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?
We live in a world surrounded by logos. They are everywhere we look from the clothes we wear to the food we eat. Below is a marketing comedy video called Logorama that I found on . Logorama is a short French animated film written and directed by H5/ François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy and Ludovic Houplain, and produced by Autour de Minuit. The film depicts events in a stylized Los Angeles, and is told entirely through the use of more than 2,500 contemporary and historical logos and mascots. The film won the Prix Kodak at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 82nd Academy Awards according to Wikipedia.
Your website is the key to your success and can allow clients to find you from all around the globe. On average, a viewer will remain on a webpage for 15 seconds before deciding whether to stay or search elsewhere. This is why it is so important to keep your website up-to-date and make it the best it can possible be.
Check out the top ways you or a professional web and graphic designer can help improve your site in 5 minutes I found on Fadastic.com. They feature some great tips and ideas to showcase your website. Enjoy!
– Use your logo: Link it to your homepage. Sounds simple enough but it will save time for your
Meeting with a new potential client can sometimes be an overwhelming task. But by following these 5 tips brought you by Graphic Design Blog you will walk into that meeting with the confidence of a 20-year veteran.
1. Prepare Yourself:
The first and foremost thing that you need to do before meeting a client is to prepare yourself. This involves physical as well as mental and psychological preparation. You must remember that your “first impression is the last impression” on your clients, so make it count. Looking professional is imperative especially when you are meeting a client for the first time. But equally essential is to sound professional which is possible only if you are mentally and emotionally fit.
Can you believe that just a few years ago, HR managers had no clue what prospective employees looked like until they walked into the interview? However, nowadays it is so easy to find out what someone looks like by searching their name and looking at their profiles on social network sites. In fact, statistics show that HR managers search out your LinkedIn account and let’s face it those who have a more professional headshot are more likely to get the job. The bottom-line is, if you don’t have a professional photo of yourself, than now is the time to get one.
Having a professional photo shoot doesn’t have to always mean having straight-faced, suit-and-tie, black and white picture
Have you ever caught yourself wishing there were more hours in the day so you could accomplish more? Well unfortunately for us, that’s never going to happen but there is something you can do to stretch the day to it’s fullest potential. Rather than make the work day longer just become faster at what you do. Now depending on what industry of business you are in you may find some things easier to do faster than others. But if you, like us graphic and web designers rely on being proficient on your computer to communicate, email, create presentations, than learning the shortcut commands on your keyboard will save you hours in the long-run! One of the things
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
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