Typography Essentials – A Getting Started Guide

What is typography? And why is it so important to graphic designers? As long as you spell everything correctly and make sure the message is what the client wants to see, why does the font style make any difference? Because everything you touch, see and create is impacted by the use of writing styles and techniques. There are a lot of reasons why designers need to have a solid foundation when it comes to the … [Read more...]

No Matter What, Design Matters

Design matters. There’s no question about it. Whether you’re a graphic designer, copywriter, photographer or blogger, any and all sorts of design will shape the outcome of your business from the moment you present yourself. Think about it. We all know someone that has been gracefully blessed with the divine skills of something. That something can be anything. Maybe your friend is a spectacular photographer, … [Read more...]

Web/Graphic Designers Interviewed On VandelayDesign

Hi folks, just a quick post to let you know that Steven at VandelayDesign interviewed 10 web and graphic designers, some of them you probably already know. You can read the whole post on VandelayDesign. Who got interviewed? Alen Grakalic of CSS Globe Jon Phillips of Freelance Folder (that would be me) David Airey Matt Griffin of Liquid Design Media Chris Coyier of CSS-Tricks Connor … [Read more...]

How To Get Paid Freelance Work While You’re Still A Design Student

As a second year graphic design student myself and an active freelancer, I want to share some tips on how to get paid freelance work while you are still a graphic design student. For most 1st, 2nd or 3rd year students, finding a part time or even casual job in the design industry is quite frustrating and nearly impossible and most resort to working at their local store, however, there is hope - I am living … [Read more...]

WordPress Theme Release : Simply Valid

Hi folks, I just released a WordPress theme, and I thought I'd let you know. I've talked about using templates to boost productivity before on FreelanceFolder, and I guess if you run a blog you'll be interested in that. I'm aware that some of you guyz are not bloggers, but if you ever thought about starting a blog (or if you already have one), go have a look at Simply Valid. ;) There are 2 versions, light … [Read more...]

77 Tools/Resources For Web Designers

Just a quick post to let you know Steven from VandelayDesign has put together a list of 77 resources for web designer. From color pickers to CSS layouts, to dead-links checkers, really worth checking out. 77 Resources to Simplify Your Life as a Web Designer … [Read more...]

New Logo By LogoDesignWorks And New Design

Recently my friend Raj (RajDash.com) sent me an e-mail to let me know LogoDesignWorks were having a promo for "popular" bloggers (not sure if I'm really popular though :) ). So I thought "Hey why not? You can find details about the promo by checking out their design blog, or visit the logo design promo page As you can see on the new design, the new logo is right there at the top (if you're reading through … [Read more...]