Most freelance designers use an impressive number of tools and resources in their daily and weekly lives. After all, they have to deal with the design and development as well as all of the aspects of running a business. Here is a list with some useful tools.
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Brush fonts are seeming to become more of a trend with logos and brands these days. Moving on past just grunge, these fonts can be used for many things such as branding and logos. Here’s the collection from SloDive Design & Resources. Go check ’em out and get inspired!
Here are some great ads here! I often have trouble with finding inspiration and thinking creatively and outside the box. Thats why I wanted to post these clever ads on here. I kinda skimmed through these briefly and some are completely awesome and some I kind of don’t get (but I think that’s because they’re foreign) but they all can give us a little inspiration and thats what I’m all about. Lets all learn from each other and inspire the world. Creativity is beauty. Check out the ads HERE. Thanks to PelFusion for their great article.
So here’s a good post about clients and how to deal with them. I think its a pretty good post because I’ve personally had to deal with some ridiculous requests, like putting in way to much info! To bad clients don’t understand the KISS acronym! Anyway I’m sure there are plenty of other crazy requests that designers get so if you read THIS you’ll be able to deal with them. Good luck and thanks to Preston for this article.
I actually love typography! I like the fact that along with the picture you get additional feeling from the word(s). Here is a list of awesome typography designs from Denis Designs. Check it out HERE and thx Denis and all designers for your inspiration!
So I’ve seen this link posted all over the place! Here over at Media Design Blueprint they put together this huge post that links to over 1030+ tutorials for Illustrator! I haven’t seen em all but I checked the site to see what I could find. Either way with 1000+ tutorials you gotta be able to find what you’re looking for! So check it out and learn and share with others! Thanks Roman Alexandru!
This is a good article! Highly recommended to new designers needing to create that contract. Its a mid-length article but a quick read. Its basically just examples of a contract and why they’re needed and what for. Check out the article by Ryan O. Hicks HERE. Thanks Ryan!!