The art of ‘artful understatement’

The art and design of understatement, or “artful exaggeration”, is a tricky and often-complicated art form.As the name implies, the exaggeration is usually made up of artfully adding and subtracting information.In a nutshell, understatement is “making things up as they are”.In a sense, exaggeration is “sketching the truth out of what’s really there”.The idea is that when a writer or […]

How to Start a Black Graphic Design Bootcamp

Black graphic designers can make a difference when they start out.We’ve all seen them in the movies, TV shows, and video games, but how do they become the black designers who inspire other black designers to take their careers to the next level?We spoke to Black Graphic Designer and Motion Graphics Artist Jordan Krieger to get some tips on how […]

How to get into graphic design for an entry-level job

3D motion graphics is one of the hottest tech trends right now.And it’s been a big hit with companies like Facebook, Apple, Twitter, and Netflix, as well as some big-name startups like Facebook and Pinterest.The key to getting started in this burgeoning field is learning how to make your own motion graphics.But the process isn’t all that easy, especially if […]

Digital designer gets creative in the design of graphic designs

A designer who uses digital design to help her team better communicate their work has turned her skills into a full-time job.Nicola D’Agostino, a graphic designer who has worked for adobe for the past four years, started her own digital agency in 2011.Her design work has become more than a career, she says.“I’m now a full time designer, and I’m […]

Which of the following has the most memes?

Illustration by Scott Ritter (17)Creative graphic design has been the most-searched-for creative project in Australia’s history.It’s a word that describes a design that’s as simple as a sketch, but complex enough to make it instantly recognizable.That’s exactly what this creative design team at the Sydney Art Gallery did.They created an entire series of comics, called The Glamour of Comics, which […]

When the internet is your friend, do you trust your instincts?

I can’t imagine a world where Facebook is not on every single homepage.But if you’re a news junkie, the company has an opportunity to become the world’s biggest advertising company.That’s the message in a new ad campaign that Facebook is launching that uses a “meme-powered” storytelling system to showcase how its news and information platform, News Feed, can be used […]

How to make your Twitter account look like your Instagram account

You probably have a Facebook or Twitter account, and the easiest way to add a cool logo to your feed is to simply put a photo of your logo on your feed.But what if you want to use the same look with an Instagram account?Here’s how.How to make the Twitter account feel like your IG accountHow to turn your Instagram […]