The Olympics is a event unlike any other event in which multi-nations are represented and each visual is culturally unique. As a graphic designer, I’m always looking forward to seeing the posters and other marketing material that are designed to reflect the hosting city and still capture the essence of the world. Here is a link I found on Lunatica Desnuda that shows ten of the most celebrated Summer Olympics posters of the modern era. The posters represent countries in Europe, Asia and the America and they date back from 1912 to 1992.
Sometimes even web designers need to check out other websites for ideas. Check out these Top 10 Websites for Designers listed in a recent article of HOW Magazine!
Jessica Fortner Illustration: Portfolio of Toronto-based illustrator Jessica Fortner, who is co-founder, editor and designer of the online arts magazine Squidface & The Meddler. A design enthusiast, she is particularly fond of sustainable design, interface design and typography.
Ruud van Eijk Design: The portfolio of Ruud van Eijk, a young designer from the Netherlands, has a frenetic energy and outrageous color palette.
Klas Fahlen: Swedish illustrator Klas Fahlen combines a vintage sensibility with contemporary style.
Ten Paces and Draw: Ten Paces and Draw is a blog about collaboration and illustration that features sketch
Keeping up to date on all the new technology, trends, and new software is key for success in the graphic design industry. One way for graphic designers to advance themselves in the design community is by checking out what’s new in the top magazines. These leading articles can inspire you, inform you, and help build your skills and talents beyond your imagination. They are filled with intriguing interviews, designer headlines, graphic design news, current events, prizes and contests and everything else a graphic designer would want.
Here are some of the top magazines to checkout with a variety of features to take your career to the next level.
Layers Magazine: Layers magazine offers in-depth tutorials, cutting-edge techniques, photoshop secrets, professional
To become a professional graphic designer there are a variety of skills that are essential to creating projects assigned by a client or employers that they will expect you to demonstrate. Here are the top skills every graphic designer should have to help you build your business and drive client traffic.
Creativity – Have the skill to recognize and develop new trends and what appeals to people the most, as well as being able to visualize how something can look completed.
Typography – Knowing and understanding type is essential to strong design. Designers should be aware of font families, appropriate use of line-height, kerning and tracking. Since our industry is primarily about communication so the type needs