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10 essential desk exercises for designers

ARTICLE SUMMERY: We spend long hours in front of a monitor sitting in a chair day after day after day. In 10 ESSENTIAL DESK EXERCISES FOR DESIGNERS a graphic by  Simon Middleweek gives us exercises to help us get through the day and prevent the damage sitting in a...

Discover the unknown stories behind everyday icons

ARTICLE SUMMERY: "DISCOVER THE UNKNOWN STORIES BEHIND EVERYDAY ICONS" is a look back at some of the more prominent icons of today and their beginnings. Joseph Foley researched the origins of The Power IconThe AmpersandThe Peace Sign Just to name a few. As graphic...

The Time and Place to Use Serif and Sans Serif

ARTICLE SUMMERY: Typography can make or break a website, It's that important that we spend the time to learn and to understand how to use typography to enhance our, or our clients message. Lexie Lu has taken the time to help us understand this part of typography and...

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10 essential desk exercises for designers

ARTICLE SUMMERY: We spend long hours in front of a monitor sitting in a chair day after day after day. In 10 ESSENTIAL DESK EXERCISES FOR DESIGNERS a graphic by  Simon Middleweek gives us exercises to help us get through the day and prevent the damage sitting in a...

Discover the unknown stories behind everyday icons

ARTICLE SUMMERY: "DISCOVER THE UNKNOWN STORIES BEHIND EVERYDAY ICONS" is a look back at some of the more prominent icons of today and their beginnings. Joseph Foley researched the origins of The Power IconThe AmpersandThe Peace Sign Just to name a few. As graphic...

10 essential desk exercises for designers

ARTICLE SUMMERY: We spend long hours in front of a monitor sitting in a chair day after day after day. In 10 ESSENTIAL DESK EXERCISES FOR DESIGNERS a graphic by  Simon Middleweek gives us exercises to help us get through the day and prevent the damage sitting in a...

Discover the unknown stories behind everyday icons

ARTICLE SUMMERY: "DISCOVER THE UNKNOWN STORIES BEHIND EVERYDAY ICONS" is a look back at some of the more prominent icons of today and their beginnings. Joseph Foley researched the origins of The Power IconThe AmpersandThe Peace Sign Just to name a few. As graphic...

The Time and Place to Use Serif and Sans Serif

ARTICLE SUMMERY: Typography can make or break a website, It's that important that we spend the time to learn and to understand how to use typography to enhance our, or our clients message. Lexie Lu has taken the time to help us understand this part of typography and...

HTML tags: A guide to the basics

ARTICLE SUMMERY: HTML can be described as the life blood of any website. As Matt Crouch notes that "As HTML has evolved, things that were once recommended could now be considered bad practice." In his article "HTML TAGS: A GUIDE TO THE BASICS" he covers, What are the...

Is this olive oil fake? IBM will let you check using blockchain

ARTICLE SUMMERY: "IS THIS OLIVE OIL FAKE? IBM WILL LET YOU CHECK USING BLOCKCHAIN" is more about how companies are keeping their brands authentic using blockchain to back up their claim. More and more companies are using blockchain for this purpose and finding...

Fundamentals of Hierarchy in Interface Design (UI)

ARTICLE SUMMERY: "Fundamentals of Hierarchy in Interface Design (UI)" is a great article by Leonardo Moreno explaining the significance of hierarchy in design and how to achieve it. Leonardo Moreno goes through all the elements and how they are used to achieve good...

10 AI Trends Marketers Should Watch for In 2020 [+ Bonus Infographic]

ARTICLE SUMERY: 10 AI TRENDS MARKETERS SHOULD WATCH FOR IN 2020 is a great article on AI and the affect it will have in the coming year. As marketers, advertisers, designers and those of us involved in branding we need to keep up with all the new technology and the...

4 Elements of a Successful Promotional Video

ARTICLE SUMMERY: In this digital age with computers, smart phones and a host of easy to use digital editing programs, making videos is affordable and easier than ever. In his article "4 Ellements of a Successful Promotional Video", Will Morris instructs us on what it...

Quiz: Famous People from the History of Print and Typography

OK graphic designers, time to go back, back in time to when our minds were like sponges, futures were bright and we really did know it all, high school. Today I came across this on one of my fave sites, Typography Weekly, and thought why not a pop quiz and show off...

Colors: CMYK vs. RGB vs. Pantone

ARTICLE SUMMERY: In design color is one of the major concerns confronting designers of all stripes. From graphic design to web design Stephanie Asmus helps us navigate what "type" of color we should or should not use depending on the project we are working on. In her...

10 essential desk exercises for designers

ARTICLE SUMMERY: We spend long hours in front of a monitor sitting in a chair day after day after day. In 10 ESSENTIAL DESK EXERCISES FOR DESIGNERS a graphic by  Simon Middleweek gives us exercises to help us get through the day and prevent the damage sitting in a...

Discover the unknown stories behind everyday icons

ARTICLE SUMMERY: "DISCOVER THE UNKNOWN STORIES BEHIND EVERYDAY ICONS" is a look back at some of the more prominent icons of today and their beginnings. Joseph Foley researched the origins of The Power IconThe AmpersandThe Peace Sign Just to name a few. As graphic...

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10 essential desk exercises for designers

ARTICLE SUMMERY: We spend long hours in front of a monitor sitting in a chair day after day after day. In 10 ESSENTIAL DESK EXERCISES FOR DESIGNERS a graphic by  Simon Middleweek gives us exercises to help us get through the day and prevent the damage sitting in a...

Discover the unknown stories behind everyday icons

ARTICLE SUMMERY: "DISCOVER THE UNKNOWN STORIES BEHIND EVERYDAY ICONS" is a look back at some of the more prominent icons of today and their beginnings. Joseph Foley researched the origins of The Power IconThe AmpersandThe Peace Sign Just to name a few. As graphic...

The Time and Place to Use Serif and Sans Serif

ARTICLE SUMMERY: Typography can make or break a website, It's that important that we spend the time to learn and to understand how to use typography to enhance our, or our clients message. Lexie Lu has taken the time to help us understand this part of typography and...

HTML tags: A guide to the basics

ARTICLE SUMMERY: HTML can be described as the life blood of any website. As Matt Crouch notes that "As HTML has evolved, things that were once recommended could now be considered bad practice." In his article "HTML TAGS: A GUIDE TO THE BASICS" he covers, What are the...

Fundamentals of Hierarchy in Interface Design (UI)

ARTICLE SUMMERY: "Fundamentals of Hierarchy in Interface Design (UI)" is a great article by Leonardo Moreno explaining the significance of hierarchy in design and how to achieve it. Leonardo Moreno goes through all the elements and how they are used to achieve good...

Quiz: Famous People from the History of Print and Typography

OK graphic designers, time to go back, back in time to when our minds were like sponges, futures were bright and we really did know it all, high school. Today I came across this on one of my fave sites, Typography Weekly, and thought why not a pop quiz and show off...

10 essential desk exercises for designers

ARTICLE SUMMERY: We spend long hours in front of a monitor sitting in a chair day after day after day. In 10 ESSENTIAL DESK EXERCISES FOR DESIGNERS a graphic by  Simon Middleweek gives us exercises to help us get through the day and prevent the damage sitting in a...

Discover the unknown stories behind everyday icons

ARTICLE SUMMERY: "DISCOVER THE UNKNOWN STORIES BEHIND EVERYDAY ICONS" is a look back at some of the more prominent icons of today and their beginnings. Joseph Foley researched the origins of The Power IconThe AmpersandThe Peace Sign Just to name a few. As graphic...

The Time and Place to Use Serif and Sans Serif

ARTICLE SUMMERY: Typography can make or break a website, It's that important that we spend the time to learn and to understand how to use typography to enhance our, or our clients message. Lexie Lu has taken the time to help us understand this part of typography and...

Quiz: Famous People from the History of Print and Typography

OK graphic designers, time to go back, back in time to when our minds were like sponges, futures were bright and we really did know it all, high school. Today I came across this on one of my fave sites, Typography Weekly, and thought why not a pop quiz and show off...

From idea to typeface: How are fonts designed?

ARTICLE SUMMERY: There is a plethora of type faces at a designers disposal, but how many of us give serious thought to how they came to be. In Johannes Neumeier's article "From idea to typeface: How are fonts designed?" he walks us through the process of creating type...

Typography Terms Cheat Sheet

ARTICLE SUMMERY: Typography can be a little confusing for the beginning designer and on occasion even a seasoned designer could use a little help once in a while. Therese Fessenden has taken care of that. In her article "Typography Terms Cheat Sheet" Therese pretty...

Is this olive oil fake? IBM will let you check using blockchain

ARTICLE SUMMERY: "IS THIS OLIVE OIL FAKE? IBM WILL LET YOU CHECK USING BLOCKCHAIN" is more about how companies are keeping their brands authentic using blockchain to back up their claim. More and more companies are using blockchain for this purpose and finding...

10 AI Trends Marketers Should Watch for In 2020 [+ Bonus Infographic]

ARTICLE SUMERY: 10 AI TRENDS MARKETERS SHOULD WATCH FOR IN 2020 is a great article on AI and the affect it will have in the coming year. As marketers, advertisers, designers and those of us involved in branding we need to keep up with all the new technology and the...

4 Elements of a Successful Promotional Video

ARTICLE SUMMERY: In this digital age with computers, smart phones and a host of easy to use digital editing programs, making videos is affordable and easier than ever. In his article "4 Ellements of a Successful Promotional Video", Will Morris instructs us on what it...

30 Must Read Articles On Brand Management

ARTICLE SUMMERY: At this time of the year people and businesses like to look at the past in an effort to see the trends of the future. Derrick Daye has done this in his article "30 Must Read Articles On Brand Management" These articles written by Derrick Daye and a...

3 MarTech Trends For 2020

ARTICLE SUMMERY: Be it marketing, branding or design it pays to keep up with whats trending in your area of expertise. In Elizabeth Gallagher's article "3 MarTech Trends For 2020" she gives you three important trends to keep up with, Trend 1. Optimize Personalization...

Using Psychographics to Improve Marketing Techniques

ARTICLE SUMMERY: Psychographics is one of the more important tools used in marketing that a graphic designer should be aware of while designing for consumer based clients. "Using Psychographics to Improve Marketing Techniques" is an introduction to Psychographics by...

10 Rules Of Thumb In UI Design

ARTICLE SUMMERY: Danny Sapio's article on the 10 Rules Of Thumb In UI Design is a reminder that while most rules are not written in stone, they are still the basics of UI design and should be kept in the back of our minds while designing our projects. Some of the...

Five Considerations for Future-Proofing Your Global Branding Strategy in 2019

ARTICLE SUMMERY: Brett Zucker states "Brands are more fluid now than ever before." hits the nail on the head. With the advancements in technology and an ever expanding global market branding has become increasingly more challenging. In his article "Five Considerations...

Finding Inspiration from Fast Food Wrappers

ARTICLE SUMMERY: Lexie Lu states that "Some days, inspiration is an elusive thing.", as designers that is our worst nightmare, especially when deadlines are tight. In Lexie's article "Finding Inspiration from Fast Food Wrappers" she points out that you can find...

How to Influence Choice Through Default Effect

ARTICLE SUMMERY: "How to Influence Choice Through Default Effect" is an in depth psychological look on how to manipulate a visitor to your clients website to a desired outcome. Eugen Esanu goes into great detail on why the "default effect" works and how to use it. In...

Is this olive oil fake? IBM will let you check using blockchain

ARTICLE SUMMERY: "IS THIS OLIVE OIL FAKE? IBM WILL LET YOU CHECK USING BLOCKCHAIN" is more about how companies are keeping their brands authentic using blockchain to back up their claim. More and more companies are using blockchain for this purpose and finding...

10 AI Trends Marketers Should Watch for In 2020 [+ Bonus Infographic]

ARTICLE SUMERY: 10 AI TRENDS MARKETERS SHOULD WATCH FOR IN 2020 is a great article on AI and the affect it will have in the coming year. As marketers, advertisers, designers and those of us involved in branding we need to keep up with all the new technology and the...

4 Elements of a Successful Promotional Video

ARTICLE SUMMERY: In this digital age with computers, smart phones and a host of easy to use digital editing programs, making videos is affordable and easier than ever. In his article "4 Ellements of a Successful Promotional Video", Will Morris instructs us on what it...