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?
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When people ask me to explain brand development, I usually respond with a question and possibly a metaphor of sorts, “Do you think you would be who you are today if you didn’t have your name?”
Most likely the name of a person is the first piece of information we have about them. The first point of contact is what to call another person, this is what we are told to address them by and often, a name is all we have for a while. We then make assumptions or form judgments about them quickly and those assumptions accumulate. So the first piece of information, a name, is paramount. First impressions can set the stage for future and much larger interactions. A name can direct you in a positive or a negative direction.
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In this book review article, we will be taking a look at Book of Ideas by Radim Malinic a book that has been on my to get and read list for so long now I just had to send for it. I contacted Radim and asked if he would sign our copy for us which he did, so I would like to thank him once again for signing our copy of the book.
Wasting no time as soon as it came I polished it off within a few days and thoroughly enjoyed every second of it I literally could not put it down until I finished it. Well, you know what I mean… I did need to break off from it from time to time to run the business and get on with client work and content creation but every spare moment I got it was in my hands. A book I will definitely be going back from time to time.
Book of ideas by Radim Malinic is what he describes as the diary he never had, I think the idea behind this book was to provide inspiration and ideas to the reader hence the title of the book “Book of ideas.” And it does exactly that!
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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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Technologies are constantly changing and with it, the style and manner of advertising and especially Digital Marketing is continuously in flux. In this article, we will go through some of these critical points which can help you design a better Digital Marketing Strategy for your Ventures and businesses.
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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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Fabian Geyrhalter was born in Vienna, Austria and is a graduate of ArtCenter College of Design. He is a renowned Brand Strategist and Founder and Principal of FINIEN.
Fabian is a columnist for Inc and Forbes and his thoughts on branding have been published by the likes of The Washington Post, Mashable, Entrepreneur and The Huffington Post.
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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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John Spencer is an award-winning graphic designer and creative director, and founder of virtual consultancy Offthetopofmyhead. He invents names, designs logos, creates graphic and language identities, and conjures up campaigns.
John collaborates with some of the most talented and experienced people around and brings together the best team of freelancers for each job. They work together remotely using the latest technology.
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