Category: Tips

24
Apr

Designer explains how to price logo design and other services

If you’re a new designer just starting out, or even if you’ve been doing it a while, one of the more difficult parts of the job is coming up with prices for your services. Of those services, how to price logo design is one of the most contentious areas of the industry. After all, how much work does it take to design a logo?Continue Reading..

03
Apr

How to spot a cheap logo design

Whether you know it or not, consumers are able to tell the difference between a good and bad logo. And having a cheap logo design not only reflects badly on your skills as a designer, but on the brand it was created for. Your logo tells consumers what your brand represents, and you don’t want to come across as cheap or unprofessional. Continue Reading..

20
Mar

Photoshop cheatsheet for novice graphic designers

While there are plenty of online tutorials available, it’s often difficult for novice graphic designers to know where to start. When opening Photoshop for the first time, it’s easy to look at all the confusing features and buttons. If only there was a Photoshop cheatsheet that could help you get started.Continue Reading..

17
Jan

Infographic: How to get recruiters to read your CV

Day in, day out, recruiters sift through piles of résumés for available job openings. They’re usually searching for a specific skill sets or experience that matches their clients’ requirements. And if nothing of interest stands out, they move on to the next one.Continue Reading..

04
Jan

Using PANTONE Colour of the Year 2017 in design

A few weeks ago, PANTONE revealed its bright and zesty Colour of the Year 2017, called Greenery. Because it evokes nature, Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate. Thus, people respond on a deeper level to this hue, making the eye catching Greenery an ideal shade for design. This is especially true for packaging, where the sight of Greenery provides an instant message of freshness. Continue Reading..

21
Nov

Do designers need post-secondary education?

Gaining a post-secondary education can be an incredibly valuable experience for your design skills. The popular perception of needing education to be successful is getting a college or university degree and working for a company which pays you per your education level. However, it doesn’t always make sense for your career or your wallet.Continue Reading..

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Nov
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Nov

Infographic: How to avoid a hangover

Ask any expert, and they’ll tell you that the best way to avoid a hangover is to lay off the booze. Or just stay drunk, your call. To fend off the nausea, headache, dizziness, and general misery that often follows an intense night of drinking, check out this infographic from Fix.Continue Reading..

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Aug

21 tips for a successful job interview

Whether we’re just starting out or seasoned professionals, we’re all striving to find that dream design job. These days, not every job is advertised in a newspaper or on a website. That’s why it’s important to make as many connections as possible. Online communities such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook will help you interact with other designers. Continue Reading..

20
Jul

Learn how to escape zip tie restraints

Being restrained in home invasions and kidnapping scenarios, innocent people are increasingly being zip tied. With a quick Google search, you’ll see a number of situations where suspects used a zip tie. Because handcuffs are expensive and hard to come by, but zip ties are cheaply available at every hardware store. Continue Reading..

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