Graphic Design

Graphic design is the art of communication, stylizing, and problem-solving through the use of type, space and image. The field is considered a subset of visual communication and communication design, but sometimes the term "graphic design" is used interchangeably with these due to overlapping skills involved. Graphic designers use various methods to create and combine words, symbols, and images to create a visual representation of ideas and messages. A graphic designer may use a combination of typography, visual arts and page layout techniques to produce a final result.
Posts about Graphic Design
  • 5 Design Elements that Work Well for Mobile Conversion

    … Despite a rise in mobile usage, many websites deliver a poor mobile experience, forcing potential customers off-site. Business owners who have only just learned to navigate the desktop space are finding it difficult to make the transition to mobile. Finding the right aesthetic alone can be problematic. Business owners have to work hard…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blog- 18 readers -
  • Vecteezy Editor: A Free SVG Editor Online

    … Modern browsers are doing a great job supporting the scalable vector graphics format (SVG). If you’re wondering what that gobbledygook means, here’s a quick explanation. Let’s say you have a piece of graph paper and you want to draw a bar down the page, filling in 10 squares. You fill in each square independently with a square sticker and record…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blog- 28 readers -
  • Vectr: A Free Alternative to Adobe Illustrator

    … Vectr is a free and very intuitive vector graphics editor app for web and desktop. Vectr has a very low learning curve making graphic design accessible to anyone. Vectr is going to remain free forever with no strings attached. What’s the difference between Vector and Raster Graphics? Vector-based images are made of lines and paths to create…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blog- 22 readers -
  • 3 fundamental strategies to get a winning logo

    … Logo design seems simple. but it’s worth the time to do it right. Here are three strategies to help you get the most out of your logo design. Everybody has a logo. Little League teams have logos. Hair salons have logos. Big companies, small companies…everybody. A few of the logos are actually good. By “good”, I don’t mean that I like them. I…

    David Leonhardt's SEO and Social Media Marketing- 11 readers -
  • What is Neuro Design?

    … to enhance their work. Neuro design can help them by extending their own intuitive skills in the same way that tools like Photoshop extend their drawing skills. About the Book: Neuro Design Today, businesses of all sizes generate a great deal of creative graphic media and content, including websites, presentations, videos and social media posts…

    Marketing Technology Blog- 20 readers -
  • 8 Ways for You to Create Content that Creates Customers

    … still leaving a “cliffhanger” that makes people want to know more. Upgrade your design game with professional graphics – Most of us aren’t great designers. Instead, find and buy pre-made images and graphics for your content. Include a strong, smart call to action – Never leave your readers hanging, give them a clear action to take so they can take the next step. Of course, if you need assistance – be sure to check out one of Brian’s great classes or you can hire our content agency! © 2016 DK New Media. …

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blogin Content- 29 readers -
  • Graphic Design Terminology That Noobs Often Get Confused

    … misunderstood or mistaken terms used by noob graphic designers. Font versus Typeface A typeface is not a font, but a font may belong to a family of typefaces. Tracking versus Kerning Tracking is the uniform space between a group of letters, kerning is the spacing between individual characters. Gradient versus Gradient Mesh A gradient is a gradual…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blog- 21 readers -
  • 8 Digital Design Trends for 2017

    …, baby blues, and pinks with soft white colors combined with strong design lines. Bold Shapes – polygons, equilateral shapes, and geometric patterns add appeal. Originality – drawings and illustrations provide a unique experience. One of my favorite illustrated sites that I’ve visited this year is Garden Party Botanical Hard Sodas. Once you put in you’re over 21, be prepared for an amazing experience. © 2016 DK New Media. …

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blog- 24 readers -
  • 8 infographics that will inspire you to create your own

    … communications? Often it’s the case that we don’t possess the design skills necessary. While hiring a professional graphic designer is your best bet, if you don’t have the budget there are plenty of programs available that help you create infographics in-house. Give Piktochart, Canva, Easel.ly or Venngage a try. They have multiple template themes…

    Lush Digitalin Content- 16 readers -
  • 4 Ways Visual Content Improves Social Media Results

    … as possible. If you’re a small business, you may not have an army of graphic designers at your fingertips. In that case, consider using an online design tool to create your own simple, beautiful images. To provide a variety of types of visual content, use memes, screenshots, how-to’s, tutorials, tips, quotes, mood images, statistics, discounts…

    Social Media Examinerin Social Content- 25 readers -
  • Website Redesigns: Our Design Team’s Favorite New Sites

    … elements that are important to a website redesign, we spoke with some talented members of our design team here at Blue Fountain Media. Our Head of Design and Art Directors shared with us some of their favorite website redesigns across many different industries and highlighted the things they liked most about these sites. The Met While still in its…

    ROI Factor Blog- 24 readers -
  • How to Find Perfect Custom Graphic Designs at Designhill

    … How to Find Perfect Custom Graphic Designs at Designhill January 14, 2016 By Gail Gardner Leave a Comment Images are what make content stand out online and in print. Logos are essential to making your brand memorable. But what do you do if you aren’t a graphic artist? Fortunately, there are platforms that make it easy to find the perfect…

    Gail Gardner/ Growmapin How To's- 39 readers -
  • Free vs Paid Fonts: Finding The Right Typography for Your Website

    …, semi bold, bold, extra bold, heavy and black), and horizontal scale (extended and condensed). Without the full font family at your disposal, your design options will be significantly limited, especially when creating marketing collateral that often calls for different font variety. You might want to have the most options possible when working…

    ROI Factor Blog- 35 readers -
  • Incredible ICRE Graphic Recordings by the Ink Factory Studio

    … Once upon a time, I wanted to be an graphic artist. I do some work now but am floored by the folks I meet in the industry – I hesitate to think I could ever catch up after all these years. A few years of mechanical drafting also crushed my creativity – now it’s all about symmetry. Anyways… when I was walking through the ICRE in Chicago, I…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blog- 14 readers -
  • Crowdsourcing Graphic Design Process: Tips for Best Results

    … You need a memorable new design, but you don’t have a graphic designer on staff and you have no idea what you want your design to look like. Now what? Crowdsourcing graphic design lends itself well when you’re not sure what you want, but you feel you will know it when you see it. The process is simple: DesignCrowd is the #1 custom design…

    Gail Gardner/ Growmap- 40 readers -
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