graphic design 101

If you go to design school you will take numerous courses on design theory, type, layout, journalism, photography, etc.  Then if your program is like mine you will take a semester in Photoshop, one in Illustrator and so on.  So much knowledge that you will use every day of your graphic design career. It is actually pretty fantastic.

Once you graduate, you have to continue to learn, understand new programs and trends – A graphic designer is a life long student.  I am always reading blog posts, books and magazines and attending seminars and organization meetings to keep up to date.

Today I came across a blog post by design shack that had some really great information on design.  It focuses on how to design for print vs. web.  I thought it was a pretty good read and wanted to share. Enjoy!

print design

 

If you missed it, I have talked about a few basics here on my blog:

Never quit learning!

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About dryinkdesigns

A marketing and business development background is the foundation for Mandi Boedicker’s passion for creating memorable branding support for a number of clients. Initially a graphic designer by trade, Boedicker’s marketing experience in the construction industry sparked a passion for networking and community partnerships. Dry Ink Designs was a natural next step. Boedicker’s freelance client work had spanned over ten years already while maintaining a full-time career, so she turned her creative energy into a career that benefitted the relationships she was building. Strengths in calligraphy, painting and photography soon grew into strengths in corporate identity strategy and marketing/communications support.
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