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  • 7 B2B Web Design Tips to Craft an Eye-Catching Website

    7 B2B Web Design Tips to Craft an Eye-Catching Website

    People say to “never judge a book by its cover,” but people will most certainly judge your website by its design. If you don’t have a clean, modern, and practical design, your audience will bounce from your site and visit a competitor’s inste…
    - 8 days ago, 17 Jan 21, 9:00am -
  • Mobile-Friendly Checker | Check Your Site’s Mobile Score Now

    Mobile-Friendly Checker | Check Your Site’s Mobile Score Now

    Is your website mobile-friendly? If this isn’t a question you’ve asked yourself yet, you should start doing it now. Mobile-friendliness is one of the most important ranking factors in Google, and can play an essential role in your company’s dig…
    - 23 days ago, 2 Jan 21, 9:00am -
  • 8 Tips for Developing a Fantastic Mobile-Friendly Website

    8 Tips for Developing a Fantastic Mobile-Friendly Website

    Did you know that over half of all Internet traffic comes from mobile devices? That means that if your website isn’t optimized for mobile, you’re missing out on a lot of potential traffic. On top of that, Google ranks websites based on their mobi…
    - 39 days ago, 17 Dec 20, 2:00pm -
  • How to Add an Online Store to Your Website [4 Ways]

    How to Add an Online Store to Your Website [4 Ways]

    Ted’s business is growing, and his customers love his products. He wants to expand his efforts by selling his products online. Ted already has a website for his business, but he doesn’t know how to set up his site to sell products effectively. If…
    - 61 days ago, 25 Nov 20, 2:00pm -
  • 5 UX Design Tips for Seamless Online Shopping

    5 UX Design Tips for Seamless Online Shopping

    The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the lives of people across the globe. As in-person shopping experiences are limited, people are turning to their smartphones, tablets, and computers to buy their essentials. As we head into the 2020 holi…
    - 73 days ago, 13 Nov 20, 4:00pm -
  • Online Customer Experience: 4 Tips for Doing Online Customer Experience Management Right

    Online Customer Experience: 4 Tips for Doing Online Customer Experience Management Right

    Did you know that customer-focused companies are 60% more profitable than companies that don’t focus on customers? Focusing on creating a positive online customer experience is critical to your business’s online growth. If customers aren’t happ…
    - 73 days ago, 13 Nov 20, 9:00am -
  • Ecommerce Website Essentials: Does Your Site Have All 11?

    Ecommerce Website Essentials: Does Your Site Have All 11?

    Ecommerce accounted for over 14% of retail sales in 2019, and that percentage is projected to increase over the coming years. If you’re looking to get in on the ecommerce action, you need to make sure your website has the ecommerce essentials it ne…
    - 82 days ago, 4 Nov 20, 6:09am -
  • Best Shopify Plugins: 10 Shopify Extensions You Must Add

    Best Shopify Plugins: 10 Shopify Extensions You Must Add

    If you aren’t using Shopify plugins on your site, you’re missing an opportunity to maximize your potential to drive leads and sales. When you search on Shopify’s site, however, you’ll find that there are dozens of plugin options available to…
    - 87 days ago, 30 Oct 20, 9:00am -
  • 5 Small Business Website Essentials You Need for Your Site

    5 Small Business Website Essentials You Need for Your Site

    As a small business owner, you want to build a website that provides your audience with a great experience and helps you earn more revenue online.  If your website is missing essential features, you lose out on potential customers and revenue withou…
    - 89 days ago, 28 Oct 20, 9:00am -
  • 8 Ecommerce Homepage Best Practices to Keep Leads from Bouncing From Your Site

    8 Ecommerce Homepage Best Practices to Keep Leads from Bouncing From Your Site

    Did you know that 94% of first impressions relate to web design? Your homepage is often the first page your audience sees when they discover your business, so, if you don’t have a well-designed ecommerce homepage, you may not make a positive first…
    - 89 days ago, 28 Oct 20, 9:00am -

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

  • Typography Design by Ognjen Gligorijević

    Typography Design by Ognjen Gligorijević


    - 12 days ago, 13 Jan 21, 8:00am -
  • 8 Typography Design Trends for 2021

    8 Typography Design Trends for 2021

    Visual design is more powerful than ever. With graphic design trends stretching from recreating organic textures to otherworldly, trippy tech styles, and modern still life scenes, there are practically no...The post 8 Typography Design Trends for 20…
    - 14 days ago, 11 Jan 21, 8:00am -
  • Shadows After Dark – International Poster Competition on Human Trafficking

    Shadows After Dark – International Poster Competition on Human Trafficking

    Intl. Reggae Poster Contest announces their next poster competition. Shadows After Dark – International Poster Competition on Human Trafficking. The International Reggae Poster Contest, VP Records, the Jamaican Ministry of...The post Shadows After…
    - 39 days ago, 17 Dec 20, 4:14am -
  • Break Down the Walls! 5th International Poster Contest by Graphic Stories Cyprus

    Break Down the Walls! 5th International Poster Contest by Graphic Stories Cyprus

    Graphic Stories Cyprus invites all the creative people to take part in the international poster contest titled “Break down the walls” and to see their work printed, by creating their...The post Break Down the Walls! 5th International Poster Cont…
    - 88 days ago, 29 Oct 20, 9:57am -
  • Case – Fontwerk’s new stunning typeface by Erik Spiekermann

    Case – Fontwerk’s new stunning typeface by Erik Spiekermann

    Just a few weeks after type foundry Fontwerk has launched, the foundry announces the release of their next superfamily: Case™ by none other than Erik Spiekermann who collaborated with Anja...The post Case – Fontwerk’s new stunning typeface by…
    - 94 days ago, 23 Oct 20, 8:00am -
  • Graphic Design and Typography by Filippos Fragkogiannis

    Graphic Design and Typography by Filippos Fragkogiannis

    Filippos Fragkogiannis is a graphic designer, based in Athens, Greece. He holds an MA in Visual Communication and a BA in Graphic Design from Vakalo Art & Design College and...The post Graphic Design and Typography by Filippos Fragkogiannis appeared…
    - 95 days ago, 22 Oct 20, 8:00am -
  • Τhe 4th Shenzhen International Poster Festival, 2020

    Τhe 4th Shenzhen International Poster Festival, 2020

    This year, the theme of the 4th Shenzhen International Poster Festival is “Design and Connection”. Internet technology has made the world more connected than ever before, and make Design Changes...The post Τhe 4th Shenzhen International Poster…
    - 14 Oct 20, 8:12am -
  • New Free Font – Nafta Marker

    New Free Font – Nafta Marker

    Krisjanis Mezulis at The WildOnes Type Foundry strikes again with his new font Nafta. Nafta is a crisp and modern free brush, marker typeface that embodies free hand-drawn shapes combined...The post New Free Font – Nafta Marker appeared first on G…
    - 13 Oct 20, 8:10am -
  • Fontwerk font foundry

    Fontwerk font foundry

    Fontwerk is a digital font foundry and provider of type services. They represent the typographic work of top designers from around the world and counting. In Fontwerk believe that convincing communication is only...The post Fontwerk font foundry…
    - 12 Oct 20, 9:10am -
  • How to Successfully Brand Your Business Post-COVID

    How to Successfully Brand Your Business Post-COVID

    Since the pandemic hit the world, nearly every business changed in some way. Perhaps you installed sneeze guards in front of your registers. Maybe you had to close for a...The post How to Successfully Brand Your Business Post-COVID appeared first on…
    - 12 Oct 20, 8:10am -
Dosha Pops
In The Lights PR
Janine Just, Inc.
Lux Smiles Dentistry

HOW Design

  • Early Bird Pricing Ends Friday!
    HOW Design Live is where creatives connect, learn, and grow—we’re here to provide you with the knowledge to guide you in this ever-changing and dynamic industry. We invite you to join us virtually November 10-12 for a 3-day online event featuring…
    - 29 Sep 20, 1:20pm -
  • Testing

    - 3 Sep 20, 9:38am -

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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  • Concours D'ecriture 2020

    Concours D'ecriture 2020

    This is the second year that we have collaborated with The French Institute and both Napier and Edinburgh Universities in the annual Concours D'ecriture, where foreign language degree students compose a piece of creative writing, and the results are…
    - 53 days ago, 3 Dec 20, 4:36pm -
  • Pav is YCN Student of the Year
    To cap off a recent run of awards successes, we gathered last week at the virtual YCN Students Awards to see 4 Edinburgh College students (3 from Graphics Design and 1 from User Experience Design) pick up their YCN Commendations.Nick Defty and the te…
    - 79 days ago, 7 Nov 20, 8:30am -
  • Teacher of the Year!

    Teacher of the Year!

    Massive congratulations ot our very own Helena Good who has been named teacher of the year at the Tes FE Awards, which celebrate the best of the UK’s further education sector. Helena has been teaching Graphic Design at the college for 23 years ac…
    - 90 days ago, 27 Oct 20, 10:07am -
  • Star Awards 2020

    Star Awards 2020

    More congratulations are in order as graduate HND student Balazs Hirth won the coveted Star Student Award at the Marketing Society Scotland Star Awards 2020.  His classmate Rachel Nesbitt also won a commendation, and we had four shortlisted entran…
    - 90 days ago, 27 Oct 20, 8:47am -
  • Get Real 2020

    Get Real 2020

    Jump over to Instagram to see the Get Real portfolio gallery for our class of 2020!   
    - 28 Aug 20, 10:53am -
  • Commendations & Shortlists!
    Some great news towards the end of the 2019-2020 term to help get us all through lockdownFirstly our students have again been recognised with commendations in the 2020 YCN Student Awards.HNC Graphic Design students Valentina Torella and Elia Balleste…
    - 28 Aug 20, 10:52am -
  • Visiting BILD

    Visiting BILD

    Our annual Berlin study trip again included a visit to Axel Springer - one of the largest publishers in the world and publisher of Europe's largest circulation newspaper, BILD.Axel Springer's Head of Apprenticeships, Dual Studies & Talent Attraction,…
    - 4 Feb 20, 8:11am -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 8 Dec 19, 7:03am -
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