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Category Archives: Graphic Design Resources

Career Growth through Professional Mentorship

Have you ever thought about getting a professional mentor? If not, you should. There are a variety of advantages to having a graphic design mentor if you’re wanting help with career guidance, and finding a mentor can be a way for you to continue your graphic design education even when formal classes are over.

Advantages of [...]

Adobe Illustrator versus CorelDraw

Several people have posted comments on this site asking about the differences between Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw, wondering which one is better. Now you can have your answer… or, rather, answers.
Neither one emerges as the absolute winner, since it truly does depend on your needs and the types of features you like. And people loyal to [...]

Sources of Graphic Design Inspiration

Graphic design schools can teach you all the top techniques to create brilliant designs, but if you don’t feel inspired where do you begin? Fortunately, the Internet can prove an excellent source of inspiration for both website and print designs. Here are some of the best sites you should check out:

Raster: An Internet website dedicated [...]

Why You Should Consider Graphic Design Contests

Want to improve your resume, impress potential employers, and get your name in front of the biggest firms and most important people in the design community? Then you need to consider entering some graphic design contests and competitions.
However, consider a few things before entering.
1. How worthwhile is this competition?
Look at [...]

Graphic Design Dream Team - Part I

The Best in the Biz

If you love basketball, you might idolize LeBron James. If you are an avid golfer, you probably try to emulate Tiger’s swing. Even these days, the guy’s got a great swing.  But, if your passion is graphic design, you can’t tune into the graphic design competition on the graphic design channel, [...]

Graphic Design Software - Part I

Toys! This week we are taking a look at some of the most popular software on the market for the graphic design community.
Primo PDF
Over 17 million users are taking advantage of this software that transforms just about any file imaginable into a PDF. Ranked #1 in PDF software by CNET, this free technology features a [...]

Graphic Design School

Graphic Design Schools - Part I
Experience may be the best teacher in your graphic design career, but there is a lot to be said for formal training.  Given the countless programs available, choosing what’s best for you can be tricky.  Let’s break it down.

Top Graphic Design Schools
According to US News, the top schools for graphic [...]

Creating a Graphic Design Resume

Many graphic design colleges instruct their graduating students on the appropriate content, outline, and presentation for their portfolios as they prepare to enter the market.  This is great! This is important! But, it’s not all you need.  With equal attention to detail, recall your academic and work experiences and attack your professional resume.
Every Little Detail [...]

Graphic Design Competitions

What better way to get the word out about you than to enter a design competition? Whether you are a student at graphic design school, looking to make a career change to graphic design, or a veteran in the field, competitions can be a great way to challenge yourself, network, and exercise your creativity.
AIGA 365
AIGA, [...]

3D Photoshop Object Projects and Tutorials - Part II

More 3D for Fun and FunctionIn our last article we presented some nifty examples of what you can do with Photoshop in creating your own 3D objects. There are literally thousands of PS objects that you can download from the Internet, but the process of making your own Photoshop 3D items is not only fun [...]

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