Graphic Design, Web Designing

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How Can I Be Sure I’m Hiring a Professional Graphic Design firm?

I need a professional graphic design firm to do my logos, stationery, web design and brochures. I’ve met several graphic designers at networking groups. I’ve looked at a ton of web sites. How can I be sure I’m hiring a professional graphic design firm that can meet all of my needs?

A professional graphic designer will have a full range of services available to meet your needs. These include print and web design, Flash and video work, photography and illustration, resources for quality and affordable printing, and other marketing services. The professional graphic design firm also uses professional tools, like Adobe In Design or Quark, Photoshop, Dreamweaver or Cold Fusion to just name a few.

Look at the firm’s clientele. What size firms are they servicing? What services are they providing for those companies? Do the services they provide cover a full spectrum of graphic and marketing services? Professional graphic design firms will have access to and be using a wide variety of resources. You can ask for the full list of their services if they aren’t already included in their on-line web sites.

Once you’ve narrowed your list down to two or three firms, ask for references and call each one of them personally. Getting your business off on the right foot is at stake here. Take the time to really understand what their clients think of them. Here are a few questions you might ask. This is not an exhaustive list, so before you start calling add any additional questions you can think of to it.

Did the services they provide include the following: logos, stationery, business cards, marketing post cards, advertising concepts and print advertising, brochures, newsletters, press releases, marketing CD’s or DVD’s, web design, web optimization and market research.

For each of the services that were provided ask how happy the client was with the end product. Was it delivered on time and within budget? Did it produce the desired results? What were the downsides of working with the firm from this client’s point of view? What were the upsides? All in all, how happy were they with the products produced? Would they call this firm a professional graphic design firm? Why or Why not?

Once you’ve made the reference calls, take the time to look at the results of each interview. If you rate each of your potential firms on a 1 to 5 scale on the above elements, you’ll find on that a leader begins to emerge.

Then ask yourself some additional questions as well. Which of the professional graphic design firms you are considering has experience in your field? Which one does work that you like and feel is effective? It’s time for your personal taste to be brought into the decision making considerations. On a more personal front, which of the people do you think you’ll like working with more?

Once you’ve considered all of these factors, a clear decision should emerge. If it doesn’t, take the top two and – flip a coin because you’ve done all the relevant homework.

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History of Graphic Design

The actual terminology surrounding graphic designers has come into being in the twentieth century. However, there are many events that led up to graphic design that could be considered a part of the history of graphic design itself.

Graphic design has its roots in the same rich cultural history of all art. Art has been a part of cultures since before the written word. The history of graphic design stems from these ancient beginnings. The history of graphic design is, in a sense, the history of art and its applications and methods, as well as a history of graphic design reproduction techniques and technology.

Like all recreational and applied arts, graphic design got its real beginning with the invention of the printing press. Previously in the history of graphic design, art and other creative works had to be hand copied. The ability to print copies of art and other creative works was a huge step toward the graphic design that exists today.

Another large step in graphic design history was the development of photography, and later film making. These important steps at the end of the nineteenth century were the stepping stones to creating the graphic designs that we have today. This era also marks the beginning of the separation of creative art, or art for entertainment, from applied art, or art that was used for a purpose such as conveying a message, advertising, and other graphic design purposes.

The next largest step in graphic design history was the development of the computer, and more significantly, the technological wave that led to a personal computer in every home as we have today. Graphic design would not be as popular, nor would it be as effective, creative, and reproducible without the invention of computers. Therefore, the history of graphic design is closely tied with the history of computers, computer software, computer imaging software, computer scanners, computer printers, and digital photography. The internet and graphic design software are perhaps the most important of these technological advances that are a large role in the history of graphic design. Without all of these important technological advances, graphic design would not be what it is today.

There are many other important landmarks in graphic design history. In 1919 the first union of art and industry was put into place. In 1929 commercial artists, advertising designers, and illustrators became common place. In 1970 mega computers allowed for more advances in graphic design with companies like IBM. The development of the micro processor, allowing for personal office and home computers, came in 1980 and was marketed with Apple computers in 1984. Finally, the now common place technology of internet access in 1993 tops off the graphic design history that has lead to the graphic design industry we know and recognize today.

To learn more about the history of graphic design, you can search the internet or your local library. Many colleges and universities offer arts classes and history of graphic design courses. Community education programs also often offer summer classes or work shops on topics of interest such as the history of graphic design.

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Doing Pro Bono Graphic Website Design

There are many reasons to do pro bono work as a graphic website designer. First, beginning graphic website designers or graphic website design students can get valuable experience from doing pro bono graphic website design work for non profit organizations and low budget organizations such as Boy Scout troops, Cub Scout packs, and Churches.

Another reason to do pro bono work as a graphic website designer is tax breaks. The hours you spend working on graphic website design for free can be deducted from your taxes at the end of the year as a charitable donation. Check with your accountant or tax preparer to determine the most reasonable rate, but highest rate, that you can get away with charging per hour for your tax deductible hours so that you can claim them as a charitable donation.

The other reason to do pro bono work as a graphic website designer is experience and to build your portfolio. If you are a graphic website design student or you are just starting your graphic website design career, this can be a fantastic opportunity. Build your graphic website design resume with work that shows not only your talent but your big heart and community spirit. Build your graphic website design portfolio to increase career opportunities. And build experience and education with on the job training and experience in graphic website design.

With the internet growing daily by leaps and bounds, it is no wonder that everyone wants a professional graphic website designer on their side to create an awesome website with even greater graphic design so that they can compete with larger organizations. With all of the churches, cub scout packs, boy scout troops, school activities, day cares, home businesses, small businesses, and children’s organizations out there today, the average graphic website designer should have no problem finding pro bono graphic website design work.

Once you have found pro bono graphic website design work, you need to treat it just as you would any other freelance graphic website design assignment or project. That means you have to find out what the client wants in their graphic design website. Create a creative brief so that you and the client are on the same page with where you are going with their graphic website design project. You also need to set up a work schedule and time line for the client so that an expected completion date can be given to the client for completion of the graphic design website.

Once the pro bono graphic website design project is completed, follow up with the organization to make sure that they are happy with their graphic design website. Then, keep in touch with the organization in the future. This will open up networking possibilities for graphic website design freelance projects in the future with paying clients. It will also open up possibilities for more pro bono graphic website design freelance projects for that and other charitable organizations.

Overall, doing pro bono graphic website design work is a great, fulfilling, rewarding way to gain additional experience, graphic website design samples for the beginning graphic artists portfolio, and tax breaks for the freelancing graphic website designer.

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Graphic Design Software – The Battle for King of the Mountain

Long gone are the days when a graphic designer’s tools were pen, pencil, brush, exacto knife and illustration board. Today’s designer relies almost exclusively on graphic design software which is both expensive and constantly changing. At some point or other, the designer has to decide to upgrade his or her present software or change to another brand. And, then the designer must learn all the new functions of this version of software. If the program interface changes then the learning curve for the design professional can be very steep and costly. On top of that, there’s different graphic design software for desktop publishing, web design, illustration, and photography.

For much of the last decade, the desktop publishing arena was ruled by Quark Express. (Before that Adobe’s PageMaker had been King of the Mountain.) Over the past few years, Adobe has been making a serious bid to regain its preeminence in desktop publishing with In Design. If Adobe squashes Quark it will pretty much have a monopoly in graphic design software, having already swallowed up Macromedia and much of its other competition.

At the end of 2005, Adobe concluded its acquisition of Macromedia which made it the owner of Dreamweaver – usually acclaimed as one of the best (and sometimes the most difficult to use) web design software available. Dreamweaver has few challengers in the arena of professional web design. Microsoft’s Front Page still provides services for non-professionals and some professionals who are old-time PC users. Mostly though, Adobe, with the acquisition of Dreamweaver, has attained a semi-monopoly here as well.

In graphic design software for photography there’s only one acknowledged leader – Adobe Photoshop. While other programs exist for the casual user, for the professional photographer Photoshop is the digital darkroom. Other companies exist by producing “plug-in’s for Photoshop, until Adobe buys them.

What about graphic design software for illustration? Again, Adobe is the leader. With Adobe Illustrator used and recognized by the most professionals it usually wins hands down against the competition. And, it’s not always which program is the easiest to use or has the most functions. It is which one is the most compatible in the most places. Corel Draw, Canadian illustration competitor to Illustrator is acknowledged by many to be easier and have more functions – but the files are hard to use anywhere but with Corel. So that limits across program functionality and thus its popularity.

One of the reasons InDesign is gaining so much ground is the ease of use with all of the other graphic design software programs in the Adobe family. You can move between them quickly and smoothly. Adobe now packages them as its Creative Suite and so it becomes one-stop shopping.

But, what will happen if Adobe becomes King of the Mountain? Without challengers, will it maintain the same quality and drive for excellence? And what will happen to the price? Will it even out or just continue upward. If you’re the only ballpark, you can charge whatever rent you want?

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Where to Find Graphic Design Jobs

Whether you are just out of school or simply feeling ready for something new, good graphic design jobs abound. We are living in a visual society; most of us spend hours on the internet perusing site after site. Every one of these sites has visuals, and those visuals were designed by someone. That someone could be you. And even if you don’t want to explore graphic design jobs centered around the web, there are so many other areas, packaging, print design, advertising, marketing and within all of these areas there are graphic design jobs that you may be able to fill.

Where do I start? Start looking on the internet. Enter “graphic design jobs” into your favorite search engine and start exploring. You’ll find many different types of sites – almost all involve job searches by type of job and location. If you want to apply for any of these jobs you will need your resume and portfolio. So be ready. Some will be standard job search sites and others will be professional organizations. Spend some time just looking through the sites and saving sites that you will want to return to. I recommend making a “graphic design jobs search” folder in the “favorites” or “bookmarks” section of your browser. Use this when you save the links you want to return to.

If you are a member of a professional organization this is a great place to go first. As a student you can join reasonably. Often there are o associate memberships that are also economical. Being a member of a professional organization also looks good and adds credibility on your resume.

Preparing for your graphic design jobs search.

You know where you want to go. Now you need to get ready. Is your resume ready? You can find sites on the internet that show you how to write resumes and give you guidelines for assessing the one you currently have. If you think you need more experience to include in your resume, volunteer to do some jobs for non-profit organizations. Make sure you do an excellent job and ask them if they will be a reference you can include on your resume.

You will also need a portfolio in your search for graphic design jobs. There are several kinds of portfolios – paper, web and DVD/CD portfolios. Again, you can learn a lot about refining your portfolio by searching the internet for information about designing a portfolio. Many of the job search sites, especially professional organizations allow you to upload your portfolio to their site, along with your resume. With others you can post your resume, but not the portfolio.

It may be worth the time and money to have your own web site so that you can put a link to your portfolio in your resume. If your search for graphic design jobs includes web design, then make sure that your web site is a reflection of the work that you can do in this area. Take time with it. Keep refining and changing it. Ask people to view it and give you comments, especially past instructors or mentors. In fact, it’s a good idea to have your present or past instructors or mentors review all your job search materials, resume, portfolio, DVD/CD, and web site.

Now, you are ready to find graphic design jobs that fit your skills and talent.

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All About Graphic Design Companies

Just as there are different areas of the graphic design industry, different graphic design companies deal with different types of graphic design. The type of graphic design that graphic design companies do depends on the type of clients that the graphic design companies take and the audience for the graphic design projects that the graphic design companies take.

Digital design graphic design companies use computers to design images, or graphics, and manipulate them to create graphic design print images that are then used in advertising, marketing, magazines, newspapers, and other media. Typically, it is digital design graphic design companies that students have in mind when pursuing an education in graphic design.

Multi media design graphic design companies create graphic design in various forms of media for the internet and computer software. Multi media graphic design companies often design websites and other computer related informational media using graphics, digital film, digital photography, and type, manipulated into eye catching and visually explanatory information sources. These graphic design companies and the jobs they offer are also some of the most sought after opportunities by graduating graphic design students.

Type design graphic design companies manipulate type setting into new, creative, and innovative designs that catch the eye and grab the attention of readers. These companies typically produce type design for magazines, websites, newspapers, and other print media and advertising.

Film title design graphic design companies design film titles and the ways that they appear on the screen in movies. The appearance and transitions of film titles and opening credits often set the mood and emotional setting for the film. Little thought is given to this area of graphic design companies, but it is a very popular and necessary industry.

Many people do not realize that television uses graphic design companies to create openings to television shows, certain television advertisements, and other television media. Somewhat like film title design, television graphic design companies create type and graphics whose design sets the mood for television shows or catches the eye for television promotions.

Exhibit graphic design companies design graphics and manipulate images for posters, movie posters, sales posters, art openings, and other large print media. Signage graphic design companies create similar graphic designs for stores, company vehicles, and other business related signs. Package graphic design companies create the graphic and type designs for products, and are important to the marketing mix that is involved in selling products and services.

As you can see, there are many types of graphic design companies, and many areas of graphic design to choose from. Before beginning education or a career in graphic design, you should research the areas of graphic design and local graphic design companies to determine what classes you should take and what skills you need to develop. Often, the best way to determine these aspects of graphic design is to visit local graphic design companies or their websites. You can also get information from your local college or university, your local department of labor, your local chamber of commerce, your local better business bureau, or your high school guidance counselor.

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Available Graphic Design Books

There are many graphic design books available for those interested in graphic design, students of graphic design, and those in a graphic design career. Books for graphic designers that are starting out should not try to keep up with books for experienced graphic designers. You should keep in mind your level of expertise in graphic design, as well as your level of interest in graphic design, when deciding what graphic design book to buy or check out from the library. Those looking for information as a student of graphic design will wish to seek out more specific information than those who are seeking knowledge of graphic design as a hobby.

Student Graphic Design Books

A great graphic design book for students wishing to pursue a career in product graphic design is called Design Secrets: Products: 50 Real Life Projects Uncovered. This graphic design book analyzes product graphic design for various projects. It includes information such as the graphic designer’s motivation behind the project, client specs, and other information. This graphic design book is a great way for graphic design students to learn more about product graphic design.

Universal Principles of Design: 100 Ways to Enhance Usability, Influence Perception, Increase Appeal, Make Better Design Decisions, and Teach Through Design (long title, I know) is another great graphic design book for students of graphic design. This graphic design book gets back to basics, leaving the technological and creative aspects of graphic design behind in favor of looking at the general purpose of graphic design. It is a must for starting graphic design students, or those interested in pursuing a career in graphic design.

Hobby Graphic Design Books

A new book called Take Control of Fonts in Mac OS X, Tiger by Sharron Zardetto Aker is a great graphic design book for anyone using a Mac OS X computer operating system. This new operating system makes dealing with fonts very difficult, and this graphic design books gives you hints, tips, and tricks to manage your fonts in this computer operating system more effectively.

The Non-Designers Design Book by Robin Williams (not that Robin Williams!) is another great graphic design book for hobbyists and those in other professions that find themselves using graphic design for work or play. This book has a wealth of information that can also make it a great candidate for students interested in pursuing a career in graphic design.

Graphic Design Books for Extensive Study

The Complete Guide to Digital Graphic Design is a great graphic design book for beginning, student, or experienced graphic designers that are struggling with the technological aspect of graphic design. This book is a must for experienced graphic designers and students of graphic design alike.

Overall, there are so many graphic design books available that it would be impossible to list them all here. If you would like to know more about graphic design or would like to get a graphic design book, check your local book store, your local library, online library catalogs, and online book stores for more graphic design book options.

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Austin Area Graphic Design Freelancer Resources

Working as a freelancer in graphic design can be very challenging. Not only do you have to find your own graphic design clients, do all of your own graphic design work, and handle all of your own graphic design office tasks, you are also on your own with keeping up with graphic design information, technology, and resources. The best way to keep up with these types of information about graphic design is through networking. There are many networking and client finding resources for graphic design freelancers in the Austin area.

Freelance Austin is possibly the best available resource for the graphic design freelancer. This organization offers a graphic design freelancer directory for Austin business owners to search and locate a graphic design freelancer. There are also many graphic design networking events, and various freelancer meetings and events. While Freelance Austin is not specifically for graphic design freelancers, it does put the graphic design freelancer in contact with other industry professionals as well as potential clients. This Austin freelance organization is, if nothing else, a great way to generate referrals for clients for the graphic design freelancer.

Publishers Resource Group is a great resource for any freelancing graphic designer to be aware of. Rather than a networking organization or graphic design professional association, Publishers Resource Group is simply an organization that routinely, and preferably, uses freelance graphic designers for all of their publishing needs. Based in Austin, this curriculum designing company hires freelancers for type design, cover graphic design, and all other graphic design projects.

Creative Freelancers online is another great graphic design freelancer resource. Carefully screened graphic design freelancers are listed in a graphic design freelance directory. Clients then look through the available graphic design freelancers, go through online graphic design portfolios and resumes, and then contact the graphic design freelancer through the Creative Freelancers web site. This is a great way to get qualified clients and leads for your graphic design freelancing business. Best of all, there are not many listings in the Austin area, so anyone looking to get in on the ground floor of this web site in the Austin area should get themselves listed as soon as possible to take advantage of the many Austin graphic design freelancing opportunities that may become available.

The Oasys Network is another great online graphic design freelancer resource. This web site allows all graphic design freelancers to post their talents and graphic design portfolios. The web site has numerous options and opportunities for gaining exposure as a freelance graphic designer as well as generating leads for potential clients for a freelance graphic design business. Open to all graphic design freelancers, this web site is much like Creative Freelancers, but much less restrictive on what Austin graphic design freelancers can take advantage of the web site.

As you will undoubtedly find, there are many resources, both free and inexpensive, for graphic design freelancers. The best way to find these resources and take advantage of them is to simply research on the internet by searching for Austin graphic design freelance resource. You can also check with your local Chamber of Commerce for information about Austin area graphic design professional associations.

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All About Cyprus Graphic Design

Cyprus graphic design is becoming increasingly popular in the graphic design world, especially in web graphic design. Cyprus may be an out of the way country, but Cyprus is the home to some of the best and most talented web site graphic designers in the world. Cyprus graphic design is becoming so popular, that when first researching the topic one might think that Cyprus was some type of graphic design software!

Most Cyprus graphic design web site design has to do with e-commerce web sites, business web site graphic design, and shopping cart graphic design. Cyprus graphic design web site designers have discovered new and innovative ways to organize business web sites, including shopping carts, queues, catalogs, and other business related online graphic design solutions. The best business web sites are created and designed by Cyprus graphic design professionals.

Doing a search for Cyprus graphic design will bring up hundreds of companies that offer web site and graphic design services in Cyprus, and over a million total search results will appear for Cyprus graphic design. Therefore, this article will touch on the most popular web sites and web search results for Cyprus graphic design, saving you the time and effort of sifting through the massive amount of Cyprus graphic design information to find what you are looking for.

The most popular Cyprus graphic design web site designer is Idea Seven. This company provides all types of scripts and other fancy web site business site enhancements like shopping carts and online catalogs through innovative graphic design technology, creativity, and ability. Cyprus graphic design web sites created by Idea Seven include some of the leading companies in the small business and graphic design world.

Cyprus Web Design Company goes one step further than Idea Seven. Cyprus Web Design Company not only utilizes the most up to date business web site graphic design technology for your business web site, but they also handle web site domain hosting, web site domain registration, and web site promotion. However, do not let the fact that Cyprus Web Design Company is so versatile. Cyprus Web Design Company is still one of the very best graphic design web site design companies available through the internet today.

Due to the vast number of Cyprus graphic design companies, Cyprus graphic design firms, and Cyprus graphic design freelancers, there are many directories on the internet that can help you find information about Cyprus graphic designers. One of the best Cyprus graphic design directories is Design Firms.Org. This organization lists a great range of Cyprus graphic design companies, Cyprus graphic design firms, and Cyprus graphic design freelancers. Design Firms also offers a rating and review system for the Cyprus graphic design resources listed there.

As you will find when you begin your own Cyprus graphic design research, there are a vast number of Cyprus graphic design resources available. There are Cyprus graphic design companies. There are Cyprus graphic design firms. There are Cyprus graphic design freelancers. And, finally, there are numerous sources of general Cyprus graphic design information.