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Graphic Design Trend 2019

Although following trends may confine the vision of graphic designers, knowing what is trending out there surely don’t hurt. You may get inspirations from them. There are lots of blogs telling the graphic design trend of 2019. Let’s take a look at them: graphicmama.com Open compositions 3D: Depth of a new generation Anti-gravity: Flying & floating elements Vivid colors & …

Skills a Graphic Designer should have

Visual Ideation As a graphic designer, you should have the ability to generate creative design ideas and visually present it through sketches or drawing. 2. Aesthetic Design Sense This sense may be partly inborn and partly learned. You may read through magazines, books and websites with different design to enhance your aesthetic design sense. It is an essential skill to …

Adorable Japanese Designers/Design Units

As we know that Japanese have their own sense of aesthetic and design. Today, I would like to introduce some of my favourite Japanese designers/design units.   原研哉Kenya Hara “Kenya Hara (原 研哉 Hara Ken’ya, born 1958) is a Japanese graphic designer and curator. He is a graduate of Musashino Art University. Hara has been the art director of Muji since 2001 and designed the opening and …

Graphic Design Principles and Elements

In good graphic design pieces, there are some basic principles inside. Like any other disciplines, there are some rules that make a good design. There are no standard principles, but there are some common rules. Different people have different interpretations on them. Here’s 5 commom principles: 1. Proximity Proximity means the relationship between related and unrelated design elements. The related elements should place …

8 Websites to Learn Graphic Design

Do you want to learn graphic design? The obvious option may be going to school. But how about learn it yourself? It is possible with so many qualified resources on the internet, both free and paid. Below is 8 websites I found useful: Tutsplus.com (free+paid) Tutsplus is a sophisticated tutorial website for a long time. They have several categories of …

8 Inspirational Websites for Designers

No doubt the internet provides tons of inspirations for designers. Do you know where to find high-quality design references? Below are 8 of them: Behance Behance is owned by adobe now. It is an online portfolio for design professionals including graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, animators etc. You can find high-quality design works here. http://behance.net   2. Dribbble Designers at dribbble share shots …

What is Graphic Design?

Graphic design is the combination of text and images to deliver messages to the target audience. The term “graphic design” was coined by William Addison Dwiggins in 1922. It is also called visual communication. Photography, illustration and typography are the common elements used when doing graphic design. Common uses of graphic design include corporate identity design, editorial design, environmental design, advertising design …

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