f there’s text in your design, follow the rules in this infographic and you won’t go wrong. Click image to see full infographic We visited The Visual Communication Guy and found this – one of the best infographics we’ve seen that provides designers with 18 rules for using text – so we had to share it with you. The use of typography can be confusing – which font do you choose, and what size? If you follow these 18 rules you won’t go wrong and quickly start to see a world of difference in your designs.
re you a designer? And are you looking for a way to ensure that your design work is the digital equivalent of a social butterfly; that is, that your work is attracting the eyes and attention of others? That’s the study of social design. A design that inspires people, sparks conversations, brings crowds, and generates a lot of buzz over any media that it appears on. Be it on a magazine, social media, tv or newspapers, social era is about design bringing everyone together and connecting all. One can also state that social design is the domain of those designers that want to be conscious of their role and responsibility to society, and therefore their designs reflect their values and message for the community that they live in. Designs aren’t just mean to wow and dazzle, they can also serve as a means to spark social change. Big ideas can spread through social design in a number of ways. They can either serve as a means of simple advocacy or they can engage audiences by leveraging the storytelling qualities that design affords them. Design can spark fresh interest and offer an alternative to people by way of disruptive ideas. All
We all have our share of demons that hide stealthily into the abyss of our subconscious, hindering our progress, nagging at us in one way or the other. These demons, at times, appear as irrational fears. Such are the fears that they affect us in ways we deem not conceivable and even challenge our capabilities and potential. “Phobias”, is the term we coined for our irrational fears. These phobias take a toll on us; sometimes, stopping us from exploring new horizons and experimenting with our work. However, it is never too late that you put your foot down against them and decide to face your demons! The list of phobias that plague the mankind is extensive and might as well be in-exhaustive. However, if we talk about certain types of fears that haunt the creative mind, then we might be able to compile a list that could be definitive and render itself helpful to many. Hence, I took upon the task to assemble a list that holistically sums up some of the main phobias that threaten the creative mind— be it of an artist or a graphic designer who is ever-thirsty for new ideas and inspiration— and challenges its potential.
If you’re a serial entrepreneur, chances are that you are often searching for a good logo designer, one who is reliable (as well as affordable) enough to handle your startup’s corporate image and identity in the world of business. You may be wondering who would spare you of the agony of legal contracts and several meet-ups because you’re seriously short on time and you’ve got your hands full as it is – sounds fantastic, does it not? But,there is a way! A good online logo maker could offer convenience when it comes to saving both your time and money. Logo designers, on the other hand, use the freedom to play with their imagination and come up with a truly unique design. Their color palettes may offer a bigger variety so that you may choose colors wisely for your business, but that variety may not be feasible for many startups or small business owners to afford. Where choosing a reliable designer or an authentic online logo maker, could both be equally difficult tasks; the latter is unarguably simpler and less painstaking. There are other distinctive features of an online logo-maker that make it an ideal choice for startups and small businesses.
There is a huge difference between how designers and non-designers view art. Where a designer would be able to name at least a100 out of the 285 known shades of Red; a non-designer would only recognize it as Red: the color of passion. There is no comparison of skill and design knowledge between the two, and we’ll tell you whyin a bit. It’s true that good aesthetic sense comes naturally to some people, but a professionally trained graphic designer has a gradually nurtured, experienced, and shrewd design sense, qualification, and familiarity with the whole process that takes place before, during and after the creation of a design project. This difference of awareness between a designer and non-designer leads to much confusion on the client’s part and frustration on the designer’s. When non-designers impose their own ideas and creativity on a designer, he feels helpless and annoyed at the lack of cooperation from his client’s side. For instance, a person who likes gaudy designs might hire a designer who would suggest a minimalist approach for the required results. Now who do you think gets the KISS right, client or designer? Similarly there are hundreds of such big and small differences that