Holiday’s are here!

December 11, 2012

So I was looking for fun Holiday card ideas for this upcoming holiday season and found a really cool website with all different types.  Whether you want a Christmas or Hannauka card idea, or any other holiday for that matter, check out this website!  It’s full of creative and interesting designs and concepts that will make your card be sure to stand out!  (Especially if you’re good with computer programs)  Enjoy and have a Happy Holiday Season!

http://www.designworklife.com/

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Graphic Design Jobs

December 11, 2012

It can be a difficult thing to find a job as a graphic designer. You constantly have to be on your a game and be ten steps ahead of everyone else. Luckily, the following site shows potential search engines for the graphic designer without a job. You may not know what to do with your skills and what specific field you want to go into to utilize them but this site will help you on the way to your goal of being fully employed.

http://www.youthedesigner.com/2008/04/21/10-great-places-to-find-graphic-design-jobs/

Graphic Design Resume

December 11, 2012

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http://inspirationfeed.com/inspiration/design-elements/25-examples-of-creative-graphic-design-resumes/

Resumes can be an overwhelming thing in the graphic design world. You want to differ from your competitors without overwhelming aesthetically the person who may be reviewing your  resume. The resume I found from this site it rather on the mark in what the person is presenting to potential companies with how it shows off their skills visually as well as informative with the actual text presented in said resume. It shows through a clean white background the person interests, to add an extra dimension to potential employers that they simply are not just another piece of paper while showing what skills they are most proficient in.

This online portfolio shows functionality and graphic design fluidly into one design. With its playful colorful pictures against a stark black and gray background,  it shows that despite the artist showing off his work, there is a level of professionalism that could not be achieved by a run of the mill web designer.

http://www.pikaboo.be/

 

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Self-Promotion piece

December 11, 2012

Self-promotion is very important in the graphic design world, especially to differentiate yourself from others. What I found unique was this matchbox design with the graphic designer played upon a pun of sorts with his little self promotion quoting “Fueled By Creativity” It’s stands out with how simple its message is while it shows the amount of time the author of the design put into making it eye catching without being obnoxiously so.

 

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http://cargocollective.com/itsmandayall/Self-Promotion-Pack-Match-Box

Information Design

December 11, 2012

This information design that I’ve found I find particularly interesting. It shows the poorest and richest neighborhoods in the USA in a bar graph like form. But this is not any old bar graph, it shows the bars as building of the poorest and richest in America. It’s a real clever design that visually gives those with buildings are poorer while those with the larger buildings are richer.  good

http://www.designishistory.com/design/infographics/

The World Wildlife Fund is an excellent example of a logo using positive and negative space. With using a panda as its main theme, it uses the natural coloring of the panda itself to create this very clever logo. It simply inserts black image and text into an otherwise white background to create the full image. With the blank space of white of the background, it actually helps create the rest of the image without any extra work on the graphic designer himself.

 

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