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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 to present email marketing in a portfolio?

Print design is easy to present. Web design is a little more complicated but not too bad. How do you all suggest presenting Emails to a client? Forward them the actual emails? Save them as .PDFs / ...
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How to handle freelance designers that fail to meet expectations?

Lately we've been slammed we decided to out-source projects that a few designers would provide source files to. Per the initial contract terms and requirements with a spec delivery sheet are agreed ...
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Is overtime as a designer in a small agency really necessary?

Overtime => I mean working extra hours for your employer apart from your official work hours. Suppose, you're working in a startup marketing agency in India and your job is graphic design. You are ...
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Do web designers need to know how to code?

As a web developer, both front-end and back end architect, I work with many different designers and sometimes find it frustrating working with design comps where no thought was put into how to ...
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Is there any icon to represent media roughly?

I'll try to explain what I mean by media here. Media has some definitions in dictionaries. What I'm talking about can be explained by following examples (source: Online dictionaries): There was a ...
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What is this icon about and how common it is among non designers/developers?

I was looking for an icon called RSS for using it as Media icon. That's a different thing and that's not point of this question. The thing is, now I'm wondering what the following icon (1st image) is ...
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Adobe Illustrator - Eraser tool resizes my Calligraphic Pressure Brush!

I recently got the Adobe Illustrator Software and have been enjoying it. My main problem is that when I use a Calligraphic Pressure Brush with 3pt Variety and try to erase the line, the line shrinks ...
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Does the position of a product according to this type of composition affect something?

Many times, when I design, the end result is such that top part of design is bright and bottom is dark or the opposite. And usually (sometimes not possible) I end up placing copy in 1 part and the ...
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How do you decide line break and length of sentence in a creative or ad?

I face this problem most of the time. I don't know what's right what's wrong because I have tried all of them. But I feel some options could be better than others or there's some other solution. 1 ...
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GIMP - Image wont move at all

Tried every, Merge Down, move it, different image, uninstalling. Dont know what else to do. Heres a little vid. https://streamable.com/er09oz
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How to create this varying intensity noise/dust effect in Photoshop?

I'm talking about this highlighted gains/noise/dust effect. If you see, the grains are larger at some places, smaller at some places, some have low intensity some are dense. One way is to use this ...
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Is it moral and ethical when a person criticizes you when you unknowingly make a design based on same idea? [closed]

Suppose I designed something for Mother's Day typography design using 10 MAY and MOTHER words. And my friend also designed using same but look and feel is different. Let's say visual design is 80% ...
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Can a logo be exported as pixel perfect logo without actually making it pixel perfect in Illustrator?

I made this logo without pixel alignment. So I would say I didn't make it pixel perfect. Now when I export it, some edges (most) look blur. Can this blur edges be fixed during export somehow? Or you ...
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Why does this logo not have blurry edges even when zoomed?

The logo at bottom don't have much blurry edges. All horizontal and vertical lines are crisp, even when zoomed 200%. (You can try it after opening in MS Paint or Windows photo viewer and similar ...
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What are basic differences between these phrases for a graphic designer in graphic design? [closed]

There are mainly 4 phrases I'm confused with: VK Design VK Designs VK Graphic VK Graphics where VK is my name. My motive is to use them on my social media pages. But let's not discuss about that as ...
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How should I make my retainer contract fair for me and the client? How do retainer agreements usually work?

Theyre kind of a big corporation with multiple brands. They had a full time offer for me but I said I can't do it since their office is too far so I opted for their part-time option. Now they have ...
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Who owns the right of 'design tests'?

I'm a junior graphic designer with main focus on vector illustration and UI design. I'm working in the industry professionally for 2 years now. And so new recruiters often give me design tests (even ...
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How can I download the material icon font?

I am unable to download the material icon fonts. Can anyone share a working link? I am only using downloaded fonts.
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Tools to help with 2d game design? [closed]

I am a game designer and I need tools to help me not like adobe photoshop and illustrator or unity or any of those something to help me create screenshots/game icon something like: https://...
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Tool for creating portfolio item for Mobile, Tab and desktop

I would like to create a nice portfolio item like below. But I'm a developer and no experience with graphic design. But I would like to create portfolio items. i.e. no need to be a professional ...
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Can these items/elements represent the mentioned fields/services to design a logo?

Okay, I'm designing a logo for an NGO whose tagline talks about education, science and beginning of all its relevant services. I'm using a few objects (in multiple options, different combinations, not ...
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Credit for Dancing Skeleton ClipArt [closed]

I am wondering if anyone can help me find information on who created the following image. It's an incredibly common piece of online clipart, but its origins and the name of the original artist seem to ...
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Client is turning my booklet design into a website - how to charge for this?

Designed a print booklet for my client and I charge an hourly rate. I work for them freelance on an ongoing basis and they already paid that invoice. Next, they got the web designer to use the booklet ...
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Why was my experience with a logo contest so miserable?

I'm starting out as a freelance designer (and no job experience at any company before) and I decided to join "contests" held by freelancer.com's users. I've joined several of them already and I can ...
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How to handle rejection from a client and would you bill for work not used? [duplicate]

Would you bill a client even if they end up not using your work? A client of mine had initially liked and chosen one of my designs but then a friend of their friend offered something different that ...
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How to determine whether logo design will require illustrative skills [closed]

A new potential client has reached out to me to design a logo that features a mascot. This mascot would need to poised in different positions and needs to be animated. Does this sound more like a job ...
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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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Is this considered actual Graphic Design or part of photography? [closed]

Kindly have a look at this. I'm not sharing the link of Instagram page because it might violate policies. I've designed all of them. Most of them (where box, pills and sachets are present) are photo ...
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Turning down a job while leaving the door open for future work?

Would love some tips on how to turn down a project while still leaving the door open for future work with a client. Background - This potential client saw an annual report I created for a nonprofit ...
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How can I apply a scatter brush effect only inside paths in Adobe Illustrator?

hello i'm a beginner learning drawing on Illustrator i'd like apply a scatter brush to an object and remove outside the paths i did it once on draw inside mode and it never happened again anyone know ...
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Charge someone for wasted time?

So I have a guy that I do regular work for but he's flaky at the best of times, sometimes he takes an age to pay, sometimes he "didn't receive the invoice", sometimes he is super vague in his brief "I ...
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When to use original artwork / when to use stock

I've been working on my own as a graphic designer, illustrator and animator for over a decade. When I first started, I created most of my artwork from scratch. I have fond memories of those years, ...
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What “Graphic Design” is and must it include Animations?

Let's consider the following activities, where NO animation 3d nor 2d are involved. Creation of visual material (online and printed posters, badges) to promote events, including the research for ...
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As an iOS developer, how do I provide design specifications for my UX/UI designers?

Some background, I'm an iOS developer making an app for my startup company. I've been working with two UX/UI designers for the last couple months, but it's all been very informal discussion on how to ...
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Minoring in Digital Design

I am a computer science student that is currently working on getting my CS degree while minoring in mathematics. However, there are enough free elective credits left in my degree path that I could ...
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Do I need to be Creative and Artistic to be a graphic designer?

I don't like to draw things, and I'm not so creative and artistic. Can I become a graphic/UI, UX designer? Your kind suggestions are highly appreciated.
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How to determine spacing and padding on the side of this banner?

Please see the image. The yellow arrows are spaces/paddings I'm talking about. If I use the height of my logo (bottom right corner) for all measurements, then this tag and even logo appears little ...
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Do my potential customers need to understand the “meaning” of a logo, or just recognize it?

I'm trying to come up with a logo for a web devlopment freelance company called Two-Bit Studios. The logo concept that I came up with involves a 1 and 0 combined to make a lowercase 'b'. To me as a ...
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Work-life balance as a designer

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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Do the principles of design help the viewer in successfully understanding the work?

So I am learning about graphic design from the ground up starting with the fundamental elements and principles. As I delve deeper into the subject reading more and more about principles like unity/...
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Client made drastic changes after we finalized, what should I put in my portfolio?

So I worked with a community service type of client for pretty cheap last summer and created a really gorgeous design for a mobile shower they rolled out this last fall. They have since changed my ...
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Are graphic designers required to print things for clients?

I'd like to start doing design work but I always get caught up on this question... If I design something for a client, am I also required to handle the print work?
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What are some of the highly skilled, niche areas in the graphic design industry?

I am a programmer (hobbyist), and without that specific purpose or need, I ended knowing things in areas which I call "obscure areas" (since I don't know a better term). I mean, areas in which there ...
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Just how much information should you share with a former client?

I know this is subjective to a degree. I am asking for best practice or experienced input. TL;DR: How willing should a designer be to share specific job specifications with a past client after the ...
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How to guide an employee to improve his graphic design ablilties?

I am CTO at a small-medium software development company with a few ages history. I carry RRHH selection, teaching, and internal promotion. Until yesterday we just had developers and design was driven ...
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New York Tourism logo [closed]

How the designers responsible for the NewYork Tourism logo and how they came up with an ideas? Which the logos represent to each place?
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How to make colorful liquid effect

This is a graphic from a Japanese artist called Mitsuo Katsui. I have been trying to figure out how I could emulate that liquid multi-color effect as well as giving it a slight glow as seen in the ...
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How to deal with another person changing my designs?

To keep things simple, I will write all the facts in bullet points: I have a 9-5 job while volunteering my services for a non-profit organization as part of the sub-committee board. I am the only ...
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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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