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  • 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…
    - 20 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…
    - 55 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 -
  • 13 Free Data Visualization Tools

    13 Free Data Visualization Tools

    I've studied the most popular free data visualization tools available out there, and in this post I'll talk about my top picks.The post 13 Free Data Visualization Tools appeared first on WebpageFX Blog.
    - 12 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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  • Bohuy Kim

    Bohuy Kim

    Bohuy Kim is a Korean graphic designer who runs the studio Odd Hyphen. A strong believer in creative experimentation, he regularly pursues self-initiated projects such as the poster series Visual Impact. In this collection, he plays with unique typog…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 9:30am -
  • Perky Bros

    Perky Bros

    Perky Bros crafted a quirky identity system for Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing. Inspired by beachside folklore, the beer’s packaging illustrates legends of pickpocketing magicians, the invention of the funnel cake, and more. Hidden within the imagery…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 9:30am -
  • Raffinerie

    Raffinerie

    Raffinerie is an award-winning design studio based in Zürich. A favorite project of mine is their collaboration with the Solothurner Film Festival. Building from an established visual language, the studio developed a flexible identity system that t…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 9:30am -
  • Anna Hurley

    Anna Hurley

    I am smitten with Anna Hurley’s illustrations. Utilizing simple forms and limited color palettes, she crafts playful scenes full of charming characters. I’m especially fond of her illustration “Celestial Hair”. Here, she depicts a woman with…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 9:30am -
  • Erik Kirtley

    Erik Kirtley

    Erik Kirtley is a Stockholm-based designer with a passion for typography and illustration. He beautifully displays his skills through a poster series titled Random Acts in which he documents everyday activities. With subjects such as “brushing t…
    - 19 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 9:30am -
  • Joohee Yoon Update

    Joohee Yoon Update

    Printmaker, JooHee Yoon, has continued to craft whimsical illustrations and prints that vibrate with color and personality. With Enchanted Lion Books she’s published two charming picture books, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and Beastly Verse, both pri…
    - 21 days ago, 31 Jul 17, 9:30am -
  • The Rodina

    The Rodina

    The Rodina is the independent practice of Tereza and Vit Ruller. Interested in the connections between culture, aesthetic, and technology, the duo explores these subjects through a wide range of medias. Their work is often experimental and utilizes…
    - 26 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 9:30am -
  • Amber Vittoria

    Amber Vittoria

    Amber Vittoria is an illustrator living and working in New York City. She often employs round organic shapes and loose brushstrokes to illustrate the collections of high-end fashion brands. Hoping to empower the female form, she features the outfits…
    - 28 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 9:30am -
  • XYZ Type

    XYZ Type

    XYZ Type is a new independent type foundry established by Ben Kiel and Jesse Ragan. They currently offer three beautiful typefaces – Cortado, Aglet Slab, and Export. I am especially impressed with Cortado, an elegant script inspired by the letterin…
    - 33 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 9:30am -
  • Recently Received

    Recently Received

    We’ve received some awesome titles from Nobrow Press, PIE International, Rizzoli, Standards Manual, and more. Also included are rad bandanas designed by Hitch, gorgeous linen journals from House Industries, and a collection of architecturally-insp…
    - 34 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 9:30am -

Graphic Art News

  • 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…
    - 25 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…
    - 26 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…
    - 28 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…
    - 31 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…
    - 35 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…
    - 35 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…
    - 41 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…
    - 47 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…
    - 48 days ago, 4 Jul 17, 6:12am -
  • Eastreet 4 project | Call for Entries

    Eastreet 4 project | Call for Entries

    Join the 4th edition of Eastreet – unique project dedicated to street and documentary photography from the region of Eastern Europe. The Open Call runs from 12 June until 23 July 2017, don’t miss it! Eastreet is one of the biggest initiatives pro…
    - 55 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 7:37am -
Janine Just, Inc.
Janine Just, Inc.
Janine Just, Inc.
Janine Just, Inc.

HOW Design

  • Free Font of the Week: Mercat Barcelona

    Free Font of the Week: Mercat Barcelona

    Welcome to Free Font of the Week, where we showcase our favorite free font finds! This week's typeface is Mercat Barcelona by Studio Outline. ¡Disfrutar!The post Free Font of the Week: Mercat Barcelona appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 3 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 10:59am -
  • Free Dielines for Hospitality-Centric Design Projects

    Free Dielines for Hospitality-Centric Design Projects

    These free dielines from Neenah focus on packaging and print design for the hospitality industry.The post Free Dielines for Hospitality-Centric Design Projects appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 4 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 1:54pm -
  • 5 Public Art & Design Projects Around the World This Summer

    5 Public Art & Design Projects Around the World This Summer

    What’s up with so many public art and design projects around this summer? The post 5 Public Art & Design Projects Around the World This Summer appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 5 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 3:28pm -
  • 3 Degrees of Inspiration: Masters Type & Lettering

    3 Degrees of Inspiration: Masters Type & Lettering

    In the latest edition of Three Degrees of Inspiration, explore typographic design by Spencer Charles, Kelly Thorn, Julien Priez and Lotta Nieminen.The post 3 Degrees of Inspiration: Masters Type & Lettering appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 5 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 11:43am -
  • Design Fails for Celebrating National Failures Day

    Design Fails for Celebrating National Failures Day

    Design fails happen. And there's nothing wrong with celebrating our failures, acknowledging what went wrong, learning from the mistakes, and moving on.The post Design Fails for Celebrating National Failures Day appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 6 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 11:59am -
  • What’s Next For In-House Leaders? Post-Mastery

    What’s Next For In-House Leaders? Post-Mastery

    What’s next for design leaders when they've reached that sought-after pinnacle of creative leadership—Director of Creative Services—and held it for a number of years? The post What’s Next For In-House Leaders? Post-Mastery appeared first on…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 5:11pm -
  • Celebrate Your Design Work Today

    Celebrate Your Design Work Today

    Every year in the HOW International Design Awards, we honor excellence in design all over the globe—and we invite the world to celebrate it with us.The post Celebrate Your Design Work Today appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 8 days ago, 13 Aug 17, 7:19am -
  • Free Font of the Week: Bonfire

    Free Font of the Week: Bonfire

    Welcome to Free Font of the Week, where we showcase our favorite free font finds! This week's free font is Bonfire by Jeremy Vessey. Enjoy!The post Free Font of the Week: Bonfire appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 10 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 10:53am -
  • 5 Innovative Design Agencies that Call Lisbon Home

    5 Innovative Design Agencies that Call Lisbon Home

    Lisbon attractions include a flourishing creative community bolstered by rich history, tech startups and innovative design agencies.The post 5 Innovative Design Agencies that Call Lisbon Home appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 10 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 8:23am -
  • The Hopscotch Design Festival is More Than Design

    The Hopscotch Design Festival is More Than Design

    The Hopscotch Design & Music Festival celebrates design, technology, healthcare, film, science, radio, writing and more.The post The Hopscotch Design Festival is More Than Design appeared first on HOW Design.
    - 12 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 3:24pm -

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.
    - 4 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. 
    - 6 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…
    - 70 days ago, 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…
    - 71 days ago, 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…
    - 93 days ago, 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…
    - 94 days ago, 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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