Designer Profile: Hitron

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We have a lot of talented individuals and freelancers in our community, and we are proud to showcase them through our designer profiles. But designers are collaborators at heart and often find that their strengths are better funneled through a group working environment. Successful collaborations are something to celebrate and that is why we are […]

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Top 9 at 99: February 2014

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February may be the shortest and for some, coldest, month of the year — but that did not stop our designers from bringing the creativity! Browse through these nine great designers (even though we didn’t get to a twenty-NINTH day this month…get it?! Leap year humor = winning) and don’t forget to vote for the […]

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7 web design mistakes to avoid in Photoshop

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You’ve landed a nice web design project and now it’s crunch time. It’s time to work long, time to work hard, and time to deliver the goods. But before you hand over the finished product, make sure you avoid these 7 mistakes in Photoshop. 1. Avoid designs with jagged pixels (use anti-aliasing for text) Anti-aliasing makes […]

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Give your photos an Instagram effect in 5 minutes

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Hipster-analog photography has virtually exploded in popularity over the last couple of years, moving from something that only nerdy photography students did with a Holga in your college photography classes, to the digitalized filter-based Instagramming everyone does today. This style of photography can be useful in all sorts of graphic design, but you’ve got to […]

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Proof that B2B logos need not be boring

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A business-to-business, or B2B, company is one that primarily sells its products to other businesses, rather than to individual consumers. They make behind-the-scenes stuff, like the microchips that electronics companies use in their products, or the software that helps businesses internally keep track of their marketing data. They often aren’t very visible to the public. […]

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Reddit’s hidden design galleries

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Though it may not always seem so at first glance, the internet is filled with creative people. There are hidden geniuses floating around, who are not getting the publicity they deserve. Reddit, the “front page of the Internet” is a good example of this. Though not necessarily known for it, the site is filled with […]

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The top 10 iconic car logos of all time

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The badge on the back of a car is synonymous with branding, and consumers are highly influenced by the reputation of a car’s brand when choosing their new vehicle. Particularly, high-status companies like BMW and Mercedes can sell cars on the brand’s reputation alone. For example, Aston Martin put its name to a reworked version […]

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5 graphic design trends to watch in 2014

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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 beginning to enter the mainstream — some would say they are “trending”. Staying on the cutting edge of graphic design means spotting those trends early and using them to […]

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Presenting the winner and runners-up from our City of Amsterdam community contest

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After we saw online media explode with commentary on the new logo for the City of Amsterdam earlier this month, we decided that our community needed a chance to weigh in on options for the design with a Community Contest. And you did not disappoint. We received almost 1,900 entries from nearly 400 designers. THANK YOU! […]

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How to create and deliver the correct logo files to your client

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You may have noticed a change on logo Handover pages. We used to ask for an .eps or .ai file at the very minimum, but now we’re asking for a PDF file instead of an .eps file, in addition to other types of files. Here is the list of files that you should be providing […]

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