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The Importance of Illustrations in Design

THE IMPORTANCE OF ILLUSTRATIONS IN DESIGN “A picture is worth a thousand words” is a phrase that applies to the design world. Designers create and utilize visual representations on a daily basis. Sometimes designers use photographs in their design, whereas other times, designers incorporate custom illustrations into their design. Custom illustrations can be extremely beneficial in a variety of scenarios.   Graphic Design vs. Illustration Though graphic designers and illustrators are technically two different job titles, they tend to overlap. [...]

By |2019-06-20T11:48:45-05:00June 20th, 2019|

How to Design Custom Eye-Catching Icons

HOW TO DESIGN CUSTOM EYE-CATCHING ICONS Originating in the 1500s from the Latin word ‘eikon,’ the word icon means likeness, or image. Every day, we come across all sorts of icons – whether it’s on a website, the apps on our mobile devices, or messaging with emojis. Icons can convey an expression, thought or idea through a simple visual depiction. Sure, there are stock icons you can purchase for a design project – but why buy stock when you could [...]

By |2019-04-18T13:29:17-05:00April 18th, 2019|

The Ultimate Resource Guide for Designers

The Ultimate Resource Guide for Designers Need a good font website, but don’t know which ones to trust? Need stock images but don’t have the budget to pay for them? Here is our list of helpful sites that every graphic designer should know and have access to, all in one place:   TRADEMARKS / LEGALITIES: USPTO     COLORS Pantone.com Color Scheme Designer Adobe Color Wheel ColourLovers.com     FONTS Google Fonts (web-friendly) What the Font FontSquirrel.com FontSpring.com DesignCuts.com   [...]

By |2019-03-15T06:11:21-05:00March 14th, 2018|