Design FAQ #2 – The Designer

Design FAQ #2 – The Designer

My previous Design FAQ took a look at a more design related question (dealing with the infamous typeface Comic Sans) this time I wanted to introduce myself a little more and discuss another big passion of mine…

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A (Designers) Weekend in Brussels

A (Designers) Weekend in Brussels

Every time I visit a new city I’m on the look out for fresh art and design. The typography of shop fronts, the design of maps and tour guides, inspiring exhibitions, bright street art, interesting illustrations in quirky cafes. I find it hugely exciting to explore the ‘look’ of a city.

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Graphic Design – My Moral Support Kit

Graphic Design – My Moral Support Kit

Graphic design is definitely an area where being prepared has it’s advantages. Keeping your equipment in good condition, printers and backup solutions working are all vital (or at least you realise when something goes wrong…) but as a creative you need more than this.

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Finding That Inspiration – Online (part 1)

It can be difficult to stay refreshed and inspired as a designer

There’s a very distinct and important line between inspiration and copying – but it’s always good practise to keep an eye on the design world around you.

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Designing for Print – 5 Killer Tips for a Successful Job

Rumours of prints demise have even greatly exaggerated

Despite recent rumblings and the unstoppable behemoth that is the web – print is very much alive and kicking.

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Packaging Review – Coexist – The XX

Buying an album is more than just music – it’s an experience.

In a world where iTunes downloads and Spotify are becoming the norm, I really appreciate the effort’s some bands go to when putting out their latest release.

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Design FAQ #1 – What’s wrong with Comic Sans?

As a graphic designer, discussing what you actually do can make for an interesting conversation.

A lot of my friends would be considered ‘creative types’, whether this is from meeting in university/work/networking events or just by coincidence. When you step away from this group, the ‘what do you do for a living’ conversation can be a lot more diverse, and explaining what a designer does and why they get paid for it can be a whole different adventure.

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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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