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News from Graphic Design, Illustration and 2D & 3D Animation Worlds.

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News from Graphic Design, Illustration and 2D & 3D Animation Worlds. 


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What it Takes to Become a Graphic Designer

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Jerome Okutho's curator insight, April 30, 2014 11:31 PM

If you're an aspiring graphic designer who wants to get your foot in the door of graphic design, this infographic will check if you really have what it takes to become a successful graphic designer.

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Inspiring Illustrations Artworks / Yana Moskaluk

Inspiring Illustrations Artworks / Yana Moskaluk | Design | Scoop.it

A young Russian illustrator currently based in Moscow and working for Art Lebedev studio.. The style of Yana Moskaluk’s illustrations is inspired by fairy tales, fashion, and traditional Japanese prints. Yana has made numerous graphic works for magazines, books, advertising, sites and design projects...

 

Name: Inspiring Illustrations Artworks
Type: Illustration
Theme Colour: Black & grey
Year: varies
Technique: watercolors and inks illustrations, illustrations is inspired by fairy tales, fashion, and traditional Japanese prints


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5 Things Every Beginner Should Know About Graphic Design

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It’s not as hard as it looks – really.

That’s the first thing that wannabe graphic designers need to know, whether you’re thinking about pursuing graphic design as a career or just want to have a cool and fun creative hobby.Which isn’t to say that you should just jump right in and start trying to design without really understanding what you’re doing. You could do that, but there’s a much better chance that you’ll be happy with the results if you take a few minutes to learn the basics.

Here are five things every aspiring graphic designer should know:

What graphic designers do

Seems pretty obvious, right? If you’re going to try to become a graphic designer, you should know what that term really means and what kinds of jobs it entails. Graphic designers do everything from creating logos (for movies, books, companies, television shows, and more) to coming up with the visual design and layout for websites, posters, postcards, magazines, billboards, and more. Essentially, graphic designers create the visual look of things.

What the principles of design are

There are eight principles of design, and most of us have a built-in understanding of them, at least on a basic level. Still, it’s wise to learn about them a little more in-depth before diving into designing. These elements are unity (pulling a design together so that it feels of a piece), rhythm (repetition, depth, and contrast), proportion (realistic or unrealistic, depending on your intent), emphasis (creating a focal point), economy (providing the viewer only with what is needed to understand the design), direction (how to guide the viewer through the design), contrast (utilizing opposing colors and textures), and balance or lack thereof (to evoke specific emotions).

What the elements of design are

You use these eight elements to convey the principles described above. They consist of value (how light and dark create contrasts), texture (conveying the feel of three dimensional objects in two-dimensional design), space (positive and negative), movement (using the composition to draw the viewer through the design), volume (using highlights, shading, perspective, and so on to create the illusion of three dimensions), color (know your shades, tones, and hues), line (to create and delineate objects), and typography (an element created by the other elements).

Which software is best to use.

Gone are the days of canvas and paint – in this day and age, it’s a given that you’re going to be using computer software in your graphic design. Because of that, you need to know a program or two so that you can be ready for any job and understand the lingo. According to Top Ten Reviews, the three best graphic design programs from 2012 are Adobe Creative Suite 5.5, CorelDraw Graphics Suite, and Zara Designer Pro 7. You don’t need to know them backwards and forwards, but developing at least a familiarity is a great idea.

How this whole graphic design thing works

Graphic designers can be self-employed freelancers taking jobs as they come up or they can make a steady income working for magazines, newspapers, movie studios, marketing companies, or any business where they feel the need to have someone with good artistic sensibilities on staff. Both options have benefits and drawbacks (you can potentially make a lot more money as a freelancer, but you also have to have talent and great self-discipline), and some people even prefer to simply do graphic design for a little extra cash beyond their “real” job or just for fun – there’s no right way to be a graphic designer.

And that last thing is the most important one to keep in mind when looking into graphic design. Yes, it’s important to have a sense of how to use the elements and principles mentioned above to create a great design, but if you’re simply looking to learn, it’s just as valuable to use your instincts, do what feels right and get feedback. After all, if you’re a beginner, experimenting and playing around are how you develop your personal style and voice.

Source: http://www.underworldmagazines.com/5-things-every-beginner-should-know-about-graphic-design/

 


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Maik van Loenhout's curator insight, April 7, 2014 9:39 AM

This are some really good tips for beginners. 

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Graphic Design & Art Photography Inspiration

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Find here the best projects in Art, Illustration, Graphic Design and Art Photography worldwide.

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Ginza Graphic Gallery | DNP Graphic Design Archives Collection IV: Ikko Tanaka Posters 1980-2002

Ginza Graphic Gallery | DNP Graphic Design Archives Collection IV: Ikko Tanaka Posters 1980-2002 | Design | Scoop.it

Tokyo | 13.1.2012 - 25.2.2012

"The year 2012 marks the tenth anniversary of Ikko Tanaka’s passing, who is one of the greatest Japanese graphic designers in its history. (...)
In January 2010, on the occasion of the eighth anniversary of Mr. Tanaka’s demise, a grand retrospective was held of works gleaned from the “Ikko Tanaka Archives” established in 2008, with a focus on those created between 1953 and 1979. (...) For this second exhibition, 150 of Mr. Tanaka’s representative works have again been selected, this time concentrating on his later period spanning from 1980 through 2002."


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Graphic Design Tips: 10 Secrets To Become An Excellent Graphic Designer

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The best way to get great at graphic design is to do something each and every day. Here are 10 Graphic Design Tips for success!

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From weeping warts to leprosy: the gruesome art of medical illustration

From weeping warts to leprosy: the gruesome art of medical illustration | Design | Scoop.it
Before photography, doctors treating everything from leprosy to syphilis turned to an astonishing array of illustrations for guidance.
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