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20 great resources for learning graphic design

Maybe you’re right at the start of your graphic design career or studies. Or maybe you’ve been doing it for a few years, but still feel there are …

Graphic Design

This Animation is a Simple Lesson on Aperture in Photography

If you’re just starting out in photography (or know someone who is), here’s a simple 5-minute animation that provides a crash course on the subject …

Logotype vs Logomark

What’s the Difference?<p>In the field of logo design, you will find that most logos consist of lettering, often called a logotype design, and a symbol …

This Short History Of Comic Sans Will Make You Love Comic Sans

Or at least understand it.<p>Comic Sans gets a bad rap. It got so bad that in 2010, the font took to the site <i>McSweeney’</i>s to redeem itself (“I’m the best thing to happen to typography since Johannes f*cking Gutenberg”).<p>Now, a short video has come to the contentious font’s defense, making the argument …

36 Tips Every Evernote User Must Know

What are the tips and tricks that will make you an Evernote master? We've got them here for you.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Arkansas Gov: All High Schools Should Teach Computer Science

This weekend, President Barack Obama announced a $4 billion initiative to support computer science education. I appreciate our president recognizing …

Why The Shape Of A Company’s Logo Matters

Welcome to a world in which curves are a good thing.<p>Think about the iconic brand names you know: Apple, Target, McDonald’s, Gap. What images come to mind? For many of us, probably their logos. That’s because whether it’s an apple or big golden arches, a logo is crucial to a company’s identity. Now, …

Design a portfolio that packs a punch

I look at many creative resumes and portfolios every day in my job at Fantasy, spanning a wide range of disciplines and talents. Because there's so …

UX Design

Top 10 myths about graphic design

Click the image to enlarge the infographic<p>Before diving into the world of graphic design, you should know a few home truths. Just like any other …

60+ Amazing Fonts and Mockups for FREE

It is no secret that we love the guys at DealJumbo, their deals are often so amazing that it would be a crime not to purchase their bundles. Today we …

Graphic Design

Choosing font pairings just got easier: Meet ‘Tinder’ for typefaces

Picking font pairings can prove to be incredibly difficult, particularly if you’re not a top-notch designer. Even now, many of us developer types just pick some fonts and jam them together.<p>There are a few different sites and blogs around for finding acceptable fonts to slap next to each other, but …

Typography

Typography Posters: 30 Motivational and Inspiring Quotes

<b>Motivational quotes typography posters</b> are just beautiful! A <b>motivational typography posters</b> (or <b>inspirational quotes</b>) is a type of posters commonly …

Graphic Design

The reason every meme uses that one font

If you've spent much time on the internet, you've seen a meme like the ones above: a picture, white words, a black outline, and the same exact font.<p>It's described everything from cats:<p>To German chancellors:<p>Why do so many memes have the same appearance?<p>The answer tells us something about design, …

6 Summer Projects for Your Graphic Design Portfolio

Summer is a great opportunity for new portfolio work. Your graphic design <b>portfolio</b> is one the most essential marketing pieces you have as a designer. …

How Font Choices can Make or Break your Design

When you get down to brass tacks every website is really about content. And while video is a huge market, nothing can ever replace text. Books have …

A Beautifully Illustrated Glossary Of Typographic Terms You Should Know

<i>The world of typography often seems like it has its very own language, full of serifs, strokes, and swashes.</i>Sorting out all those terms can be …

Typography

A Very Good Tool for Creating Comic Strips with Students

July, 2015<br>As is the case with Book Cover Creator we reviewed in a previous post, Comic Creator is another useful tool from ReadWriteThink that …

Here Is A Handy Tool for Creating Rubrics to Use in Class

July 19, 2015<br>ForAllRubrics is another cool web tool for easily creating rubrics, checklists, and badges. The site provides a wide variety of …

10 pieces of advice for new teachers:

In just a few short weeks new teachers around the world will embark upon an exciting and crazy adventure. This adventure will surely have its fair …

Pedagogy

Making your design portfolio stand out in 2015

You know what sets a design portfolio apart these days? It’s not a designer’s experience, beautiful visuals or the number of clients. It’s the way you communicate those things.<p>Your portfolio should first demonstrate how you get things done rather than showcase a bunch of visuals out of context. It …

5 key logo trends and what you can learn from them

You'd be forgiven for thinking that logo design and branding were relatively modern concepts. But in reality, they have been around in one form or …

10 Essential Chromebook Apps for Teachers

July 2, 2015<br>Over the last few years we have reviewed hundreds of educational Chrome apps some of which are also Chromebook compatible. We know from …

Education Technology