January 13, 2016

How a simple mark ends up meaning something big. Joe Posner, and Michael Bierut (designer of the Hillary Clinton logo) explain. For more from Michael Bierut on graphic design, check out his book "How to use graphic design to sell things, explain things, make things look better, make people laugh, cry, and (every once in a while) change the world


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January 5, 2016

"Could you take a look at the wireframe and let me know if I need to adjust the leading and the kerning so there's enough white space? Thanks!"

 

... Come again?

 

Sometimes, designer-speak can seem like gibberish. But marketers work so closely with designers on things like website design, infographics, and other visual content, it's important that we speak and understand one another's language.

 

To help bridge the translation gap, the folks at Pagemodo sat down with professional graphic designers to come up with a list of the most important design terms marketers should know.

 

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January 5, 2016

 

Γραφιστική

Ο όρος γραφιστική μπορεί να αναφέρεται σε μια σειρά καλλιτεχνικών και επαγγελματικών ειδικοτήτων που επικεντρώνονται στην οπτική επικοινωνία και την παρουσίαση. Διάφορες μέθοδοι χρησιμοποιούνται για να δημιουργήσουν και να συνδυάσουν τα σύμβολα, εικόνες ή / και λέξεις για να δημιουργήσουν μια οπτική αναπαράσταση των ιδεών και των μηνυμάτων. Ένας γραφίστας μπορεί να χρησιμοποιήσει τυπογραφία, εικαστικές τέχνες και τεχνικές διάταξης σελίδας για να παράγει το τελικό αποτέλεσμα. Η γραφιστική συχνά αναφέρεται τόσο στη διαδικασία (σχεδιασμός) μέσω της οποίας δημιουργείται η επικοινωνία όσο και στα προϊόντα (σχέδια) που παράγονται.

Οι συνήθεις χρήσεις του γραφικού σχεδίου περιλαμβάνουν περιοδικά, διαφημίσεις και συσκευασίες προϊόντων. Για παράδειγμα, ένα πακέτο μπορε...

December 30, 2015

ANΟΙΚΤΗ ΠΡΟΣΚΛΗΣΗ
το I LOVE GRAPHIC κλείνει ένα χρόνο ζωής και το γιορτάζει με το 
1ο ΦΕΣΤΙΒΑΛ ΓΡΑΦΙΣΤΙΚΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΟΠΤΙΚΗΣ ΕΠΙΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΑΣ.
Δηλώστε συμμετοχή στη έκθεση αφίσας που διοργανώνει.
https://ilovegraphic.net/festival-i-love-graphic/deltio-simmetochis-gia-tin-ekthesi-afisas-me-thema/

 

December 8, 2015

 

Explain that you should be employed to find a brand idea that will form the basis of all the company’s branding (and perhaps even future business decisions) of which a logo should only be one expression, an idea that is likely to form the basis of a the brand’s overall approach. Such an idea may already be a defining characteristic of the business waiting to be celebrated in the branding.

 

Point out other brands your client admires that can be identified by branding elements that are not the logo. Some well-branded businesses can be identified by their colour, typeface, photographic, illustration, or even copywriting style alone, or (more commonly) a carefully selected combination of these elements. Try to point out the underlying idea that determines all these other brand elements.

 

Your c...

December 8, 2015

 

No, we're not saying you shouldn't drop the kids by the pool at work; only that you shouldn't treat your studio as simply a place where you sit and do work. Instead, treat it as a place where you will want to go and feel inspired.

So what's the secret to creating the perfect environment for your studio? Well, this is not rocket science. It's actually very easy. It's called 'listen'.

Gather your co-workers. Ask them to imagine what a perfect office would look like to them. Gather the best ideas and execute. If you're part of a duo or on your own then it's even easier.

Wrong studio vibe

I can't even count the amount of offices I've been to where it looks extremely tedious and tiresome. Repetitive rows of white desks with black Dell screens and 'ergonomic' chairs of...

November 30, 2015

 

  • New Books (Or a voucher for a book store that sells graphic design books)

  • Pens & Pencils

  • A Large Clock

  • Graphic Design Magazine Subscriptions

  • Drafting Table

  • Lightbox

  • Paints

  • Art Paper / Canvas

  • Pantone Swatches

  • Sketch Pads / Moleskine

  • Dot Grid Book

  • Easel

  • Blank Canvases

  • Post It Notes

  • A Digital Camera

  • iStock Credits (or other stock sites)

  • Designer Tshirts

  • iTunes Shop Credits

  • New Speakers

Computer Goods… for the rich friend

  • More RAM

  • Screen Calibrator

  • New Video Card

  • New Mouse

  • New Computer

  • New Large Screen Monitor

  • A Second Monitor

  • New Cordless Keyboard

  • New Software (Adobe Creative Suite)

  • Software Updates

  • Wacom Digital Graphics Tablet

  • Scanner

  • ...

November 13, 2015

Personal branding is about honing your skills, narrowing your focus, and clearly understanding what you’re passionate about. Branding is not just about you being better than your competition. It’s about getting your prospects to choose you as the only solution to their problem. Of course, you can only do that if you have an edge that nobody else has. An edge that is unique enough to be irresistible to others. 

 

Your personal brand affects other people’s decisions about your intelligence, character and ability and determines whether the other person wants to do business with you. The way you act and present yourself has a remarkable impact on the people you meet professionally and socially. This will have a great effect on how others treat you. If your personal brand is not profess...

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