Creativity is controversial, with some believing the skill can be taught and developed while others believe it is a trait you are born with. Whichever approach is correct, a conducive and creative environment is essential to nurture ideas and allow ideas to flow from creative individuals. However, there are a number of practices which can be adopted to actively encourage creativity and innovation in your workplace.
Graphic design is an outlet for creativity, but creativity isn’t where it begins and ends. Like all crafts, it needs to be studied, mastered and applied. In “ye olde” days, craftsmen had apprentices which worked for them and, hopefully, learned from them. These days, craftsmen are authors. They write books about their experiences, and some of these books you can get for free.
Typography can be defined as the art and science of arranging words on a page. This is, of course, true, but completely insufficient in order to understand the complex subtleties of the field, as is always the case with short definitions. Rather than deal with this short and insufficient definition, let’s take a look at what typography does. It sets words on a page. This is true of all writing. Therefore, all writing is typography. But typography does so much more than that. Good type can, like inflexions of the voice and body language, communicate so much more than the mere words it contains.
Design is a very large field. It ranges from illustration and other types of graphic design, to web design and to product design. Product design is, possibly, the most challenging aspect of design. It combines art, technology and usability in order to create new products that people can actually use and that they will find useful.
Being a graphic designer is a full time job. You never know when inspiration strikes and it’s important to be able to capture the right image at the right time as well as edit it. That’s why mobile apps are so important. With iPhone and Android, you can get a lot done on the go, on a simple, portable device. That’s why we’ve put together this list of our top 25 favorite mobile graphic design apps for both Android and iPhone.
Frida Kahlo was one of the most influential painters of the 20th century. She was born in 1907 and died in 1954. She lived and died in Mexico City and is one of the emblematic artists of Mexican national and indigenous tradition as well as one of the most important feminist artists of the 20th century.
Character design is a tricky thing to master. It’s one of those tasks that seem very simple when you look at them from afar and that turn out to be quite more difficult when you try your hand out at them for the first time. So you have the blank canvas in front of you, and you want to create a great character. How do you go about doing that? It it’s your first time doing that, you probably have no idea where to get started. Don’t worry, though. Help is here!
In order to have a great design, you need to have great typography. That is a fact. Different fonts say different things about the copy that they’re showcasing: imagine reading an obituary written in Comic Sans MS – that’s just flat out ridiculous and kind of sad (but, unfortunately, not the kind of sad the text was going for). Of course, Comic Sans is kind of a joke in the design industry by now, but the point remains the same: the font you choose can add to the impact of your copy, but it can also subtract from it.
Everyone wants to be more creative. No matter what for, whether it’s your job that requires it or you just think being creative makes you a better person, creativity is an issue that’s been discussed quite a lot in the past century. The content around us has expanded and diversified so much that it can sometimes be overwhelming. Sometimes the only thought that comes to mind is “What could I possibly do, say or make something in any way relevant without it being a copy of things someone has already done?”