Tweets of the Week #2

Every week I take some of the most popular and interesting tweets that I come across and share them with my community. Enjoy!

Color Psychology In Creative Design

“It’s worth repeating that the single most important thing you can do to build appeal, mood, and ambiance for your site is to select an appropriate color scheme. There really are no awful colors—any color can look attractive when placed with appropriate color companions.”

Freelance Contracts: Do’s And Don’ts

“In the world of freelancing, the entrepreneur has to take on a number of tasks for themselves that would normally be handled by a separate department at a bigger company. Most of these tasks are not part of the creative processes that freelance workers are used to, but rather are more tedious, left-brain paperwork. Right-brain creatives often shudder at the thought of these forays into linear domains. Such detail-ridden tasks would strain any freelancer who wears multiple hats, but they must be completed.”

27 Classic & Elegant Serif Fonts

“There are now about as many different varieties of letters as there are different kinds of fools.” Eric Gill
Choosing a font for a project isn’t always an easy task but hopefully this list of professional classic and elegant serif fonts will make the task a little easier… or maybe”

Legalities for Designers

“LegalitiesSM is a regular column for the Northern California Chapter of the Graphic Artists Guild by OWE member Linda Joy Kattwinkel, who is herself a visual artist and former graphic artist. In the column, Linda Joy specifically answers questions raised by visual artists, but many of the issues are equally applicable to those who create or utilize works in all creative disciplines. Writers, musicians, filmmakers, fabric designers, and industrial designers, for example, and any of their clients will also find relevant information on copyright law, trademarks, rights of publicity and privacy, licensing, gallery and agency relationships, co-authorship agreements, and publishing contracts.”

Some great free icons from Artua and very nice work in their portfolio

A great collection of MAC OS style icons for download!

Blake McCreary, independent designer

An Indianapolis graphic designer specializing in a broad range of design skills, mainly logo/brand identity design. I work with clients around the globe.
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4 Responses

  1. Michael F says:

    You're killing my workday with all this fascinating info you've found/collected. I think I found you through LinkedIn, AIGA. Don't you have to study? Thanks.

  2. Michael,

    Yea it is a bit strenuous to gather up such information in the midst of education, but once school work is done everyone has to have a hobby, right? Thanks for the comment. Much appreciated! I'll try to keep the information river flowing as fast as I can.

  3. Michael F says:

    You're killing my workday with all this fascinating info you've found/collected. I think I found you through LinkedIn, AIGA. Don't you have to study? Thanks.

  4. Michael,

    Yea it is a bit strenuous to gather up such information in the midst of education, but once school work is done everyone has to have a hobby, right? Thanks for the comment. Much appreciated! I'll try to keep the information river flowing as fast as I can.