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How a Contest Helped Our Client Get the Desired Outcome

How a Contest Helped Our Client Get the Desired Outcome

Posted on October 1, 2015

Category: Customer experience, Designing a logo, Logo design

Today we had the pleasure of conversing with Charlotte Batson, one of our clients and a frequent user of our platform. Charlotte has successfully launched and completed several contests and 1-on-1 projects with DesignContest. She has kindly agreed to share her experience; expectations, first impressions and results from working with us.

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Types Of Coffee Logos

Types Of Coffee Logos

Posted on June 29, 2016

Category: Clients and Designers, Logo design, Tips

There are so many coffeeshops and coffee companies that you probably mistake one for another often. Actually, it isn’t surprising at all as all coffee companies usually have similar logos. I’m not talking about numerous Starbucks clones right now: no, the logos themselves can differ quite a lot, but their most common features remain the same. If you read this article, you’ll understand what I mean.

Why knowing about these features is important? Because if you are a designer, you’ll probably have some client from a coffee company someday, and if you are a client, you have to know what to expect from a designer. Using the most common features in logo designs isn’t bad, actually, but only if you do it wisely and strive for uniqueness. So let’s find out more about types of coffee logos.

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Top 9 Art and Design Museums in the USA

Top 9 Art and Design Museums in the USA

Posted on June 29, 2016

Category: General, Inspiration

Sometimes online and printed graphic design resources are not enough to fuel your inspiration. What you need is a real life experience, which may be received through viewing and taking a part of graphic design first hand. In the USA there are many museums that cater to your design appetite and can give you a good fix. Here are just a handful of popular ones to visit in person:

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How to design a poster

How to design a poster

Posted on June 27, 2016

Category: Designing, General, Graphic design, Graphic designer, Tips

Poster is a simple printed image which is designed to be attached to the wall or any other vertical surface. It includes both textual and visual components, though it may consist of only one of them. Poster is a frequently used tool of advertisers since they are eye-catching and informative.

However, currently there are so many new techniques and advertising technologies, why do we even need posters? The answer to that is laziness. Posters are lazy. Nope, they are not an easy task for a designer, but they are EASY on a reader. The main point of a poster is shortness, catchiness and briefness – an upper-hand of a poster over long commercials that are over 10 seconds long.

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Inspiration Gallery: Low Poly Art

Inspiration Gallery: Low Poly Art

Posted on June 24, 2016

Category: Graphic design, Inspiration, Inspiration Gallery

Have you ever seen awesome geometrical pictures on the Internet? This style is called low poly art and it looks pretty amazing. The technique itself is easy to master but quite difficult to use as it takes time and requires creating a lot of triangle shapes on a photo and filling them with color. Truly, only those who aren’t afraid of monotone work will be able to create art in this technique, but the result is definitely worth it. 

Actually, you can see it for yourself. Today I’ve prepared some amazing low poly art for you!

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7 Free Stock Photo Resources

7 Free Stock Photo Resources

Posted on June 22, 2016

Category: Graphic design, Graphic designer

Many designers have to use stock photos in their designs: they can be used in banners, serve as background elements for websites, etc. However, finding really good stock photos can be hard if you don’t have much budget (or don’t have any at all). What should a designer do in this situation? Asking client for more investments before showing him completed design is quite a risky option. The best way to handle this situation without investing your own money is to use free stock photos.

However, the best ones are usually the paid ones. Sure, you can find a lot of free stocks, but the content there can turn out to be not as good as you expected. Free stocks with good photos are gems that are hard to find. Fortunately, today I want to share a small selection of best stock photo websites with you!

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