With designers at places like Facebook and inVision revealing that they suffer from imposter syndrome, it seems like were entering a new era of openness
Two of our clients are running promos right now and wanted to promote them (of couse) on Facebook. I’m sure you’ve seen the new timeline format by now everything is moving to that format at the end of the month. We used to be able to point people to like the page, or use a promo in the profile image, but no more!
Its no secret that we at LimeRed are passionate about good design. Its what we do. Or, well, its what they do. I, Sam, am just the marketing communications intern. While I know blogging and twitter and branding and whatnot, all I knew about design when I started here was Helvetica Good; Comic Sans Bad.
In 1999, I bought a manual transmission car without ever driving one before. It was small, black, shiny, had a spoiler and I was sure I looked great in it. The salesperson showed me how to drive it in the dealership parking lot and somehow I made it home. The next day I drove it from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL.
I see a lot of Facebook posts, inspirational word-illustrations and other types of one-thought memes that encourage people to pursue their passion in business. This is for those of you who already have taken the jump and are starting to see the cracks and for those of thinking about starting. Its a noble pursuit and yes, it feels great when you take that first leap, but its going to take a whole lot more than passion to develop a thriving, profitable business that makes an impact. Its going to take confidence, difficult decisions, learning to deal with major failure, and a whole bunch of other stuff. What else?
I used to be an annoying fancy-pants graphic designer. I thought design was arty and it was the most important thing ever. Everything needed to be a battle.
I was on a panel recently with other Nonprofit Communicators addressing the question, How do we prepare the next generation of nonprofit communicators in the new digital age?
I dont do a lot of graphic design anymore, but I still spend a lot of time designing solutions to user experience issues. These problems can range from what messaging and callouts should go on each page, to how the sites navigation is organized, or even on occasion deciding what UI elements will work best. My design passion is problem solving. I never really cared much for the fluff of deciding on fonts and colors. This is why I love flat design; Its what Ive been doing all along!
So I get to try out new things all the time, but some new things have been a little bit scary, so Ive kept away. I finally gave into one of my recent curiosities though, and my only regret is not doing it sooner. Nerd post, you’ve been warned.
Whether youre trying to solve ongoing day-to-day problems or the most complicated design issues on a whiteboard, many times its unavoidable to simply hit a brick wall. Here’s a 5-step process to get unstuck.
If you havent heard of Responsive Design yet, you probably will soon. Responsive Design is a way of building websites that can be viewed on multiple devices of varying screen sizes. The number of people surfing the web on mobile devices has skyrocketed over the past couple years Im not exaggerating.
While working on an upcoming series of blog posts explaining the programs in Adobe Creative Suite, we realized that one of the most important things our readers need to know about working with graphics is the difference between pixel (or raster), and vector (or line art) graphics and how to know when to use each. They also need to know about image resolution, and the different color models for print and web use.