Vastly different from the days of posters and magazines, design in today’s digital world has many more layers of complexity. It requires designers to have an understanding of many different aspects of design, and to follow a process that ensures what we create really works.
If you’re a graphic designer looking to become a User Experience (UX) designer, it helps to understand exactly what you’re getting into. What is UX design? There are a number of different answers, but often it is a collective term that encompasses all the stages of design in the digital world (and beyond), including research, information architecture, wireframing and interaction design, visual design, usability testing and more. UX is about designing the entire experience a user has with a brand, product or service. Therefore, UX designers need to ask questions such as who, what, when, where, why and how when designing an experience from start to finish. Continue reading →
High density retina displays or screens, like Apple’s Retina Display, have lots of pixels in a small space that it is almost impossible see the pixelation, thus, displaying smoother images and texts. Although Apple offered it first on the market, manufacturers have been releasing similar devices recently to compete with Apple.
When using Retina Display devices, you can see that other sites online appear blurry. This is because of the low-resolution images being stretched to fill the screen that makes the site look disgusting. A Retina Display scales 1px to 2px, making the size double. Continue reading →
Designers are passionate people. When you put your time, effort and energy into a project you’re bound to get attached to it, and all of a sudden your design has become your ‘baby.’ And nobody has the right to call your baby ‘ugly,’ right?
Unfortunately, in working with clients that’s not quite the case. You have to choose your battles, carefully and intelligently. Find out when and how you should stand up for your design, and when it’s better to do something the client asks. Continue reading →
With the recent introduction of Linked Smart Objects in Photoshop CC, Smart Objects have become much more powerful, and useful. In this tutorial, I will share with you 10 things that you should know about working with smart objects in Photoshop. Let’s get started!Continue reading →
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a See-Through Cabinet by applying a semi-realistic glass texture effect. You will learn how to add multiple fills and strokes in order to create shadows and highlights to your illustration, and you will also learn to use the Pathfinder Panel and the Transparency Panel. Let’s begin! Continue reading →