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Answering Your Questions About Postcard Design

Nov 10, 2013     No Comments    Posted under: Design Tutorials, Graphic Design

Although your small business’s postcard campaign is designed for a commercial purpose (to increase engagement and sales), the project is largely artistic, and thus, more difficult to execute successfully. What makes a postcard design effective? Is it an appealing image? Interactive features like Twitter accounts and QR codes? Or what about engaging text? Read on for answers to all your questions about postcard design and printing features.

How big should my postcards be?

Designer Jeff Szuc says that a standard postcard is 4-by-6-inch cards. However, most companies choose irregular proportions to deviate from the standard, choosing instead to go for 3.75-by-5 or 4-by-5.5. Your size choice will depend largely on the design and purpose of the postcard in question, but generally speaking, you don’t want to go over 6-by-9 for a standard announcement. Make sure to choose your print size before you design to save yourself the headache of trying to make your image fit.

Can I afford color printing?

Small businesses are on a budget, so naturally, expense is a big factor when organizing your postcard campaign. Color printing is always going to be more expensive than black and white, but you can help curb expenses by choosing less busy designs or front-only color. Companies like Printing for Less offer excellent rates for small businesses, with free templates for online designing. Printing expert David Reimherr also has some helpful tips for cutting printing costs, such as printing in a cost-effective size (4-by-6, 5.5-by-8.5, 6-by-9) and using 10 pt. paper.

Is it time to go high-tech?

From social media marketing to Yelp reviews, small businesses are quickly catching on to digital trends. A study from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project revealed that more than half (61 percent) of Americans own a smartphone. QR codes add convenience to your campaign and help you bring your business into the 21st century. Connect your code with a specific promotion or added incentive to encourage customer engagement. For example: “Scan this code for 15 percent off your next order!”

What about postcard design for employees?

Answering Your Questions About Postcard DesignThe kind of tone you’ll want to aim for in your marketing campaign will depend largely on the product or service your business offers. But for communication within your business, you should always keep it professional. This means implementing simplified designs and readable text. However, you can customize your postcards to reflect the theme of a certain department or the nature of the announcement. For example, if your announcement is about going green in the office, your postcard can reflect this theme with a leafy border and forest green text on a cream background.

How much can I write?

Brevity is key for professional postcards. After all, your postcard may only receive a glance or two by its receiver. Avoid complicated jargon, cryptic catch phrases, or anything resembling a list. Stick with short sentences, plain language, and bullet points to make your postcard concise and clear. Remember that a picture says a thousand words, so if you ever feel like your design is too text-heavy, add in a captivating picture to get your message across visually.

Jay

Jay

I currently hold editor-level position with DesigningTips.com and Founder as well. With a group of online & offline companies under the Soofi Group in my kitty, writing for the design genre was an interesting support to DesigningTips.com. In my opinion, everyone has their taste for design, plus the scope of writing is wide and thus the contribution I make here through words would encourage me to explore this section aptly.

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Top 10 Christmas Greeting Cards Design

Nov 28, 2012     No Comments    Posted under: Design Tutorials, Graphic Design

Holiday season is approaching once again, and I am sure you are looking for interesting greeting cards for your loved ones this Christmas. With extensive research we have gathered a list of top 10 Christmas greeting cards design.

If you are tired of looking at the old and over-used greeting cards, have a look at the following collection and let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. These cards don’t have the usual fonts, characters or images that you will find in your local card shop.

Here is our pick of top 10 Christmas greeting cards design for this year. The list includes creativity from Kate Moross, Anthony Oram, Jon Burgerman and others. Browse through and enjoy these festive designs.

  1. Christmas Greeting Cards by BenTheillustrator
    Christmas Greeting Cards by BenTheillustrator
  2. Murray Christmas Cards by Little White Lies
    Murray Christmas Cards by Little White Lies
  3. Holiday Greeting Cards by Kate Moross for Trekstock
    Holiday Greeting Cards by Kate Moross for Trekstock
  4. Christmas Greeting Cards by Jon Burgerman of Burgerplex
    Christmas Greeting Cards by Jon Burgerman of Burgerplex
  5. Promotional Christmas Greeting Card by Paul Burgess
    Promotional Christmas Greeting Card by Paul Burgess
  6. Santa Hates You Christmas Card by FINCHandHARE
    Santa Hates You Christmas Greeting Card by FINCHandHARE
  7. Hoo Hoo Hoo Christmas Greeting Card by PikeStreetPress
    Hoo Hoo Hoo Christmas Greeting Card by PikeStreetPress
  8. Christmas Greeting Cards by Monocle
    Christmas Greeting Cards by Monocle
  9. SnowBikeMan Greeting Cards by Anthony Oram
    SnowBikeMan Greeting Cards by Anthony Oram
  10. Never Eat Yellow Snow Cards by Ohh Deer
    Never Eat Yellow Snow Cards by Ohh Deer

Check out some of the best Christmas Craft Ideas and learn how to make snowman christmas card.

Jay

Jay

I currently hold editor-level position with DesigningTips.com and Founder as well. With a group of online & offline companies under the Soofi Group in my kitty, writing for the design genre was an interesting support to DesigningTips.com. In my opinion, everyone has their taste for design, plus the scope of writing is wide and thus the contribution I make here through words would encourage me to explore this section aptly.

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Top 10 Corporate Facebook Timeline Cover Photos

Nov 22, 2012     No Comments    Posted under: Design Tutorials, Graphic Design

Timeline cover photos have been made essential for every corporate brand out there on Facebook, like it or not, but ever since April 2012 they have to be published within the page. You will find random images as the cover photos for most, while some of the well known brands have taken much more impressive approach.

You will be amazed to see the use of post-modern past touch in their cover photos along with the incorporation of their brand identities.

We did some research and looked through thousands of Facebook pages to compile a list of top 10 corporate Facebook timeline cover photos. Have a look –

  1. Ben & Jerry’s
    Ben & Jerry's - Timeline Cover Photo
  2. Burger King
    Burger King - Timeline Cover Photo
  3. Sony
    Sony - Timeline Cover Photo
  4. Starbucks
    Starbucks - Timeline Cover Photo
  5. iTunes
    iTunes - Timeline Cover Photo
  6. Coca Cola
    Coca Cola - Timeline Cover Photo
  7. Smirnoff
    Smirnoff - Timeline Cover Photo
  8. Visa
    Visa - Timeline Cover Photo
  9. Virgin Atlantic
    Virgin Atlantic - Timeline Cover Photo
  10. Dunkin Donuts
    Dunkin Donuts - Timeline Cover Photo

We have tried our best to publish top 10 cover photos of the most popular corporate brands active on Facebook, but if you think otherwise, please feel free to share your choice of better cover photos in the comments section below.

Jay

Jay

I currently hold editor-level position with DesigningTips.com and Founder as well. With a group of online & offline companies under the Soofi Group in my kitty, writing for the design genre was an interesting support to DesigningTips.com. In my opinion, everyone has their taste for design, plus the scope of writing is wide and thus the contribution I make here through words would encourage me to explore this section aptly.

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Top 10 Forums for Web Designers & Developers

You will find hundreds of knowledgeable forum communities online for web developers and designers, however not all are maintained with high standards. You should perform adequate due-diligence to find the right forum.

You should keep in mind that good quality and high standard forum should have characteristics of substantial user-base with 50%-70% of them being quite regular and active. One other aspect to evaluate is the quality of content available in the forum with effective management.

Top 10 Forums for Web Designers & Developers

Here is a list of top 10 most popular forums available for web professionals like developers and designers:

Adobe Forums – The forums are quite effective and supported by the Adobe itself. There are quite a few interesting segments (like Print Design, Web Design, and Typography) on Adobe Forums that you should check out.

Designerstalk – The Designers Talk forum has a huge user-base of over 400,000 developers and designers. And, you can always find someone available for help.

Dev Shed Forums – You will find professionals from different areas and skills ranging from web programming to design, to databases and much more.

Digital Point Forums – Digital Point community is one of the oldest and well-known forums. You will find discussions ranging from search engine optimization, search engine marketing, and other web developer related issues that may also be of interest to professionals.

Graphic Design Forum – Graphic Design Forum is exclusively for graphic designer related discussions.

Kirupa Forums – These forums are for web designers and developers who actively want to participate in discussions with over user-base of 100,000 members.

SitePoint Forums – This is another largest community forum available for webmasters and related professionals and is also an eminent source to some of the authoritative ebooks and web tutorials.

WebDesignForums.net – You will find effective tips, tricks and tutorials on different web design aspects from fellow community members. An added bonus is of availability of web hosting, server setup and marketing segment.

Web Designer Forum – This is a mid-sized forum with an active and loyal design community.

WebmasterTalkForums – Here is another medium-size webmaster discussion forum focused on interests of web designers and developers.

Are you using any of the following online communities? Share your experience about these forums with us in the comments below.

Puneet Pal

Puneet Pal

Puneet Pal is the sole proprietor of Mahal Pty Ltd., in Western Australia, a full-time professional dealing in the in the Transport sector. Puneet had his first bite of technology by working as a part-time Web developer. With a good understanding of website designing and unique concepts of digital devices, his works includes mostly the latest advancements in the hi-tech design market. Puneet’s design work includes, and not limited to, Party Images. His wife is an Italian, blessed with a daughter and struggling to ease out the tight business schedule, Puneet nurture his interest of writing as a savior from the ever running work. You can connect with him on facebook.

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How to Use Adobe Fireworks for Graphic Design?

Oct 11, 2012     No Comments    Posted under: Design Tutorials, Graphic Design, Website Design

Different types of graphics are designed for print and electronic media using Adobe Fireworks software. CS6 is the latest edition of Adobe Fireworks with top-rated features like pages panel, path panel, PDF export, align panel upgraded, guide measure, measurement auto shapes, 9-slice scaling tool etc… which help out in making websites and vector graphics with great ease.

Before starting the graphic designing tutorial, it is necessary to have some basic idea about how to use Adobe Fireworks. In case you are a beginner, you can still learn the design work using Adobe software.

Creating Curves

Every graphic designer should know “the making of curves”, as it is one of the main graphic design skill that can come into play any time.

While making a curve, the first step is to create a stretched rectangle. After making a rectangle, select one among the four points of the rectangle by using the sub-selection tool. While using this tool, Adobe Fireworks will warn that the object will be ungrouped; you should accept it and move ahead.

Creating Curves with Adobe Fireworks

Second step is to change the shape of rectangle by using pen tool. Using this tool, make a point on the lowest line of the rectangle (preferably at the center) and click drag. You will notice curve handles of the point appearing. Release click after the curve handles appear.

The third and final step is adjusting the curves… for this, you have to click at the point you had created in the second step and correct or fine-tune shape of the curve by pressing and dragging the curve handles.

Drop Shadow

This is a graphic effect in the Effects Panel of the Windows Properties. For applying drop shadow, you need to select the graphic and “+” option under Effects tab. When you are there, click at Drop Shadow for the effect to appear. You can change the shadow properties to make the effect look soft or crisp. For a soft shadow effect, change the properties, by changing the values of distance to 2px and softness to 5. For making it crisp, you can input the value of distance as 3px and softness as 4.

Feathering of Images

If you have an imported image where you do not want a certain section to be seen, or only parts of the picture to be displayed, then use the Image Extraction techniques available in Adobe Fireworks. One of the most popular features is feathering which will get rid of the sharp finish to generate a revised image by providing a fading in pixel radius.

Paste Inside

Any graphic can be placed in a vector shape by using the “paste inside” feature of Adobe Fireworks. For this, you need to place the graphic over the vector shape while selecting and chopping the graphic only.

Subsequently, select the vector shape and paste that particular graphic inside with Ctrl+Shift+ V buttons.  It is always advised to give a stroke and shadow to such images for making the entire graphic look better.

Adobe Fireworks CS6

Jay

Jay

I currently hold editor-level position with DesigningTips.com and Founder as well. With a group of online & offline companies under the Soofi Group in my kitty, writing for the design genre was an interesting support to DesigningTips.com. In my opinion, everyone has their taste for design, plus the scope of writing is wide and thus the contribution I make here through words would encourage me to explore this section aptly.

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Creative Graphic & Web Designer from Bali; Ari Krzyzek

Oct 8, 2012     2 Comments    Posted under: Design Firms, Designer Interviews, Graphic Design, Website Design

Ari KrzyzekAri Krzyzek, better known as “Chykalophia” is a popular graphic and web designer from Indonesia. Chykalophia Design is a firm operated by Ari and being setup as a full-time art studio in Glenview, Illinois.

We recently got a chance to speak with Ari on different design aspects and she was humble enough to share her thoughts and experience for readers of DesigningTips.com. Don’t forget to check out her design tips at the end of this interview.

Excerpt from Ari Krzyzek’s website:

Once upon a time, we had a dream to make a big impact in design industry. We’ve been through a lot of dialogues with small to medium business owners to accomplish their visions through our designs. Today, we’re proud to be a goal oriented design studio focusing on how to make you look great. Literally!

DesigningTips.com – Please tell us a little about yourself, where are you from and how you ended up being a designer?
Ari Krzyzek – Well I am from “island of thousand temples” Bali, Indonesia. After finishing my high school, my parents wanted me to apply for the scholarship in Tourism School of which, I think, I really didnt have any desire for. In the meanwhile TV advertisement and magazine attracted me (I refer to the Ads Artwork/Ads Design), just then I realized my wish to become a graphic designer. I applied to Art School where I got my Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication Design. I’m currently setting up my design studio in Glenview, IL along with my husband…

DesigningTips.com – Is it necessary to go to a design school to become a good designer or is it enough to “attend the school of hard knocks”?
Ari Krzyzek – I wouldn’t say it’s necessary to attend design or art school though it gives you a lot of experience and perspective on working as an artist, improving your skill by learning and experiments. It also gives you an opportunity to build a network of designers you trust in case you need a support for a big project. But then I also know many designers who didn’t get a Bachelors or didn’t go to design school and are doing great on their own. It’s a matter of preference I think.

DesigningTips.com – What are the key elements for a good design? Is good design a function of creativity … of sound experience … or both?
Ari Krzyzek – If you would have asked me this question few years ago, my answer would have been creativity but design is not ONLY about that. Creativity is a big part of design but you really need to make sure you have the right solution incorporated with the right function. If you think of design as a simple thing, yeah sure….every designer can make creative business cards or flyers. But when you think of design as a solution and you (graphic designer) as a problem solver, it is more complex than just creativity. You see, a brand identity project is not just about creativity. You’ll need to find the right nuance to know how the design will approach their target market and more.

So, I guess to answer your question: the key element of good design is creative solution.

DesigningTips.com – What inspires you and your designs?
Ari Krzyzek – Ugh…. tough…. I don’t know… anything pretty I guess. It could be from the gradient color of trees during autumn, some fancy invitation sets, painted decorative tile or Bali beach view. To me, as long as it is captured by my “pretty sixth sense” I can start to work on some design.

DesigningTips.com – Is there any real difference between designing a brochure/pamphlet/logo, room in a home, or clothing for a beautiful woman?
Ari Krzyzek – In the early stage of process, it’s possible that there might be some differences. But even though it’s a different branch of design, I think the basic process: research, brainstorming-ideas, sketch, revisions and final design would be the same.

DesigningTips.com – How do you work on design projects? I mean, what design software, applications and design tools you use the most for your projects?
Ari Krzyzek – I use most of the Adobe Creative Suite but the most frequent ones are Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and Dreamweaver.

DesigningTips.com – Are there ever times when design changes are radical?
Ari Krzyzek – Design is a learning process for both me and my clients. We attempt to minimize these types of changes by trying to understand each other’s mission for the project, understanding the branding and company. Although when it happens, both parties should understand why such changes are needed before proceeding to the next stage.

DesigningTips.com – Can you tell us about your design portfolio and clientele (people you have worked with & for)?
Ari Krzyzek – I’ve worked with clients around the globe. Most of my clients are from Bali, Singapore, Poland, UK, Australia, and of course the US. I’ve worked with Department of Defense contractors, exotic fashion lines, TV celebrities and a lot of other really fun people. I’m also working with high end restaurants, multi-million dollar start-ups and some very cool non-profits.

Chykalophia Portfolio - Babyhaven

Chykalophia Portfolio - Logos

DesigningTips.com – Any design tips you would like to share with freshers who are just starting out in the design industry?
Ari Krzyzek – One thing: Never Give Up! Yeah, it’s true that there are thousands of graphic and web designers out in the market. But there’s only one “you”. So make yourself ready, shape up your artistic mind with creativity and roll! Good Luck!

Design Portfolio:

Chykalophia Portfolio - CBL

Chykalophia Portfolio - Vivi

Chykalophia Portfolio - Wedding Greetings

Chykalophia Portfolio - Wojoimage

Jay

Jay

I currently hold editor-level position with DesigningTips.com and Founder as well. With a group of online & offline companies under the Soofi Group in my kitty, writing for the design genre was an interesting support to DesigningTips.com. In my opinion, everyone has their taste for design, plus the scope of writing is wide and thus the contribution I make here through words would encourage me to explore this section aptly.

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Designing an Effective Poster

Sep 25, 2012     No Comments    Posted under: Design Firms, Design Tutorials, Graphic Design

Poster designing is an important element of graphic design profession. Just like brochures, postcards and flyers are used for delivering certain message to the target audience; posters are also an effective communication medium.

Creative art not only pushes your message across but also connect people with your brand and in turn tempt them to buy, use or fulfill the purpose of creating the advertisement to a large extent. Hence posters should be designed with a lot of planning and keeping a lot of aspects in mind.

Play Collective Poster Design

Creating simple yet original posters

A poster should be able to convey your message through the graphic representation and colors, without much use of words. In fact, less number of words used is better. Keep readers and target audience in mind while designing an effective poster.

There are plentiful posters being published world over. However, it is only the original and unique ones that stand out. Your message idea in the poster should be represented through colors and graphics and should be simple, unique yet easy to re-call. It should be effective enough for the people to recognize your brand; understand and remember the message even if they have not seen it for some time.

Harmony between message and aesthetics

Aesthetics of a poster should depend a lot on the message being conveyed in it, e.g. if you have your message which is in a serious tone, then do not put any hip graphics or create a multi-colored layout. Similarly, if the message is pertaining to the brand of a company, go for aesthetics that revolve around the brand-name and message to be communicated.

Careful use of colors

Colors are very essential and significant while designing a poster. They not only attract viewers but also engage them to seize their interest in the poster and message printed on it.

Plan your graphic design carefully by considering the colors that suit your message or the brand-name of the client. Generally two, three or four colors used, are more effective.

Color Palette

Proper use of fonts

Creating your own signature font is a good idea, though it would need some practice to see which font is ideal. Try not to use a lot of different fonts in the same poster, as it will tend to look disorganized and, or cluttered. An appropriate font size should look proportionate to the layout, should be readable and the entire text should be simple and used to its minimum.

Most of the designers habitually use Sans-Serif font for the poster headline.

Create a balance

Your basic design should have a proper and proportionate layout in terms of the poster size, and should be balanced i.e. the number of elements (graphics and words) should look equal in the entire poster in whichever direction viewed.

Gaining attention from the crowd

The intention of creating a poster is to gain interest of general public and more eye-balls.

Your graphic or photography elements and colors used should be such that they should stand-out and mesmerize the readers to have a look, understand and recall the message. The main idea is to create an impact. Many graphic designers put in an interesting question or hard-hitting words in their poster or put in a quite unique and creative word art, so that it catches an eye. Therefore, plan your placard, by thinking about an innovative idea to draw interest!

image source: Play Collective Poster Design

Jay

Jay

I currently hold editor-level position with DesigningTips.com and Founder as well. With a group of online & offline companies under the Soofi Group in my kitty, writing for the design genre was an interesting support to DesigningTips.com. In my opinion, everyone has their taste for design, plus the scope of writing is wide and thus the contribution I make here through words would encourage me to explore this section aptly.

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Some Amazing Concept Car Designs

Sep 24, 2012     No Comments    Posted under: Design Tutorials

Creating concept car designs is getting quite popular among artists, who always try to carve out something exciting and interesting to look at other than designing standard options.

We are sure that everyone’s already aware of the fact that chances are quite rare of providing life to such designs; however it still doesn’t stop graphic designers from carving out a creative masterpiece through their skills. Here are some of the most amazing concept car designs we have gathered for your eyes.

Audi A9 - Concept Car

Blue Will - Concept Car

Citroen GT - Concept Car

Cobra Venom - Concept Car

Coupe - Concept Car

Let us know what you think about the designs of these concept cars?

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Puneet Pal

Puneet Pal is the sole proprietor of Mahal Pty Ltd., in Western Australia, a full-time professional dealing in the in the Transport sector. Puneet had his first bite of technology by working as a part-time Web developer. With a good understanding of website designing and unique concepts of digital devices, his works includes mostly the latest advancements in the hi-tech design market. Puneet’s design work includes, and not limited to, Party Images. His wife is an Italian, blessed with a daughter and struggling to ease out the tight business schedule, Puneet nurture his interest of writing as a savior from the ever running work. You can connect with him on facebook.

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The Business Card Magic by Ian Baldwin

Sep 18, 2012     No Comments    Posted under: Design Tutorials, Graphic Design

What sees is what sells! This couldn’t be anymore true and strikingly apt for Business cards. Keeping up with the tradition, every person aims to eat dust to achieve the desired targets for its business. As a support for a flourishing venture, the business cards are a visual tag or a zipped piece of information on a paper that in one shot conveys what you are selling! The worth and commitment of the service provided must flow out of the little piece of paper you conveniently hand over to the clients. Focal point of the detail is in the card which should be crisp and simple, as the circulation of the card is infinite.

Searching for all the above super advantages, Ian Baldwin, business card and graphic designer, was one to vouch for. He can and always does this little spark or spell to your business cards and the output is impressive.

Rick Wait Business Card Design

Ian, I believe, understands that a good, less shabby, complimenting and client oriented card can do wonders for the business and leave a positive impression on the client. One such example was re-inventing Rick Wait’s (a photographer) business card. Creating a business card for a photographer can only be done by a creative artist and Ian was definitely a good choice. The original card design was based on clear-classic idea; an abstract, which I doubt if Rick’s work could identify itself with. The old version had a 2D Camera with Rick initials “RW” within the camera, white background and black pen-sketch for the logo. Ian, took the original version, redefined the logo keeping in mind client’s photographic genre. He inverted the colors with black background, replaced 2D logo with 3D and carved a camera for a retro concept. The new version was more enhanced and modern, while Rick’s name written completely and in bold letters, no abbreviation used.

The idea was initially sketched on paper and later finished prints were materialized in matte marbled finish, as per Rick’s satisfaction. The beauty behind Ian’s work was designing something complete opposite than the original art-work for the same business and yet doing it with basic “Black & White” color scheme. The back of the card has been used to write down contact details and any other relevant detail extracted from Rick’s website. Suitable QR code is printed on the business card as well which links to his site and relative icons were used for the work. Final product defines the core strength that lies in this small project, however requires an expert design intellect.

Rick Wait Business Card Design by Ian Baldwin

The range and customized schemes available for business cards might confuse you but then; so are the kinds of businesses that demand them. A pink-glossy, brown-matte, techno-color, textured, etc. it can by anything. The famous part of designing cards is the wide horizon of “personalization” that client can experiment with.

A little ignorance in getting suitable business card designed from the right graphic designer might just convey the not so good impression of the kind of business you run, work or services you offer. Don’t ignore the yield this small package may serve you! Check out Ian Baldwin’s work and portfolio at ianbaldwindesign.com.

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Raman Sandhu

Raman Sandhu has rushed and brushed her career with the fancy corporate world, yet still aiming advanced mechanism in human resources. Writing was never inherited, it is simply her flare of expression in anything and everything that she finds her interest of say! If readers can imagine what’s expressed through pen by Raman, its definitely a win-win situation for her. She has started writing with an experimented and quite varied genre of designs, and different aspects. While working as a human resource manager with an architect company, the language of design and decor is always easy to understand for her. You can connect with Raman through facebook profile.

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Top 10 Inspirational Websites for Graphic Designers

Sep 7, 2012     No Comments    Posted under: Design Tutorials, Graphic Design, Website Design

Be it graphic designer or any other person, everybody needs a bit of inspiration to expand their horizons, gain new information and basically develop themselves in their field. Creative artist usually looks for various resources be it music, nature, movies, history or people for inspiration which lets him/her try and create unique plus extraordinary graphic works.

Internet has been quite a fortunate thing for graphic designers, as they can find a lot of relevant information about designing along with some really good resources in the form of web sites that are dedicated to creative art.

Listed below are top 10 websites for graphic designers that will indeed inspire them to design better.

Deviantart Logo

  1. Deviantart: It is world’s biggest online art community that showcases more than 228 million pieces of art from more than 23 million registered artists and art appreciators. A large number of inspirational art pieces are categorized under their photography, digital art, traditional art, designs and interfaces, flash, cartoons and comics, fan art and resources and stock category. Simple click the relevant categories to find a large source of inspirational graphic designs. For more, visit: www.deviantart.com.
  2. Yayeveryday: This is not a bookmarking site but a website containing a hoard of images that are put up for the purpose of sharing and inspiring arts works and artists for all interested graphic designers. To know more, visit: www.yayeverday.com.
  3. Book Cover Archive: This is one very resourceful and inspirational website containing an archive of book cover designs. The website has been made for the purpose of appreciation and categorization of excellence in book cover design. Graphic designers interested in designing book covers should visit www.bookcoverarchive.com for inspiring book cover designs.
  4. Sci-Fi-O-Rama: Sci-Fi-o-Rama (http://www.sci-fi-o-rama.com) with its unique name is basically an arts/design/illustration image blog that is biased towards everything that is even remotely Sci-fi or related to fantasy.
  5. Looks like Good Design: Very high quality and inspiring design is what www.lookslikegooddesign.com brings to you. You find very good quality of designing works submitted from quality graphic designers, product designers, motion designers and advertisers.
  6. Power to the Poster: Power to the poster (www.powertotheposter.org) is another were resourceful and stimulating online site that has been created to bring people together by showcasing well-designed postings that delve on the issues concerning all.
  7. Hardformat: Hardformat has been designed for all music lovers. www.hardformat.org celebrates brilliant music-related designs that are usually personal perspectives and published with an intention to provide inspiration and reaching for the sublime in music design.
  8. GigPosters: www.GigPosters.com is a good collection of flyers, gig posters, hand bills and wall calendars. Besides these, there are also numerous rock posters and music posters.
  9. Design Taxi: A very creative and global site, www.designtaxi.com  helps artists from all around the world to connect, showcase their works and stay up-to-date.
  10. Freshbump: www.freshbump.com is regularly updated with visual inspirational sources for nearly all industries, including advertising, graphic designing, illustration, photography and interior designing.

Are you a graphic designer? Did you find these inspirational web sites helpful? Please let us know.

Pallavi

She is a creative in her write ups as her works depicts the ever changing trends in the design market. Pallavi have inclination towards writings that are latest and attracting eyeballs, non-conventional ideas and unique concepts of décor. With her creative writing abilities, Pallavi has increased her online presence in lot of web design businesses. She understands needs, cult of the concept and the requirements of her clients. Her firm understanding of clients vision have encouraged her to pen down more. Pallavi has resulted in an extremely effective series of marketing materials such as creative articles, brochures, flyers, and public relations. Pallavi is a bit camera-shy, so you can get in touch with her through contact page.

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