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Posts tagged ‘designer’

2
May
Design 101

Graphic Designer’s Road Map [Infographic]

The following infographic was created for graphic designers who wanted to get  better at what they do. Smartpress surveyed over 30 of the leading designers in the online community and asked the most commonly asked questions related to design. The following information will help guide you through the process of taking your design skills to the next level. Read more »

10
May
clients from hell

Clients from Hell

From the desk of: Clients from Hell – A collection of anonymously contributed client horror stories from designers.

Client: ”When this gets printed, what sort of colors get mixed together?”

Me: “Well, anything that gets printed is basically a combination of black, yellow, cyan, and magenta ink or toner…” Read more »

5
May
Hyperactivitypography from A to Z

The confusions of Typography

I have recently stumbled upon this great book from a recent post by my friend Meagan. It made me start thinking about how typography has become a very confusing subject for designers the last couple of years. So many fonts, so little time. Here is a great book by Studio 3 that breaks down typography letter by letter in a fun way. Read more »

5
Jan
empty-boxes

Crap in a box…

No, I don’t mean to literally crap in a box. – I’m talking about junk that you buy that comes in a box. We have all been “had” at some point in our lives when it comes to buying crap. Whether it was that cheap ass toy that your family bought you when you were a kid, or the spatula that you got from WalMart that broke in your first batch of cake batter. We all know the feeling when you realize, “this sucks… wtf.” Read more »

20
Nov
clients from hell

Clients From Hell

Clients From Hell is a collection of anonymously contributed client horror stories from designers. Excellent resource for a daily chuckle.

Personal favorites:

  • Can you please remove the iStockPhoto watermark on the photos? I don’t think it adds anything visually.
  • Can you bill your design time in 6 minute increments?
  • How late can I get you the revisions and still have it ASAP?