If you ask any social media expert, they will tell you that it’s all happening on Pinterest right now. With over 70 million users and more referral traffic than Google+, LinkedIn and YouTube combined, Pinterest has become a very powerful place to make a name for yourself over the last year. But is Pinterest really relevant to you as a graphic designer? The short answer is yes.
Christmas is the time of year when creative inspiration is at a high for most illustrators. This could be due to the fact that quality art and design is on display everywhere: on Christmas cards, on wrapping paper, on gift set packaging, in the shops, on the high street, in town squares, on television, the list goes on and on…
Is Nordic graphic design the best there is? It’s certainly extremely popular and having a big influence on graphic designers working all over the world.
We spoke to 12 of the best Nordic graphic designers to see what they think defines the design scene in their homeland and why it has such a global appeal.
Are you struggling to think of what to get your favourite photographer for Christmas this year? This list of ten great gift ideas is sure to be appreciated by photographers of all abilities.
1. BLACK RAPID CAMERA STRAP
Price – from roughly £30
The general strap that comes with most new cameras is the one that the majority of photographers will stick with, despite it digging in to their shoulder and rubbing against their neck. Let your favourite photographer shoot in comfort this Christmas with a specially designed Black Rapid camera strap. It might seem like a bit of an investment but it’s worth it when you see them realise how comfortable photography can be.
It is truly amazing how many talented illustrators use Twitter daily to create a cohesive community of people who share the same passion for illustrated art. We found Chris Chatterton on Twitter too, and we were fascinated by the quality of his picture book illustrations and the clever little animations he has created. As someone who recently embarked on the journey of being a freelance illustrator, we wanted to hear from him about his experience of working independently and all the exciting projects he has lined up for the future…
In a world that is becoming more visual every day, opportunities for graphic designers are constantly increasing. Talented individuals with an eye for design are in high demand in almost every sector, and if you fit the bill, a career in graphic design could well be your ticket to success.