Bloggers - Good Graphic Design - A blog on good graphic design
Be a Good Graphic Designer - It's been three and a half years since my brother and I first launched our web design business in 2000. I admit that we were pretty primitive back then, and it's a bit scary to go back and look at the very first sites I created. I'm thankful to say, though, that I've learned a tremendous amount since that time. Here are the top 7 things I wish I had known when I started:
Design Basics - How to Create Good Graphic Designs - This series of hueristics will provide learners with the building blocks of good graphic design. In our fast paced world where sound bytes tell stories and information doubles every 18 months, effective communication is critical. One aspect of effective communication is visual presentation. This series will provide a foundation for people who are interested in improving their visual presentation techniques, either in print or on screen. These rules-of-thumb will assist learners in developing a good graphic design foundation.
Elements of Good Website Design - These are some of the key elements of web design we will discuss during the Design Process of building your website.
Essentials of Good Web Design - If you want to design a web site, you should follow nine rules of thumb.
Good Design is Good Design or is it? - The new genre of “quick read” or “carpool papers” realize business design is just as important as other section design, especially in keeping a consistent and homogenous look to the product.
Good Graphic Design is Good Business - This module focuses on designers and their roles in society. Students examine designers' works and become aware of design aspects of the objects they use in their daily lives
Good on Paper - Graphic Design and Art - This is a collection of select work, both professional and personal. I love doing good work for good people.
Good Websites Creations - Colour can add visual interest to a site. You can choose colours appropriate to your site. Similarly, the use of images and the overall page layout should both be appropriate and consistent.
Grantastic Design - Good Graphic Design Tips - The following graphic design, web site design, banner design, and search engine and online marketing tips are written for people new to the web, web page design, and online marketing ... create good designs with the help of these tips.
Graphic Design Guidelines - Rules of Good Design and Layout - Learn the rules of page layout and graphic design. Here are the basics in a nutshell and guidelines to help with planning, hardware, software, and printing. Browse lists of things to do or not do in desktop publishing.
RNIB campaign for good web design - There are two million people with sight problems in the UK - can they use your website? RNIB campaign for good web design
Secrets of Good Web Design - This website is made up of a collection of web design tips and tricks that I've picked up over the last 10 years. All the secrets are here for you to discover in easy to digest snippets.
Three Tips for good web design - These are some simple guidelines to keep in mind when designing a website. These are common mistakes from novice designers and is useful for beginners and even a few experts out there. I see these mistakes on small business websites and even on major national companies. Its a short article with three easy to remeber rules of thumb.
What is good graphic design? - What makes a good graphic designer, and how can you be sure of getting good graphic design? The graphic design market can be confusing. At first sight, inexpensive graphic design looks readily obtainable, because there are a lot of good people out there eager to get some references. But for the customer, getting the right graphic design is not easy. In fact it's a problem. Because what is the right graphic design?
What Makes a Good Home Page and Good Page Design - As the number of people with access to the World Wide Web continues to increase exponentially, the number of personal Home Pages is exploding as well. I'm particularly intrigued by what sorts of material people choose to put on their Home Pages, and how they present it. It's one thing for Time-Warner to set up a site to publicize their magazines, or for crazed groupies to put up a page of information about Models, Inc.
What Works and What Doesn't in Newspaper Design? - Rules? Boxes? Screens? Mortising type? What works and what doesn’t? We asked some designers, teachers and consultants to sort out myths and misconceptions about basic design. What makes good Newspaper Designs?
When is Web Design Good? - I, like most web designers have searched for the holy grail of web design, the book or website that will lead to answers we are all looking for. What is good web design?
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part II
Today we continue looking at business cards that stand out, and here’s hoping you get some inspiration and ideas! After all, you only get one first impression, so your business card should be something that showcases the best of your design abilities. On Wednesday we looked at the use of interesting shapes, 3D business cards, [...]
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part I
As a graphic designer, your business card should do more than let people know how to contact you. If you’re interested in truly making a good first impression, the business card has got to stand out. Whether through color, design, die cutting, unique materials, 3D shapes, or actual samples of your work, a stand-out business [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part II
Today, we’re looking at the collaboration side of negotiation and collaboration in graphic design. Because your work is ultimately for the client, at times you as the designer must be willing to compromise to reach a mutually agreeable goal. Here are some tips to help you collaborate with clients. Ways to Collaborate Listen. On page 28 [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part I
It’s there in the design brief: the problem your client wants you to solve. But whether your objective is to create an advertisement, exhibition or public announcement, sometimes you and the client aren’t quite on the same page about what exactly the best design solution is. OC Photographer asked a great question about the collaborating [...]
When Things Go Bad: 5 Tips for Firing Clients
Most graphic designers will be in a similar situation at some point: the client will not pay, the client is never satisfied with your work yet won’t collaborate to fix it, or you simply realize that you and the client are not meshing. Regardless of when and why you need to fire a client, everyone [...]
Tips for Working with Clients: Approaching the Relationship
Whether you’re looking for design classes, design degree programs, internships or first jobs, it’s important to choose an option that will help you learn clear communication, especially when it comes to designer/client relationships. Knowing how to work with clients should always be part of a successful graphic design education. The following tips can help you [...]
Working for Good: Pro Bono Design, Part II
If you’re interested in doing pro bono graphic design work, it’s important to educate yourself about smart ways to do it. Once you’ve got some guidelines, you can approach your pro bono work with creativity; unless your client specifically requests it, you don’t need to limit yourself to a brochure. Consider these ideas for pro [...]
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