InDesign #101 – A beginners Guide to Killer Grids

Grid systems play a fundamental role in graphic design.

Whether you’re designing for print or the web, using grids will give you a solid foundation to work from.

Grid systems can be very complex and creating your own can involve a lot of fiddling and a few sums, to keep this guide simple I’ll show you how to setup a simple but versatile grid for an A4 document.

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Typography #101 – 5 Simple Steps for Better Communication

Graphic design is the communication of your message to an audience.

Projects and briefs are often wildly different but at the heart of each is the need to deliver a message. As big an impact as imagery can have, it’s very rare to work on a design project that doesn’t use typography in some form.

Instead of looking at the more technical aspects, this post will consider a few points to keep in mind and consider when designing and working with typography to ensure your message is communicated as effectively as possible. Continue Reading