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Questions tagged [designers]

Questions about the designers themselves; becoming a designer, living as a designer, forming the designer ethos and other theory related topics. It also covers practical topics like geographic location and self promotion. Ask anything about being a designer.

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External Reviewer

I am a Diploma Year 2 Graphic Communication student from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), Singapore. May i know if there is any possibly good forums or websites to find someone from the ...
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About Design Copyright 6 [duplicate]

If I did some design projects as a employed a few years ago and I want to use them in my Portfolio as an example but I mention : (Under "Company Name" Copyrights), Am I allowed to use them?
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Critique - Logo for company that cleans medical linens

A company known as MedLinens has asked me to create a logo for them. They specialize in cleaning medical linens i.e scrubs, gowns, bed sheets. I have shown the client a few logos but the attached one ...
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If I am not passionate at designing, should I quit? [closed]

I studied graphic design for 4 years and have now been working in the industry for 4+ years. My problem is that I'm not really that passionate about it. I like working with design, but I am far from ...
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Can I call myself a graphic designer? [closed]

I didn't study arts or design. I just liked using Photoshop as a kid doing those forum signatures back in the day. What I do now is usually layout magazines, book, etc. Mostly the branding or how ...
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Getting free design for a hobbyist project [closed]

I created a small device for myself that has a scale I painted on it over time. I want to create a small sticker on it that makes it look better. Nothing fancy. Now I noticed that this is actually not ...
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Are there any platforms on which we can keep our Psd's and AI file safe and also for sharing purpose?

I am looking for some platforms on which I can keep my heavy PSDs and other AI files safe. Also, I want to be able download them later when I want. How do design companies share files? Through ...
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Work-life balance as a designer [closed]

I know that this is not your usual design question everyone posts about on here, but I'm going to ask anyways! I am currently on my final year of design school/university and have chosen to write a ...
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How long it takes to design a nice font

Wondering how long (rough estimate) it would take one who is skilled with vector tools to design a full featured font with font hinting and everything.
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Where do I get a website logo if I can not describe it to a designer? [closed]

I need a logo for my website, and every designer wants me to participate and tell them what I want. While I know basic concepts like sans and serif fonts, I can not visualize how it has to look like -...
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Civil Engineer to Graphic Designer

Does anyone have advice on a lost soul? I'm currently studying Civil Engineer already finished my second year. I hate it but I want to finish this degree. I've found myself interested in Graphic ...
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How to handle a request for handing over 6 years of working files?

My best client has just employed a new person who is vaguely capable of design work and wants me to upload all my 6 years and 70GB worth of files to their drive so they can update them when they need ...
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How can I balance the weight of two individual shapes in a logo?

I'm creating my own avatar with letters V and K. Now, I like the idea that I have used but I'm finding it difficult to "balance" the logo. Please see image. Left part is for V and right part is for K. ...
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How to shore up a portfolio with only one major application for the last five years?

I have been employed for five years at the same company working on the same internal web-application. It has evolved considerably with major improvements, design changes, UX updates, etc. I would ...
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Where can I get a logo developed?

I've drawn a sketch on paper for my logo, but I have no idea how to translate that into a computer file. I'm sure the design can be improved, but it seems that the work I need done is not so much "...
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How can I practice my design skills in a more motivating and engaging way?

My motivation to practice has been sapped away as practicing feels more of a chore. I know the number one way to truly get better as a beginner is to do fake briefs and tutorials but they aren't ...
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Maintaining curves within logo

I have the following logo... I need to adjust the "3" so that the curves used for the 3 are proportional and the same degree of arc as the other curves. Currently, the arcs within the 3 appear ...
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InDesign - background/shape color doesn't match the color indicated in the tool bar

I had a spread with light blue color background, but somehow every time I add an image to any image box on the spread, the background color darkened into a darker blue. So I unlock the background box (...
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Minimalistic design tutorials [closed]

I am a novice in the field of graphic design and I really want to adopt a familiarity with a design practice that I can get good at. I can't really draw well on hand or digitally, but I really want to ...
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my career path in design [duplicate]

Do you need a graphic design degree to work for a agency or company? I've researched many answers towards this question and what I found, it basically comes down to your portfolio. I don't want to do ...
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Size of the screen for graphic design [closed]

I have a limited budget for a screen I'd use for my work in PS, Illustrator, Indesign. Mostly print publications, catalogs, folders, logos, vector/raster illustrations. Would you go for a better ...
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New to graphic design! (Need help) [duplicate]

I just recently became interested in graphic design & I know very little about it , I want to take a college course but before I do that I want to get familiar and pretty good with graphic design ,...
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Online Solution for editing (breaking apart) Vector files [closed]

outside of Adobe and Corel Draw is there an online solution for taking a PNG, JPG or SVG file and breaking it apart to change the colors or styles?
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Are Photoshop skills needed for a Graphic Illustrator?

I am a student who is going for internship soon. However, I am not sure what I would want to do. I'm slightly better at Photoshop than Illustrator. However, there are only 2 jobs available for me. ...
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How to get paid for design work? [closed]

What is the best way to receive payment for one off design work? I have been asked to do some design work for a company logo for my family friend's big business. It is my first proper design work ...
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Client asked me to create a vector of a Pokemon for the logo, Is it breaking any copyright laws? [closed]

As a freelance graphic designer I get requests a lot of the time with people who want me to vector/create a mascot of Pokémon and other game characters. And I’d love to hear whether or not I’m legally ...
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Art Director and Designers

I am hiring three designers. Each will have the same obligations and produce the same work. should I hire one of them as Art Director to have some sort of hierarchy, or the three can be Art Directors ...
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Maintaining superscript from word to inDesign

Is there a way to maintain superscript when copy/pasting from word to inDesign?
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Strategies to get into a design agency as an in-house designer

I went to a design school and have advanced diploma. But have not further my studies due to financial issue. I’m currently working as an in-house graphic designer in a printing company for almost five ...
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Client and Portfolio Advice

I'm in the rare situation where I'm a graphic designer and I don't have much of a portfolio. I've a small business making customised badges and stickers for the last 6/7 years. Lately, I've worked ...
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What is this type of design called? [closed]

What is this type of design called ?
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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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When to use photos or illustrations in design?

When should I use design based on photos and when based on illustrations? Is it based on the emotional impact which we designers want to achieve?
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Client stole my incomplete design and is trying to not pay me for the whole campaign?

So I've had about the worst client I've ever had. Politician doesn't understand how art or design works. Doesn't think she should have to pay artists but agreed to pay me for my work. Thinks all of ...
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Large images, small resolution

I am working on a graduation announcement for a client, and the images they want me to use are huge. They are around 55in by 88in with a resolution of 72. I asked if they had any other format of the ...
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Is “Graphist” a valid English word?

I was suggested to ask this question here at english.SE, to get more answers. My original question can be found here. As a foreigner it's normal for me to use graphist, calling a graphics designer. ...
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Logo client changed brand in the middle of a project

A client approached me with his brand and asked me to make a logo for him, and I charged a certain amount as upfront payment. Next, the client put the logo on hold, and contacted me once again after ...
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Graphic design job getting asked to copy other work

I am currently at my third job as a Graphic designer and have been in the field for about 5 years. My first company moved to the other side of the country, so I couldn't stay there. My second job was ...
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Learning web design with limited options [duplicate]

I need some guidelines as to where to start, what to learn (everything I need to learn to do the job of web design). I'm having quite a bit of free time at my current job and I've finished with ...
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Good designer or not

How do i know if I'm a good designer or my designs could be underestimated?
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How to politely accept colleagues' critiques without implementing any/all of it?

When I ask (colleagues or other professionals) for critiques for design works/projects, I'm oftentimes not sure how to respond to it if I can't (honestly) say that I will implement the changes ...
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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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What is the difference between a project proposal and a design brief?

I am really confused about the difference between a design brief and project proposal and when I should use them during the collaborative design process for print and website projects. And I have ...
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Where can I offer a graphic task and only pay the best from several solutions? [closed]

I have a task for graphic design, which I want to outsource online. Ideally I would like to post my task, have several designers post their solutions, and then award the best one of them. Where can ...
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Presenting proposals and rejected material in portfolio

Can I use in my portfolio work that I made for competitions and rejected items (logos, brochures, etc.), which include the brands of the companies organizing these competitions?
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Can I sell rejected logos to other clients?

Can a designer save rejected logos and sell these to other clients in the future?
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Studying Graphic Design for Web Design

I am a total noob to the idea of web design. The internet is full of half answered, left open ended, super vague information. I know some HTML and CSS. As for designing, I don't know where to start. ...
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When to create a brand style guide?

Should we create the brand style guide before or after we design the touch-points (like stationery, marketing material, website, etc)? Why? Is there any rule on when it should be created? Thank you.
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Graphic design freelancer uses Helvetica for my company's web design, software GUI design, and logo

My company makes software. I hired a graphic design freelancer (and payed a fixed xxx €) to do my company's website design, software GUI design, logo He used Helvetica. The parts using Helvetica ...
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how to download material icon font?

I can't able to download material icon fonts, any one can you just share the link with me please? am using only downloaded fonts.