Graphic Design

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As you may have notice, I haven't blogged much lately. One of my recent endeavors has been doing web design at Riven Design. I've been doing web design with an emphasis on high quality imagery and accessibility, and some really fun print design as well.

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A List Apart - The Survey, 2008

Calling all designers, developers, information architects, project managers, writers, editors, marketers, and everyone else who makes websites. It is time once again to pool our information so as to begin sketching a true picture of the way our profession is practiced worldwide.

It's a very well written survey in my opinion. If you are a design professional, go help them out and take the survey.

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Somebody asked me a good question today. To paraphrase, it was "what websites do you use to keep up with what's going on in the industry?". Here's the list: While I don't write about blogging, I do follow what's going on with that industry. It's too much of a factor in the web design business not to.

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I was already a fan of the PhotoShop Pattern Maker, but after that tutorial, I'll be looking at it from a new viewpoint. The use of it with the photo was interesting, but I loved the text pattern they created. I can see using some variation of this in print work.

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Andy Rutledge is now doing a design podcast called The Design View Show. As with his website, his subject is the fundamentals of design and communication. If you're not familiar with him, he has an incite full viewpoint on design.

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Adobe Illustrator - Tips, Tricks and Tutorials

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Here's a great explanation of CMYK for those who do RGB.

Rule Number One, above all else in print, is that what you see on paper will not look like what you have on screen.

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Andrew Crow at Adaptive Path has Some Good Advice.

It’s all my fault. Blame no-one, but your self, if you have touched something accept total responsibility for that piece of work. If you accept responsibility you are in the position to do something about it.

Draw with different pen. Magic markers and Pentels are not the only ways to make marks on paper. Change your tools, it may free your thinking.

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David Airey, guest blogging at Liz Strauss’ blog, writes a fascinating post on The 5 Hats of Graphic Designers.

Before computers entered the mix, the production of print material was firmly in the hands of graphic designers and printers. It took a very clued-in client to have any idea about the print-production process. Therefore, people were mentally prepared to pay substantial amounts for their logo designs, brochures and annual reports.

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Andy Rutledge has a fascinating article on quiet structure

Quiet structure is achieved when you de–emphasize the structural elements; the containing boxes, structural lines, bullets, structural color elements, etc… and bring a rhythmical consistency to the layout.

I've recently been involved with several projects that involved this principle, though I've never heard this described quite so well.

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