Tag Archives: design

FREE GRAPHIC DESIGN RESOURCES & TOOLS

Sometimes having a few extra tools or resources in our utility belt is all the difference in spending hours or minutes on a project. Below are just a few of the free graphic design resources and tools I use that help me get the job done. I have left out a few of the obvious items such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Coda, Sketchbook, etc. in favor of more less known items. Take a look and feel free to let me know if you have other suggestions that are not on my list.

– See more at: timothycd.com

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Critiques in design

Critiques are hard!

One of the hardest things in the design world is the critique. Critiques are a vital part of designing, as it is a great way to get feedback on your work before it is sent off into the world. The difficult part about critiques, is emotion gets involved. I work in a place where critiques are brought up on a daily basis, sometimes we forget and let emotions become involved and it becomes more of a “I like this better…” or “I don’t like this…” while it’s good to know what people like and what they don’t like, it isn’t very helpful and can be detrimental to the project. Critiques need to be helpful, and without emotion, we can’t take critiques personally, just as much as we can’t critique personally, it’s way to easy to get upset and let our emotions ruin what we’ve worked so hard on. Early on in my design career, I was always reminding myself “Nick, you need to have thick skin” but it was so hard when I felt like everyone hated my work! How was I supposed to become a better designer if it feels like nobody likes what I’m doing? I have since realized that for the most part, people were giving me critiques on my design and illustrations, and they weren’t meaning to hurt my feelings, but more than anything, they were just trying to help.

– See more at: http://blog.nckjrvs.com/critiques-in-design/#sthash.RtrLRvYr.dpuf

18 Tips For Telling A Story Through Artwork

18 tips For an Illustrator
Illustration by Charlotte Trounce http://www.charlottetrounce.co.uk/

For all you aspiring Illustrators out there, here is some helpful advice from DigitalArtsOnline about how to tell a story through your artwork. Designers, photographers, web designers… it wouldn’t hurt you either to take a gander.

Follow the link and enjoy!

http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/features/illustration/18-tips-for-telling-story-through-artwork/

EXAMPLE: 10 Crazy Ads from History

The 1950′s through the 1970′s were a strange time in advertising. Women were stuck in the kitchen, casual racism was abundant and crazy ads were everywhere. Below is a list of crazy vintage ads that will make you grateful for modern standards, or perhaps nostalgic for the ‘good ole days’. While reading this list, imagine if you would, each crazy ad’s impact on the public if it were to run unedited in popular print publications today. Without further ado (as if most of you even read this paragraph) here are 10 Crazy Ads from History, a vintage lesson in ridiculous marketing.

See the Ads

VIDEO: Jessica Hische – From Berlin With Love

Jessica Hische – From Berlin With Love from Gestalten on Vimeo.

In a recent two-day Gestalten workshop, participants worked closely with Jessica Hische (a letterer, illustrator, and crazy cat lady known for her silly side projects and occasional foul mouth, as she jokingly describes herself) to develop a full vector alphabet and learn about drawing type in a short amount of time. Hische has been named a Forbes Magazine “30 under 30” in art and design as well as an ADC Young Gun and one of Print Magazine’s “New Visual Artists”. Gestalten.tv took the chance of a very brief break during the workshop to let Jessica talk us through some of the pros and cons of the letters B/E/R/L/I/N.

The Complete Guide to Setting and Negotiating Freelance Rates

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Setting and negotiating rates can seem like one of the most complicated and intimidating parts of freelancing but it really doesn’t have to be. Today I’m going to give you an in-depth overview of how to set and negotiate rates with prospective and existing clients. Although I’m a freelance writer, I believe that most of the following advice applies to any service-based business.

Read the full article by Tom Ewer here:

http://lifehacker.com/5994064/the-complete-guide-to-setting-and-negotiating-freelance-rates

NEW JOB POSTING!

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SCREEN PRINTER – Duties include: finishing, folding, bagging and tagging for automated

t-shirt printing operation. Workdays include some Saturdays. Hours vary.

Salary:   to  per .

Please announce this opportunity to your students as soon as possible.  Interested student

should visit the Student Employment and Cooperative Education Services for referral.  The

Job Order Number is 32550.

SECES is located in the Administration Building, Room 195, at the Redwood Campus, in

Room W134 at the South City Campus or in Room 164 B at the Jordan Campus.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITYS!

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GRAPHIC DESIGN SPECIALIST

Incumbent performs duties with a primary focus on creating graphics for inclusion in informational brochures, displays, presentations slides, manuals and similar graphic applications. Utilizes a wide variety of digital media, graphics production equipment, web tools and supplies including a personal computer and desktop publishing/graphics software. Assists multiple teams on various projects to create documents that visually convey information to the public, applicants and elected/appointed officials.  Responsible for providing graphics for various projects within the Division.  Translates information and concepts into high-impact visual pieces and computer generated illustrations, including but not limited to print and digital versions of Department master plan concepts, zoning regulations, logos, pamphlets, posters, graphic interpretations of statistical data, a variety of collateral materials, web graphics, etc.  Remains abreast of latest graphic design concepts and techniques. Collaborates with director, management staff and others, as necessary to identify graphic needs for various types of projects and identify ideas on how to prepare the necessary graphics.

Salary:  13.25 to 17.25 per H.

Please announce this opportunity to your students as soon as possible.  Interested students should visit the Student Employment and Cooperative Education Services for referral.  The Job Order Number is 32507.

SECES is located in the Administration Building, Room 195, at the Redwood Campus, in Room W134 at the South City Campus or in Room 164 B at the Jordan Campus.

FREELANCE/GRAPHICS DESIGN

have LED signage at the sports centers where I place images and ads and I need to find someone that can create these for me. Usually this is called avi LED sign messaging. If a graphic artist could do this that would be ok, but this isn’t a permanent job, it is only a freelance job for these signs to be created usually three in the summer and one for the winter.

Please announce this opportunity to your students as soon as possible.  Interested students should visit the Student Employment and Cooperative Education Services for referral.  The Job Order Number is 32527.

SECES is located in the Administration Building, Room 195, at the Redwood Campus, in Room W134 at the South City Campus or in Room 164 B at the Jordan Campus.

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PRE-REVIEW REGISTRATION

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