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Guitar stompbox mockup

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I’ve been working on my own passion projects for a while now. Like making my own guitar effect pedals, and spending some more time on my retro gaming collection. Sadly my illustration work and such is lacking as a result. But hey… Why not combine the two passions? So one thing led to another and […]

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Negative space logos

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Negative space logos are my favourite type of logo. I’ve been trying my hand at them for a while now and while searching for inspiration on other blogs and videos I’ve gathered a few that I like the best. Negative space is the space around or in between the subject inside an image. Probably the […]

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99designs sucks

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Let’s not beat around the bush, 99designs sucks for clients, designers and illustrators. I’ve been registered on 99designs for a few years but never really participated in anything until recently. My thinking was that it can’t really be ALL bad if people are actually participating. Soon I felt on my own skin how bad this […]

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Are good video game graphics important?

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The importance of graphics in video games is debatable. Some may consider them not important at all, some say they are secondary and some say they are what caries video games. If the story is good and gameplay is good, games don’t need good graphics. But is that true? History First of all let’s take […]

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Minimalism in design

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The trend The trend that seem to strongly persist in design fields the past few years is a minimalist and clean approach or what I like to call the Apple trend. Apple are among the most recognizable companies that produce consumer products and realize that less is more and have set the standard for almost […]

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Preparing documents for print

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Preparing a document for print before sending in your designs can save you a lot of money, time and work in the long run. So in this article we’ll take a look at what you have to do to prepare your artwork for professional print. What software to use depends on what you want to […]

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Is comic sans really a bad font?

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Is Comic Sans really a bad font? That’s what most designers think anyway. My opinion is a bit mixed. History Let’s take a look when Comic Sans came about. In 1995 Microsoft launched one of its biggest failures – Microsoft BOB. It was basically an operating system that used different rooms as its GUI (graphic […]

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Poster design

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If you are a somewhat competent artist, designing a good poster really comes down just to the idea. There are some set rules to follow when designing a poster but most of them are the same basic set of rules that you follow when painting. A poster is a visual presentation of information. It’s purpose […]

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Curriculum vitae design

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This post is aimed directly at creating a CV for a designer. If you are not a designer, this post maybe is not for you. The point of a CV is to get all your personal information across, while also incorporating you skill, work experience and personality. Graphic designers and artists have an edge over […]