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Want a little color inspiration? But find it difficult to search, manipulate and create color palettes for your web design? It isn’t as much of a challenge as it seems. You can find loads of help from the sophisticated and intuitive tools for color search. A web design project requires you to find the right…

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Graphic designing is a vast arena and so as the community of graphic designers. You can find a graphic designer in the form of a freelancer and a large graphic design agency. There are some designers who have years of experience in the designing for the digital world, whereas some have just come from their…

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Color (or even lack of it) is one of the most important elements of design. The right color can do many things, including create a mood, convey a message, draw associations, and encourage particular actions. So it’s essential to give it the careful consideration it deserves. Color psychology is an expanding field, and countless studies…

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Design and development are by no means mutually exclusive. Although each role can be clearly defined by specific expertise and approach, when all is said and done, it’s by working together that we create a successful end product that adheres to the many and varied needs of the client. As the old adage goes, two…

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Graphic designers are everywhere. Some girls like them and some girls don’t. We are here to shed some light on why you shouldn’t date a graphic designer. We have 31 reasons + a bonus few. There is definitely more, but 31 is the chosen number this time around as January has 31 days. Haha. Now…

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Are you still a good graphic designer? Most of us would answer “yes.” But even formally trained graphic designers should be critical of themselves and answer the question honestly. Chances are, you are still a “good” graphic designer; so perhaps a more pertinent question would be: Are you a good contemporary graphic designer? You might…

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Many graphic designers are lone wolves, preferring to manage entire projects themselves in order to retain creative control. However, sometimes large-scale projects or an overflow of incoming work makes collaboration an enticing prospect. Selecting the perfect collaborator is crucial to an outstanding project; choosing the wrong collaborator is internal sabotage. The following details how you…

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When looking for data surrounding graphic design, where better to look than an infographic made up of interview data garnered by one outlet and then compressed and outputted in a graphical form. SmartPress once again did a brilliant job of creating an infographic that not only keeps you interested, but provides solid information too. Jacques…

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For first time freelance web designers, nothing is more intimidating then when their first client asks, “Well, what will it cost?” We all imagine the hardest part of getting a gig will be finding the client, the proposal, or the project itself. However, coming up with an accurate price is an art and science of…

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There are a lot of people that think being a graphic designer is easy. Sure it looks fun and is fun at times, but what they don’t see is the behind the scenes work that takes place to make a success of the chosen career field. So to everyone out there who wants to be…