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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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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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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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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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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 remove background color from bitmap which is added in image in sketch?

I want to add a transparent background color to a bitmap in Sketch.
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how can i create a new font and publish it? [closed]

I have an idea for a new font, I need help with two things: how can I create and publish it so that it could be used by people? how do I check if its not similar or same as existing font
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Resources on implementing a design into android

I'm new into graphic design, I'm an android developer and since my first day I felt that graphic design would become a problem. I already worked with styles.xml, color.xml, etc. to change application ...
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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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Is it right to use the ideas of non-winning designers in a design contest?

I am a mobile developer. I want to create my own mobile app, so I ran a contest for the mobile design. Many good designers participated in the contest. I get lots of good ideas from almost all of ...
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Olivetti history and/or coffee table book

I'm a big style fan of the company Olivetti, I mainly know them for their typewriters (Lettera 22 and 32 are my favorites) but doing a little more research I found some amazing print ads ( https://www....
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What are some better graphical designing software for drawing a product?

I am developing a product that have social relevance. I made a working model by using wood and implementing the parts inside the box body that I made. I also got funding from government for the ...
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Transitioning from Fulltime Freelance to Full time job

I am Graphic Designer. I've been fulltime freelancing with a company (say Mickey Mouse) and now I am trying to transition from freelance to a fulltime job in another company ( say Mini Mouse). I am ...
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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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Why does the spacing become uneven in these shapes after rotation?

Please see the image. The 1st group on top has 3 objects with equal spacing between them. But not aligned vertically. When I rotated each of them (anchor is in center of each object), the highlighted ...
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How to deal with making design decisions

I'm currently in the process of designing a website, and after spending a few weeks now narrowing down a few combinations of fonts for the site's hero banner, I'm now stuck at the final decision of ...
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Are these concepts okay to show the use of an air purifier?

I'm designing 2 social media posts to show the function/use of indoor air purifiers. Please see the image. I've sketched the concepts. Left one: It is an air purifier, which purifies air. So I've ...
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Job title of a person who does web animation

Does anyone know the job title for a person who develop websites just front-end but is heavily involved with creating animations, WebGL and all moving elements? I know it wouldn't be just a front-end ...
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Can we put back button at the bottom in iOS app? Are there any apps in App Store like that?

There is a usability issue of reaching back button in iOS because it is on the top left. I want to put it at the bottom left for reachability. But my developer says it is against Apple guidelines. Can ...
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Graphic Design History [closed]

Can anyone explain the reasons that make the modernity of the 1950s and 1960s seem outdated in graphic design now?
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Will it hurt my career to work as a graphic designer in a startup for beauty and skin care?

I got a job offer from a startup for beauty and skin care. There's a team of developer, marketers, social media and accountants. Their treatment and sales team works somewhere else, while the office ...
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How to speed up creative design work? [duplicate]

I’ve been working as a designer for a while. I work on print and digital assets. I work in-house especially involving materials for events, such as posters, flyers and social media post graphics. My ...
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Need feedback - Can the composition/colors of this design be fixed if something is lacking or is not a better fit?

My boss didn't found it (images are at bottom) perfect. Although he couldn't explain it specifically, but he gave an hint about light / color tone / background and sky related problems. After talking ...
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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 place the product on a social media post better?

(The Logo in corner and product label is hidden for privacy reasons) When I finalized the design, I got the feedback that the product (the grey thing in bottom left) isn't fitting well. (Image 1). So ...
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What is the recommended way to design a standee for print, in terms of dimensions? [duplicate]

I need to design a standee 3x4 feet (36x48 inches at 300 DPI). The main element would be a 10-15 MB photo (4000x5000 pixel dimensions approx.) inside it and a text heading and 1-2 design elements. ...
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How to reveal female symbol a little more in this design?

Here, I've merged Female symbol and letter H. Now, H is clearly visible, and you can see a female symbol, but left part of symbol seems never ending (that is a letter L). Right part is fine. Given ...
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How to draw dotted circle in Inkscape?

I am pretty new to graphic design world & obviously Inkscape too. I just need to draw a simple circle with dots in Inkscape. I have tried all the options in the stroke style section, but wasn't ...
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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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 ...