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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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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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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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