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  • 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…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 10:46am -
  • Why User Experience Matters to Marketing

    Why User Experience Matters to Marketing

    User experience, also known as UX, is made up of many moving parts that allow it to positively impact how users feel when they visit your website. Without a positive user experience, your marketing tactics can be affected, so it’s important to unde…
    - 56 days ago, 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…
    - 91 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 12:58pm -
  • How to Fix (and Avoid) Traffic Drops after a Website Redesign

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

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

    Electronic Signatures with eversign

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

    A Guide to Technology Stacks (Infographic)

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

    Apple Mobile Device Management Made Easy with Bushel

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

    How to Learn Angular

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

    The Excuses for Not Having a Website (Infographic)

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

    How to Build an Award-Winning Web Design Team

    Tips and techniques for hiring, helping cultivate the skills of team members, and creating a productive team culture.The post How to Build an Award-Winning Web Design Team appeared first on WebpageFX Blog.
    - 22 Aug 16, 6:00am -

Design Journal

  • Spot the differences 


    Spot the differences 


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


    Final booklet


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

    Cover ideas

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

    Spreads Draft 2

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

    Mood board, color palette and Spreads Draft 1

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

    Typography study and Sketching grids

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

    Book Design, Grids

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

    Book Spread Exercise

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

    Color Exercise

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

    Tracing grids

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

Design You Trust

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  • newShrimp Chung

    Shrimp Chung

    Shrimp Chung is a graphic designer by day and DJ by night. She combines her two passions by crafting promotional materials for Seoul’s vibrant music scene. I’m particularly fond of her work for the fourth annual AMFAIR Showcase, a celebration of…
    - 23 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 9:30am -
  • Francesca Sanna

    Francesca Sanna

    Francesca Sanna is an illustrator and author who illuminates serious issues in a welcoming and endearing way. Through her book and side projects, she tackles subjects such as immigration, education, politics, and body image. Her drawings have a stron…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 9:30am -
  • A’ Design Awards & Competition – Call for Submissions

    A’ Design Awards & Competition – Call for Submissions

    Chris Cran Exhibition Catalogue by Stefan Canuel, RGD Do you have a design, photograph, or rendering that you are really proud of? Submit it to the A’Design Award & Competition! The renowned event is held in Como, Italy and accepts applications f…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 1:44pm -
  • Recently Received

    Recently Received

    We’ve recently added a ton of great books to our shelves including titles from Princeton Architectural Press, Rizzoli, Laurence King Publishing, Thames & Hudson, and more! See them all after the jump. Enjoy! Release the Hounds By John F. Malta Pu…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 9:30am -
  • Fanette Mellier

    Fanette Mellier

    Brimming with bright hues and bold forms, the work of French designer, Fanette Mellier, is hard to ignore. I’m especially drawn to the identity system she crafted for Frac Aquitaine, an art museum in Bordeaux. At its center is a logo made from a r…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 9:30am -
  • Good Apples

    Good Apples

    Good Apples crafts brand identities and digital experiences for a wide breadth of clients. Especially impressive is their collaboration with OZO Coffee Company in which they developed the visual identity and packaging. After modernizing the brand’s…
    - 15 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 9:30am -
  • Luke Lucas

    Luke Lucas

    Luke Lucas is a talented typographer whose lettering has graced the covers of magazines, the walls of office buildings, and everything in between. From old style serifs to 3D scripts, he’s tackled numerous styles and often utilizes fun textures to…
    - 20 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 9:30am -
  • Studio Makgill

    Studio Makgill

    Studio Makgill crafts beautiful work that is deeply inspired by their clients’ passions. While crafting the identity for the brewery Wiper and True, Makgill noticed the company’s fascination with nature and the biological process of fermentation.…
    - 22 days ago, 4 Sep 17, 9:30am -
  • Siobhán Gallagher

    Siobhán Gallagher

    Siobhán Gallagher’s wit and charm shines through her personal illustrations and self-published zines. Her hilariously relatable comics and writings depict the struggles of awkward social interactions, big city living, and modern tragedies such as…
    - 27 days ago, 30 Aug 17, 9:30am -
  • Top A’ Design Award Winners

    Top A’ Design Award Winners

    Between the first show Poster by Daeki Shim, Hyojun Shim The 2018 A’Design Award & Competition is now open for submissions. The prestigious event features over 100 categories and will be judged by a panel of esteemed designers, scholars, and memb…
    - 29 days ago, 28 Aug 17, 2:45pm -

Graphic Art News

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

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

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

    24th. A Student Project

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

    Dreamy Worlds Illustrated by Amandine Bensard

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

    POSTERRORISM – Call for entries

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

    Young artist Neel Khudhar

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

    July 17th. International Day of Emoji

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

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

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

    100 Designers – 100 Posters for Crete

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

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

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

    Abstract-Expressionist style from Hungary

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

HOW Design

  • newDesigning History: A Closer Look at Chad Michael’s Logos

    Designing History: A Closer Look at Chad Michael’s Logos

    Dig into the process behind LogoLounge judge Chad Michael's logo designs and custom lettering for St. Laurent Distillery and Birmingham Pen Co.The post Designing History: A Closer Look at Chad Michael’s Logos appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 22 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 10:54am -
  • newHow Specificity Can Kick Your Creative Process into Gear

    How Specificity Can Kick Your Creative Process into Gear

    By being the first to sketch visions on paper—visually or verbally—creative leaders have the privilege of harnessing a powerful tool: specificity.The post How Specificity Can Kick Your Creative Process into Gear appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 23 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 9:53am -
  • Multimedia Design at its Finest: 10 Award-Winning Projects

    Multimedia Design at its Finest: 10 Award-Winning Projects

    These impressive multimedia design projects were recognized in the International Design Awards. (This year’s deadline is Monday night—enter before midnight!)The post Multimedia Design at its Finest: 10 Award-Winning Projects appeared first on HO…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Sep 17, 8:14am -
  • Free Font of the Week: Glamor

    Free Font of the Week: Glamor

    Welcome to Free Font of the Week! This week's font celebrates all of the powerful women in the workforce around the world. Meet Glamor by Hendrick RolandezThe post Free Font of the Week: Glamor appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 10:26am -
  • The Vacvvm: An International “Cult” of Illustrators & Poster Designers

    The Vacvvm: An International “Cult” of Illustrators & Poster Designers

    Meet The Vacvvm, a creative “cult” that empowers like-minded illustrators from around the world.The post The Vacvvm: An International “Cult” of Illustrators & Poster Designers appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 7:15am -
  • How Kathie Soza Reinvented Herself to Become a Lettering Artist

    How Kathie Soza Reinvented Herself to Become a Lettering Artist

    Kathie Soza’s road to becoming a lettering artist took time and dedication, and a little juggling. It also took change. The post How Kathie Soza Reinvented Herself to Become a Lettering Artist appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 6 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 12:52pm -
  • Winning Logo Design Strategies from 9 Industry Leaders

    Winning Logo Design Strategies from 9 Industry Leaders

    The judges of LogoLounge—including Aaron Draplin, Su Mathews Hale, Chad Michael & other industry leaders—offer their best advice for successful logo design.The post Winning Logo Design Strategies from 9 Industry Leaders appeared first on HOW Des…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 8:25am -
  • Nike Design Team Develops Color-Rich NBA Uniforms

    Nike Design Team Develops Color-Rich NBA Uniforms

    The launch of the Nike’s official partnership as the on-court apparel designer for the NBA resulted in color-rich uniform designs for all 30 teams, as well as warmup apparel.The post Nike Design Team Develops Color-Rich NBA Uniforms appeared first…
    - 7 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 2:52pm -
  • 9 Nautical Designs For Talk Like A Pirate Day

    9 Nautical Designs For Talk Like A Pirate Day

    Blow me down! International Talk Like A Pirate Day be upon us once more. Here are 9 nautical designs to shiver yer timbers! Arrrgh!The post 9 Nautical Designs For Talk Like A Pirate Day appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 7 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 2:31pm -
  • Celebrate International Design: Brazilian Edition

    Celebrate International Design: Brazilian Edition

    Brazil recently celebrated its 195th anniversary of independence. At HOW, we're celebrating enthralling Brazilian graphic design from 7 creative studios.The post Celebrate International Design: Brazilian Edition appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 8 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 8:27am -

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 -

welovedesign, etc.

  • Showing Off Our Talent
    Our video dept filmed this short promo for our end-of-year show, which was at the Dovecot Gallery in May 2017.
    - 40 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 7:56am -
  • Visit Scotland / Whitespace
    Check out the promotional video for our One Week project from spring 2017. This collaboration involved award-winning design agency Whitespace, and their client, Visit Scotland. 
    - 42 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 12:46pm -
  • YCN Awards

    YCN Awards

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

    Another Star

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

    Pencil Time

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

    Star Creative Awards 2017

     We're celebrating good news from the Marketing Society Scotland, who have announced a shortlist of six students for the Star Creative Award 2017 - which contains no less than three of our design students - Christina Giannakou, Sarah Macrae and Catr…
    - 2 May 17, 12:44pm -
  • Inspire Schools Project
    Our Schools project 'Inspire' is almost finished. We'll be holding an event on May 12th with lots of school educators attending at the College, and will publish details of this soon. In the meantime, you can check out our project page for all the upd…
    - 2 May 17, 12:41pm -
  • 12 X 80s

    12 X 80s

    The last project hand-in before the Easter break for the HNC Graphics class was '12 X 80s" - where they had to select an album recorded between 1980 and 1989, and tell its story in a single page website. Artists selected included Grace Jones, the Hu…
    - 31 Mar 17, 9:13am -
  • Inspire #3
    Our schools project page now contains updates for the third stage of the Inspire project - assembling your ideas into CD cover mockups.  We've included instructions, downloads, Helena's video tutorial, and some tips from our Ambassadors Niamh and Ho…
    - 30 Mar 17, 9:57am -
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