Adobe InDesign Tutorial: Five Power User Tips and Tricks!

Adobe InDesign is a fantastic software application that is used to create all sorts of layouts including books, magazines, posters, business cards and much much more. It’s a massive program with many features and panels allowing you to do all kinds of tricky things. Here’s five tips and tricks that will power up your InDesign usage! […]

The Principles of Graphic Design: How to Use Proximity Effectively

In this month’s design tutorial, we continue to explore the principles of graphic design. I have introduced you to the theories of hierarchy, emphasis, contrast, balance and repetition. This month we explore proximity. Let’s get started. Featured Image: Galleri Tema by Daniel Siim licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0 What is Proximity The principle of proximity is simply the process of ensuring related design elements […]

5 Great Editorial Designs for Your Inspiration

In this week’s post we take a look at five great editorial design examples including several magazines, a product portfolio, a book and an annual report. These are sure to inspire you when working on your next project. Hope you enjoy. Lab Periodical Lab Periodical by Chén Fan & Maxim Cormier licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0 Gareth Edwards Gareth […]

The Principles of Graphic Design: How to Use Repetition Effectively

In this month’s design tutorial, we continue to explore the principles of graphic design. I have introduced you to the theories of hierarchy, emphasis, contrast and balance. This month, we explore repetition. Let’s get started. Featured Image: Red Fleece Editorial Newspaper by Stephanie Toole licensed under CC By-NC-SA 3.0 What is Repetition? Repetition is simply the process of repeating elements throughout a design, […]

5 Great Wine Label Designs for your Inspiration

In this week’s post we take a look at five great wine label examples that are sure to inspire you when working on your next project. Hope you enjoy. dávid borház: DQ dávid borház: DQ by csönge balla licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0 5 Elements 5 ELEMENTE by Valerii Shumilov licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0 Hrsz. 737 Hrsz. 737 by Eszter Laki licensed under CC BY-NC-ND […]

Typography Tutorial: The Ultimate Guide to Kerning and how to do it using InDesign.

In this month’s typography tutorial we explore kerning. Kerning is something that is often overlooked by many designers; however, with only a few minutes work, adjustments to kerning can have a dramatic effect on the overall professionalism of a design— it’s all about attention to detail! So, let’s get started. Featured Image: Kerning by Roni Weinstein licensed under CC BY-ND 3.0 What […]

The Principles of Graphic Design: How to Use Balance Effectively

In this month’s design tutorial we continue to explore the principles of graphic design. Over the past months I have introduced you to the theories of hierarchy, emphasis and contrast and this month we explore balance. Featured Image: “JAAAAA” by karoline grebe licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0 What is Balance Balance relates to how we arrange elements within the design space to ensure equal distribution […]