Looking for some graphic design logo inspiration? Well lucky for you, because here is the logo of the day featured on LogoofTheDay.com. This logo was designed by Launchware, a web and software development agency in Bridgewater, Mass. The company wanted a new re-branded identity that was modern, yet unique. They wanted a logo that “causes a viewer to do a double-take and think twice before passing it by”. I love the simplicity and use of negative space, no pun intended! What do you think?
Have you ever wondered about the origin of the industry you work in? Or how the trade was developed and during what century? Well the other day while doing some research on graphic trends I found a website that was all about the history of graphic design. I was amazed to learn some extremely interesting facts about what I love to do. For instance, there’s a whole section on how handwriting evolved and developed into print.
I found that this information can help you expand your skills and open your eyes to some great ideas that have been repeated through time. So if you are a web developer, learning the history of the computer sciences and the start
A business card is an essential tool a business owner uses to share his/her contact information with potential clients. Most commonly, a typical business card is a white 3.5 x 2 inch with the basic company logo and how to reach you. But a business card should do more than just pass your information along. It should make a loud and bold statement. So if you want to get noticed and stand out from the rest of the cards than you have to think outside the “white box”.
But in today’s contemporary graphic design world, people are moving away from the conventional business card and trying out new mediums and looks. Anything from plastic to recycled paper to
Deciding on a good brand name for your business is imperative when starting up your business. The best brand name is the one that can travel around the world easily and without any language or trade names problems. You need to choose a name which is broad enough to give your business enough room to grow and expand. And most importantly a brand name should convey you business message is an understandable and clear way.
So here are some great tips to keep in mind when naming your business or product or service.
Make it easy to spell
Ideally your name should only need to be spelt once to a new client. Names that are difficult to spell should be
Whether you’re an experienced professional graphic designer or just beginning your way into the industry, tutorials are always a great way to raise your intellect. Photoshop and other software knowledge is something you will definitely need to know if you plan on making it big. One of the easiest ways to get started with learning new graphic design tricks and tips is to follow online guides and graphic design tutorials.
Here are a few of our favorite sites that the tutorials are easy to follow and provide both basic and advance skills for the designer in you. Hopefully they help to inspire and better yet, help build your design skills!
The lynda.com Online Training Library is a educational platform
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
Thinking about creating a new brochure or letterhead for your business? Or maybe you want to update your current business cards or website? Well don’t waste your time and money by doing it yourself, why not hire a professional! Below is a list of some top reasons why you need a graphic designer.
A graphic designer saves you time and money!
As a professional, you know how to do your job well. However, creativity and design may not be your area of expertise. That’s where a graphic designer comes in! Not only will they be able to do the job in a much shorter time than you normally could, but they will get the job done right! In the
Creating an SEO friendly site is no longer a costly and extremely time consuming project of the past. Nowadays, most people are able to build up their business websites SEO rating proficiently all by themselves. Simply by taking 15 minutes out of your day you too can do a lot to the search engine optimization marketing success of your site.
Here are some great quick tips that you can do to grow your SEO!
Always design your web site considering SEO. Make sure your web designer and graphic designer understand SEO and what you hope to achieve from it. Remember Google Spiders can crawl text and content from pages, but it won’t pick up on Flash and images.
As a new year approaches many people take time to look back on the previous year and reflect on what they would do differently this coming year. Well as a graphic designer one of the things I always say I’m going to do better is taking my design skills to the next level by expanding my overall knowledge and growing my clientele. But why stop with just the one resolution. Why not go for as many as you can! Here is a list of the top New Years resolutions for graphic designers to consider for 2012!
Expand your Design Skills:
In order for a graphic designer to grow their businesses and stay on top of their competition you need
When it comes to your companies marketing needs you want to work with a company that has all the best services to help grow your business. The top graphic design agencies can offer you more than just a few items to get you going. You want someone who can give you a professional, standout new look to help drive customers and revenue. At Moonstruck Marketing Group we offer a wide variety of graphic design and advertising services. We also provide website design, corporate identity packages, and printing services for all your marketing needs.
Corporate Identity and Logo Design
Corporate Identity and logo design target to deliver your business message through an image, symbol or mark. The corporate identity creates