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Questions tagged [design-process]

Questions about the progression of activities that result in the creation of distinctive design solutions.

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What Design process should you follow as a design lead? Are there any ways you can make it easy for your juniors? [closed]

Say, I want to make it easy for my juniors to follow a design process so that it help them from missing the deadlines and work in an organised manner, so that they enjoy while working.
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How to make a “storyboard” for motion graphics / abstract videos?

I'm wondering if there is any common "storyboarding" approach for motion graphics videos, that are rather "design-based" instead of being a story. For example - I'd like to create animation for a ...
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Is it a copyright infringement [closed]

As I asked above .Is it a copyright infringement or not. If it is ,what to change in order to make an original content.
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Steps to to handing off designs to engineers

I work as a UX/UI Designer at a small startup right now. My background is in design with some front end work. I'm not sure our process for handing off files to developers is the most efficient and ...
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The process of setting up Baseline Grid

I've been an avid reader of the site and now asking my first question. In regards to setting up baseline grid for multi column layouts, with a mix of type and image per page like a magazine spread. ...
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Should I discard rough sketches as I develop my final version?

I have a series of paper sketches done as part of my design process. As I take the design to the next stage I am creating a better representation of my design that builds on my sketches and will ...
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How do you validate your design?

Sometimes when you design things you become blind to the fact that your graphical design does not actually work all that well. It can happen that you fail to account for some corner case or you can ...
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Are there collaborative drawing software?

I was reflecting on Google Docs today and wondering if there are any graphic design software that include some real-time collaborative features? I'm talking about creating per se, not project ...
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Is co-design applicable to branding projects?

I've been reading up on co-design / human-centred design (whatever you want to call) it recently. It seems like a great approach to take when working on, for example, large web or app projects as it ...
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How to go about designing a logo? [closed]

So this is a little more of a thought-process question. I am trying to design a logo for my personal passion project. But I have hit a creative wall, when it comes to designing the logo. So of ...
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Branding for various communications in the same company

I have a question on Branding. My company has different communication platforms from e-newsletters to magazines. We have various names like Talent Times magazine, Innovate e-newsletter, Digest e-...
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Electronic Direct Mail

What is the process for creating edm: is it design in say Indesign or Photoshop and export to an HTML file then import to platform (i.e. MailChimp)? Do you need to know code? Is it considered ...
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Should I include the original image I based a logo on in my portfolio?

I recently created a logo for a local student body that I want to include in my design portfolio. They already had a logo, but it was taken straight from a vector graphics stock website (CC-BY licence)...
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Copying content between artboards in Photoshop

I often need to make banner sets that consist of anywhere from 6-14 different sized banners. A lot of these banners have the same text (which I put in smart objects to work faster) and the same or ...
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How do I progress my design aesthetic beyond the linear minimalist style i use for everything?

I love the clean style but I feel like whenever I'm given a design project I research and I see all of these templates with these cool diagonals and curves. I want to utilize the style but I feel like ...
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Where to buy specific types of paper? [closed]

I am currently in the process of making printing out flyers and having them professionally cut. But before i need to know exactly where to buy them. I know I need either 80# matte text paper or 100# ...
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Logic behind displacement of notches when avoiding inverse trapping artefacts in SVG

I have a question that is based on the GD@SE question, "Is there a reason Hillary Clinton's logo has hidden notches?". Like that questions, this question is purely about graphic design and not ...
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What process do you go through when creating a typeface to make sure that it is not too similar to something that already exists?

From the comments and answers I received from a previous question (How much alteration to a font constitutes a new variation?) I thought that this might actually be a more constructive and practical ...
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How do you convince a client that work is 100 percent original?

I have designed emoticons for a company, but they feel that the work is not original! They sent me an email saying "There are many emoticons on the market which all look nearly the same." How can I ...
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Creating font using constraints

I want to create my own font by using constraints. I want to define the size of angles, how long lines are, distance between points and so on. For example the sketch editor of FreeCAD offers this ...
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Illustrator: Generate Array of Objects with random Properties like Length or Position

I am just trying to generate a pillar diagram within Illustrator. Since I want it to be very tiny and detailed, I want to use multiple Instances of one pillar with modified Properties, like length or ...
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Designing 2D graphics in 3D first

Just wondering if it is a standard or common practice to design 2D graphics (e.g. logo) in 3D first and output as a 2D image? I have been working on some design projects where I feel like this is the ...
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Graphic design beginner: How do you get to the point where a design is in your head?

I know this question might sound stupid but I'm a programmer and I want to learn graphic design. Well, from what I see you have to learn stuff like color theory, composition, spacing, etc. I get that ...
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Looking for advice on a mood board [closed]

Just wondering if somebody could give me opinions/input into a problem i am having. For a college brief I was required to visually record my journey to work over a period of 2 weeks, then narrow in on ...
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Bring a bad design project to a close

I am having a difficult time with a client. He's someone I have known since uni and we have worked well together since then. This time he hired me to re-do the design of his website. His main ...
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What kind of machine is used to print designs on plastics

What kind of machine or process is used to print designs on hard plastics? For example: Mouse, Chargers, Speakers etc.
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How Many Directions / Concepts

This is mainly referring to branding / logo design. I typically offer (at least) 3 different ideas so that my clients have more of a choice of what they prefer. I will then revise their favourite ...
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InDesign: Create new page from template

Almost every page in a magazine I'm working on fits one of four templates. Those single-page templates are defined in four files. What's the fastest way to create a new page (or replace a blank page) ...
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Efficient workflows for handing off designs to developers

I work as a UX/UI designer for my company's web sites. After I make the designs, I send the mockups to web developers, who implement them. It's a little more collaborative than that, but that's ...
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Best practice to track procedural image creation?

I often create a collection of images in Illustrator or Photoshop which require a specific sequence of manual steps in order to maintain a similar appearance across a series. Actions or scripts ...
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What techniques can be used to create a proper hierarchy of design elements?

This question is similar to this one and this one, but still different enough to merit it's own Q&A, imho. As a beginning designer, and up to this day, I have always struggled with a very basic ...
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Do I charge my first client before or after the design is complete?

This is my first serious client and their first design experience. I am designing a Logo and a business card for them. We haven't discussed price yet and I haven't started on their design either, so i'...
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How to brand my company car online

Wondering is there any sites where I can make an example embodiment of branding my company car. Just to put some colours and logo on it, yo how it will look like. Thanks.
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Explaining your design choices: how can we both argue for “being consistent” and the opposite; “I spiced it up” (I e I was inconsistent)

I've chosen to use circles as a graphic element because they relate beautifully to the geometric form of Century Gothic. That could be a justification for a design choice, and it would make sense, I ...
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When designing, what techniques can be used for determining if the right amount of “fluff” has been added?

Fluff (N.): something inconsequential Source: Merriam-Webster Online English Dictionary In design, this is often viewed as unnecessary ornamentation. In web design, where load times are important, ...
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When/how to stop brainstorming new ideas and move on when there is no clear frontrunner?

I'm currently working on naming a product, and I have a list of names. Some are okay, some aren't, but I know at some point I have to close the list, pick a couple that sound good, and present them to ...
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When to transfer work from Photoshop to inDesign?

I'm designing a brochure for the first time. I did everything in Photoshop because I'm much more comfortable with it. But to refine the last layout details, put everything together, and deliver final ...
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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 forward-...
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Icon design etymology?

Is anyone aware of any resources for Icon design etymology, or the history of icon design? I'm talking about icons like Wi-Fi/Ethernet/Bluetooth status indicators, add, save, and similar simple images ...
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Should I ask for client’s budget before the initial first meeting?

First of all, is it a good idea to ask a potential client for a ballpark budget they are thinking to work with? I just don’t want to meet with somebody who has a very low budget, and who could be ...
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How to add auto-dimensioning to Photoshop or Illustrator [duplicate]

I have layers with different elements in each layer. Each elemnt have their own margin from edge. Is it possible to export file to png\jpg\etc with overlayed layer with dimensions of each separate ...
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How to practice a graphic design software? [closed]

This question is a follow-up of should I look into different graphic design softwares I am starting to use Inkscape now, like many have suggested in that post. How do I practice it? I mean in ...
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How to sell a design to a company?

I am planning to design a couple of phone cases which contain features other phone cases don't have. My plan of action is like this: Design phone cases on computer Send emails around to companies ...
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What is the best way to review static mobile mockups?

This question is in regards to mobile site layouts but could just as easily apply to apps. I am not concerned with pitches, just true team reviews among UX, design, dev, and business partners. I ...
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What is the best way to design for a group where multiple people have equal input?

I am building a website for a student organization. Although I'm a novice at graphic design, I can do basic sites (bootstrap is a lifesaver) and am moreso of a pro when it comes to development. The ...
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Can anyone offer some advice on the relationship between design and business goals?

I am designing a one page site, and I need to go back to basics and learn about how to translate business aims into a homepage design. Can anyone offer some advice on the relationship between design ...
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How do deal with frontend developers remotely

This is more a question for the web designer guys. I'm just wondering how you guys deal with sending designs to your frontend developers? Or do you just do it yourself? What is your process for ...
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Recommended drawing techniques for digital graphics

What are drawing techniques you use for digital graphics? Whether it be drawing with a pencil, scanning; or using illustrator from scratch. What are some methods you incorporate? Tips and tricks are ...
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Where can I find visual examples of the thought process behind different logo designs?

In this image you can see a preliminary grid and then circles are added that are aligned with the grid and then the shapes are formed by the intersecting circles, etc: I'm looking for some examples ...
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Easy Archiving/Organising your graphic elements for later use

As many designers, I sometimes find myself designing elements not for a particular project but only because inspiration was there and I might use it in a later project. It could be a button, an icon, ...