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    Tips for Great Beverage Packaging Design

    Tips for Great Beverage Packaging Design
    The primary goal of package design is to attract a customer’s attention. It is competing with many other similar products on the shelf, after all. Because it must stand out, it cannot simply inform the customer, but provoke feelings and emotions. The package design sells the product and must look attractive. There are many ways to be creative with package design ...
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    15 Awesomely Artistic Brew Labels

    St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner... And, in the spirit of the only holiday that actually condones consuming copious amounts of beer, all things green and… pinching, we’ve gathered the 15 most artistic beer labels we could find. So sit back, relax and crack open a cold one (not at work, of course!) and take a look at ...
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    How Get Started in Web Design

    How Get Started in Web Design
    Getting into web design, like any other art field, takes time and energy. It’s an industry that’s rapidly growing, and one that can be a little intimidating. But rapid growth doesn’t have to be scary. It means opportunity, after all. We use the web a little more each and everyday. And new websites are popping up every second — websites that ...
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    Is Research a Crucial Part of Good Design?

    Is Research a Crucial Part of  Good Design?
    To do our best work, designers must have a full understanding of the problem to solve the issues at hand. Doing upfront research is a pivotal step in the upfront design process. We must get to know the industry landscape to ensure the creative product will be unique and marketable for our clients. Our clients bring industry expertise to the table ...
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    Mac or PC: The Better Choice for Designers?

    Mac or PC: The Better Choice for Designers?
    Designers need the right tools to create. It's been proven that the Adobe Creative Suite is an essential tool for designers. But the most important choice a designer or design company must make? Choosing between PC and Mac. It's no secret that the Mac has been labeled the "designer" machine, whereas PCs are solely for stuffy businessmen. But is Mac really ...
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    What's the Difference Between Print & Web Design?

    What's the Difference Between Print & Web Design?
    As the world of technology evolves and people become more concerned about environmental issues, it's the job of the graphic design world to grow with these trends. In efforts to be green, save trees and conserve resources, there's more demand than ever to communicate design both digitally and on printed materials. Most artists can design for either medium, but knowing the ...
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    What Do Graphic Designers Do Anyway?

    What Do Graphic Designers Do Anyway?
    Just what are we supposed to be doing? As we get through design school and try to do a real job out in the world, we must pause and think sometimes. Just what is our job anyway? What are we really supposed to be doing? Is the whole thing simply a lot of words and pretty pictures? Is it fine art ...
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    How to Keep Up with Graphic Design Trends

    How to Keep Up with Graphic Design Trends
    The world of graphic design is constantly on the move. It's always changing. As technology evolves, so does software and tools. Consequently this affects the visual appearances of graphic design artworks. Social events also have an impact on the arts. One look at an art history book and you can see how different art is now compared to the paints and ...
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    Graphic Design Industry Role Descriptions

    Graphic Design Industry Role Descriptions
    If you’re a recent college graduate or if you’re just now entering the workforce, you’ve probably looked at and applied for dozens of design jobs. You’re probably aware of most of the popular job titles in the design industry including everything from junior art director, senior art director, art director and beyond; but after reviewing all the descriptions for each, you ...
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    Design Resources: Finding What You Need

    Design Resources: Finding What You Need
    Build Your Design Arsenal, Blow Away the Competition I think it’s safe to say that most designers cringe at the idea of using clip art in their work. When I think of clip art, I think back to the Intro to Computers class that I took in college where I was frequently forced to use clip art in my assignments. You ...
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    What Type of Graphic Designer Are You?

    What Type of Graphic Designer Are You?
    I know we're all designers at heart and share some similar design habits, but there are many different realms of graphic design. The following is a profile list of the "species" of graphic designers that include characteristics they may have according to their industry. I hope that this may give you some perspective and the ability to more easily determine your ...
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    Choosing Your Graphic Design Specialty

    Choosing Your Graphic Design Specialty
    “Do you like to kern or would you rather vector?” Looking back, it's a little weird how you start your first years of art school not knowing what you want to major in (That's true for most of us, anyway). And when you finally choose, it feels like there are so many other big decisions to be made after. Like: What ...
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    10 More Steps to Becoming a Great Designer

    10 More Steps to Becoming a Great Designer
    An open letter to the next generation of designers, part II. Part 1 of this letter was published last week. Here is part 2 and the second 10 things you ought to pay attention to as you build your design career. 1. Never stop learning While I use most of my projects as learning vehicles, I find that this isn’t enough. ...
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    How to Design Responsibly

    How to Design Responsibly
    “Dubai Shares See Biggest Fall This Year” read the headline in the business section of the BBC World Service Web site near the end of 2009. As soon as we saw it, my architect friends and I began discussing crisis and chaos in the middle east’s wealthy city state. The architects directed most of their ire at bankers. Last year was ...
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    10 Steps to Becoming the Designer You Want to Be

    An open letter to the next generation of designers, part 1. Everyone has moments in their career when they look back and think, “If I had only known then what I know now....” After 15-plus years as a designer and design researcher at places like IBM, Trilogy, M3 Design, and now frog design, I know I certainly have. Which is ...
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    Carving Out a Niche in the Design Industry

    Carving Out a Niche in the Design Industry
    It may come as a shock, but the design industry can be very competitive and sometimes cutthroat. Even the most talented and experienced graphic designers among us will tell you how difficult it can be at times, to earn a living. That is because in order to make a living from design, a graphic designer must always be on the lookout ...
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