Free Alternatives to Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is the first on any designer’s wish list, it’s generally the first piece of software we install. Photoshop as we all know comes with a host of features that allow for excellent and professional photo editing. But this comes at a cost, Photoshop is pricey, which can be off putting for anyone who … 

 

Design Portfolio Tips

A strong portfolio opens doors, a weak portfolio closes them. Your portfolio is often the only thing a person sees before deciding whether or not to contact you, and in many cases you may not be present to explain it (particularly on-line portfolios). There are fundamental qualities that all outstanding portfolios share, and a variety … 

 

10 Steps To Get Your Design Portfolio Noticed

I’m in the same boat. I always want more traffic to my portfolio websites, but how? There are a lot of guides and tutorials out there, but here are some simple pointers that I have put together from my own personal experiences, that I hope you may want to think about and be of use … 

 

A helping hand with colour schemes

Have you ever struggled when it comes to picking a fantastic colourscheme for your website or graphic work? Ever wondered what colours would go well togeather or which ones would work against each other to create a dramatic scheme?

 

Useful Social Networking Sites for Designers

Are you a graphic, website, exhibition, product or furniture designer? If so, then have a look at these great social websites that are great for networking with other designers, use as a great design resource for inspiration, make friends amongst the design community, getting yourself noticed, or just a place to build a portfolio on … 

 

Tips on getting your atwork print ready

Another simple”walkthrough”. I’ve had over 5 years design experience  in the print industry, predominately graphics based, producing brochures, leaflets, posters, banners, and even tshirts and mousemats. I know, 5 years doesnt sound like a lot, but wow, I’ve made a lot of mistakes in this short ammount of time, so I feel I’ve learnt a …