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Workspaces to Inspire You - Sally Lloyd-Jones

Workspaces to Inspire You - Sally Lloyd-Jones | Graphic Design for Digital | Scoop.it
Where do you make art? write? compose? create? When I started out I thought it would be in a library. So I found the perfect one. It was very beautiful. And very silent. And very serious. And all I could think was, “GET ME OUT OF HERE!” I kept looking around at everyone writing great... Read more »
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It's true - anyone with a creative aspect to their work benefits from an inspiring space in which to "make."

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Photographers: Make Your Own DIY Light Box

Photographers: Make Your Own DIY Light Box | Graphic Design for Digital | Scoop.it

Great tutorial For just a few dollars—and in just a few minutes—you can make a simple DIY light box for shooting small objects up close.

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Sometimes, a project you are working on necessitates a great, well-lit photo of an object. If you are like me, and only occasionally have to step out of purely digital design, being able to make this great DIY light box on the cheap is a win!

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Responsive Web Design

Responsive Web Design | Graphic Design for Digital | Scoop.it
Designers have coveted print for its precision layouts, lamenting the varying user contexts on the web that compromise their designs. Ethan Marcotte advocates we shift our design thinking to appropriate these constraints: using fluid grids, flexible images, and media queries, he shows us how to embrace the “ebb and flow of things” with responsive web design.
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It is amazing to look back at Ethan Marcotte's prescient 2010 article that coined the phrase "responsive web design" and laid out its methodology. The changes in web experience that the idea has sparked are vast.

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The History of Typography - Animated Short - YouTube

A paper-letter animation about the history of fonts and typography. 291 Paper Letters. 2,454 Photographs. 140 hours of work. Created by Ben Barrett-Forrest ©...
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Ever wondered about the history of typography? I needed a refresher. This video gives an engaging overview of type's history, and includes the very human reasons why type evolved.

For a longer-form look at one specific typeface and how it has proliferated over the span of 50 years, check out the documentary Helvetica: http://www.helveticafilm.com

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271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book | Graphic Design for Digital | Scoop.it

"In 1692 an artist...sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit about the use of color in painting, but would go on to explain how to create certain hues and change the tone..."

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The concept of Pantone has always fascinated me, and obviously, the need for some standard way of communicating about colors has been around for a long time.

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How To Moonwalk In 5 Easy Steps

How To Moonwalk In 5 Easy Steps | Graphic Design for Digital | Scoop.it
Because its never too late to learn!
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How can you not love this moonwalking "gifographic?"

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Create a Vintage Linocut Logo Effect | Ben Brush Design

Create a Vintage Linocut Logo Effect | Ben Brush Design | Graphic Design for Digital | Scoop.it
This tutorial will cover how to create a linocut effect in illustrator. Linocut is a printmaking technique where a block of linoleum is carved with chisels and
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Cool tutorial on creating a linocut effect.

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How Adobe Solved The Biggest Problem In Digital Font Design

How Adobe Solved The Biggest Problem In Digital Font Design | Graphic Design for Digital | Scoop.it
Thank two font magicians for making sure digital fonts had a future.
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I've always thought the way that Adobe revolutionized digital font design was fascinating.

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5 graphic design trends to watch in 2014

5 graphic design trends to watch in 2014 | Graphic Design for Digital | Scoop.it
No, I don’t have a magic ball, thank you for asking. This article is not about predictions. It’s about things that already surround us, but are only beginn
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Nice heads up on trends to watch. I'm always in need of design inspiration.

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Four Disney Background Artists Paint A Tree In Their Iconic Styles | Hedonistica

Four Disney Background Artists Paint A Tree In Their Iconic Styles | Hedonistica | Graphic Design for Digital | Scoop.it
So turns out Disney artists are ridiculously talented. And also ridiculously stylish. Who shows up to paint wearing a suit?!
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Fabulous.
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Two Stunning Trailers for 'Tant de Forets,' an New Animated Short by Burcu Sakur and Geoffrey Godet

Two Stunning Trailers for 'Tant de Forets,' an New Animated Short by Burcu Sakur and Geoffrey Godet | Graphic Design for Digital | Scoop.it
Tant de Forets is an animated short by french illustrators and animators, Burcu Sakur and Geoffrey Godet that was released on French TV earlier this year.
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Lovely trailers for this short film - beautiful design and execution. I have a feeling the full short will tug at the heart of every eco-minded soul out there.
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Persuasive UX: Influencing Behavior Patterns - Tutorials & Training | lynda.com

Persuasive UX: Influencing Behavior Patterns - Tutorials & Training | lynda.com | Graphic Design for Digital | Scoop.it

We'd like to think otherwise, but most human behavior follows a predictable path. Actions (aka stimulus from the outside world) lead to predictable reactions on our part. One element of persuasive design is providing the right stimulus at the right time, in order to get users to respond in the desired way, whether it's navigating your website, providing an email address, or purchasing a product. 

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I've been a fan of lynda.com for a while now, and their new course on Persuasive UX is a great way to learn more about a subject that's of critical importance for marketers and designers...really anyone with a stake in converting and keeping customers.

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Google Ventures On 12 Shortcuts Designers Should Never Take

Google Ventures On 12 Shortcuts Designers Should Never Take | Graphic Design for Digital | Scoop.it
Great designers dont need the dark arts to succeed.
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Funny - and true - insights about shortcuts that will only lead to designer regret.

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inTacto's 2013 FLAT DESIGN vs REALISM

inTacto's 2013 FLAT DESIGN vs REALISM | Graphic Design for Digital | Scoop.it
#FLATDESIGN vs #REALISM. The epic battle in the digital world of 2013! Decide the final outcome here: http://www.intacto.com/2013flatvsrealism
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Flat design clearly won the day in the last year or so (goodbye, shiny bevels - I won't miss you). If you haven't seen it yet, this is a fun (and epic) look at the battle that raged between flat design and older realism styles.

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Even Infographics Have Size Standards

Even Infographics Have Size Standards | Graphic Design for Digital | Scoop.it
Infographics are everywhere. We are now quite common to these attractive graphical images conveying a hearty amount of information. Infographics are a good way to engage people, educate them and build SEO. With the gradual popularity of the social media, Infographics are on their heyday. Social media undoubtedly gives boost to Infographics as they pave the way to share them. The more they are shared the more people get to know about them. It is quite easy and beneficial to share your Infographic on  social media or dominant platforms to get into people’s notice in no time. - See more at: http://www.infographicdesignteam.com/blog/even-infographics-have-size-standards/#sthash.1E6VzDAK.dpuf
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These are some handy general standards when you need to create an infographic. Keep your audience and probable viewing platforms in mind as you create.

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PitchWorx's comment, November 19, 2014 8:01 AM
Thanks Mollie Durbin for sharing this. I think that was the best quote “Infographics are everywhere “.As we’re an infographic design company, we loved infographic, and it helps you reach out to a wider audience.
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Create animated, interactive vector graphics with Snap.svg | Web design | Creative Bloq

Create animated, interactive vector graphics with Snap.svg | Web design | Creative Bloq | Graphic Design for Digital | Scoop.it
There's exciting news from Adobe today with the release of Snap.svg. It's a brand new JavaScript library that's been created, says Adobe, with the aim of making SVG graphics as easy to work with as jQuery makes it to work with the DOM.
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It's amazing what you can do with the SVG format. I've got to say, Snap.svg looks pretty great.

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Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule

Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule | Graphic Design for Digital | Scoop.it

"For someone on the maker's schedule, having a meeting is like throwing an exception. It doesn't merely cause you to switch from one task to another; it changes the mode in which you work."

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Great explanation of the reality for makers.

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Meet the devigner

Or why we will see a new breed of web workers.
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"People who are doing design and development equally well may be rare, but an equal proportion of these skills is not important as long as you are aware of your position in the spectrum."


It's hard to find folks who can do design and development, or even know where they are in the spectrum. If you do find that rare gem of a person, hire them!

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