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May
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comment What is the difference between a designer and an artist?
@Scott good point! Hmm... how about: Design works to a brief. Art works to an idea.
May
7
comment What is the difference between a designer and an artist?
tldr; Design works to a brief. Art doesn't.
May
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May
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May
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revised How would I know how good of a designer I am?
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Apr
30
comment Why would a designer want to purchase a typeface instead of using free ones?
I think the best answer to this will be explaining what it really means for a font to be well produced, demonstrating the value of quality kerning tables, hinting, tested readability and legibility, glyph ranges, ligatures, consistency across weights and styles, etc etc - all that subtle stuff that isn't obvious when browsing font shops but which proves its worth when you work with a font heavily (I'm probably not the best place to write that)
Apr
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Apr
25
comment How to reinforce intuitive design decisions?
Very interesting question... the book Universal Principles Of Design may help to an extent, and references each principle back to evidence, but I feel like there's a simpler answer than a 272-page book. (I seem to be constantly recommending that book, I wish I'd set up some kind of affiliate scheme...)
Apr
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Apr
23
revised How do I keep edged flush when tracing with the pen tool in Illustrator?
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Apr
23
answered How do I keep edged flush when tracing with the pen tool in Illustrator?
Apr
22
comment Distinguishing/important features of a face - drawing/painting
Is the sort of thing you're aiming for like this pencil portrait by Ileana Hunter (very realistic, almost photo-like in some ways, completely recognisable, but also very bare and minimalist)
Apr
22
revised How would you represent “religion” in an icon, neutrally?
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Apr
22
revised How would you represent “religion” in an icon, neutrally?
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