I receive some terrible portfolios from rookie designers but it’s not actually your fault as a budding designer.
Archives for February 2015
I love this fat chubby font! I don’t know if it’s the warm pleasing personality it has or the fact that it looks like and reminds me of myself but on a professional note it just happens to be designed very well.
Although it’s not always appropriate to use due it’s size, Boris Black Bloxx can turn any piece into a friendlier, universal and welcoming design. Its great usability lies in its simplicity as a type design and in its difference of being a bit of large font making it a good choice for headlines or logos.
This weeks Research & Inspiration for graphic designers, web designers, illustrators and creatives revolves around design articles.
We’ve managed to collate some of the best design articles from around the web and bring them to you for a good read.
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What a great deal this is. Usually you might get 1, 5 or maybe even 10 different fonts in a font pack deal but here we have 65 fantastic fonts for only $29. Handcrafted fonts are usually script style and to be honest I only need a handful of really good script fonts becuase I don’t use them that often but with this deal the handcrafted fonts have a surprising mix of block fonts in both serif and sans-serif styles.
Over the last couple of years I’m hearing less about “image” and “branding” and more about “brand story”, “business voice” and “tone”. Truth be told, buzzwords like “story,” “tone” and “voice” are all elements that coherently work together with design to build your business identity and rather then ramble on about how you should do it and why, we’re going to take a look at some good working examples of business voices to see how it all fuses together.
Remember the term business
Whilst Tip#3 was to forget the term business, this tip is to now focus on the term business in every way.
In order to sustain business you have to act like one. You need to charge people and make money and you need to be dedicated in doing so. What’s more you’ll also need to spend money to keep that
business going. Focus on both in goings and out, processes and time and start operating like a business in order to stay profitable.