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from Mariah Althoff, Visual Branding Expert + Graphic Designer

Typography Do's and Dont's

Understanding the Do's and Dont's of typography is one of the most important fundamentals in graphic design. Its imperative to follow these rules in order to look like a professional graphic designer. Are you breaking any of these design rules? Click to find out what they are!

Design Thinking 101 -

from Design School

How to Effectively Use Transparent Backgrounds in Graphic Design

Very effective use of Transparent Background. The image is in grey scale just the because of the earthy orange color the poster stands out.

•combination of illustration and photographic imagery. •line illustration and diagonal set up 45 degree structure. •ideas flowing.

Tomorrow, Acrylic Gouache on Wood, 2016, by Ayumi Takahashi. Ayumi Takahashi is a graphic designer currently living in New York working in the field of painting, drawing, digital, printmaking, textile design and graphic design.

from HOW Design

Understanding Design Strategy: Effective Graphic Design for Clients

Touchpoints for Design Strategy. Any design strategy should address the following: (i) Existing problems and ongoing challenges. (ii) Current benefi ts and successes to be leveraged. (iii) Unmet client/customer needs. (iv) Changing client/customer behaviors and attitudes. (v) Emerging ideas and trends. (vi) Opportunities to differentiate. The way these issues are addressed is the essence of the strategy.

from Baby Names Log

Popular Baby Names 2013

I know this wasn't meant to be a DW reference, but all I thought was "hey, who turned out the lights?"

Interesting...Love the "I'll know i've got it when" section. Meets Marzano's high yield strategy, especially if referred to often during the lesson. by carlani

from Join the creative side

10 easy Illustrator tools to improve your designs

Improve your Graphic Design skills with these 10 easy Adobe Illustrator tools to improve your Graphic Design skills.

"You've known the names of letters and numbers since you were a little kid. But did you realize that every part of those characters have names, too? Knowing this terminology will help you better understand typefaces and communicate about design."


This Is Pretty Spot On

Translating client speak about fonts and lettering I This Is Pretty Spot On

from Mariah Althoff, Visual Branding Expert + Graphic Designer

Raster vs. Vector Files

How well do you understand your design file types? Whats the difference between a JPEG and a PDF file? Why are your printed designed materials turning out pixelated when they look fine on the screen? Do you need help understanding image resolution? This article can help you with all of these questions! Repin for the answers!

from Saffron Avenue

Tips + Tools :: Understanding File Types

Tips Tools :: Understanding File Types :: Saffron Avenue

from Spruce Rd.

The most important part of my brand design process

The most important part of my branding logo design process is the questionnaire. This helps me understand the client, develop a strategy that suits their needs and design around their vision. I’m sharing my client branding questionnaire that I send my clients, that has been one of the best processes in my freelance business.