Andra

Young blogger, design, marketing (and animal print) enthusiast. I write and handle the promotional activity for Designious.com, Inkydeals.com, Pixel77.com, Vectorious.net, Designtnt.com and Inspirationmix.com. Stay in touch on Twitter or/and Google+.

Articles by Andra

Art History: Pop Art Motifs That Still Influence Modern Design

Pop Art is a significant artistic movement that originates from 1950s Britain and early 1960s United States. It was suggestively named “pop” art due to the fact that it encapsulates popular contemporary imagery, usually removed from its initial context and combined with unrelated elements. It’s considered to perfectly represent the paradox of mass culture because it simultaneously employs mundane cultural objects, celebrities and symbolic items from advertising, news and comic books.

6 Tips on How to Manage Your Design Team Effectively

So now you’re a manager. It doesn’t matter what the job’s called. Be it team leader, project manager, team manager or any other title, it boils down to one thing: there’s a group of people who need managing, and you’re the person to manage them. As people go, designers tend to have a lot more individuality in them and be less willing to work in a team effectively. That’s why managing a design team is even more of a challenge than regular team management.

Art History: Frida Kahlo and Her Influence on Graphic Design

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.

Taking Calligraphy to a New Level: Hand Lettered Logos

Good logos are what makes a brand instantly recognizable. They are an integral part of the advertising process, as they become the company’s “avatar”, so to speak, and well known logos become seals of approval for products. Now, we have covered lettered logos in a previous article, but today we would like to discuss calligraphy in logos, and what better way to do it than by showing you a few awesome hand lettered logos, from a few really cool designers and artists.

12 Iconic Songs Transformed into Vintage Posters

We can’t say for sure if “Vintage” is a trend or a recurring phenomenon that happens once a style has been gone for a long enough while. The word itself has its roots in Latin, of course, the original word being “vindemia”, which loosely translates into “to take grapes”. Furthermore, to give you a short linguistics lesson, it is an Anglo-Norman alteration of the French world “vendange”, which neatly brings us to the topic of today’s article.

10 Examples of Graphic Designers’ Business Cards

A writer with a typo in their CV would struggle to be taken seriously. A fashion designer who looks like a dog’s dinner is unlikely to get very far in their chosen industry. And similarly, a graphic designer with a lack-luster business card will probably find themselves with a lot of free time on their…

Speed Reading Techniques: How to Read 1000 Words per Minute

We all spend hours reading each week. However sometimes it is hard to keep up with this activity because of other responsibilities and activities. What if you could cut down your reading time without compromising the quality or quantity of your reading? Or if you could memorize more of the things you read in a better way? All this is quite achievable with speed reading.