Archive for August, 2014

The Bible’s a mess, but a designer is fixing it.

@ 12:39 AM on August 31, 2014

Although many consider Christianity’s message a thing of beauty, the typical Bible is an ugly thing. Most editions are a mess of numbers, notes, translucent pages, and invariably tiny type. While the traditional arrangement makes for a great reference tool, it’s anything but an easy read. Adam Greene, a book designer based in Santa Cruz, California, thinks he can change that with a Kickstarter for a new version of the Bible titled Bibliotheca.

Create an Advanced Frozen Vector Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

@ 5:03 PM on August 29, 2014

As with all of my vector portraits, I start with an initial base image. Depending on the project you’re taking on, you may need to carbon copy your stock image or you may be able to get creative. Advanced Vector Portraits focuses on the latter …

The Secret Society For High-Achieving Women

@ 4:04 PM on August 29, 2014

You may not have heard of C200, but you have definitely heard of its members.

3 Ways to Squash Burnout and Boost Productivity

@ 3:39 PM on August 29, 2014

You have no problem keeping busy. No problem crossing things off your to-do list. You multitask like it’s going out of style. But the weeks continue to fly by and you can’t help but be dissatisfied with what you’ve actually accomplished. Not only that, but you’re exhausted. Your creative juices don’t flow the way the used to and you feel stressed and inadequate. You’re treading water.

I got sick of this pattern. So I changed it.

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@ 3:20 PM on August 29, 2014

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Elevating Wordmarks with the Power of a Custom Font

@ 2:57 PM on August 29, 2014

It’s the perennial question for logo designers tasked with creating a wordmark: to create the type from scratch, or to simply modify an existing typeface?

Simple Steps to Make Branding Work for You

@ 2:33 PM on August 29, 2014

Marketing and branding products goes beyond just creating a clever slogan and a few good ads for print and web. What many startups tend to forget is that branding is a big part of the deal as well. Perhaps this is because these new companies do…

Creative professionals taking back their creative freedom from developers

@ 1:51 PM on August 29, 2014

However, the way the world sees design is changing and the role of the designer as a creative force is on the rise. Leading the vanguard of superstar designers is Apple’s Jony Ive who, along with Steve Jobs, led Apple’s charge as the company that put design at the forefront product development. From the iPhone to the Macbook Air to the latest Mac Pro; Apple has consistently delivered products that look as good as they perform, a seamless merger of design and technology.

How to Render Short, Detailed Hair in Adobe Illustrator

@ 1:06 PM on August 29, 2014

You’d think that long hair was the hardest hair to render… well that and curly hair, however I have news for you. From my experience from vectoring hundreds of vector portraits, short hair has always been more time consuming and required more…

What the ‘Learn to Code’ movement is forgetting: Existing developers

@ 1:03 PM on August 29, 2014

However, I’ve started to wonder if by focusing so much on learning code, we’re losing focus on how to support one of our most important assets in the technology industry—existing developers.