Summer is officially in full swing, and with that comes longer days that are filled with warmth and sunshine. Summer is a nice contrast to winter, especially when it comes to what you see around you. The winter season is not a bright, colorful time. While the summer is filled with sun, sand, water, flowers, outdoor activities and gatherings, and other colorful elements. The summer is vibrant and lively, filled with color and life. It’s no wonder that nature tends to inspire artists, especially the warmer seasons. As a result, many designers have an urge to update their color palettes during the change of seasons, especially when the season is so inspirational and vibrant.
Many look to the industry standard program, Adobe Photoshop, when they need to edit, manipulate, or enhance their image. However, in some instances using this powerful program may be overkill. While Photoshop is an excellent program, some may not be able to afford the subscription cost, or maybe they don’t need all the extra features and are just looking for a free image editing program. Luckily, Photoshop is not the only image editor available on the market. In fact, many Photoshop alternatives have popped up over the past few years, especially after Adobe’s move to the Creative Cloud.
Silhouettes have been part of human expression for thousands of years, going all the way back to ancient China. The power and impact of silhouettes truly define what it means when artists and designers say “less is more.” The basic form of the silhouette removes all detail and eliminates all distractions from what is being conveyed. This allows for a full range of expressions that can be simple or dynamic. Just ask any film director about silhouettes, and how vital they can be in helping to create compelling scenes.
One of the hottest printing trends this year has been using nature-inspired designs and incorporating natural and organic patterns into designs and logos. It seems like everywhere you look, examples of natural design are sprouting up all over the place.
Spring is in full swing! With everything alive and in bloom, it’s difficult not to find inspiration from this season around every corner. In order to channel that inspiration into a successful design, we have highlighted some of the best aspects of spring design inspiration.
We are almost mid-way into 2018, and designers have been showcasing their innovative approaches to logos. When looking at logo design trends, it is important to take inspiration rather than mimic others. Examine the characteristics of the newest creative designs to create your own relevant and distinguished logo for your brand.
They say April showers bring May flowers, and New York has certainly had its fair share of rain this month. Rather than get bogged down by the gloomy weather, use your surroundings to spark creativity! Here are 5 ways to find design inspiration from the rain.
Creativity ebbs and flows. There are high and lows. If you are a designer in a creative slump, don’t worry because some time in darkness can bring powerful mental clarity. That being said, you can speed up the duration of your creative block with a bit of fuel. Look no further with these 11 design quotes to spark creativity again.