We love brochure design. They were probably some of the first print materials I ever encountered in life, since they were free usually I would always end up with a bunch of them as a kid to keep me occupied as my parents were shopping for things (fun to play with too!). So in celebration of the awesomeness of brochure design we found some of the most freaking awesome, unique, and creative brochure designs we have ever seen! We hope these designs inspire you on your next project
You may have thought that you could just up and start freelancing any day, but there are some top most crucial points before becoming a freelance logo designer, that you must first consider. Freelancing is not as easy and comfortable as it sounds. In fact, it could be quite tough. Even though logo designing might be your passion, you could still find it a lot of hard work. Before taking up freelancing, people usually feel that it could not be any worse than working under others in a regular office job. But if you look closely, it can be worse. Actually, it could be much worse. So before you decide that working as a freelance logo designer is your life’s calling, it would be better if you learned what the top most important & crucial points before becoming a freelance logo designer are.
So we all know music rocks, literally (hehe herp derp ). Today we have some amazing examples of how music can influence a workflow or a design in a totally awesome way. Music can make anything more creative, or motivate you to do your best on any given task (great to listen to while designing or developing btw!). Drool over these awesome artworks, concepts and designs that were inspired by the true power and beauty of music!
Do your old business cards or marketing materials need a new look? Do you find yourself crossing off information from printed flyers and writing in the correct info? Time to update people! Here’s a chance to do it without spending a dime.
Next Day Flyers, the premier source for all of the printing services a business needs is offering 1 lucky winner a $75 credit toward anything on their site. Next Day Flyers has tons of products that just about anyone can find useful. They offer brochures, tickets, DVD inserts, menus and more. So if you need to update your business cards or even if you just want to send out a special themed postcard to family and friends, this contest is for you.
In the great fantastic world of design, professionals are like knights, claiming prizes and rewards while fighting fierce dragons and vanquishing evil foes.
At least, we think ourselves kin to the great knights of old. In many ways, we may be correct.
While we may not be Knights of the Round Table or regularly hold Court with King Arthur, we deal with many challenges as they would. The difference is our enemies are time and budget, and our dragons are challenges we face. The challenges are not only with producing an excellent product, but producing any product within the time allotted.
Most specifically though, many of our battles are fought with clients who hold little or no knowledge of what they want, or how to communicate it.
Many times we deal with clients who are ignorant of the way web or print works, and say so outright, negating the need for designers to find out the hard way.
However, there is always that small element that believes they know everything about design and web. These are the clients we fear to deal with, and the ones we avoid if we can.
Unfortunately we sometimes find ourselves caught in a web of deception and miscommunication, and it makes any project or assignment nearly impossible to either navigate or accomplish. There are five things we can use to keep from the webs and shed light upon any possible problems we might encounter with a client.
It’s Friday! And Friday is supposed to be fun right? Lets have fun with Stickers! we love stickers. Whether you are working on a client design or just a design for fun, you can usually get some sort of creative burst from looking at or playing with stickers. My kids love stickers just like I did and they often remind me how awesome stickers are haha. I hope these inspire you
If you’re a freelance designer or developer in 2012, you’ll recognise that smell in the air. You know, the one that smells a lot like fear. Whether you’re new to the game or a seasoned pro, the issue of clients, sales and good old moola rolling in is probably one that dictates a lot of your daily activities. You might have given up the comfortable day job with its little perks and reassuring monotony, to strike out on your own, be your own boss, set your own hours and endless cups of tea/coffee (insert favourite beverage here) etc. You may well have envisioned an easier, less stressful (and shorter) working day, one that involved lounging around in your
tacky comfortable clothes, your favourite music blasting from the speakers and a smug look on your face. Except you didn’t quite bet on the fact that the clients aren’t exactly knocking down your door, did you?
The old adage of “Built it, and they will come” certainly doesn’t apply to any freelancer I know. It’s a natural state of play these days. For every great idea/concept/service/product out there on the web today (and indeed, in many industries) it is always swiftly followed by a barrage of knock-offs, rip-offs, copycats, grasscutters and undercutters. There is always someone out there willing to do it cheaper and faster (so they say) than you. If you did your research before setting out as a freelancer, you would have no doubt come across the many ‘freelance’ sites out there where you can *shudder* bid for a design project or contract, and the job is often handed out to the one who will do it for the cheapest. If you’re hoping to make it as a freelancer these days, you’ve certainly got a lot to compete with especially as outsourcing becomes ever more popular. The talent pool has invariably widened as more and more people turn to the web for their income.
There is nothing more badass to me than a masked ninja with a sword, but that is just me. Today we have some amazing Ninja Illustrations & Artworks for you to drool over! I hope these inspire you to do something cool in your current project, a ninja throwback, or just some sort of badassery.
Responsive Web Design is one of the most talked about trends in Web Design today, and will continue to remain a hot topic for as long as Smartphones and Tablets continue their domination in the handheld device industry. Research shows that the percentage of users accessing the internet through a handheld device is increasing exponentially, so if you haven’t considered the use of responsive design in your projects, it might be a good time to start exploring the techniques behind it.
Everyone loves movies. As designers, we tend to love the movie posters that come along with those movies as well. What I tend to love more than the actual movie posters, are ALTERNATE Movie posters! These are creative artworks made by pretty much anyone who wants to – that depict a different poster of the movie based on the story of the movie or a piece of the movie that they felt sums up the movie. These things get really clever, and beautiful – so I hope they inspire you to do something similar, or inspire you to do something different with the design you are working on. Hope you enjoy!