Business Cards – The Magical Ingredient for Successful Business « Graphic Design Blog – An Ultimate Resource for Graphic Designers

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Currently I had a feeling it was the high time to replace my outdated business card and come up with a contemporary look for my business. Impressive and

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Stop Throwing Money Away: Tips to Consider When Choosing Digital vs. Offset Printing « Graphic Design Blog – An Ultimate Resource for Graphic Designers

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It’s easy to have the ‘printing is just printing’ mentality, but understanding the difference between digital printing and offset printing can save your company’s time, money and provide the assurance that your hard work and design planning will…

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These days will be the Correct time for any Job within Graphics

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Graphic design is a area that is certainly rising in choices for attractively innovative heads. Along with brand-new internet sites
sprouting up with the countless numbers every day, it makes sense that will now could be time for you to be considered a graphic designer. All it requires might be a inventive sparkle as well as a determination to take a position some time directly into understanding the programming required to turn your own layout skillsets perfectly into a a lot more technological effort.graphic design

For those who have deemed work inside graphics as well as this really is something you might find exciting seeing that
you’ve heard regarding it, perhaps you would likely think about getting a web based training course as well as a pair of to familiarize yourself with a few of the popular computer software in neuro-scientific graphics.

Once you have figured out a bit…

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The Importance of a Design Proposal

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Yikes! It’s your first time hiring a professional designer, and you have no idea what to expect. It can be nerve-racking. A good designer should be sympathetic to this and take the lead by enlightening you on the details. But don’t just talk it over on the phone; get it in writing! Make sure a designer gives you a proposal that explains each step of the design process. How many designs will you get? How many rounds of edits? Will your project be finished in time for your product launch? If you say yes to the deal, is the designer willing to offer a timeline for your project, showing suggested deadlines for each step? When both parties know exactly what to expect, potentially deal-breaking miscommunications and frustrations can be easily avoided. Bonus points if the designer has any insightful methods beyond a conversation that is aimed at bridging communication gaps to ensure you get…

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How Does the Design Process Work?

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If you’ve never hired a designer before, it might be hard to imagine how the whole process works. It’s really pretty simple.

Let’s say you’ve hired someone to design your logo. A typical scenario for this might be that, after an initial consultation call, your designer will present 3 logo designs for your review. Sometimes a designer will also include notes on the thought process behind each design. When you get first designs, my personal suggestion is not to make an immediate decision; instead, take some time with them, sleep on them, let them sink in, and revisit them with fresh eyes a few times. This is, after all, what a designer often does during the creative process: in several sittings on different days, your designs are sketched on paper, rendered digitally (where even more exploration takes place), met with plenty of trial and error, and ultimately fine-tuned and presented to you…

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50 reasons not to date a graphic designer

1. They are very weird people.

2. There are billions of them in the world, like colors on the screen of your computer.

3. They will analyse conversations in layers.

4. You will spend the day assembling furniture from IKEA.

5. They drink and eat all kinds of weird shit just because they like the packaging.

6. They hate each other.

7. You’ll come out the last out of the movies because you have to see the full list of credits.

8. They cant change a light bulb or without making a sketch.

9. They **** up all the tables with their cutters.

10. They rather study the paisley pattern on your outfit than listen to what you have to say.

11. They will fill your house with magazines and whatever is out there that has drawings.

12. You never know if it is really an original or a copy.

13. They make collages with your photos.

14. They do not know how to add and subtract, they just understand letters.

15. They idolize people who nobody knows and speak of them as if they were his colleagues.

16. They take pictures almost daily and all are cut in weird shapes.

17. They ask your opinion about everything but they do whatever they want.

18. Everything is left justified, right or center unless they arrive late.

19. They hate Comic Sans with the same passion they love Helvetica.

20. They use iPhone for everything, because everyone has one.

21. You can not decorate the house without consulting them.

22. They steal street signs.

23. Always carry their hands painted with something.

24. They buy dolls unfinished for them to paint.

25. Everything becomes something other than what it really is: cards as tickets, cards as …

26. When arguing, you will be nicknamed like the OSX spinning wheel (not affectionately)

27. Do not know how to dress without consulting the Pantone book.

28. They hate Excel.

29. They read comics.

30. They want to save the world only with a poster.

31. You will spend the day brainstorming.

32. On vacation they will take you to countries that you do not know exist and have no beach.

33. Museums are their second home.

34. They know more positions than the Kamasutra.

35. They can’t go to a restaurant without secretly critiquing the menu design.

36. They listen to music you have never heard of.

37. They can´t cook a normal dish, they always have to experiment with new ingredients.

38. They read rare books: stories of children, Semiotics …

39. When you are going to tell you something, everyone has read it in their facebook and twitter.

40. They have own iPods before you knew they existed.

41. The orgasm they remember is when they heard that Adobe was acquiring Macromedia.

42. They have their own shops just for them and there are the most expensive in the city.

43. They want to spend all the money in the Apple Store.

44. You will never understand their gifts.

45. They see ordinary objects and laugh.

46. You wake up in the middle of the night hearim them screaming “When is the deadline?”

47. They see CMYK and RGB like Neo sees the Matrix.

48. They dream of the day nobody will make a single change to their designs.

49. They rather pay for a font than for a special birthday gift.

50. They are always sleepy because they work 24/7.

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