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Affiliation in the design profession


AIGA, D&AD, Icograda, DBA… just a few of the many trade associations for graphic designers, but how useful are they?

Designing through a recession

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Thoughts from talented designers on the pros and cons of the economic climate.

The Art of Looking Sideways

The Art of Looking Sideways

The Art of Looking Sideways. A visual feast of a design book by the late, great, Alan Fletcher — who left this world back in 2006. It’s over 1,000 pages long, and here’s a short insight into the inspirational publication.

Your questions answered #4

Q & A

I talk about the transition from employment to self-employment, what details to include on your business card, web hosting issues, and the services I offer.

Your questions answered #3

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Here I answer another round of your questions, focusing on my decision to specialise in logo design, what to name your freelance design studio, and career advice for recent graphic design graduates.

15 graphic design interview tips

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The following graphic design interview tips were written by Lee Newham of Good People.

Top 50 graphic design blogs updated

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The top 50 graphic design blogs list has been updated, and the number of recommendations has grown to include more than 70 blogs. Here are 10 of the newly-featured banners and links.

Focus on reader comments #2

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The excellent discussion that takes place here is part of the reason I’ve kept publishing new content. Following on from my last focus on reader comments, here are five more insights from you, the people who kindly donate time to add to the conversation.

T-shirts for graphic designers

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A quick selection of recent graphic tees and clothing I thought you might like.

Your questions answered #2

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Questions answered in this post include: Do you still figure out your prices approximately by the hour? If graphic design wasn’t your career, what do you think you would have been doing? Aside from word of mouth, what would you say is the best way to find new work when starting out alone?

10 tips for writing graphic design briefs


Here are some valuable tips for writing graphic design briefs, kindly provided by Sharon Hayes of Round Box Design. Sharon has a wealth of experience and has worked as a graphic designer since 1994.

Spec work in the internet age

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It’s up to us to convince potential clients that our services are worth paying for.

How effective is priority seating signage?

Back in 2005, there was a trial on the London Underground where “baby on board” badges were given to mums-to-be. The aim was to encourage Tube passengers to…

What is graphic design?

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If asked what graphic design is, could you answer in one sentence?
Here’s one possible definition:

“Graphic design is the use of visual communication to solve a problem.”

However, do you think it’s right to assume for every design project there’s a problem in the first place?

David Airey in the top 10 websites for designers, and a new look for HOW Design

HOW top 10 websites for designers

Last week I received a very welcomed email from Megan, Senior Editor at HOW Magazine, telling me that my website is amongst the HOW top 10 websites for designers in February. Quite the honour, and alongside some excellent company.

Here’s the list in full, with a short description provided by HOW.

50 graphic design blogs

Logo Design Love

50 graphic design blogs, authored by some very talented graphic designers. Enjoy the inspiration.

Are you an eco-friendly designer?

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The environment is under more threat today than it ever has been, and responsibility lies with all of to do what we can to help. Here are three very simple steps that designers can take to help the environment.

First steps to graphic design pricing

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Some points to consider when setting your graphic design prices.

Prize draw winners

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In celebration of my one year blog anniversary I’ve given away some fantastic prizes, kindly donated by a host of excellent blog authors.

$4,000 blog anniversary prize draw

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To celebrate the 1 year anniversary of my graphic design blog, I’m launching this bumper giveaway to thank you all. You’ve helped make this site what it is today and here are the fantastic prizes up for grabs.

Milton Glaser: Art is Work

Six minutes well-spent — Milton Glaser talking about art and design.

The 5 hats of graphic designers

Five hats of graphic design

So if a novice can work their way around a photo manipulation or page layout program, why do designers still charge large sums for their services?

How ethical are your design practices?

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Do you work with a client whose product or values you don’t agree with?

How to effectively advertise musicians

How do you advertise an event that features some of the world’s finest musicians? Simple. With a stunning piece of visual artistry.