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#1 alexvonrey

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 02:07 PM

Hello designers!

 

My name is Sandra, I write for DesignContest's blog. 

 

I would love to hear your thoughts, comments and ideas about topics you would like to read about.

 

I want the blog to be a good resource for you guys, filled with useful and fun articles. It can also be a good place for inspiration :)

 

The articles on the blog are for you designers, as well as your clients. I would like to use this thread to hear your thoughts on topics you're interested in. Feel free to share your ideas, inspiring articles, or anything that comes to mind really! Your input will be greatly appreciated. 

 

Past articles you might like:

 

20 Signs You're a Designer

 

20 Signs You Were Born to be an Entrepreneur

 

Free Mockups For Designers

 

Free Fonts For Designers

 

RGB vs CMYK [Infographics]

 

Know Your Graphic File Types! [Infographics] 

 

15 Lies Clients Tell Designers

 

A bit on inspiration:

Once every two weeks, we post topics for our inspiration gallery.

 

Inspiration Gallery: Through the eyes of a legally blind artist

 

Inspiration Gallery: Motivational Posters

 

30 Creative Ads to Make You Think

 

5 Must Watch Ted Talks for Designers

 

These are some of the ones I thought we might all enjoy :)

 

Lets put our thinking hats on, and get to brainstorming! What would you like to read about? What are you interested in? What would you like to learn more about? What artists inspire you? Where do you search for inspiration? 

 

Share your ideas with us :)



#2 morabira

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 02:28 PM

I do not go to college learning graphic course. So, I would like to know what are some basic graphic concept or theory or principle that they teach there.

#3 morabira

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 02:43 PM

And I want to suggest that the latest generic logo article (which is a great article...congrats) need to be sticked at blog front page...and the lists of overused concept there being update from time to time.

#4 alexvonrey

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 02:53 PM

And I want to suggest that the latest generic logo article (which is a great article...congrats) need to be sticked at blog front page...and the lists of overused concept there being update from time to time.

Thanks @morabira! I'm glad you enjoyed the article. I think generic logo design is a big topic to cover, followup articles will come!


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#5 morabira

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 03:19 PM

Just a suggestion. Pick previous DC winning logo, and ask that designer to write short description or rationale of that design...what is in his/her mind. Maybe a "logo of the month" as short article. But please don't pick my design because my english is bad hehe...

#6 Meow

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 09:50 AM

More stuff that involves the DC community perhaps (interviews and studies on designers like common mistakes). Latest news on graphic design. 
 

I do not go to college learning graphic course. So, I would like to know what are some basic graphic concept or theory or principle that they teach there.

 
Self-taught designers unite! I'm pretty sure they're the same as what you would learn from books and the internet. Some colleges might even be terrible.
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#7 Babba

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 10:27 AM

Alex, what happen with designer of the month? Is that still actual? Maybe I missed it for last couple of months. 

I love reading about other designers. 


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#8 GJR

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 11:04 AM

Just a suggestion. Pick previous DC winning logo, and ask that designer to write short description or rationale of that design...what is in his/her mind. Maybe a "logo of the month" as short article. But please don't pick my design because my english is bad hehe...

I second logo of the month!

 

Alex, what happen with designer of the month? Is that still actual? Maybe I missed it for last couple of months. 

I love reading about other designers. 

morabira should be designer of the month so he practice his english in the interview :D


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#9 morabira

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 11:18 AM

I've been interviewed last time as Designer of the Month (old DC)...So, I'm safe now...hehe
Here is the proof
https://www.designco...month-morabira/
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#10 GJR

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 11:35 AM

I think it's time for another award, we can compare the two to see how your english has progressed :D


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#11 alexvonrey

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 12:00 PM

Alex, what happen with designer of the month? Is that still actual? Maybe I missed it for last couple of months. 

I love reading about other designers. 

Hey Sandra :) There's one coming out tomorrow! yay)

 

@morabira, are you up for an updated interview :) :) :)


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#12 morabira

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 12:19 PM

No...Please choose someone else...Sorry



#13 Babba

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 12:55 PM

DId Gary have an interview? Happy? Iri? Operhal? Meow? Graphman? etc...there are so many designers I would like to hear from. I am not sure what is your criteria for choosing designer.


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#14 AnnLy

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 03:16 PM

i used to make an interview with Operhal :)

 

if you want to be our designer of the month just let me know :)

p. s. October is already taken :D


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#15 Babba

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 04:58 PM

i used to make an interview with Operhal :)

 

if you want to be our designer of the month just let me know :)

p. s. October is already taken :D

 

I couldn't recall Operhal's interview until now. It was not that recent. 

I am not candidate for sure, I had my 5 minutes. :)



#16 GJR

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 09:58 AM

Operhal was January:

https://www.designco...l-january-2015/

 

"Designer of the Month" and "Interview with a designer"  should always be 2 separate things.  Designer of the month should be the designer who won most medals.  The Interview could then be anyone interesting.

 

"Most Active"  & "monthy winners" should also be 2 seperate things.  The most active designers are often not the same as those who have won most.  Check for example sajid2032 & Junseiyu they are 2 of the most active designers here but i don't think either have won in the current "most active winners" category.

 

I suggest you look at some of the stats for designers and find any interesting facts.   Check out happyGD's win rate for example (86 contest 29 wins)!!!  I also wonder who has won the most medals this year? There must be loads of things you could work out.  Once you think of a few things ask the programmers to help out, it would take them no time to write a script to find stats like these.


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#17 johnabay

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 10:53 AM

i like your article your way of explanation is excellent thanx for share with us.



#18 alexvonrey

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 10:51 AM

i like your article your way of explanation is excellent thanx for share with us.

Thanks :) But really guys, if there are any other topics, don't hesitate to drop by here and let me know. 



#19 alexvonrey

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 11:52 AM

Hey guys! New article on some of the basics. Hope you enjoy it. 

 

@morabira, with free lessons included :)

 

Back to the basics: The elements and principles of design

https://www.designco...ples-of-design/






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