In the design community, creativity is probably the most sought after quality, having reached an ubiquitous state through the departments of design firms everywhere. So designers strive to show off their skills in the most unique ways, in order to stand out. To help you create your own attention-grabbing resume or just get inspired, I’ve put together an awesome collection of 20 C.V.s of designers and illustrators from all over the world.
I’ve put together for your viewing pleasure today a collection of cool celebrity fan artworks, basically vector illustrations and photo manipulations, to get your design inspiration going on these lazy summer days. Among our subjects are Jack Nicholson, the regretted Heath Ledger, Morgan Freeman, Rihanna, January Jones, Steve Carell, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and many more.
I thought we’d learn something together today and while cruising through the latest infographics, I stumbled upon this cool one about color psychology in logo design. It’s imperative that you master this stuff because colors influence buying habits – they’re responsible for an 80% increase in motivation when it comes to online shopping, advertising and marketing campaigns. That just hits the spot, doesn’t it?
8-bit art (also known as “pixel art”) is a term used to describe a style associated with 1980s-early 1990s video games. Let’s feast our eyes on 8-bit versions of some famous paintings, awesome fan made movie posters in pixel art, retro (and drunk and zombie-like) superheroes, artworks which combine traditional high resolution and pixel elements, a lot of cool 8-bit vector freebies and last but not least, a video tutorial on how to create pixel art in Illustrator.
Jeremy Kyle (also known as CMYKyles) is a graphic designer, illustrator and digital artist that I just had to introduce to you guys. He is 22, lives in Auckland, New Zealand and creates some amazing mixed media compositions. He works his magic with pencils, pens, color pencils, water colors, paints, oils, news papers, textures, digital work and some seriously expressive and powerful designs come out.
As a designer, you’re constantly learning new things and improving your skills; so the hunt for premium design resources is always on. Some of the most sought after resources are design tutorials – there’s no such thing as knowing too much. So I’ve put together for today a showcase of 10 cool and useful video tutorials that will definitely enrich your vector skills.
Infographics have become increasingly popular, due to the ease with which they present large amounts of information. And because I believe one of the best learning methods is by power of example, I put together an awesome showcase of 20 eco-friendly infographics. Trying to improve our quality of life and basically “going green” have become a powerful trend, so I thought we’d learn together a bit more about it.
Although current economical status across the world is not at its best, graphic design is still a domain with a constant workflow. As a freelancer, you can take advantage of the numerous existing opportunities if you can get an accurate feel of the market pulse. For this and for finding jobs suitable to your needs, outsourcing is an essential step.
Macro photography, also known as photomacrography, macrography or macrophotography is the art of taking photos that reveal details which are not visible to the naked eye. The size of the subject is thus larger than in real life, so what better example than insects to demonstrate the power of macro photography? I’ve put together a showcase of the most awesome insect macro photos of 2011, to get your design inspiration juices flowing on a slow Monday.
It’s that time of the month, when we get to browse through the Photoshop tutorials that have emerged during the last 30 days. To lend you guys a helping hand and spare you of all the frantic searches, I’ve gathered the coolest tutorials right here. We’re going to learn how to create a CSS3 animated flyout social menu, a magical butterfly metamorphosis, a perfect gold text effect, a round switch button, a 1990′s era mobile phone icon, an automobile illustration from scratch, a cookie text effect, how to add a vampire effect to portrait photos and more.