Monthly Archives: April 2008

Best Graphic Design Career and Business Books - Ultimate List of Books for Freelancers & New Designers

Best Graphic Design Career and Business Books - Ultimate List of Books for Freelancers & New Designers
I decided to compile a list of the best graphic design career and business books collected from reading people’s favorites listed on forum posts and blogs. I came up with the following graphic design career and [...]

Podcast for Freelance Graphic Designers

Lindsay Marsh, owner of Marsh Graphic Design has created several audio and video podcasts she calls the Freelancer. They cover various topics related to the freelance graphic designer. She plans on doing these pretty regularly and from what we see there is a lot of potential here. I suggest you check them out.
The [...]

How to Choose the Right Fonts for Your Graphic Design Projects

Photograph by Stephen Coles

How to Choose the Right Fonts for Your Graphic Design Projects

By Lois Knight
Feminine, masculine, serif, san serif, Script, Block, or one of the many custom type sets out there! It is enough to drive the sanest of graphic designers bonkers! Where do you look and how do you choose from [...]

Designing A Catalog From Conception To Completion - A Catalog Design Tutorial

Designing A Catalog From Conception To Completion
By Elle Phillips, Elle Phillips Design
We are very excited to have Elle Phillips guest write for us this week. Please visit her fabulous portfolio to see more of her wonderful work. You will find that this catalog design article is very well written, informative, and extremely helpful. [...]

Logo Design Creation Process from Start to Finish by Expert Graphic Designer - Angela Ferraro-Fanning

We are very excited to have Angela Ferraro-Fanning guest write for us this week. Please visit her fabulous portfolio to see more of her amazing work. Many of you will find that she is a graphic designer that is very talented and experienced. She wrote this article to guide you through her own [...]

What Are The Different Types Of Printing - A Basic Guide to Printing for Graphic Designers

What Are The Different Types Of Printing?
Not all printing companies are created equal. There are those that are able to give you full color printing for your marketing collaterals. Still there are printing houses that offer excellent offset printing to provide you a cost effective print job, hence, bigger savings.
Whatever kind of printer [...]

Demystifying Form and Function in Graphic Design Projects

By Lois Knight
This is at the very heart of every good design, but what is it, and why do we need to remember it? As the rule suggests, this rule comes in 2 parts. What makes up the concept and who is going to see it? I can see that was clear as [...]

How to Create an Effective Print Advertisement - Tips for Graphic Designers

How to Create an Effective Print Ad – The Unconventional Wisdom of an Ad Maverick
Before writing this article, I perused the web looking to see what “experts” had to say about the subject of print ad design. The general consensus is to play it safe. Pshaw, I say! True [...]

You May be a Design Redneck … Some Design Humor

You May be a Design Redneck…

By Lois Knight

I am an avid Jeff Foxworthy fan and have been since early in his career when he defined just what a redneck was. I am happy to report; I am a true redneck in good standing. But as a graphic designer I have noticed a few [...]

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