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  • Your 6-Step Website Redesign Project Plan That’s Easy as Pie

    Your 6-Step Website Redesign Project Plan That’s Easy as Pie

    With over 1.6 billion websites on the Internet, you’ve certainly got your work cut out for you if you want to have one of the best. The truth is, by the time you’re finished reading this post, thousands of new websites will be born. That being sa…
    - 1 day ago, 24 May 19, 2:19pm -
  • Why Isn’t My Website Making Money? (And How Do I Fix It?)

    Why Isn’t My Website Making Money? (And How Do I Fix It?)

    Today, users can access more than 1.5 billion websites, which means you have a tremendous amount of competition in the online marketplace, even if you operate in a niche industry. Competition isn’t the only reason for low site sales, however. A var…
    - 10 days ago, 15 May 19, 1:30pm -
  • Find a Website Designer: 6 Tips for Finding the Best Website Designer

    Find a Website Designer: 6 Tips for Finding the Best Website Designer

    Did you know 38 percent of visitors stop engaging with a site if the content or layout is not attractive to the user? If you want to keep leads on your site, you must invest in your website’s design. To have a quality website, find a website design…
    - 13 days ago, 12 May 19, 11:19am -
  • Beautiful Websites: 6 Tips for Attractive Website Design

    Beautiful Websites: 6 Tips for Attractive Website Design

    Did you know that 48 percent of people say that a website’s design is the number one determining factor for the credibility of a business? Your audience’s first impression comes from your website’s design. Beautiful websites are crucial for mak…
    - 14 days ago, 11 May 19, 11:12am -
  • Google Ad Creator: How to Use Google’s Display Ad Builder

    Google Ad Creator: How to Use Google’s Display Ad Builder

    Landing page? Check. Bid? Double-check. Ad? Better download Google Web Designer. While Google’s ad creator can’t help your team wordsmith persuasive ad copy, it can help your business design responsive and attractive ads, which is critical in dis…
    - 19 days ago, 7 May 19, 9:00am -
  • Simplistic Website Design Ideas to Transform Your Online Presence

    Simplistic Website Design Ideas to Transform Your Online Presence

    Your web design is typically one of the first interactions potential clients have with your brand. First impressions are key, and your website is your chance to make a lasting first impression on users. With over 1 billion websites on the Internet (a…
    - 39 days ago, 17 Apr 19, 9:28am -
  • 4 Website Development Best Practices to Ensure Happy Site Visitors

    4 Website Development Best Practices to Ensure Happy Site Visitors

    A website is a crucial part of your business, and in most cases, it’s the first time potential customers “meet” or interact with your brand. It’s essentially a virtual business card for your business, so a visitor’s first impression can be…
    - 76 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 9:11am -
  • 6 Reasons You Should Redesign Your Website in 2019

    6 Reasons You Should Redesign Your Website in 2019

    Your website is the heart of your digital marketing campaign. As such, there are numerous reasons why you should redesign your website in 2019. In this post, we’ll cover six ways you can upgrade your site. We’ll also cover the benefits you’ll s…
    - 85 days ago, 2 Mar 19, 9:30am -
  • 7 Web Design Trends for 2019

    7 Web Design Trends for 2019

    The new year brings new trends and changes in the world of web design. To ensure your business stays current, you must keep your website up to date. So, what are the upcoming web design trends for 2019?   In this post, we’ll cover seven expected…
    - 87 days ago, 28 Feb 19, 10:00am -
  • 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…
    - 15 Jun 18, 10:00am -

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
    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

  • AR’s Impending Impact on the Graphic Design Industry

    AR’s Impending Impact on the Graphic Design Industry

    Augmented reality (AR) is already used in some advertising, movie theaters and mobile video games. It seems to be one of the top buzzwords of 2019, so it isn’t surprising that all industries are seeing more of an uptick in requests for AR integrati…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 19, 12:50pm -
  • Conceptual Illustrator Jake Hawkins

    Conceptual Illustrator Jake Hawkins

    Jake Hawkins is 21 year old emerging conceptual illustrator. He is based in UK and soon to be graduate from Falmouth University. Jake’s illustrative style is a combination of representational outcomes and conceptual ideas, married together in a cle…
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 19, 8:03am -
  • I Dreamt I Was a Butterfly: An exquisite handcrafted book | Back the Kickstarter Project

    I Dreamt I Was a Butterfly: An exquisite handcrafted book | Back the Kickstarter Project

    The first ever photo art book of butterflies photographed in flight. Museum quality archival prints stitched and bound by hand. While a work of art is inherently unique, some pieces can also claim a historic first. I Dreamt I Was a Butterfly appears…
    - 10 days ago, 16 May 19, 9:57am -
  • Aiap Women in Design Award (AWDA) 2019 IS OPEN!

    Aiap Women in Design Award (AWDA) 2019 IS OPEN!

    AWDA, Aiap Women in Design Award, is the first global award dedicated to women in design, with the fourth edition of this biennial.  Award opens to international women designers with a focus in visual communication design. In keeping with Aiap’s e…
    - 12 days ago, 14 May 19, 8:33am -
  • Posters for Graphic Design Lovers

    Posters for Graphic Design Lovers

    If you’d rather have Milton Glaser on your wall than any footballer, you need to check out this shop. Every creative need a motto they can relate to. That’s why in this new collection, created by and for lovers of graphic design, you’ll find po…
    - 17 days ago, 9 May 19, 8:00am -
  • OPEN CALL for all designers and artists | MEDFaces. Faces of the Mediterranean

    OPEN CALL for all designers and artists | MEDFaces. Faces of the Mediterranean

    OPEN CALL for all designers and artists. I, recently, participated in the project MEDfaces Rostres de la mediterrània. Faces of the Mediterranean, a collective art project initiated by the Barcelona based “Stop Mare Mortum” platform. It is an OP…
    - 34 days ago, 22 Apr 19, 10:14am -
  • Empowering women by replacing iconic brand logos with female figures

    Empowering women by replacing iconic brand logos with female figures

    Creative Equals, an organization aiming to support talented women and promote diversity in creative industries, has decided to replace iconic brand logos with female figures in order to highlight the issues of unbalanced branding in the media. Their…
    - 38 days ago, 18 Apr 19, 9:54am -
  • How to Design Your First Product Package

    How to Design Your First Product Package

    Designing product packaging requires looking at the design through the eyes of consumers. The packaging must stand out from other similar items on the shelf and also be stackable for store displays. About 30,000 new consumer products launch each year…
    - 48 days ago, 8 Apr 19, 8:00am -
  • Fantasy – Between Reality and Imagination | Open Call for Photographers

    Fantasy – Between Reality and Imagination | Open Call for Photographers

    Open Call for the 7th International Photography Festival Artists working with photography, video, performance, and multimedia from around the world and at different stages of their career are all welcome to submit their existing works, or proposals f…
    - 59 days ago, 28 Mar 19, 9:00am -
  • 5th Conference on Graphic Design & Visual Communication in Cyprus, Graphic Stories Cyprus | Review

    5th Conference on Graphic Design & Visual Communication in Cyprus, Graphic Stories Cyprus | Review

    The 5th Graphic Stories Cyprus, Conference on Graphic Design & Visual was held with great success between 15-17 of March 2019, with the partnership of the Bank of Cyprus. The three-day event of the 5th Graphic Stories Cyprus included lectures by prom…
    - 60 days ago, 27 Mar 19, 8:28am -
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  • The Right Way To Protect Your Work: Copyright Law & Usage Rights for Designers

    The Right Way To Protect Your Work: Copyright Law & Usage Rights for Designers

    Copyright for designers can be difficult to master, but it's important to understand. Neil Tortorella shares key strategies for protecting your work.The post The Right Way To Protect Your Work: Copyright Law & Usage Rights for Designers appeared fir…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 1:48am -
  • Banana Slugs & Fighting Pickles: 10 Weird College Sports Logos & Mascots

    Banana Slugs & Fighting Pickles: 10 Weird College Sports Logos & Mascots

    The Banana Slugs are one of the most iconic and strange college sports logos, but they're in good company. We take a look at 10 of the weirdest and best.The post Banana Slugs & Fighting Pickles: 10 Weird College Sports Logos & Mascots appeared first…
    - 6 days ago, 20 May 19, 1:42am -
  • Arc’teryx Patches Celebrate Community & Individuality

    Arc’teryx Patches Celebrate Community & Individuality

    Arc'teryx, outdoor equipment retailer, wanted a project that connected its stores to their community identities. They created the Arc'teryx morale patches.The post Arc’teryx Patches Celebrate Community & Individuality appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 9 days ago, 17 May 19, 1:49am -
  • Typographic Magic: How to Make an Ambigram

    Typographic Magic: How to Make an Ambigram

    Designer and typography expert Nikita Prokhorov walks us through the process of how to make an ambigram, from sketching the word to making it work.The post Typographic Magic: How to Make an Ambigram appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 11 days ago, 15 May 19, 1:06am -
  • Who Needs Helvetica Now?

    Who Needs Helvetica Now?

    The classic Helvetica got a facelift. Helvetica Now features updated glyphs and better scalability, putting it front and center (yet again) in the font fold.The post Who Needs Helvetica Now? appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 17 days ago, 9 May 19, 1:54am -
  • What a Trip: HOW Design Live is A Wild Ride

    What a Trip: HOW Design Live is A Wild Ride

    Reporting live from HOW Design Live 2019, the HOW staff is feeling the love. They're breaking down takeaways, magic moments, and what HDL life is like.The post What a Trip: HOW Design Live is A Wild Ride appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 18 days ago, 8 May 19, 1:44am -
  • Podcast #94: Puno Puno on Instagram for Freelancers

    Podcast #94: Puno Puno on Instagram for Freelancers

    In this HOW Design Live podcast, digital entrepreneur Puno Puno talks about overcoming awkwardness and how to talk to strangers.The post Podcast #94: Puno Puno on Instagram for Freelancers appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 25 days ago, 1 May 19, 1:44am -
  • 4 Exercises for Boosting Your Creative Energy

    4 Exercises for Boosting Your Creative Energy

    Creative energy needs a work out. Robin Landa gives us 4 tips for exercising creative muscle for a project or just for you.The post 4 Exercises for Boosting Your Creative Energy appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 25 days ago, 1 May 19, 1:01am -
  • Mike Wasilewski on Purpose, Clarity, and Making Cool Things

    Mike Wasilewski on Purpose, Clarity, and Making Cool Things

    Frank Collective's Mike Wasilewski believes in design and branding with purpose and making the coolest things he can. He covers design inspirations, acknowledging trends, and how to create impact.The post Mike Wasilewski on Purpose, Clarity, and Mak…
    - 27 days ago, 29 Apr 19, 1:06am -
  • Standing Out in the Dairy Aisle: Tillamook Rebrands

    Standing Out in the Dairy Aisle: Tillamook Rebrands

    Tillamook Dairy is going national. With a redesign that combines heritage marks and a cohesive identity, they're coming to a dairy aisle near you soon.The post Standing Out in the Dairy Aisle: Tillamook Rebrands appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 31 days ago, 25 Apr 19, 1:44am -

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  • 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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  • 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…
    - 6 days ago, 20 May 19, 8:27am -
  • 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…
    - 68 days ago, 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…
    - 82 days ago, 5 Mar 19, 9:05am -
  • Miles Ahead

    Miles Ahead

    Here's an interesting project by NC Graphics student Pavils Vorobjuvos, for his digital project, combining web design, storytelling and art direction.  The brief was to select a title from the Bloomsbury 33 & 1/3 book series about seminal or famous…
    - 4 Feb 19, 12:50pm -
  • Espresso Loves Colour

    Espresso Loves Colour

    Our NC Graphics class kicked off 2019 by presenting their packaging project.  We run this project each year, and some of the Units integrated in this work include Colour, Introduction to Typography, Digital Media, and Sketchbooks.  So a lot of new…
    - 9 Jan 19, 5:21pm -
  • YOYP Xmas Alphabet

    YOYP Xmas Alphabet

    We had Whitespace in a couple of weeks ago to run a guerilla day for their Year of Young People project. Whitespace briefed 60 students (also including a class from Napier University) to each take a letter and create a festive themed alphabet. Chris…
    - 18 Dec 18, 9:01am -
  • Pure Joy

    Pure Joy

    HND Graphic Design student Joy Mooney took the Breakthrough Award at the DMA awards recently in London. The DMA Breakthrough Awards runs in partnership with the DMA Awards and GRT. This year, Direct Line supplied the brief, which was to re-position D…
    - 18 Dec 18, 8:46am -
  • DMA Breakthrough Finalists

    DMA Breakthrough Finalists

    Huge congratulations to Blanca Jiminez, Natasha Ryan and Joy Mooney who have all been announced as finalists for the DMA Breakthrough Award for their work on the Direct Line brief.The three final year students will be travelling down to London during…
    - 25 Nov 18, 7:28am -
  • Into Orbit

    Into Orbit

    HND Year 2 recently finished a short poster project set by former graduates Kyle McPartlin and Kiera Winfield, both designers at Edinburgh agency Orbit.They set a brief to explore the word 'collaboration', and the class were tasked with each designin…
    - 25 Nov 18, 7:18am -
  • Class of 2018

    Class of 2018

    Lovely film by 2018 graduate Natkritta Chanmee, which she filmed over the course of her final year at Edinburgh College.
    - 24 Oct 18, 3:40pm -
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