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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Design Cause

A project called Secret 7” is happening once again and is opened to any designer or artist who wishes to submit work in support of a mental health charity called MIND From now until 24 April 2018. Although this event was missed in 2017 it has returned unchanged. The project’s format entails the creation of […]

3 Characteristics of a Successful Designer

There is no one way to ensure that as designers, we will become the most successful and greatest at our craft. Being passionate and talented alone may not be enough, here are three characteristics of a successful designers: 1. Good communication skills, thorough and clear communication may be the end all be all to land […]

Function Vs beauty

As a graphic designer, it’s hard to find the right balance between aesthetic design and functional design. Our job is to design something pleasing to the eye while getting the message across. While working on a project, it is important to keep some things in the back of your mind. As humans, we are biased […]

Benefits of Digital Art

We all get it. Painting, sculpturing, and other forms of traditional art are the most peaceful activities artists mostly do. However, let’s face it. Digital art is superior to traditional art in so many ways, but they are only a few but important details about digital art that artists should know about. No more cleaning […]

The Power of Graphic Design

Graphic design is a very powerful tool that not many people are aware of. Graphic design has the power to change opinions and shape how we see the world around us. For example, when most people think of Donald Trump they think of an orange man, fake blond hair, and his iconic blue suit with […]

Creative complexity creating catching characters

Like many kids, I grew up with a controller in hands to drop flags at castles and save the princess. As I grew up, I went from just playing the game to appreciating the minute details the designers put into designing a single house, to weapons, armors, or an entire large scale exploration open world […]

3 Best Free Design Resource

Designers always need resources. Whether it is for fonts, color pallets, or inspiration there is a wide range of websites that are the best for whatever project you may be working on. 1. Free design resource: This is a great resource for mock-ups, templates, and graphics. The site offers very contemporary content and is the best […]

Merging Dance and Visual Art

This maybe pretty obvious, since I am a graphic design student, but I love art in all shapes and forms. I am also very intrigued by powerful dance choreographies every now and then, mostly by the ones in the reality TV show So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) and film director, SYTYCD judge, and […]

Jedi Mind Trick

Do you suddenly feel the need to eat when you drive past fast food restaurants? These spontaneous thoughts of hunger are not a coincidence, but are instead thoughts that have been influenced by these restaurants. One of the most powerful tools that a designer forgets to use is color. Just by using a particular color, […]

Designing & Surf Culture

Despite the criticism he may receive, David Carson is an incredibly influential graphic designer. Every design student is familiar with his work; however, most are unaware that he is deeply immersed in surf culture and has spent a considerable amount of time designing surfboards. In 2010, Carson collaborated with Quicksilver and Pukas Surfboards to create […]