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  • 5 Simple Tips for How to Update Content on Your Website

    5 Simple Tips for How to Update Content on Your Website

    Transcript: Your website isn’t set in stone, so you shouldn’t treat it like it is.  Technology and the internet change quickly, and often. You should update your website regularly to keep up with the times. Having an up-to-date and optimized sit…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Jan 20, 4:30pm -
  • 6 Best CMS Software for Website Development & SMBs

    6 Best CMS Software for Website Development & SMBs

    Are you looking for a content management system (CMS) that will help you create the digital content you need? With so many options on the market, it’s challenging to know which one is the best CMS software for your business. On this page, we’ll t…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Jan 20, 10:55am -
  • Category Page Design Examples: 6 Category Page Inspirations

    Category Page Design Examples: 6 Category Page Inspirations

    Dozens of people find your business when looking for a type of product but aren’t sure which product fits their needs best. With a well-designed and organized category page, you’ll help people browse products easier and find what they want. To he…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Jan 20, 10:36am -
  • What Is Website Hosting and Why Does It Matter for Your Website?

    What Is Website Hosting and Why Does It Matter for Your Website?

    we know you’ll love this additional resource! (how to host a website) Transcript: What is website hosting?  This is to make a point, I promise.  When you go to a party, there’s always a host. The host is usually the one who sets the location so…
    - 23 days ago, 30 Dec 19, 4:30pm -
  • Is My WordPress Site ADA Compliant? 3+ Plugins for Finding Out!

    Is My WordPress Site ADA Compliant? 3+ Plugins for Finding Out!

    Did you know that breaking the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can result in a six-figure fine? For every violation, companies can receive a $150,000 fine — and if you have a WordPress site, you could be liable. While WordPress aims to ensure…
    - 33 days ago, 21 Dec 19, 9:00am -
  • 5 Lead Generation Website Design Best Practices

    5 Lead Generation Website Design Best Practices

    Are you looking to generate more leads and revenue with your website? If so, it’s time to consider web design for lead generation to help you create a website that caters to your audience and encourages them to become leads for your business.  On…
    - 34 days ago, 19 Dec 19, 12:00pm -
  • Is My WordPress Site Secure? 13 Tips for Locking Down Your WordPress Site

    Is My WordPress Site Secure? 13 Tips for Locking Down Your WordPress Site

    WordPress powers 35% of all websites, which makes WordPress sites a go-to target for hackers. If you’re like most WordPress site owners, you’re probably asking the same question: Is my WordPress site secure? While you can’t guarantee site secur…
    - 41 days ago, 13 Dec 19, 9:00am -
  • Pay Attention to These Web Design Trends for 2020 [7+ Trends]

    Pay Attention to These Web Design Trends for 2020 [7+ Trends]

    If you’re not already thinking about 2020 web design, the time is now. Already, web design trends for 2020 have started to emerge, and if you want to stay on-trend and engage site visitors, it’s crucial to pay attention. But what is the future of…
    - 54 days ago, 30 Nov 19, 9:16am -
  • What is a Favicon? [+4 Tips for Creating an Impactful Favicon]

    What is a Favicon? [+4 Tips for Creating an Impactful Favicon]

    When you bookmark pages on the web, it’s challenging to remember the name of the page. As you dive back into your bookmarks to find it, you see a small icon next to the page. You recognize the icon and realize it’s the website you viewed prior. T…
    - 70 days ago, 14 Nov 19, 10:40am -
  • Website Redesign Checklist + 7 Handy Website Redesign Tips

    Website Redesign Checklist + 7 Handy Website Redesign Tips

    Does your website feature design straight out of the ’90s and functionality from the stone age? If so, it’s time for an upgrade — and WebFX can help. When it comes to website redesign checklists, we’re at the top of our game, and we know how…
    - 90 days ago, 25 Oct 19, 12:34pm -

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
    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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  • Start the Year off Right With 2 Months of Skillshare Premium for Free

    Start the Year off Right With 2 Months of Skillshare Premium for Free

    Looking to start 2019 off on the right foot? Looking for ways to challenge yourself and take your work to another level? Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes related to design, illustration, business and marketing with…
    - 29 Jan 19, 9:16am -
  • Recently Received Books

    Recently Received Books

    In our latest edition of book picks we highlight titles from Wee Society, Intercom, Universe/Rizzoli, Laurence King, TBW Books, HarperCollins and Princeton Architectural Press. In addition, we take a look at a stunning new typeface from Lost Type. Al…
    - 15 Dec 18, 9:40am -
  • 2018 A’Design Award & Competition Winners

    2018 A’Design Award & Competition Winners

    VAUNCE Trampoline Park Brand Identity Design by PlusX and Vaunce The 2018 A’Design Awards winners have been announced! Pulling from a large pool of entrees, The esteemed award is presented to artists whose work rises above and excels in the area of…
    - 23 Apr 18, 4:12pm -
  • A’ Design Awards & Competition – Last Call for Entries

    A’ Design Awards & Competition – Last Call for Entries

    “Module” Calendar by Katsumi Tamura The deadline for submissions to the A’ Design Awards is quickly approaching. Entries must be received before February 28th. The renowned event which is held each year Como, Italy honors exemplary design work…
    - 20 Feb 18, 8:15pm -
  • A’ Design Awards & Competition – Call for Entries

    A’ Design Awards & Competition – Call for Entries

    Motif Wine by En Garde Interdisciplinary GmbH   Do you have a project you’re really proud of? Do you think it could win an award? Start off the New Year by taking a chance and entering the A’Design Awards, the largest design competition in the w…
    - 5 Feb 18, 3:06pm -
  • World Design Rankings

    World Design Rankings

    Filoferru Outdoor Chair by Robby Cantarutti and Partners Since 2010 the A’ Design Awards have been tracking and displaying important data gathered from their prestigious competition at the World Design Rankings (WDR). The lengthy list has recently…
    - 9 Jan 18, 12:49am -
  • Elda Broglio

    Elda Broglio

    Elda Broglio is an illustrator and designer who focuses on motion graphics and editorial projects. She often employs fluid lines and playful patterns to craft lighthearted drawings that capture the comforts found in everyday actives. In her collecti…
    - 20 Dec 17, 8:30am -
  • Run Studio Run

    Run Studio Run

    Building and sustaining a design firm is a massive endeavor and until recently there has been a lack of material on the subject. In Run Studio Run, a new book published by Extracurricular Press, Eli Altman sheds light on the topic and shares valuable…
    - 19 Dec 17, 10:09pm -
  • Stéréo Buro

    Stéréo Buro

    Stéréo Buro is a Parisian multidisciplinary studio founded by Diane Boivin, Christelle Ménage, and Silvia Dore. After working at prominent agencies throughout Europe, the trio joined forces to create a new studio and combine their unique and comp…
    - 18 Dec 17, 8:30am -
  • Stefan Hürlemann

    Stefan Hürlemann

    Stefan Hürlemann uses personal side projects to help him pursue his love for type and experimentation. Since 2016, he has participated in the weekly challenge offered by blankposter.com, a site that encourages artists to design a poster based off of…
    - 13 Dec 17, 8:30am -

Graphic Art News

  • newShutterstock Announces Top Creative Trends for 2020

    Shutterstock Announces Top Creative Trends for 2020

    The data-led report predicts image, video and music styles set to dominate marketing campaigns, advertising creative and video projects throughout the year NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Shutterstock,...The post Shutterstock Announces Top…
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 8:00am -
  • Designing the Future: A 2020 Vision

    Designing the Future: A 2020 Vision

    Neo.Life: 25 Visions for the Future of Our Species is a brand new book from the co-founder of WIRED magazine that offers 25 visions for designing our collective future. The...The post Designing the Future: A 2020 Vision appeared first on Graphic Art…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Jan 20, 11:24am -
  • Branding Tartan Zone Media

    Branding Tartan Zone Media

    Tartan Zone Media is a company specialising in music and event photography and media production from Scotland. A cooperative group of designers – Hugmun.studio and Ground created a strong, black...The post Branding Tartan Zone Media appeared first…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Jan 20, 8:00am -
  • Bold, colourful and dynamic illustrations from around the world

    Bold, colourful and dynamic illustrations from around the world

    A selection of 26 illustrations from artists around the world. This collection ranges from bright colours to natural earth colours, portraits to sketches, made for album covers to comics or...The post Bold, colourful and dynamic illustrations from a…
    - 15 days ago, 8 Jan 20, 9:13am -
  • POSTERRORISM 2020. International Poster Competition – Call for entries

    POSTERRORISM 2020. International Poster Competition – Call for entries

    The secretariat of the global event has invited graphic artists around the world to attend POSTERRORISM 2020. Today, a wide range of political organizations use terrorism to advance their goals....The post POSTERRORISM 2020. International Poster Com…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Jan 20, 8:00am -
  • Fortune Magazine Illustrations by Sam Peet

    Fortune Magazine Illustrations by Sam Peet

    Sam Peet is an illustrator and designer from London and has produced his distinctive graphic work for Apple, Fortune Magazine, Hewlett Packard, Harvard Business Review, Wired Magazine, Fruit, SBI Magazine,...The post Fortune Magazine Illustrations b…
    - 24 days ago, 30 Dec 19, 9:12am -
  • Dot Art Magazine

    Dot Art Magazine

    Dot is an art magazine that serves as a platform to explore ideas and to showcase talent. It is intended to inspire, spark conversation, and feed the imagination. Designed by...The post Dot Art Magazine appeared first on Graphic Art News.
    - 45 days ago, 9 Dec 19, 8:00am -
  • Shutterstock’s 2020 Color Trends Report Predicts Colors on the Rise

    Shutterstock’s 2020 Color Trends Report Predicts Colors on the Rise

    Shutterstock’s 2020 Color Trends Report Predicts Colors on the Rise to be Bold, saturated hues are expected to dominate many 2020 creative campaigns, based on data that matches pixels with...The post Shutterstock’s 2020 Color Trends Report Predi…
    - 51 days ago, 3 Dec 19, 9:00am -
  • Pete For America Portraits by Charis Tsevis

    Pete For America Portraits by Charis Tsevis

    Pete For America is a series of Pete Buttigieg’s portraits created by the renown Greek visual designer Charis Tsevis inspired by his campaign for the 2020 Democratic primaries. Tsevis aspires...The post Pete For America Portraits by Charis Tsevis…
    - 59 days ago, 25 Nov 19, 8:00am -
  • Finador Slab font family by Julien Fincker

    Finador Slab font family by Julien Fincker

    After Finador Sans, now the Finador Slab font family has been released by Julien Fincker. As the name implies, Finador Slab is based on the Finador Sans. It was designed...The post Finador Slab font family by Julien Fincker appeared first on Graphic…
    - 65 days ago, 19 Nov 19, 8:52am -
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HOW Design

  • The Best of the Worst: Celebrating Design Fails

    The Best of the Worst: Celebrating Design Fails

    Design fails happen. And there's nothing wrong with celebrating our failures, acknowledging what went wrong, learning from the mistakes, and moving on.The post The Best of the Worst: Celebrating Design Fails appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 26 Aug 19, 12:59am -
  • 5 Things to Avoid When You Think You’re Underpaid

    5 Things to Avoid When You Think You’re Underpaid

    It can be a shock to find out you earn less than someone with the same job title and experience level. If you’re in this situation, it’s up to you to make a case for a raise, but you have to be wise in your approach.The post 5 Things to Avoid Wh…
    - 19 Aug 19, 12:57am -
  • 7 Tips for Friendlier Creative Criticism

    7 Tips for Friendlier Creative Criticism

    Do team critiques too often become a war of words, careening off topic and veering toward carnage? Here’s a template for active yet affable creative criticism.The post 7 Tips for Friendlier Creative Criticism appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 12 Aug 19, 12:34am -
  • 18 Artistic Cat Gifs to Celebrate International Cat Day

    18 Artistic Cat Gifs to Celebrate International Cat Day

    The internet would not be complete without cats. Check out these cat gifs from artists, designers and illustrators from all over.The post 18 Artistic Cat Gifs to Celebrate International Cat Day appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 8 Aug 19, 12:39am -
  • The Fowl Language and Fun Design of Effin’ Birds

    The Fowl Language and Fun Design of Effin’ Birds

    NSFW WARNING: this post about Effin’ Birds contains birds and foul language that some people might deem inappropriate. Did I first encounter Effin’ Birds on Tumblr or Twitter? I can’t recall where but I do remember how much I laughed out loud.…
    - 18 Jul 19, 9:28am -
  • Behind the Art: Liam Sharp

    Behind the Art: Liam Sharp

    Liam Sharp has been working in comics since the 1980s, making a name for himself as an artist for 2000 AD, “the cutting edge powerhouse of British comics.” Sharp eventually landed with “the big two” comic powerhouses, Marvel and DC. Fans of D…
    - 16 Jul 19, 6:41pm -
  • 5 Essentials of Masterful Product Packaging

    5 Essentials of Masterful Product Packaging

    Discover the five essentials of masterful product packaging and how designers can put a premier spin on each one. The post 5 Essentials of Masterful Product Packaging appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 9 Jul 19, 12:16am -
  • A World of Typography: Creating Typefaces for Multiple Writing Systems

    A World of Typography: Creating Typefaces for Multiple Writing Systems

    Industrious type designers are creating typefaces for non-Latin scripts and languages across the world that are typically lacking in typeface options.The post A World of Typography: Creating Typefaces for Multiple Writing Systems appeared first on H…
    - 8 Jul 19, 1:47am -
  • What Designers Want Copywriters to Know

    What Designers Want Copywriters to Know

    Bay Area designers and art directors share their thoughts on what makes a great copywriter-designer duo and offer copywriting tips from a design perspective.The post What Designers Want Copywriters to Know appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 5 Jul 19, 1:39am -
  • Pierre Katz: Giving New Faces to Old Luxury Brands

    Pierre Katz: Giving New Faces to Old Luxury Brands

    Paris designer and brand strategist Pierre Katz provides a brief tutorial on rejuvenating the images and branding of legacy luxury brands.The post Pierre Katz: Giving New Faces to Old Luxury Brands appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 2 Jul 19, 1:56am -

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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  • One Week Winners

    One Week Winners

    Team Union Direct (l/r) - Zoe Willis, Valentina Torella, Gonzalo Cervilla, Balazs Hirth & Rachel Platts-Smith.Our most recent One Week project finished with a remarkable flourish after the client, Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) assembled a…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 20, 9:45am -
  • DMA 2019 Breakthrough Awards

    DMA 2019 Breakthrough Awards

    Congratulations to Ida Bukantyte and Marta Winogrodzka who were both shortlisted for the DMA Breakthrough Awards 2019. Both were given the opportunity pitch to the DMA panel and the client, Direct Line, in London, and then attend the awards event, al…
    - 46 days ago, 8 Dec 19, 11:28am -
  • Concours d’écriture créative 2019

    Concours d’écriture créative 2019

    The HND Graphics class currently have an exhibition on show in Edinburgh at the French Institute. The set of 37 typographic posters are the result of an annual creative writing competition - 2019 concours d’écriture créativen - co-organised by…
    - 46 days ago, 8 Dec 19, 7:03am -
  • Nova Magazine

    Nova Magazine

    This year our HNC editorial design project was to reinvent the seminal 1960s feminist magazine, Nova.  Nova pioneered journalism that tackled taboo subjects and radical feminist ideas during the 1960s and early 70s.  Times change, but many of these…
    - 77 days ago, 6 Nov 19, 11:39am -
  • Good News for Great Ideas

    Good News for Great Ideas

    Photography by Cameron BrisbaneGraphic Design Tutor Helena Good scooped the Leadership Award at the Creative Edinburgh Awards last week, for her outstanding contribution to the Daydream Believers project, and in hugely deserved recognition of a caree…
    - 96 days ago, 19 Oct 19, 6:28am -
  • Our newest YCN Winners!

    Our newest YCN Winners!

    Earlier this week Tutors Alex Gunn and Richie Bisset accompanied our Commended YCN students down to London for the annual YCN Student Awards.  Our winners from HN Graphics were Anne Bender, Ben Neilson, David Symmons (Gumtree brief), Sean  Gordon (…
    - 10 Sep 19, 4:51pm -
  • YCN Quartet

    YCN Quartet

    YCN have announced their commended students for 2018/2019, and Edinburgh College have garnered no less than six awards - including a stunning haul of 4 commendations for our Graphic Design students.HNC Graphic Design students Anne Bender, Ben Neilson…
    - 5 Jun 19, 4:13am -
  • Moving Stories

    Moving Stories

    Our annual end-of-year Industry Event and Show takes place this year on June 5th at the Fruitmarket Gallery.  We last exhibited there in 2016 and this year the event includes the use of both floors, exhibiting projects from HND Graphic Design, and s…
    - 5 Jun 19, 3:57am -
  • Daydream Believers
    The Daydream Believers programme, founded by Graphic tutor Helena Good,  is aimed at secondary school pupils to help them develop essential skills necessary for the future ahead. Working closely together with Employers, Teachers, Lecturers and Stude…
    - 18 Mar 19, 5:10pm -
  • Berlin Letterpress Experience

    Berlin Letterpress Experience

    As part of our annual study trip to Berlin, we booked the Year One Graphics class on a visit to P98a - Erik Spiekermann's fantastic Letterpress studio located on Potsdamer Strasse in central Berlin.Spiekermann set up this studio primarily to work on…
    - 5 Mar 19, 9:05am -
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