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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
No. of comments: 0

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?" ...

Type Trumps

Type Trumps

Category: Design / Typography, Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Meave
Posted: Aug 14th 2012
No. of comments: 1

  Do you know your Helvetica from your Arial? Based on the classic game of one-upmanship, this deck of cards by Rick Banks of Face37 is aimed at all you font nerds, design hipsters and typeface freaks because it celebrates the joy of typ...

Number of the Day

Number of the Day

Category: Resources / Reference,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Aug 6th 2012
No. of comments: 0

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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Book Cover Lover

Book Cover Lover

Category: Books, Design / Packaging, Design / Print, Design / Publishing, Resources / Reference,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Aug 6th 2012
No. of comments: 0

And honestly, what's a more appropriate title for a Flickr feed devoted to the best graphic covers? Book Cover Lover is a truly incredible set, colour-coded to perfection and with design so beautiful it'll make publishing devotees go weak at the knees. Take a meander through and be inspi...

Screenshots made easy with Paparazzi!

Screenshots made easy with Paparazzi!

Category: Resources / Images, Web / Resources,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Aug 5th 2012
No. of comments: 0

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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Spencer Harrison

Spencer Harrison

Category: Resources / Reference,

Posted by: Meave
Posted: Jul 24th 2012
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We were lucky enough to have the very talented Spencer Harrison in to chat with us this week. He has kindly put together some really great links and resources for Design Students on his blog HERE. Check out his work at ...

Adobe Creative Suite Shortcut Wallpapers

Adobe Creative Suite Shortcut Wallpapers

Category: Resources / Educational, Resources / Reference, Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Jul 8th 2012
No. of comments: 0

Now this is a seriously handy resource - a new series of wallpapers with keyboard shortcuts to your favourite Adobe programs! ...

Fonts In Use

Fonts In Use

Category: Design / Print, Design / Typography, Resources / Reference, Web / Resources,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Jun 29th 2012
No. of comments: 0

After Tanya's post the other day about Fontology, here's another great resource based around the wonderful world of typefaces. Search design pieces not by the designer or the colour, but by what font was used! Interesting feedback in the comments section too. Go forth and find some new inspiration. ...

Fontology

Fontology

Category: Design / Typography, Resources / Educational, Resources / Reference,

Posted by: Tanya
Posted: Jun 26th 2012
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Fonts.com provides us with useful, informative and relevant information about typography! They have recently created Fontology - a resouce particularly for students, who are learning or are keen to learn more about typography.  Work through Level 1...

Web Design Inspiration

Web Design Inspiration

Category: Blogs, Web / Design, Web / Resources,

Posted by: Tanya
Posted: Jun 21st 2012
No. of comments: 1

Whenever you're looking for inspiration for web design, then two places you need to visit are: Site Inspire Webinspeer Both websites feature top web design from all around the world. Check them out today! ...