Being a subscriptions fan, I just can’t miss the ONE Web Development Kit Membership launch. A unique subscription service to the marketplace’s best templates and tools sound very attractive but you will never know if the service is really good unless you try it for yourself (or read a detailed review from the person who tried it). So, here’s a review of the pros and cons I noticed after subscribing for ONE. Hope it will help you make a decision for yourself.
Graphic designers are the most hit professionals in today’s economy. With the increasing competition, the clients are demanding to have newest and innovative graphic designs to boost their revenues. Apart from this, those who are working as freelancer graphic designers can make exclusive place and earn lucrative in the freelance market through those desperate clients from all over the world are eager to bid on the designs.
Whether you are producing visuals for seminar, trade show or a meeting or, giving critical sales presentations or unveiling a new company’s logo – your client will always expect that the graphics designed by you shall convey the message and receive the attention they deserve.
Even with exemplary design skills it is still to stay ahead in the competition. However, don’t let these challenged bring you down. You are doing well, and still go far – this is the belief you need to cultivate. Anybody who is designer at a profession can make, but the design that is made with brilliance and passion is what it counts.
Graphic design is the field that quickly changes both technically and creatively. It is easy to get along with the flow and catching up with new techniques. Though, it is as important to focus pushing and improving the limits of your creativity.
When in a design school it is easy to have helping hands and suggestions that help to create a good graphic design. But once you are out of that protective environment you are no longer surrounded by the learning environment. There comes a time to showcase your talent and compete for your survival.
Compete – It is the basic survival instinct that pushes you to create the best graphic design. Competition is – good – if this doesn’t work think other way around – motivators are just round the corner. Once you have known that someone else is after that thing you want, it becomes a challenge to get it first.
With the determination of not to stagnant your creativity and kick to learn and practice new things consistently, you are sure going to rock. Below mentioned are top 10 tips for great graphic designs.
Your logo is an integral part of your business’s marketing and identity. Designers in the past have referred to it as a business’s flag. It visually identifies a business, but doesn’t necessarily need to describe what it does.
As you design your business’s logo, keep in mind the wide array of marketing uses for it — from business cards to large banners and billboards, and everything between. There are multiple applications for your logo, and it needs to be visually appealing at all levels.
Here are some marketing considerations to keep in mind as you design your logo.
There is a large trend in design for minimal logos right now. The idea of saying ‘less with more’ in logo design is the route that many designers are turning to. Simplicity is the key factor in this trend. The reason behind the rise in popularity is due to minimal logos being seen as more recognizable for consumers than complicated ones. This helps to increase brand awareness which is vital in business.
A minimalist logo needs to be clean, uncluttered and void of unnecessary details. Using simple shapes to represent a brand is relied upon in minimalism. Negative space is another common tactic used in minimal design to try and optimize the use of space. The best logos are when no explanation is needed to explain what the brand is about, it can be shown just by looking at the logo.
Take a look at some great examples of minimal logo design below. Hopefully they will inspire you to create your own logo using a minimalist template. Remember to not over-complicate your design and think about a clear message that you want to get across to consumers.
FileSquare is a prototyping tool and a remote collaboration platform for designers and developers. They just launched a new set of 200 well-designed vector icons, which are perfect for iOS toolbar and tab bars, Android app, websites, t-shirts, tattoos… anything you want to use them for.
PixelGlyph is a set of icons, and it comes with two versions.
The free version has 2 sizes (16 and 48 pixels squared), 1 color and in PNG format. You can directly download this 4.2MB zip from its website. Just leave your email, and download link will be sent to your inbox. No other information required.
For $25 version, besides PNG files, FileSquare provides you with the vector source files in AI and EPS formats. It’s better for you to have vector icons because you’ll be able to change them into the color and size that you want.