Tag: designers

10
Dec

Pantone unveils 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for designers

Trying to find the right gift can be especially challenging when the person you’re shopping for has refined tastes and a good sense of design.

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05
Apr

The 4 traits of good vs great designers

There are plenty of bad designers out there, but there are also lots of good ones. A good designer is someone who has an eye for what works and what doesn’t; they’re more than confident with their design skills and can adapt to what’s asked of them. Being a good designer also has a lot to do with the way you work. Sure, you can’t teach good design, but it never hurts to learn a few new tricks, or simply make the most of your talents.Continue Reading..

25
Nov

10 differences between designers and clients

From the most seasoned Creative Director to a Graphic Design graduate all know that creatives and clients don’t always see eye-to-eye. Besides having contrasting roles, their perceptions on colours differences, typeface and image source also vary. While designers might value creative ideas, they’re worth nothing to a client if they don’t make money.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..

05
Oct

Everything designers need to know about the golden ratio

Good designers are always on the hunt for the latest tools to help them step up their game—whether it’s a new app or the latest Adobe update. Yet some of the best design tools are actually those that have been around the longest.Continue Reading..

15
Sep

10 workplace incentives top designers want

If you’re anything like most people, you’ve fantasized about the perfect workplace. Maybe you imagined eating prime rib at your desk while surrounded by brilliant colleagues. Or you dreamed of working at home office instead of being stuck in rush hour traffic with the other poor saps.Continue Reading..

30
Jun

Memes that highlight the real struggles of designers

Working as a designer isn’t as glorified as many of us like to make it out to be. Sure we sit behind our fancy computers with huge screens, designing pretty images; however working in design can also be one of the most stressful, involving and cutting edge jobs out there. That’s why art director Matt Warren has created a collection of memes that all designers should find familiar.Continue Reading..

29
Feb

Are you and your client a perfect match? Take the quiz to find out

What do you look for on a date that makes you want to continue seeing that person? Do you want to feel a connection, a hint of shared interests, an ability to clearly communicate? The principle is the same when looking for a client: will they match up well with your marketing and design team?

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10
Feb

Things that designers do to annoy their clients

The relationship between designers and clients is a delicate one, which sometimes results in frustrating situations for both parties. I’ve posted a lot on the side of the designer, like things clients say when wanting cheaper work or the funny little lies that designers tell their clients.Continue Reading..

11
Dec

Humorous charts explain the life of a designer

There are some things that only a designer can relate to; the funny little lies they tell their clients; the ridiculous demands of those client; due dates, advertising specs and all sorts of little issues make every single day a challenge. Yet non-designers somehow believe that we sit around and colour for a living.

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13
Nov

A designer’s perspective vs that of non-designers

A designer’s perspective versus that of a non-designer can be a bit different. We see the world from a different point of view; the good and the bad.Continue Reading..

15
Aug

Only designers will understand these GIFs

The design world has its ups and downs. There are pain-in-the-ass clients, the frustration of being asked to work for free, but also the little victories you can achieve during a project. So, to highlight these ups and downs, Creative Market has put together a collection of animated GIFs that brilliantly capture themoments experienced by designers.

Check out some of the highlights below or click here to see the entire series.

When the client thinks you’re not charging extra for changes to the design

When the client thinks you're not charging extra for changes to the design

When the client sends you a low-res JPEG in a Word document

When the client sends you a low-res JPEG in a Word document

Your reaction when someone asks you to work for “exposure”

When someone asks you to work for "exposure"

When you find the perfect font after searching for days

When you find the perfect font after searching for days

After landing a great client who communicates well and pays on time

When you land a great client who communicates well and pays on time

When your project gets featured in the popular section on Dribbble

When your project gets featured in the popular section on Dribbble


Source: https://creativemarket.com/blog/2015/08/04/25-gifs-only-graphic-designers-will-understand