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  • 7 Web Design Questions Companies Should Ask Clients

    7 Web Design Questions Companies Should Ask Clients

    Your website is the heart of your online presence. You need to invest in web design so you can attract more qualified leads and keep them engaged on your site. If you don’t have experience designing a website, you will want to work with a professio…
    - 61 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 10:00am -
  • 5 Font Pairing Tips to Bring Out Your Inner Designer

    5 Font Pairing Tips to Bring Out Your Inner Designer

    Ah, font pairings — to a designer, the two-word phrase is exciting, but to an average Joe, probably not so much. What’s so important about font pairings anyway? Can’t you just pick two fonts for your website and call it a day? Well, you could,…
    - 30 Apr 18, 10:19am -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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 -

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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  • SF Design Book & Ephemera Sale – June 15th!

    SF Design Book & Ephemera Sale – June 15th!

    Love vintage design books & ephemera?  Then join us next Friday for a special sale at Hatch Design in San Francisco from 4-8pm. Grain Edit along with Hatch Design, Javier Garcia (AKA Modfortis) and Nicole Flores will be serving up design annuals, ma…
    - 68 days ago, 8 Jun 18, 2:37pm -
  • 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…
    - 91 days ago, 16 May 18, 1:40am -
  • 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

  • (in)Tangible – Fear in the city. Photo exhibition in Paris. International Call for Participation.

    (in)Tangible – Fear in the city. Photo exhibition in Paris. International Call for Participation.

    Event History In 2016, USPC created the Paris Festival des Idées. Every year in November, the Paris Festival of Ideas reaffirms the necessary link between science and society. The next Festival des idées Paris will take place from 20 to 24 November…
    - 7 days ago, 8 Aug 18, 4:07am -
  • Anant Kulkarni Illustrator

    Anant Kulkarni Illustrator

    Anant Kulkarni is an Illustrator and graphic designer from Mumbai, India with an over 25 years of experience in the field of visual arts, design and illustration. Anant was interested in art at a very early age and with the guidance of his teacher an…
    - 16 days ago, 30 Jul 18, 8:00am -
  • Inspire 1000 kids to #BeLikeMadiba – support our Kickstarter

    Inspire 1000 kids to #BeLikeMadiba – support our Kickstarter

    To celebrate the life of the late Nelson Mandela, a group of South African designers and colleagues set out to collect 95 exceptional posters from around the world, honouring Madiba’s lifelong contribution to humanity. They did this in 2013, the ye…
    - 27 days ago, 18 Jul 18, 4:53pm -
  • Conceptual illustrations by Paolo Beghini

    Conceptual illustrations by Paolo Beghini

    Paolo Beghini is an uprising young Italian illustrator from Imola. Although he is in the illustration field for only two years his talent has been seen and recognized quickly giving him several amazing collaborations. Graphic arts, web design, commun…
    - 30 days ago, 16 Jul 18, 6:10am -
  • Competition Call for Entries The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories

    Competition Call for Entries The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories

    The Association of Illustrators (AOI) in partnership with the London Transport Museum (LTM) invite submissions to the Poster Prize for Illustration to the theme of London Stories. Submissions are free. Across the ages, London has produced and inspire…
    - 31 days ago, 15 Jul 18, 10:26am -
  • Hostinger Business Hosting Review

    Hostinger Business Hosting Review

    It is a great achievement for any hosting provider to receive thousands of new sign-ups every day. Hostinger must be doing something right that’s why day-to-day on an average 15K users signing up for their service. Perhaps, the one biggest reason f…
    - 32 days ago, 14 Jul 18, 12:47pm -
  • Art Moves Competition 2018. Call for Entries

    Art Moves Competition 2018. Call for Entries

    The invitation to the Art Moves Competition 2018 is addressed to all the interested people, artists and students. There is no entry fee. The best 10 artworks selected by an international jury panel will be printed and exhibited in the urban space of…
    - 35 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 5:24am -
  • MUST KNOW FACTS ABOUT WIX (INFOGRAPHIC)

    MUST KNOW FACTS ABOUT WIX (INFOGRAPHIC)

    Get to know the most interesting and exciting facts about WIX, a cloud-based web development platform which allows users to create desktop and mobile websites through an intuitive drag and drop interface. “Published with help of our friends from …
    - 97 days ago, 10 May 18, 4:58am -
  • World’s Graphic Design Day 2018, Iran | Exhibition and Workshops

    World’s Graphic Design Day 2018, Iran | Exhibition and Workshops

    The International poster exhibition on the occasion of World Graphic Design Day was opened at the Ideas Gallery. This exhibition consists of 58 posters from invited graphic designers from around the world: Milton Glaser – Usa / Armando Milani – F…
    - 29 Apr 18, 8:07am -
  • Andre Derain meets the Kawaii style while playing Lego

    Andre Derain meets the Kawaii style while playing Lego

    Marçal Prats has just published a new project featuring his latest editorial work done for GovLoop, the Washington, DC company. The styles he used are inspired by very different sources: the fauvist paintings of Andre Derain (1900-1910), the Lego st…
    - 23 Apr 18, 10:11am -
Janine Just, Inc.
Janine Just, Inc.
Janine Just, Inc.
Janine Just, Inc.

HOW Design

  • newPodcast: Zorana Gee on Selling Your Design Ideas with 3D & AR

    Podcast: Zorana Gee on Selling Your Design Ideas with 3D & AR

    In the latest HOW Design Live podcast episode, Ilise Benun talks with with Zorana Gee about selling your design ideas with 3D & AR.The post Podcast: Zorana Gee on Selling Your Design Ideas with 3D & AR appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 3 hours ago, 15 Aug 18, 1:19am -
  • Demystifying Job Postings: 6 Things to Look For

    Demystifying Job Postings: 6 Things to Look For

    For creative professionals in search of their next challenge, job postings can quickly start to blur together. Here's how to find a position that suits you.The post Demystifying Job Postings: 6 Things to Look For appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 1 day ago, 14 Aug 18, 1:38am -
  • Hey Early-Birds: Save on HOW International Design Awards

    Hey Early-Birds: Save on HOW International Design Awards

    Earlybirds receive discounted entry fees for the 2018 HOW International Design Awards! Imagine standing on stage at HOW Design Live 2019 in front of…The post Hey Early-Birds: Save on HOW International Design Awards appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 2 days ago, 13 Aug 18, 1:54am -
  • 6 Reasons Why Wedding Invitations Will Never Go Digital

    6 Reasons Why Wedding Invitations Will Never Go Digital

    According to etiquette expert Lizzie Post going paperless is not appropriate for wedding invitations. But that's not the only reason they'll never go digit…The post 6 Reasons Why Wedding Invitations Will Never Go Digital appeared first on HOW Desi…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 1:37am -
  • Window Shopping: International Web Design

    Window Shopping: International Web Design

    This award-winning web design by Work & Co brings the unique educational experience of Aesop's brick and mortar stores to a beautiful online setting.The post Window Shopping: International Web Design appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 8 days ago, 7 Aug 18, 10:47am -
  • How to Define Your Value Proposition

    How to Define Your Value Proposition

    You've probably heard the term "value proposition" thrown around at meetings. While it might seem like a buzzword, it is actually one of the most important…The post How to Define Your Value Proposition appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 12 days ago, 3 Aug 18, 1:59am -
  • Ray of Light: Award-Winning Annual Reports Design

    Ray of Light: Award-Winning Annual Reports Design

    Italian lighting manufacturer Axolight hired Teikna Design to complete a total rebrand of their company. The result? An award-winning annual reports design.The post Ray of Light: Award-Winning Annual Reports Design appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 14 days ago, 1 Aug 18, 1:39pm -
  • Pressing On: Keeping Letterpress Alive

    Pressing On: Keeping Letterpress Alive

    Design language is global. Get recognized today. What is letterpress? Who uses it today? And who will use letterpress in ten, twenty, forty years? Those are just some of the questions that co-directors Andrew P. Quinn and Erin Beckloff attempt to ans…
    - 14 days ago, 1 Aug 18, 12:30pm -
  • Podcast: Jeffrey Shaw on Speaking the Lingo of Your Ideal Customer

    Podcast: Jeffrey Shaw on Speaking the Lingo of Your Ideal Customer

    In the latest HOW Design Live podcast episode, Ilise Benun talks with with Jeffrey Shaw about how to attract your ideal customers.The post Podcast: Jeffrey Shaw on Speaking the Lingo of Your Ideal Customer appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 15 days ago, 31 Jul 18, 11:51am -
  • Bottle Service: Award-Winning Packaging Design

    Bottle Service: Award-Winning Packaging Design

    International award-winning packaging design, the Bedlam vodka bottle is intended to act as the brand’s loud-mouthed ambassador on store shelves. Learn moreThe post Bottle Service: Award-Winning Packaging Design appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 23 days ago, 23 Jul 18, 1:33am -

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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  • Another Big Star

    Another Big Star

    Niamh picks up her award from Union's Creative Director Sheryl Thompson (right) and host Danni Menzies.To round off a bumper year, the course is celebrating another win at the Marketing Society Scotland Star Awards, with HND student Niamh Curran pick…
    - 53 days ago, 22 Jun 18, 6:52pm -
  • Four Commendations

    Four Commendations

    YCN have announced the commendations for their annual student awards, with our HND Graphics course picking up no less than four of them. This is the most commendations we've had in a single year (the course chalked up three commendations in both 201…
    - 56 days ago, 20 Jun 18, 11:13am -
  • Showing Off At Show 2018

    Showing Off At Show 2018

    Great short film of our recent Industry Night & Show at the Dovecot in central Edinburgh.
    - 70 days ago, 6 Jun 18, 4:05pm -
  • Good Work : BIMA100
    Great news earlier this month for Graphic Design lecturer Helena Good who was named in the annual BIMA 100.  Helena was listed in the Talent Champion category for her pioneering work on the Engaging Schools project 'Daydream Believers'.Helena attend…
    - 93 days ago, 13 May 18, 6:14pm -
  • Real Life

    Real Life

    Andy telling it as it is in Design Lab A111 at Granton Campus.We had a recent visit from designer and mentor Andy Jamieson, who talked to the HNC and HND classes about his career. Andy has five years' experience both in-house and agency, and describe…
    - 93 days ago, 13 May 18, 5:51pm -
  • Star Creative Shortlist 2018
    We're celebrating good news from the Marketing Society Scotland, who have announced their annual shortlist of six students for the Star Creative Award 2018. Our HND final year student Niamh Curran has made the shortlist, alongside students from Rober…
    - 18 Apr 18, 5:49pm -
  • Sprint Friday in Berlin

    Sprint Friday in Berlin

    Traditionally as part of our annual Berlin study trip in February we arrange a studio visit. In past years this has included the generosity of Saatchi, TLGG and Eden Spiekermann. This year we were lucky enough to visit Axel Springer, one of the world…
    - 12 Feb 18, 1:09pm -
  • Leith Cycle Co - Rebrand

    Leith Cycle Co - Rebrand

    Our NC Graphics class have just completed a new brand communication project. The brief was to rebrand the Leith Cycle Co. - a small independent cycle shop based in Leith, self-labelled as the 'small shop with a big heart'.  For this project the clas…
    - 5 Feb 18, 10:47am -
  • 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…
    - 18 Dec 17, 9:21am -
  • Mini Maker - One Week 11

    Mini Maker - One Week 11

    Tomorrow the team from Edinburgh Science Festival will be coming along to the Granton Campus to announce the winning team from our recent One Week project. This was to create a campaign to promote the Mini Maker Faire as part of the 2018 Edinburgh Sc…
    - 6 Dec 17, 7:05am -
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