Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Usability resources for Web Design

Smashing Magazine links up a list of reading material for usability and interface design. A web site that is designed without consideration for ease of use is a web site that people will not bother to visit. For example, see the website you are now currently looking at!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

The History of Belgian Graphic Design

Designers are influenced by everything around them to become better artists, including other artists. Veerle shows us some of the history of influential graphic designers from Belgium. Amazing!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Monday, January 21, 2008

Adobe Photoshop Tutorials - Best Of

Photoshop isn't the easiest program to master. With so many options and ways to accomplish tasks, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Smashing Magazine has some great tutorials to help with that problem, it's a great way to learn more about tools and techniques in the photoshop universe.

Creating simple Art Brushes in Illustrator

Veerles Blog always has useful tips and tricks for Illustrator, this one is all about creating your own brushes. The sky's the limit, check it out.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Get paid to monkey with your Facebook page

Facebook is looking for an experienced Web/Graphic Designer to be a key part of the Facebook Design Team. The position is full-time and reports to the Marketing Design Lead. The position is based in our main office in downtown Palo Alto, CA. Click the link for more details.

Monday, January 14, 2008

That stinkin White Box that shows up in PDFs

CreativeTechs is all about making your life easier with their tips and techniques, and this one is definitely a valuable one. If you have had to make many PDFs for professional purposes, then you've probably run into this problem, and it's probably been a pain in the neck. Here's how you fix it!

Illustrator and Seamless Patterns

Veerle shares more bill paying skills with an Illustrator tutorial on seamless patterns.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Great Art/Design related episode of Studio 360


"Studio 360 sells it to you wholesale. Kurt Andersen and his guest, legendary adman George Lois, talk about the fertile and contentious relationship between art and advertising. We’ll hear from James Rosenquist, the Pop artist best known for his billboard-sized montages of consumer goods. And we’ll find out why advertising jingles were so manipulative and successful for so long. Plus, how high-end consumer catalogs are stealing the aesthetics of old Dutch still lifes."

Monday, January 07, 2008

Hand-Drawing Style In Modern Web Design

Hand written style is taking the web by storm. The look of hand writting on a screen, combined with rough looking sketches can't be beat if you're looking to personalize your site. See for yourself, courtesy of smashingmagazine.com.

Hit ESC to exit a text frame in InDesign CS3

creativetechs always has great tips and tricks for the design world. Check out this one about short-cuts for Adobe In-Design CS3. Out with the old, all you have to do to exit a text frame now is press ESC.

The Hardest Working Presidential Candidate Logo

What does it take to be the next President? Maybe not just an awesome logo- but it doesn't hurt. underconsideration.com breaks down Obamas campaign logo and shows you what elements of design attract the eye and keep the viewers attention the best.

Many Illustrator Tutorials

Illustrator tutorials - lots of them - linked for your enjoyment.