Web & Graphic Design

Monthly Archives: January 2010

clapperboard

Black and white stripes on classic clapperboard

The idea for this vector graphic came while browsing a visual foreign language dictionary, when i reached the entertainment section. Among items such as scene props, the director’s chair, microphones and others was a tiny thumbnail of a classic clapperboard. It felt interesting to see if i can make something similar out of just a few simple paths. Yet, before i started working on it, i did a brief image search on Google and Wikipedia if i remember exactly to find what other variations were [...] Continue

rolls-of-film

35mm colored photo film cartridges free vector download

About a year ago, while in the process of uploading fresh content on my soon to be closed artsilo.com website, I thought about adding free vector graphics downloads. They were harder to find than stock photos and offered a fun and relaxing way to improve my skills and challenge my creativity. Based on the feedback I’ve received ever since, I’ll be transferring most, if not all of the files, to this blog. Also, I’ll be revisiting some of the designs and make sure to fix or [...] Continue

Lessons learned from working with my clients

As a designer working either on web or in print, dealing with clients can be truly frustrating at times. Without enough experience under your belt you won’t be able to spot those hopelessly troubled individuals you’re better off without, maintain the lines of communication open with the ones that don’t share your views or keep close those you’ve enjoyed working with. Just as everything in life, this type of jobs come and go, faster or slower, better or worse. Even more [...] Continue

Logo Savvy – clever mix of branding, naming and identity

If you were to judge this book just by reading the “Contents” page you’d have a hard time finding reasons to buy it. At a little under 200 pages and just over 40 case studies you could think it’s not too much bang for your buck. At least not when comparing it to those index type publications which feature examples in excess of several hundreds up to a thousand and more. If you were to do that you would be quite wrong. To be honest, Logo Savvy was the book [...] Continue

Websites vs. books for design training and inspiration?

The natural and easy answer would be “both”. That’s because rather than thinking they are competing against each other, you could see them as training resources that go hand in hand. Of course, each has its own pros and cons and based on your own preferences/knowledge you could be leaning towards one or the other. After quite a long time spent believing the web was enough, I’m now going through a book phase which i have to admit I’m enjoying a lot. There’s [...] Continue