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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...

Luckipocki

Luckipocki

Category: Design / Branding/Identity, Resources / Images,

Posted by: Maz
Posted: Aug 31st 2011
No. of comments: 1

Clean & striking branding for super-positive tote-bag company luckipocki. Found via Branding Served, which deserves a visit too. ...
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Lets Meet and Work

Lets Meet and Work

Category: Designers/Studios, Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: Aug 18th 2011
No. of comments: 1

This is an excellent resource, created by Alasdair Monk, for designers looking for the perfect place to either work or meet clients in London. It's such a simple but great idea that Alasdair is already about to do the same for New York (and I'm sure Manchester and Aus...

Golden Grid System

Golden Grid System

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

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Aug 17th 2011
No. of comments: 0

Golden Grid System is a folding grid system for responsive web design. It includes folding columns, elastic gutters, a zoomable baseline grid, and a delightful grid overlay script...what more do you want? ...
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Beautiful Pages

Beautiful Pages

Category: Books, Design / Editorial, Design / Print, Design / Publishing, Magazines, Products, Resources / Educational,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Aug 7th 2011
No. of comments: 0

Beautiful pages is a great resource for...beautiful pages, whether they be books, magazines or websites. A lovely site in itself, definitely one to check out. ...

10 Mistakes a Graphic Designer Shouldn’t be Making

10 Mistakes a Graphic Designer Shouldn’t be Making

Category: Resources / Educational,

Posted by: Meave
Posted: Aug 3rd 2011
No. of comments: 1

Charlie B Johnson puts together some valuable advice for designers starting out in the industry. Having learnt from my mistakes, I wish to educate my fellow designers about some o...