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ART OF GRAPHIX: Designing by type

Graphic design uses visual compositions to solve problems and communicate ideas through typography, imagery, colour and form. There exists several types of graphic design, each with their very own area of specialisation. Though they often overlap, each type requires a specific set of skills and design techniques. Here are a few types of graphic designs:

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Successful or Mediocre: What kind of designer are you?

Being creative and producing fab designs is just a small portion of what makes a designer successful.

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ART OF GRAPHIX: Ensuring constructive criticism hits the mark

At some point in every design project we quit what we are doing and present our unfinished work with co-workers, family members or close friends for critiquing. But what does the critique do for the design and the rest of the project? Do critiques really help, and are they necessary? If so, how do we use their input to improve our creative output?

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THE ART OF GRAPHIX: Master your graphic craft

Are all graphic designers, Logo Designers? If you are a graphic designer, does that mean you are automatically a logo designer as well?

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ART OF GRAPHIX: How artists differ from designers

You are probably thinking: “Can there really be an entire article devoted to the differences between a graphic artist and graphic designer?” You may not realise, but there are considerable differences.

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ART OF GRAPIX: Spotting 'red flags' for bad designers

l must admit that it can be tricky to accurately assess a person from a quick study of their resume and a brief interview or two. Candidates are obviously putting their best foot forward, and seasoned professionals have learned how to identify tell-tale signs of their true potential. This is particularly true when it comes to hiring bad graphic designers, making it pretty easy to spot them. Here are a number of signals identified as red flags to avoid.

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ART OF GRAPHIX: Drawing the line on good design

Do I have to draw well to be a good designer? This is one of the most frequent questions designers always ask of me, and the main reason people give for not being a designer or any type.I have witnessed designers who have created terrible sketches bu

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ART OF GRAPHIX: What makes a great design?

HAVE you ever used a product or a piece of software that knocked your socks off? And is it a safe bet to say that it not only worked great, but the design packaging looked great as well?

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Designing textiles for fabric stores

When you visit a fabric store looking for the ultimate fabric to create your amazing design do you ever stop to ask who designed it? Chances are you don’t. Most of us look for the company brand if the designs are consistently, outrageously good, but few ever wonder about the artists who created it.

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ART OF GRAPHIX: Giving potential designers the full career picture

Job titles can be a confusing way to navigate the employment market.

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ART OF GRAPHIX: Combining the elements for attractive and successsful design

Most people have a vague idea of what a graphic designer does.

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Weaving a design for web and print

Designing for print media, as opposed to designing for the Internet, can be a completely different experience. To better understand these differences, each has to be viewed through areas such as types of media, audience, layout, colour, technology and careers.

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Design a different form of creativity

THE ART OF GRAPHICS Like many other common fallacies in the world of creativity, it is believed that 'Art and Design' are one and the same thing. The subject of what separates art and design is convoluted, and has

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ART OF GRAPHIX: Design qualities for a successful career

Many have wondered how graphic artists are able to transform a sentence into an art form that communicates the intended message. Others have questioned how they can function with so little sleep. Are all designers coffee drinkers? Do they even have social lives? Are they born talented? Where does their creativity come from? Who are these analytical people?

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ART OF GRAPHIX: The graphic benefits from a design career

A graphic designer is a professional responsible for designing contents for products and various activities related to print, advertising, website, magazines, brand identity and games. This role calls for understanding a client’s needs before making a design decision. There are many benefits involved with being a graphic designer, both job and lifestyle-related. A good salary is not the only thing that matters.

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ART OF GRAPHIX: Learning the science behind your designs

Design is a broad term with many definitions, and a science behind it. There are psychologies and strategic principles that designers follow to ensure a comfortable yet engaging transformation. In its most basic form, graphic design is about solving

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THE ART OF GRAPHIX: Cons of the graphic designer career

I NEED the design today? Really…

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Artisans to showcase funky fashion at IWFS

Fashion designers will no be the only ones in the spotlight at the upcoming Islands of the World Fashion Showcase (IWFS) this May.

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THE ART OF GRAPHIX: The right design for your employees

Are your graphic designer’s poor personality skills affecting your business? Most businesses are seeking that amazing designer who not only possesses great design “skills” but a winning “personality” that successful companies respects.

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ART OF GRAPHIX: Technology drives design’s evolution

What will graphic designs look like years from now? I believe that graphic design will be much more immersive as a result of the passage of time. And perhaps this shift will be accompanied by more niche professional experts, instead of generalist designers.

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