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Colorschemers online tool makes colour palettes easy.

Colorschemers online tool makes colour palettes easy.

Category: Colour, Design / Interactive, Resources / Reference, Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Lee
Posted: Sep 22nd 2011
No. of comments: 0

Colorschemedesigner is fantastic online tool that can speed up your colour palette creation. It allows you select various types of colour palettes based on the number of colours you'd like to use. The colour wheel interface is easy to use and has quick control selections such as complementary, mono etc. It also has ...

To intern or not to intern - Pip Jamieson

To intern or not to intern - Pip Jamieson

Category: Interviews / Individual, Resources / Educational,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Sep 19th 2011
No. of comments: 0

Some wise words from The Loop's Pip Jamieson (featured on the Desktop website) on whether or not to take an internship. "For employers, it’s not only a wonderful chance to give back to the industry, and help shape the seniors of tomorrow; it’s a...

No more 4 letter words with 3 letter kerning technique.

No more 4 letter words with 3 letter kerning technique.

Category: Blogs, Design / Typography, Resources / Educational, Resources / Online Tutorials, Resources / Reference,

Posted by: Lee
Posted: Sep 19th 2011
No. of comments: 0

Great article on Kerning via www.creativepro.com. I stumbled across some images on designspiration that were referencing kerning and it brought me to this easy to ...

Little White Lies via issuu.com

Category: Design / Editorial, Design / Publishing, Design / Typography, Documentaries/Film, Magazines, Resources / Reference,

Posted by: Lee
Posted: Sep 15th 2011
No. of comments: 0

If you haven't checked out issuu.com. You should. A lot of publications post their mags online (some use it for documents and folios) through issuu. You can often look at the whole magazine for nothing. If you create an account (at no cost) with issuu you can bookmark them in your online library for future reading. ...

QR Codes

QR Codes

Category: Advertising, Design / Interactive, Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Mark
Posted: Sep 15th 2011
No. of comments: 0

I keep seeing these little barcodes on more and more adverts. They're called QR Codes and were designed by Toyota back in 1994. I downloaded a QR Reader from the App Store and it works a treat. You just launch the App and hold it over the code. It scans it and then launches the website. It...

Inker Linker

Inker Linker

Category: Printing/Production, Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Sep 13th 2011
No. of comments: 0

Delighted that Bespoke Press, owned and run by Shillington Lecturer Alischa Herrmann, is now listed on Inker Linker. Founded by Jessica Hische, it's a great resource for finding the right printer ...

Rice field art

Rice field art

Category: Art, Colour, Design / Environmental, Illustration, Resources / Images,

Posted by: Mark
Posted: Sep 9th 2011
No. of comments: 3

Every year, the farmers and residents of a small town in Japan called Inkadate work together to create huge works of art in their paddy fields. In May an army of volunteers plant a variety of different coloured rice in a precise patterns created on a computer. The rice field art is only visible until September when the rice is harvested. To see a time lapse video of the emerging a...

The dark art of pricing your work

The dark art of pricing your work

Category: Resources / Educational, Resources / Online Tutorials,

Posted by: Ash
Posted: Sep 8th 2011
No. of comments: 2

I stumbled upon this from a retweet on twitter and well worth the read, jumping into the world of freelance can be scary but Jessica Hische - a successful creative freelancer, breaks down the pricing struggle and how to charge appropriately for your time! it's a ...

Gridulator and Guide Make grids for web easy

Gridulator and Guide Make grids for web easy

Category: Design / Interactive, Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Lee
Posted: Sep 7th 2011
No. of comments: 0

Its always been pretty excruciating in the past trying to create grids and guides for photoshop,  have often just done screen shots of grids in Indesign as work around and then drawn in the gudes. Now we can rest easy. Gridulator does exactly what it says on the packet. This online tool is a great little help for creating g...