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Is being a graphic designer a stressful job?

I am considering my options and interested in graphic designing. I often hear however, that this job consists of mostly desperation and deadlines. . . mostly a lot of deadlines. As a graphic ...
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Logo / process critique

I included my design thinking in the picture above; I would greatly appreciate any comments or questions about my process and final result. The objective is to create an identity for a ...
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Critique: How can I improve my logo design?

Can anyone give me some feedback on these logos - I have been asked by a client to design a logo for a lingerie maker whose name in portuguese is "Virgem Lingerie", and means the same as virgin ...
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How to make this hand-colored drawing even more fancier?

I wanted my son to color some brain template. I will put this into front of my thesis (on visualization of diffusion MRI tractrography data of the human brain), as book cover. How can I put this in ...
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Do interfaces really need to “look good”?

I notice that sites and software with less superficial value (less style, inspiration, or simply "neat-ness") often succeed far above their fantastically, well-designed counterparts. Is the style, ...
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When a client wants 2 of my logo concepts and I quoted one.

So I estimated a job for a new client. 3 concepts, 1 logo, 1 revision. I gave them 4 to get a feel for their style. They liked none and drew their own. I executed that one plus another original ...
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How should I design a left-right UI where the left is smaller?

This is the current design: Where should I position the left-top element so this UI is more balanced?
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In Interface Design, are the finer details really as important as the general ones?

In user interface design, I've heard artists stress that the "smaller things" are actually of equal importance with the "general features", or at least, very important. The smaller things being ...
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What are the pros & cons of subtle vs bright GUI design?

I've heard it said that a designer should almost always use subtle, simplistic style in the design of a typical user interface. Is that really the case? What are some of the pros & cons of using ...
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Any books on actual how-to of logo design?

I have been stacking up on books for logo design and scouting dribbble fairly intensely. I read (and loved) David Airey's book Logo Design Love, but what I am really looking for at this stage is a ...
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Why is this blurred images not working as a background?

How can I get the picture in the background and add a blur to it so it looks like the example ones? I have tested blur in one of my designs, and it's looks bad x) I wonder if it's the color of the ...
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Designing a paper plane for the game

I need to draw a paper plane for my game. I have pretty much PS experience but still have problems with easy tasks. It must be totally 2d , so most examples that can be found on the internet are ...
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Racially Sensitive Icons

This could a very broad question, so bear with it. I was going through an article about Cleveland Indians and realized that the Logo for the team is racially insensitive. What is the general view in ...
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How can I tie a logo into my website design?

I'm new to the graphic design section of SE, this being my first question here, but not new to graphic or web design. I am in the process of making a free website for a new local eSports bar. The ...
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How to use value-based pricing for design projects?

tl;dr What is the best way to use value-based fees for design projects? What would the "value" be? I see that a lot of designers use time-based pricing (hourly, daily, etc.) Time-based pricing is ...
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Extruding with a slant using Lightwave?

This the thing i want to make it was made using maya but trying too make same in Lightwave 3D i am facing problem. This is what i get when trying same in Lightwave I am trying extrude the side same ...
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What are several ideal icons for a web homepage? [closed]

I am creating a portfolio website for a college class and my homepage content contains a Welcome, About and Contact paragraph. What are several icons I could use that appropriately represent the ...
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How much should I charge?

I have a friend who is a jewelry designer that works for a small jewelry shop and she mentioned to me that her boss is looking for someone to edit some images of the staff, not sure how many exactly, ...
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How to blueprint websites on paper?

I have been doing web design for a couple of years now. I am trying to design it on paper but am not the best at it. Could you please give me some advise on how to blueprint it. Regards, Jayden
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Rounded corners adjacent to square corners

I've been sent a ui design which includes a header menu, wrapped in rounded corners, whereas the following content element is wrapped in square corners. Also every other primary content wrapper for ...
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What is the font used in scala logo

I am trying to create scala logo in HTML however could not find the font for the logo. Can someone help me with it.
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Can this design be considered as a banner?

EDIT Thanks for your answers, they're all pertinent to the question I've asked. However, it's not really what I've been expecting, i.e. it's not the right question I've asked ! Can you tell ...
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What role does logo color play in web design?

Do I need to use the logo colors at all? If yes how do I create a palette using it? How do I decide which colors to use how much and where?
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Critique: Web color and typography

This is a task management web app. I'm looking for design critiques / feedback in terms of typography / colors and UX. You can see the site working here with comments to specific areas where I'm ...
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Learning how to draw as a web designer [duplicate]

I'm a web designer with few years of experience, done lots of various projects. I've got some straight graphic design experience as well, but never been expanding some territories. People who like my ...
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How to create a common app design (PSD) for mobile iPad and Android?

This is the first time I will create the design for an app that will work on mobile, iPad and Android. Would I have to create 3 different PSDs for all 3 viewport sizes?, or creating 1 PSD design for, ...
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What design and art concepts were art students/professionals discussing in the 70s?

I'm wondering: If you were [conditional, I'm not asking for people who were actually there] an art (or printing, or advertisement, I'm not sure what the title would have been back then) student or ...
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Obtaining this effect in Adobe Illustrator?

How can I obtain this vector effect in Illustrator? Is there a name for this kind of effect? Please, help!
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Does the Pantone Color of the Year have an impact on the colors used in graphic design that year?

Just today I learned that there is such a thing as the Pantone Color of the Year. Wikipedia says that the color of each year is used by ... consumer-oriented companies ... to help guide their designs ...
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Colors based on category types [closed]

I'm curious as to what type of colors would be good to use based on these categories High school College Military Corporate Business Charities Thanks!
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Design Portfolio Copyright

when I was at design college 2013 we were told (for educational purposes) that we could use images from the net (only photographs) to incorporate into designs for posters, collages, magazine covers, ...
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Why do some logos look.. old? How does design age?

This drives me crazy. What makes design look old? How subjective is this? Who decides? Look at this Bell logo: It's from 1969. And boy, does it look that way. It's simple and minimal, but.. it ...
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What is this design style called in which lots of simple polygons make up an image?

What is the design style called where they create form with simple shapes, usually triangles like they have done with the ground Chrome maze Experiment Or like the images below:
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why do old things look old [duplicate]

As a graphic designer I have found it always very interesting that how designs made in past look very outdated, unfit, out of place, underwhelming and just wrong. Even though i know it's true ...
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What is the thought process that goes behind conceptualizing a design?

In my case, I am planning to design how a website looks; I am a bit of a newbie. I'd love to learn :) Are there any books that I can refer to?
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Fireworks: Exporting assets for mobile, multiple sizes

Just curious what peoples tips and tricks are for exporting mobile assets for apps with Fireworks quickly, efficiently and crisply? For multiple device sizes. Also, do you recommend keeping an asset ...
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Internship or Spec Work?

This is not strictly a design question, but it's the only area I could find similar topics. I've just completed a Bachelor's in Web Design & Development and have been casting a wide net for ...
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How to form a shape with selective shapes in various size? [duplicate]

Basically my question is how to make this like the image that I uploaded. I know that you need to pick a shapes, and a picture of what whatever you would like to form into. Where can I buy or ...
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Is it plagiarism if my logo looks similar to an existing one?

I'm designing a logo and it looks like this: What is the first thing that comes to your mind? It is inspired by the MDN logo. My logo (inside the green zone) has nothing to do with the ...
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How can I improve this icon/design?

Been working on an icon for a blog called Bitcrate which focuses on tech/media stuff. First off, what I have so far: I didn't want to do some rehash of playing off computer 'bits' but thought the ...
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How dissimilar to an existing logo should mine be to avoid copyright issues? [duplicate]

Thinking about starting up a small clothing company with the symbol below: But after surfing the web I discovered Nike's undefeated symbol. Will my design cause copyright issues? How dissimilar ...
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Identifying an app used in a touch pen promo

Anyone have any idea what app is used in the lunatik touch pen promo materials? This one:
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What kind is this background called and where to find more?

I found this background which is being used in Wordpress Stackexchange: Link: http://cdn.sstatic.net/wordpress/img/bg-watermark.png I don't know what kind is this background called in English: ...
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How to practice designing on my own

I am designer with 8+ years of experience in Designing websites. I am currently facing a down phase in my design skills. It seems like my design skills are going nowhere. It seems like I have to make ...
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Website to get in contact with an interface designer? [duplicate]

is there a popular website where I can order an interface design for an application to a fixed price or make an auction style request? Maybe something where I can browse the previous work of that ...
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Which software should be used for simulating light beam reflection from headlight reflector?

We are designing car headlight reflectors. The most important thing that we need to do is to design the curvature of the reflector so that all the light from bulb is reflected onto a specific and ...
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What kind of icon should I use for requests?

I work on a platform where users post requests and other users are connected with them, so they come and solve the first users' problems. Pretty much like a freelancing website. I need an appropriate ...
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Preserving font type in illustrator SVG file

Hi I am new to illustrator and created an image that uses "Skia-Regular" font. But when I save that image in .svg format, it changes the font type. And when I open the .svg format file in browser the ...
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How to handle client requests to violate copyrights?

I know Google image search is not a free-for-all to grab any image needed. However, many, many, many clients don't grasp this concept and often request or send images they'd like to use which are ...
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What is the technical term (if one exists) for this kind of website design?

I'm looking to define a website layout that's fairly common on a lot of websites but can never get the right word. The design is composed of generally a header banner (like ...