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Top 10 Joys of Instagram

Oct 10, 2012     No Comments    Posted under: Design Tutorials, Graphic Design

Instagram recently celebrated it’s second birthday on the October 6th, 2012 as a free photo-sharing service and also surpassed Twitter with most active daily user base on mobile.

Here are the top 10 and best photos on Instagram in most recent times.

  • “My first tattoo…dedicated to my mommy!” — Via Urvi Jain

First Tattoo Dedicated to Mommy

  • “First Instagram photo on my new iPhone, en route to Texas from D.C.” — Via Geoff R

My First iPhone Photo on Plane Enroute Texas

Bike Commute in Seattle

  • You can feel the crisp chill just by looking at this Instagram of the Alps. — Via Giuliana Chi

Instagram of Alps

Golden Sunset

  • “I like reflections because they are able to give any subject, as big as the Golden Gate Bridge or as small as a flower, a human like quality by allowing the viewer to admire the object’s beauty and power regardless of its size.” — Via Jonny Luis

Reflection

  • “She saying “YES” has been my nerve racking triumph!” — Via Jonathan Nafarrete

She is Saying YES!

  • “Crazy weather not too far from home: Sand Tornadoes in the Desert.” — Via Andrew Gant

Sand Tornadoes in the Desert - Weather

  • “The first photo I edited for perfect symmetry — aka the first time I’ve ever seen a two-headed cow.” — Via Frederik Verleye

Two Headed Cow

Waterslide

Do you use Instagram? Let us know of your best and worst Instagram experience in comment section 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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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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Titanic 2: Revealing the Replica Design

Oct 6, 2012     No Comments    Posted under: Design Firms, Design Tutorials

Titanic 2 is a global venture and Clive Palmer, an Australian billionaire seem to have done justice to it. The first thought was, will this be able to fight the harsh water currents all over again? Unveiling the design and plans of Titanic 2 in New York, it is another step in creating the much awaited replica and repeating history. The idea and gesture seem to restore the fallen glory of the then popular expedition. “Since we announced our plan in April we’ve had a huge amount of interest, particularly from people wanting to know how they can secure a booking for the maiden voyage, along with commercial sponsors.” said Palmer.

Titanic 2 Design by Blue Star Line

Caroline, daughter of John F Kennedy, is helping Palmer to execute the plan with similar dimensions, design and details, measuring 270 meters long (885 feet), 53 meters high and weighing 40,000 tones. The Titanic 2 ship is designed to have 840 rooms spread over nine decks, resurfacing the same model with better mechanism.

Palmer is holding a dinner party on USS retired aircraft carrier for the final show, in December this year. The nostalgic part is that the dinner menu is going to be the same as the original Titanic, an attempt to improvise the same feel of the fateful day. The guest list includes New York Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Jean Kennedy Smith, US president’s daughter along with Palmer; James Cameron, the director of epic movie “Titanic” is also invited for the gala event. With an immense interest shown already by people, Clive Palmer is planning to start the first voyage, from China in the year 2016.

Clive Palmer

“It will be a great opportunity for business community of the United States and indeed the world to see amazing progress that’s been made on our Titanic 2 project,” Palmer said. Titanic took away lives of more than 1500 passengers and staff way back in 1912, hit by a huge iceberg, shutting down exuberating architectural dream of Thomas Andrews, the principal architect of the original Titanic.

Raman Sandhu

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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Volvo Twin Concept Rides: Paris Motor Show

Sep 30, 2012     No Comments    Posted under: Design Firms, Design Tutorials

The Paris Motor Show may not have expected the twin surprises put up by Volvo which left many gazed.

Two highly advanced concept cars were the show stealer’s as well as stoppers at the Paris Motor Show. In the striking ‘rebel blue’ body was Volvo V40 R-Design, and the handsome V40 Cross Country. Standing with the ready to hit the road feel, Volvo V40 R-Design is in stain metal frame with grille. This wagon is equipped with twin exhaust pipes, sport chassis (optional), diamond cut 17-18 inches wheel, distinctive diffuser and new shocks.

Volvo V40 R Design Concept Car Volvo V40 Cross Country Concept Car

The engine is available in turbo-charged 2.5 liter I-5 and turbo diesel 1.6 liter, super for auto-adventure fans. This Polestar shade model is an under dog and the launch of the same in the market will charge up the demand for skilled concept cars.

Though both the wagons have a meager chance to reach the Untied States market, we may vouch on Volvo V40 Cross Country performance graded to the level. This model belongs to the genus of XC70 (version of V70) and XC70. The Volvo Cross Country is a “ready to chase” sedan, fondly flaunting its faux-skid plates, grille and distinctive bumpers giving this roaring machine a very classic gold look. The wheels are taken from XC70 and there is a lot already been said for the engine performance.

These are globally in demand concept riding machines, despite the fact that there is no entrance to the United States auto industry.

For more information and pictures, read here..

Raman Sandhu

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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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?

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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Inspiring Quote Irrelevant to Design

Sep 22, 2012     No Comments    Posted under: Design Tutorials

This is an inspiring quote we found somewhere moving around as facebook timeline cover photo and thought you’d be interested in checking out the creative design. Quite irrelevant to design niche, however good to read and learn from in our opinion 🙂

Facebook Timeline Cover Photo

Quote goes something like this:

People are strange when you’re a stranger. Faces look ugly when you’re alone!

Women seems wicked when you’re unwanted. Streets are uneven when you’re down!

Tania Arcot

Tania Arcot

Tania Arcot is a freelance writer & entrepreneur living in Chandigarh, India. She was born with a writing flare and has been doing it for self-satisfaction ever since. She has secured degree in Textile Design from quite popular Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology (NIIFT). Check her out and read some of her other write-ups as facebook notes here. Snippet from Tania’s writings –
“There is a tide in the affairs of men.
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.”

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Top 10 Amazing & Heart Touching Images

Sep 21, 2012     No Comments    Posted under: Design Tutorials, Graphic Design

Are you one of those soft and sensitive humans out there? Well this design podcast is definitely for you caring and heart touching people, as we have put in our best effort to gather some of the best images from around the world.

“The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything, they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.”

Enjoy browsing through these top 10 pictures and let us know your comments below:

Heart Touching Images 1

 

Heart Touching Images 2

 

Heart Touching Images 3

 

Heart Touching Images 4

 

Heart Touching Images 5

 

Heart Touching Images 6

 

Heart Touching Images 7

 

Heart Touching Images 8

 

Heart Touching Images 9

 

Heart Touching Images 10

images source: Facebook

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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Gunkanjima is a Battleship Island in Japan

Sep 15, 2012     No Comments    Posted under: Design Tutorials

Common English word “Battleship Island” is popularly related to Gunkanjima in Japan, which is the short-name for Hashima Island abandoned years ago. Travelers are only allowed to explore the remains of this prohibited island through path designated by the authorities.

Gunkanjima Hashima Island Japan

Gunkanjima is an every traveler’s dream-place, was the most populous place of all back in the days and quite well known for coal mining activities by the west coast.

Living in Japan, Michael Gakuran was fortunate enough to explore and photograph this place with a knowledgeable guide.

Images published in this article were taken by Michael and to see more of his creative photography, please check out www.gakuranman.com.

Gunkanjima Hashima Island Japan Buildings

 

Gunkanjima Hashima Island Japan

 

Gunkanjima Hashima Island Japan Remains

 

Gunkanjima Hashima Island Japan Ruins

 

Images © Michael Gakuran

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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23 Creative illustrations by Sam Nielson

Sep 9, 2012     2 Comments    Posted under: Design Tutorials, Graphic Design

Sam Nielson is an arty, and illustrator from Utah in the United States. He is currently employed with Disney Interactive Studios and Avalanche Software as graphic designer.

If you are an avid follower of creative art, and like to see extra-ordinary illustrations designed by Sam, feel free to browse through and let us know your favorite one in the comment section below.

Creative Illustration by Sam Nielson

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Our readers can purchase Adobe Illustrator through Amazon on a specially discounted price. What you think about Sam Nielson’s illustrations?

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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