—especially the fundamentals.
A logo designer becomes great at designing logos because they studied the fundamentals that form a great logo. A copywriter can write a 1000 words in 10 minutes because they learned the fundamentals, then practiced and wrote daily.
Here’s the crux of this article nice and early for you…
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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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The word “Design” seems to permeate every facet of owning a business these days. We hear high-end brands like Apple espouse the benefits of employing design thinking at seemingly every keynote, but what is it and is it something you need to be employing for your business?
The answer is most likely yes. Read on to learn about The Power of Design Thinking
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When designing a logo there are many factors that go into creating a brand’s visual identity below is a list of areas a logo/brand identity designer should take into consideration when creating a logo design.
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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.
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In this article, we will be discussing the Common Logo Mistakes in Brand Identity Design. If I was to ask other logo designers what their biggest irritations were with logo design I’m pretty sure they would all come out with quite a few similar ones.
In this article, I thought I would mention a few which I feel affect logo design the most and can basically make a very poor logo design.
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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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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.
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