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50 Tips To Make You A Better Designer

50 Tips To Make You A Better Designer

Designers illustrate stories for their audience with the use of type, color, images and other graphic features. Similar to a writer when telling a story, there are particular tips and techniques that designers use to ensure the tone is correct and the messages are being brought to life.Usually, it’s just a matter of modifying the size of our text or altering the background image so that your message is easier to read. But sometimes a small but significant alteration; like breaking up the lines of text into a rhythmic pattern, can dramatically improve how your graphic visually communicates with your...

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This Triangular House is Stunning

This Triangular House is Stunning

(Image credit: Matthias Arndt) Would you be down to live in a home built into the side of a cliff? The Triangle Cliff House was created by architect Matthias Arndt for a design challenge. (Image credit: Matthias Arndt) The A-frame design features a wall of windows that overlooks the precarious drop as well as unadulterated views. (Image credit: Matthias Arndt) The entrance is on the middle floor, which holds a double bedroom. (Image credit: Matthias Arndt) The lower level is "below ground" with the open living area and kitchen overlooking the cliffside. (Image credit: Matthias Arndt) There's even a patio with a glass wall to...

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40 Floral Typography Designs that Combine Flowers & Text

40 Floral Typography Designs that Combine Flowers & Text

A wonderful design trend that has surfaced recently is the mixture of flowers and text to produce elegant floral typography layouts. These designs merge floral photographs or illustrations with bold typography layouts by weaving the flower stems, petals and leaves around the letters, which results in a great sense of depth. In this exhibition, I present 40 glorious examples of this floral typography design style. See how designers have used this effect to produce exhibition posters, greeting cards, wedding stationery and much more!   FLORAL POSTERS SERIES BY ALEKSANDR GUSAKOV FLORAL POSTERS SERIES BY ALEKSANDR GUSAKOV WEDDING INVITATION BY ROMAN...

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55 Hand-Picked Resources to Help You Learn Graphic Design Quickly

55 Hand-Picked Resources to Help You Learn Graphic Design Quickly

When I began out with learning design, I can remember being absolutely overcome by all the information that is out there. I was sure that knowing how to use Photoshop was basically equal to knowing how to design. Then I learned CSS because I thought that was the next step. I’d like for you to jump all this exploration and simply — learn design.That’s why I compiled this collection of links. I can pretty much guarantee that following this list closely will put you in the top 20% percent of all who are trying to learn design.     Graphic...

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Seven Netflix Movies Every Designer Should Watch

Seven Netflix Movies Every Designer Should Watch

  Happy Friday! To celebrate the weekend, I am sharing a few Netflix movies for designers.  01. ART & COPY (DVD ONLY) I have nostalgia when thinking back to watching Art & Copy for the first time while in college. I went to a small school in East Texas, and they had such an unexpected vibrant art community. I remember watching Art & Copy at the modern art museum, which was nestled between old antique shops and cobblestone roads. All this to say, this is such a great movie and I recommend anyone in the graphic design, marketing or communications field to give...

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