Here is a list of must know graphic design websites that never fail to provide a wealth of information and inspiration. They are not in any specific order.
“A logo is done in a second. It’s done in a second…and 34 years.”
Listening to a leading design talk about what inspires them can often inspire you. Paula Scher is a very influental designer who created the Citi Group logo on a napkin. Read more →
If you are thinking about blogging you don’t want to overlook this video. I know it’s in depth but it covers just about everything you are thinking at the time you make that first article post. Get quality traffic on your blog site.
Tim Ferriss of 4 Hour Work Week talking about his blog experiences.
Learn the tricks of the trade from an experienced blogger. Tim Ferriss (writer at www.fourhourworkweek.com) gives a great presentation on blogging traffic in 2009 during an opening keynote at the last San Francisco WordCamp, titled “How to Blog without Killing Yourself”. I know its long but if you have time and are serious about increasing your blog quality as well traffic its a great shortcut to avoid your own pitfalls while learning the blog game.
In the above video presention, the following topics are covered…
Enjoy the tips!
So what makes a logo good? A good and effective logo should follow 5 basic brand identity principles, be functional, represent the company, and be unique.
The process of designing a logo can very well define its outcome, however, unless you can defend the principles it could be very arbitrary. In this article I will try to break down the functionality of a logo so that it is not so variable. If you critique your logo design with these principles there should be little space to fail with your logo designs.
Time to time I find myself needing a boost of creativity when working with type. After sifting through several logo sites I found some typographic logos that are very creative in my opinion. Hopefully many other people will find these ideas mind opening. Keep in my many of these are personal exploration projects. (made up designs) Nevertheless, logo exercises like these are good practice. Read more →
Recently, I was working in Adobe Photoshop CS3 (this also happens sometimes when I swap back into Photoshop 7.0 to work with ImageReady) for a client’s animated gif advertising campaign, all of a sudden my Photoshop wouldn’t display anything but the “hand” icon. No matter what tool I selected, I would always have the hand tool icon. Not a single tool would work other than the locked hand tool. This happens occasionally to me so I figure a short article is due. I can’t be the only one, right?
Here are a few solutions to the infamous adobe photoshop hand tool stuck or froze problem… Read more →