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Best Portfolio Websites for Promoting your Design Work

The internet is a fantastic tool for artists and designers.  Creating an online portfolio allows you to present your work in a much more dynamic fashion than a traditional printed portfolio, while also reaching a wider audience.

There’s no need to be a computer whizz either; there are a number of websites dedicated to helping you design and host your own professional portfolio, in an easy and simple way.

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10 Great Free Colour Tools for Artists and Designers

Show Your True Colours

It might seem like a relatively simple part of the design process, but choosing the right colours for your artwork can sometimes prove a real headache. You may have settled on a general colour scheme, but how do you decide which shades, hues and tones are going to give your work the wow factor?

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Graphic Design Awards

Top Graphic Design Awards for 2016

It would be difficult for anyone to dispute that, in today’s society, art and design have become an integral part of our everyday lives. Penetrating every aspect of what we do, design has become a form of art that seeks recognition equal to that of fine art, film and music. As a result, designers now have the unique opportunity to present their work for consideration for numerous graphic design awards and competitions.

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Career Paths for Illustration Graduates

what type of work can illustration graduates do?

What opportunities are out there for illustration graduates ? Some may adore drawing but feel hesitant to pursue a degree in illustration and worry about the jobs that will be available for them. Illustration is a universal language that we all share and has been around since the dawn of time; and is a fundamental form of human communication. Humans are visual creatures and images have a strong impact on us. Traditionally, a career in illustration was seen as the path less taken, but that’s not the case anymore. If you have good artistic and drawing skills, you might well be suited to a career as an illustrator. You may wonder what kind of jobs and opportunities are out there for illustration graduates. Thanks to modern technology, as well as a resurgence of interest in experimental and craft approaches, illustrators have more choices than ever before. In reaction to the prevalence of digital technology, there is now a trend towards craft and tactility in design. Anything can be illustrated, so there are many diverse and varied career paths to choose from: fashion, textiles, ceramics, packaging, products. Illustration is very versatile.

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10 Fonts that Designers Love to Hate

Frustratingly Frenetic Fonts

As they say “the course of true love never did run smooth…” and this is very true for many graphic designers and typographers when it comes to fonts. Picking the right font can make or break your design, and with so many options to choose from it can be easy to make the wrong one.

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