Monthly Archives: January 2011

Vector vs. Raster – The Final Showdown

Monday 31 January 2011 | Keith J. Hamilton

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  Graphic designers use many different toolsto create beautiful images, but there is a very important technical side to the profession. Designers need to not only create art, but they must also hand over the art to the client in the correct file format. After all, what good is a design if it can’t be used easily by the client?   Understanding File Formats There are two types of drawing programs used when drawing on the computer: Vector and Raster. Clients need both types ...


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Unofficial Big Ten Logo Redesign – Cast Your Vote!

Wednesday 26 January 2011 | Keith J. Hamilton

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Our recently concluded unofficial logo redesign contest for Big Ten was a tremendous success! The project received over 1000 entries from logo designers around the world. The quality of the drafts submitted made the selection process an exceedingly difficult task. It goes to show that we indeed have one of the top graphic design communities in the world. No project is too big for our designers. They always deliver. With the design drafts selected, we now require your input to decide ...

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25+ Free Resources for Graphic Designers

Thursday 20 January 2011 | Keith J. Hamilton

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Attention to detail and depth of creativity – These two qualities are indicative of a great graphic designer. However, to it must be noted that designers cannot achieve either of these attributes without sufficient knowledge, resources and tools. In today’s post, I will highlight some of these highly efficient and informative graphic design resources that all designers regardless of experience will find extremely helpful. So without further ado, here they are… Tutorials: Grunge Fusion – Learn how to create cool grunge textures ...

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20 Stupid Logo Design Mistakes Designers make

Monday 10 January 2011 | Keith J. Hamilton

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I look at hundreds of design concepts every day at and sometimes I see drafts that clearly tell me that designers are trying too hard or not hard enough.  I often see designers making small but noticeable design mistakes. Now, I don’t consider myself a graphic design guru, but I have worked long enough in the industry to know when a design looks excessive, what a design might be lacking, and what simply does not work. Logo Design Mistakes to ...


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Tuesday 4 January 2011 | Keith J. Hamilton

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We are proud to announce a special sponsored Logo Design Contest. The Big Ten Athletic Conference has recently redesigned their logo. Some people love it, some hate it. What do you think? We think you can come up with a better logo! Send us your ideas – all of them! The Big Ten Conference is the oldest college athletic conference in the US. Founded in 1896, it has traditionally consisted of 10 colleges from the Midwestern United States. These colleges compete in ...


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