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What’s your favourite part of the graphic design process?

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Favourite part of the design process

A client recently came to us with an excellent idea for a site and I couldn’t wait to meet with them and get stuck into designing the visual. However when I thought about building the site I could feel a mild headache coming on. This got me thinking, what’s your favourite part of the graphic design process? I realise every project is different and some projects are a pure pleasure from beginning to end whilst others are just painful from the outset. However I still think there must be one part of the process where you think “I’m really looking forward to working on that…” (more…)

Our Graphic Design Process – Part 4: Logo Design

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Our Graphic Design Process - Part 4: Logo Design

In Our Graphic Design Process – Part 1 we outlined the research and development process we go through for all of our design projects. In Part 2 we looked into Our Graphic Design Process for Website Design and in Part 3 we explained our print design process. In Part 4 we will explore our logo design process using examples of a recent logo design project we completed for Wakeham Asbestos (for more information on the project development for Wakeham Asbestos, please see our detailed blog article). (more…)

Our Graphic Design Process – Part 3: Print Design

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Our Graphic Design Process - Part 3: Print Design

In Our Graphic Design Process – Part 1 we outlined the research and development process we go through for all of our design projects. In Part 2 we looked into Our Graphic Design Process for Website Design and in Part 3 we will explain our print design process.

1. Initial Drafts

For print work we use a combination of Photoshop and Illustrator. We then bring together our elements in Indesign. Adobe Indesign is an easy tool to work with allowing us to import graphics from Photoshop or Illustrator and wrap copy around them with ease. If properly set up at the start using a baseline grid, master pages and character / paragraph styles, Indesign can make a large brochure or catalogue design project much easier. Using these tools, you are able to make quick document wide changes to explore ideas and tweak designs. (more…)

Our Graphic Design Process – Part 1: Research and Development

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Our Graphic Design Process - Part 1: Research and Development

This is the first in a four part blog series delving into our graphic design process. Our process starts the same regardless of what sort of project we are working on. Then, depending on what the project is, print design, web design or logo design, the process tends to take a different direction for each. This post outlines the important stages before we even hit the computer and describes our research and development process which involves outlining target markets and dealing with objectives and messages. The subsequent parts in this series will be broken down into the following sections:

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