As a designer, you never want to find yourself on the receiving end of a cease and desist letter – a document notifying a person or company to stop some action that supposedly violates the sender’s rights of ownership.
Your business card can be an extension of yourself. Even though we all have phones and new means of connecting with people, the business card remains one of the most effective ways to connect with people. Make sure that yours properly represents your personality and what you do.
We’ve always tried to feature artists on Design Instruct whom we think the community will appreciate. We look for artists who get their hands dirty, who know what it’s like to be a career creative, and who, most importantly, do fantastic work. Our latest artist feature definitely checks those boxes. Meet Alberto Matsumura.
We come across many types of artists on Design Instruct. By far, our most favorite types are those who are unabashedly passionate and enthusiastic about their work. Mario Carpe is definitely that.
Your fourth client this week just sent you the exact same rustic wedding invitations that have been trending on Pinterest, and you explain for a fourth time that no, you can’t just copy that design. You promise to create something with the same ‘vibe’ that they’ll love just as much. Now what?!
If you’re looking to spruce up your business card game this summer, we’ve got some fantastic business card templates that might just do the trick!
Sophie Rocher is an art director and illustrator based in Paris. Here’s a Design Instruct exclusive interview.
Shaivalini Kumar is a young designer who has been featured in Adobe’s 25 Under 25 program for her fantastically colorful and humorous work. We have an interview with this young artist for your reading pleasure.
My relationship with the ocean began before I was born. My parents rented a small boat the weekend “Jaws” was released. Coincidentally, the movie was filmed in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, where my father chose to introduce my mother to the sport of sailing. I’ve been told it did not go well.
In the creative world, experience is often seen as a boon to anyone’s resume. A lack of experience, on the other hand, is often a source of anxiety and stress for many beginners… But it shouldn’t be.
Design is one of those professions wherein true, life-changing insights are best gained when you let it consume you and permeate every aspect of your life. It is only when you have enough experience (and failures) under your belt, that you can really get a sense of what design is really about — and more to the point — what “good” design is really about.
Sometimes we, at Design Instruct, encounter some true things about being a creative that we just have to share with you. Here’s a few to get us started.