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The importance of upskilling as a designer

The importance of upskilling as a designer

Category: Blogs, Interviews / Individual, Interviews / Studio, Magazines, Resources / Educational,

Posted by: Tanya
Posted: Aug 21st 2012
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The guys over at Desktop Magazine have put together this handy article where they questioned six creatives:  "In terms of employability and keeping up-to-date with technologies, how important is it for designers to upskill?" ...

The Art of Logo Design

Category: Design / Branding/Identity,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Aug 16th 2012
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A really lovely snapshot of what logo design is all about, from some of the area's best practitioners. Well worth a watch for new and experienced designers alike. (As initially posted on Logo Design Love) ...

Number of the Day

Number of the Day

Category: Resources / Reference,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Aug 6th 2012
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Mathematics was never my strong suit, but as a designer I love looking at numbers. Do you draw your eight long and loopy, or as a snowman with his round head sitting firmly atop his even wider belly, or even some other way? Number of the Day indulges in my passion for the numbered form, with possibly the most comprehensive search func...
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Screenshots made easy with Paparazzi!

Screenshots made easy with Paparazzi!

Category: Resources / Images, Web / Resources,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Aug 5th 2012
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Fed up with only being able to screenshot what's visible on your monitor? Paparazzi! could be just what you're looking for. It's a small utility for Mac OS X that enables you take entire screenshots of webpages. I've attached a screenshot of Bec Winnel&...
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Chin Chin

Chin Chin

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Environmental, Design / Packaging, Design / Typography, Designers/Studios,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Aug 1st 2012
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Loving this identity for Chin Chin, a no-frills Asian restaurant in Melbourne. That colour, the typography, the awesome pop-art graphics. Looks like a fun place to be. By Projects of Imagination.  ...

Yume Ume

Yume Ume

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Environmental, Design / Packaging, Design / Typography,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Jul 20th 2012
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It's rare that packaging design makes you laugh out loud - but that's exactly what I did when I saw the lovely collateral for Yume Ume, a Japanese restaurant based in Florida. Check out ...

Chronicles Of Never

Chronicles Of Never

Category: Designers/Studios,

Posted by: Jobey Greenwood
Posted: Jun 12th 2012
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Chronicles of Never (CoN) is a clothing and jewellery company based in Sydney, Australia. Under the direction of creator Gareth Moody, a former co-founder of Tsubi (Ksubi), the graphics are predominantly bold, simple and very effective. The given examples are fine art pieces that have been used on t-shirts. CoN usually sticks to bold graphics on a neutral colour palette. I particularly like the NO...
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i am a food blog

i am a food blog

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Design / Typography, Photography,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Jul 3rd 2012
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My two favourite things in the one place. Food, and typography. Feast your eyes (and then your stomach). ...
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Ikea by SDL

Ikea by SDL

Category: Design / Packaging,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Jun 28th 2012
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Slick Swedish design by the creatives at Stockholm Design Lab. No, I'm not entirely sure I want to try crab pate, but I do want that tube in my hands anyway! ...
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What is the future of design?

What is the future of design?

Category: Books, Designers/Studios, Events/Exhibitions,

Posted by: Renee
Posted: Jun 12th 2012
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Last week I was fortunate enough to see Frank Chimero speak at the Portable event at Brisbane's Edge. It was an inspiring afternoon where questions were asked of designers about the way we work and why we do things?  Drawing on findings from his book, The Shape of Design, Frank asked us 'What does it mean to b...