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  • How Web Design Impacts Content Marketing

    How Web Design Impacts Content Marketing

    The design a company chooses impacts how a potential consumer perceives them. From color choice to style, different elements add up to create a first impression. This means that bad design – or lack of design – can have potential customers closin…
    - 55 days ago, 26 Sep 17, 8:40am -
  • How to Choose a Navigation Setup

    How to Choose a Navigation Setup

    Do you want users to spend time on your site and stick around long enough to convert? If so, it’s essential that your content is easy to navigate. If finding information is difficult, users will likely become frustrated and leave, in search of a si…
    - 58 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 10:46am -
  • Why User Experience Matters to Marketing

    Why User Experience Matters to Marketing

    User experience, also known as UX, is made up of many moving parts that allow it to positively impact how users feel when they visit your website. Without a positive user experience, your marketing tactics can be affected, so it’s important to unde…
    - 1 Aug 17, 1:42pm -
  • 5 Ways Web Design Impacts Customer Experience

    5 Ways Web Design Impacts Customer Experience

    Web design is one of the most important parts of any Internet marketing strategy. It has a huge impact on the digital customer experience in several different ways. Your site’s aesthetics, usability, any other crucial factors are essential to your…
    - 27 Jun 17, 12:58pm -
  • How to Fix (and Avoid) Traffic Drops after a Website Redesign

    How to Fix (and Avoid) Traffic Drops after a Website Redesign

    No matter how state-of-the-art your company’s website may have seemed when you first launched it, there comes a time when every site can benefit from a redesign. Given the multitude of algorithm changes than happen each year, and regular shifts in…
    - 11 Apr 17, 9:09am -
  • Electronic Signatures with eversign

    Electronic Signatures with eversign

    This content was sponsored by eversign. The long-established way of getting documents signed is a huge headache. It simply isnt good. This is how we commonly handle signatures on a document: We send out the document that needs to be signed via email,…
    - 28 Mar 17, 11:46am -
  • A Guide to Technology Stacks (Infographic)

    A Guide to Technology Stacks (Infographic)

    Sponsored by This infographic was first published on The Software Guild. It has been republished here with permission from its creators. A technology stack or tech stack for short refers to a set of technologies, software, and tools that are used in…
    - 30 Sep 16, 11:50am -
  • Apple Mobile Device Management Made Easy with Bushel

    Apple Mobile Device Management Made Easy with Bushel

    This content is sponsored via Syndicate Ads. Bushel is a mobile device management (MDM) solution for the iPads, iPhones, and Macs in your workplace. Bushel is developed by JAMF Software, creators of IT solutions for the Apple platform. Without a mobi…
    - 20 Sep 16, 11:56am -
  • How to Learn Angular

    How to Learn Angular

    A five-step guide designed to help you learn Angular effectively.The post How to Learn Angular appeared first on WebpageFX Blog.
    - 27 Aug 16, 10:29pm -
  • The Excuses for Not Having a Website (Infographic)

    The Excuses for Not Having a Website (Infographic)

    This infographic reveals common excuses why 46% of small businesses still don't have a website, with counter-arguments for each excuse.The post The Excuses for Not Having a Website (Infographic) appeared first on WebpageFX Blog.
    - 24 Aug 16, 6:00am -

Design Journal

  • Spot the differences 


    Spot the differences 


    For this project, I selected an image I took of my hair and makeup setup that I use for competitions. I made changes such as color changes, logo removals, text changes, and item additions and removals. My main tools were the cloning and stamping tool…
    - 1 May 13, 6:46pm -
  • Final booklet


    Final booklet


    I received a lot of helpful feedback in class. One major comment was that there was far too much content, still. I’ll have to pare it down even more. There needs to be more white space. Another comment referred to the diagrams, which had too many k…
    - 25 Apr 13, 8:21pm -
  • Cover ideas

    Cover ideas

    This first cover emphasizes the food that I make, by showcasing two of my most memorable items: Elvis cupcakes (banana cupcakes, peanut butter filling, honey cream cheese frosting, caramelized bacon topping), and semisweet chocolate dinosaurs studded…
    - 25 Apr 13, 8:08pm -
  • Spreads Draft 2

    Spreads Draft 2

          The feedback session today was very helpful. I worked with Jason for this assignment. As I expected, he said there was far too much content. It looks too cluttered and visually confusing. It is unclear what the reader should look at first be…
    - 25 Apr 13, 7:44pm -
  • Mood board, color palette and Spreads Draft 1

    Mood board, color palette and Spreads Draft 1

    1. 3-5 typographic study samples This is reposted for posterity’s sake. Please find my comments in the previous post. 2. Post screenshots of 2 mood boards. This board emphasizes journals, calm and serenity, and food. It is mostly neutral-toned. Thi…
    - 25 Apr 13, 7:36pm -
  • Typography study and Sketching grids

    Typography study and Sketching grids

    I created three typography samples. The title font will be used for teacher names and book title, in large print. The first uses Century Gothic, which I like for its round and geometric shape. It is also sans serif. I also tried Handwriting, which ga…
    - 25 Apr 13, 6:18pm -
  • Book Design, Grids

    Book Design, Grids

    I did several sketches of my grid design before moving to InDesign. Here are my sketches:   I experimented with things like text wrapping and modular grids. In my InDesign versions, I used a 4×4 modular grid, 3×3 modular grid, and 3 column grid. A…
    - 25 Apr 13, 6:04pm -
  • Book Spread Exercise

    Book Spread Exercise

    1. What is a modular grid? A modular grid is especially useful for layouts that contain a lot of information. It is essentially a column grid with many horizontal flowlines that help create rows. Each square formed is called a module, and the designe…
    - 2 Apr 13, 4:57pm -
  • Color Exercise

    Color Exercise

    In the beginning, I attempted to find my own colors through the color swatches. I scrolled aimlessly through the color wheels, scaling the values up and down in an attempt to find the perfect color. It was quite frustrating, until I realized I could…
    - 2 Apr 13, 12:53pm -
  • Tracing grids

    Tracing grids

    For this assignment, I chose to trace the grid of TastingTable.com, a food-centered website and newsletter.     Here is my grid tracing of it, done on InDesign. I used guides and transparency tools to help create this.
    - 28 Mar 13, 3:39pm -

Design You Trust

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  • Everyday Practice

    Everyday Practice

    Everyday Practice is a Korean design studio that has a passion for experimenting with different mediums. From animated GIFs to fine art sculptures, their portfolio is full of innovative projects made from a variety of materials. The studio is especi…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 8:30am -
  • Recently Received Books

    Recently Received Books

    The Moderns by Steven Heller and Greg D’Onofrio Looking for some new inspiration or something to add to your winter reading list? Here’s a few of the titles that we’ve received within the last month or so. Included are awesome titles from Abram…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 2:51pm -
  • Johnson/Kingston

    Johnson/Kingston

    Ivan Weiss and Michael Kryenbül of the design studio Johnson/Kingston aim to create inventive work that challenges the norm. To keep their designs fresh and unique, they often craft bespoke typefaces and unconventional layouts for posters and websit…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 8:30am -
  • Chiii Design

    Chiii Design

    Chiii Design collaborates with organizations focused on art and culture. Based in Macau, the studio crafts work for creative events throughout the region. Last year, they designed the branding system for the Y Show, an exhibition that presents the po…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Nov 17, 8:30am -
  • Fol Studio

    Fol Studio

    Fol Studio is a multidisciplinary design firm that strives to be a “brand development partner” for their clients. Their strong branding skills are especially evident in their poster work for exhibitions and film festivals throughout Turkey. I’m…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 8:30am -
  • Kate Prior

    Kate Prior

    Kate Prior is a London-based artist currently working as an in-house illustrator for Urban Outfitters. Her quirky aesthetic fits perfectly with the brand and speaks to its hip and outgoing customers. Her humorous drawings have also caught the attenti…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 9:30am -
  • Tishk Barzanji

    Tishk Barzanji

    Tishk Barzanji crafts surreal illustrations inspired by modernism and London’s architecture. Brimming with massive windows and shadowy figures, his pieces explore themes of deconstruction and man’s interaction with space. These concepts are also…
    - 21 days ago, 30 Oct 17, 9:30am -
  • Jon McNaught

    Jon McNaught

    Jon McNaught is an illustrator and comic book artist who captures the small comforts of everyday life. He often draws characters enjoying quiet activities like reading books or making coffee. An avid printmaker, he enjoys crafting linocuts and scre…
    - 26 days ago, 25 Oct 17, 9:30am -
  • Cécile + Roger

    Cécile + Roger

    The Geneva-based studio, Cécile + Roger, crafts exceptional work for the Mirage Festival in Lyon, an annual celebration of art and digital culture. Over the past five years, they created promotional materials that capture the innovative spirit of th…
    - 28 days ago, 23 Oct 17, 9:30am -
  • Sébastien Plassard

    Sébastien Plassard

    Filled with muted colors and old-fashioned technology, Sébastien Plassard’s illustrations have a vintage flair. The nostalgic imagery often turns surreal and dreamlike as he depicts melting automobiles and horse-car-robot amalgamations. His alluri…
    - 33 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 9:30am -

Graphic Art News

  • 100 Designers – 100 Posters for Crete supporting two good causes.

    100 Designers – 100 Posters for Crete supporting two good causes.

    100 designers, 100 different works of art depicting every aspect of life on the island, including civilisation, culture, tourism, ecology, nutrition etc. The creators cover a wide range of techniques and subjects through their work, offering food for…
    - 2 Aug 17, 4:58am -
  • 24th. A Student Project

    24th. A Student Project

    The project “24th” is a student project. The first part of the task was to create a series of packaging, beginning with the economy version, through the more expensive one, to the premium version. The name “24h” was chosen because it implies…
    - 27 Jul 17, 8:36am -
  • Dreamy Worlds Illustrated by Amandine Bensard

    Dreamy Worlds Illustrated by Amandine Bensard

    Illustration and Art have always been more than a hobby for illustrator Amandine Bensard, but a real personal and professional goal. Amandine grew up in Paris, where she studied Visual Arts at the university. When moved to Madrid, Amandine decided to…
    - 26 Jul 17, 8:01am -
  • POSTERRORISM – Call for entries

    POSTERRORISM – Call for entries

    POSTERRORISM is an international poster competition against terrorism. Today, a wide range of political organisations use terrorism to advance their goals. From the left, right-wing groups, nationalists, religious groups, revolutionaries, and even th…
    - 24 Jul 17, 2:56am -
  • Young artist Neel Khudhar

    Young artist Neel Khudhar

    Neel Khudhar is a 17 years old illustrator. Neel was recently honoured to win Red Bull’s doodle competition. There was a 6-hour workshop where she learned various techniques and how to build ideas. This workshop helped her to learn how to process h…
    - 21 Jul 17, 7:20am -
  • July 17th. International Day of Emoji

    July 17th. International Day of Emoji

    Emoji has now entered our communication language, and we will be able to summarise whole conversations with them. On July 17th, the International Day of Emoji, Francesco Hashitha Moorthy tried to summarise 17 of his favourite films with the use of on…
    - 17 Jul 17, 8:00am -
  • Madrid Gráfica 2017 | Call For Posters: The light City / La Ciudad Ligera

    Madrid Gráfica 2017 | Call For Posters: The light City / La Ciudad Ligera

    DIMAD and Madrid City Council, supported by the Business Forum for Madrid, call on all graphic designers to take part in the first open poster exhibition of the event “Madrid Gráfica” with the motto The Light City to be held in September/October…
    - 17 Jul 17, 3:26am -
  • 100 Designers – 100 Posters for Crete

    100 Designers – 100 Posters for Crete

    100 graphic designers from Greece and Cyprus created 100 Posters for Crete raising funds for the work of ELEPAP Chania and Orizontas Omen Art Shop Gallery, the Region of Crete, the Regional Unit of Chania, the Ephorate of Antiquities of Chania and th…
    - 11 Jul 17, 8:18am -
  • Rogue Cartoonist Sketches Message of Hope for America, Especially Generation Z

    Rogue Cartoonist Sketches Message of Hope for America, Especially Generation Z

    “There are endless possibilities in life and everyone has merit and value.” Ben Garrison Motivation can come in many forms and is usually most powerful when arriving unexpectedly. That is exactly what happened when rogue cartoonist, Ben Garrison…
    - 5 Jul 17, 8:00am -
  • Abstract-Expressionist style from Hungary

    Abstract-Expressionist style from Hungary

    NORMAL GERGELY is a visual and sound artist from Hungary. He usually paints in an abstract-expressionist style. Next, to the use of the ordinary canvas, he would create his works on extraordinary materials, like old wooden doors and used furniture co…
    - 4 Jul 17, 6:12am -
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HOW Design

  • 5 Tried and True Design Devices for Logo Designers

    5 Tried and True Design Devices for Logo Designers

    Check out these time-honored graphic styles to get some ideas for your next logo design. [And don't miss the HOW Logo Design Awards deadline—Monday night!]The post 5 Tried and True Design Devices for Logo Designers appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Nov 17, 6:04am -
  • Free Font Friday: High Life

    Free Font Friday: High Life

    Welcome to Free Font of the Week, where we showcase our favorite free font finds! This week's choice is High Life, an Art Deco-inspired typeface with…The post Free Font Friday: High Life appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 10:26am -
  • 8 Tips for Designers from Chip Kidd

    8 Tips for Designers from Chip Kidd

    Chip Kidd is definitely the rockstar of the dust jacket and he dishes on how to pull it off. The post 8 Tips for Designers from Chip Kidd appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 3 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 9:54pm -
  • Design, Meet Marketing

    Design, Meet Marketing

    How does the blurring of the lines between design and marketing playing out in practice? Here's what the HOW Community on Facebook had to say.The post Design, Meet Marketing appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 4 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 7:05am -
  • An Argument For Sustainable Design: Scientists Warn Humanity of Catastrophic Fate

    An Argument For Sustainable Design: Scientists Warn Humanity of Catastrophic Fate

    After scientists' letter of warning to humanity, it's more obvious now than ever just how important sustainable design can be. Designer Seunghee Yi has an idea for a…The post An Argument For Sustainable Design: Scientists Warn Humanity of Catastro…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 2:25pm -
  • What’s Next for Creative Leaders: Influence Without Management

    What’s Next for Creative Leaders: Influence Without Management

    You've transitioned from apprentice to master, yet find yourself asking "what's next in my career." The answer may surprise you.The post What’s Next for Creative Leaders: Influence Without Management appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 5 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 10:10am -
  • Pentagram’s Natasha Jen on All Things Branding

    Pentagram’s Natasha Jen on All Things Branding

    Pentagram partner and HOW Logo Design Awards judge Natasha Jen talks brand identity design, teacherly observations and tips for designers.The post Pentagram’s Natasha Jen on All Things Branding appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 9 days ago, 11 Nov 17, 6:47am -
  • Free Font Friday: Neoneon

    Free Font Friday: Neoneon

    Welcome to Free Font of the Week, where we showcase our favorite free font finds! This week's choice is Neoneon, a type family inpired by '80s neon signs.The post Free Font Friday: Neoneon appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 9 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 11:17am -
  • 3 Degrees of Inspiration: Fideli Sundqvist, Merijn Hos & Ted Parker

    3 Degrees of Inspiration: Fideli Sundqvist, Merijn Hos & Ted Parker

    From the patience and precision of Fideli Sundqvist, the trail of inspiration leads from one artist to another in this fascinating series.The post 3 Degrees of Inspiration: Fideli Sundqvist, Merijn Hos & Ted Parker appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 10 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 10:24pm -
  • Securing Your Spot on a Modern Creative Team

    Securing Your Spot on a Modern Creative Team

    Want your pick of jobs? Make sure you have the skills that are in demand. Here are the roles and skills that new research shows hiring managers plan to add.The post Securing Your Spot on a Modern Creative Team appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 11 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 7:20am -

Imprint

  • Breakthrough Thinking: A Q&A with Thomas Vogel

    Breakthrough Thinking: A Q&A with Thomas Vogel

    In the business world there has been a lot of buzz about “design thinking,” “innovation,” “creative thinking,” and more. The rumor is that it’s only the newest fad in business and soon, it too, will fade away in to obscurity … The pos…
    - 23 Jun 14, 8:30am -
  • Out-of-This-World Inspiration: Books That Celebrate Classic Sci-Fi Cover Art

    Out-of-This-World Inspiration: Books That Celebrate Classic Sci-Fi Cover Art

    Sponsored: How designers turned their love of vintage sci-fi imagery into curated blurb books. The post Out-of-This-World Inspiration: Books That Celebrate Classic Sci-Fi Cover Art appeared first on Print Magazine.
    - 21 Jun 14, 10:58am -
  • The Six C’s of Creative Leadership

    The Six C’s of Creative Leadership

    When it comes to creative leadership the great design leaders exhibit six essential characteristics. How many of these traits do you have? The post The Six C’s of Creative Leadership appeared first on Print Magazine.
    - 20 Jun 14, 9:00am -
  • Laura Bifano: June’s Cover Artist

    Laura Bifano: June’s Cover Artist

    We were lucky to work with illustrator Laura Bifano to create the cover of the June issue of Print. She tells us about her process, what inspires her and shares some images of another illustration piece. The post Laura Bifano: June’s Cover Artist…
    - 17 Jun 14, 9:53am -
  • Albert Einstein’s Favorite Artist?

    Albert Einstein’s Favorite Artist?

    Here's a tribute Einstein wrote for Print magazine about artist Josef Scharl—and, of course, a look at Scharl's life and work. The post Albert Einstein’s Favorite Artist? appeared first on Print Magazine.
    - 16 Jun 14, 8:00am -
  • Weekend Heller: Stamp Butcher

    Weekend Heller: Stamp Butcher

    Niko Courtelis is a creative director, filmmaker, and, says the Kat Ran Press, "a butcher of stamps." Learn more about his book that collects his creative work. The post Weekend Heller: Stamp Butcher appeared first on Print Magazine.
    - 13 Jun 14, 4:01pm -
  • Masquerading Artists

    Masquerading Artists

    The 1951 Improvisations program for the Artists Equity Masquerade Ball includes artwork by the likes of Isabel Bishop and many more artists. Take a look inside this limited edition program. The post Masquerading Artists appeared first on Print Magaz…
    - 13 Jun 14, 1:38am -
  • You’re Getting Sleepy, Very Sleepy

    You’re Getting Sleepy, Very Sleepy

    At the turn of the century Mon. J. Filiatre, drawing from ancient methods and revealing them in 128 photographs (some included here), teaches the world "les sciences utiles" of hypnotism. The post You’re Getting Sleepy, Very Sleepy appeared first…
    - 12 Jun 14, 1:36am -
  • LACMA’s New Graphic Design Collection Plans

    LACMA’s New Graphic Design Collection Plans

    The Los Angeles County Museum of Art plans to build one of the country’s most vital, important graphic design collections. The post LACMA’s New Graphic Design Collection Plans appeared first on Print Magazine.
    - 11 Jun 14, 10:46am -
  • Stars and Barbs

    Stars and Barbs

    Mirko Ilic created this poster and billboard for 8th Festival of Tolerance - Jewish Film Festival for the 25th Anniversary presentation of Schindler's List. The post Stars and Barbs appeared first on Print Magazine.
    - 11 Jun 14, 7:06am -

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  • DC Living Lab 2017

    DC Living Lab 2017

    During the first week of November, Edinburgh College design tutor Helena Good and HND graphic design students Niamh Curran and Aga Pomaranska attended DC Living Lab 2017 and Creativity World Forum, in Aarhus, Denmark.  The HND class had all submitte…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 9:58am -
  • Favourite

    Favourite

    The HND Graphic Design students have completed a short experimental project to kick off their final year. For this brief they selected a favourite glyph or letter, then explored its usage, provenance and geometry, before designing an A2 print piece c…
    - 41 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 4:04pm -
  • Class of 2017

    Class of 2017

    Some of our graduands from the Class of 2017 who attended the ceremony today at the Usher Hall. Always a great occasion, well done all, we are very proud of you all.
    - 52 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 3:57pm -
  • Showing Off Our Talent
    Our video dept filmed this short promo for our end-of-year show, which was at the Dovecot Gallery in May 2017.
    - 95 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 7:56am -
  • Visit Scotland / Whitespace
    Check out the promotional video for our One Week project from spring 2017. This collaboration involved award-winning design agency Whitespace, and their client, Visit Scotland. 
    - 96 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 12:46pm -
  • YCN Awards

    YCN Awards

    Final Year student Jeff Gillan has won a Commendation from YCN for his creative solution to the Cornetto brief.  Jeff's concept 'Snap, Share and Scoop' features some playful copy and a nice user experience.  Check out the full submission on Jeff's…
    - 12 Jun 17, 7:18am -
  • Another Star

    Another Star

    Final Year HND Graphic Design student Sarah Mary Macrae won the Star Creative Student category at the annual Marketing Society Scotland Awards, held last week in Glasgow at SWG3.The Star Awards recognises the very best in Marketing across Scotland, a…
    - 11 Jun 17, 5:51pm -
  • New Show - New Talent
    Our end-of-year Industry Night & Show takes place in less than two weeks, on Thursday June 1st. This year the event is at the Dovecot Studios, one of Edinburgh's best Arts spaces.  Our theme this year is 'New'- inspired by all the positive feedback…
    - 20 May 17, 11:11am -
  • Pencil Time

    Pencil Time

    Earlier this week D&AD announced the New Blood Award winners for 2017, and we were thrilled to see that our HND students Sarah Lewis and Jen Grieve have won a pencil. The pair submitted their idea for the National Autistic Society brief, and were amo…
    - 18 May 17, 5:59pm -
  • Star Creative Awards 2017

    Star Creative Awards 2017

     We're celebrating good news from the Marketing Society Scotland, who have announced a shortlist of six students for the Star Creative Award 2017 - which contains no less than three of our design students - Christina Giannakou, Sarah Macrae and Catr…
    - 2 May 17, 12:44pm -
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