Here's how a simple mark ends up meaning something big as a great logo. Joe Posner, and Michael Bierut (designer of the Hillary Clinton logo) explain.
Design has a large impact on content visibility — so does SEO. However, there are some key SEO concepts that experts in the field struggle to communicate clearly to designers. This can create friction and the impression that most well-designed websites are very poorly optimized for SEO.
While not everyone is using movable type these days, the art of type is thriving. And with Instagram as the top sharing platform for designers, it’s no wonder that “typoholic” is a hashtag. From Amsterdam to California, here are some of the best lettering, illustration and type feeds to get designers inspired every day.
If you’ve been dreaming of leaving your job and launching a career in the creative industry, there’s never been a better time than right now. And considering that hiring managers only look at an application for about 2 minutes before making a decision, having a unique and comprehensive portfolio’s pretty crucial if you want to stand out. Here’s how to ensure that yours is doing enough to grab attention.
Ready for a good listen? A great podcast can provide inspiration as well as a mental break while you work or relax. There’s no shortage of outstanding podcasts for designers and creatives, covering web design, creative life, and much more!
Whether or not you’re a designer, this exercise will help sharpen your product sense and improve your eye for design.
This week's book of the week is the Superpowers of Visual Storytelling by Laura Stanton and David LaGesse
Technical jargon can sometimes get confusing or overwhelming, which is why Canva has come up with a fantastic infographic that uses simple illustrations to explain the 20 most important design principles.
Incorporating the cultivation of our ‘“Designer’s Mind” into our design practice allows us to harnesses the power of engaging clearly in an interconnected way as we use design models and processes.
We present our book of the week: Susan Weinschenk's collection of 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People.