Graphic design trends to watch for in 2017

We like trends. Don’t you agree?  Whether it is in fashion or with the latest technology, We do look for new and exciting changes. Why not apply the same for graphic design? Here are the graphic design trends to watch for in 2017. MINIMALISM Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. –  Leonardo Da Vinci. My favourite, less clutter and more impact. Minimalism is one of the most influential designs today. Simple things often require a lot of work to create the impression. Only necessary functions are used in the design. A single typeface, pared down palettes are mostly focused on.  Colour, typography are the factors essential in minimalism designs. These are more fun, child-like.As you see in the Sandisk design, the... Read more

Top 5 graphic design companies around the world

Here are the top graphic design companies around the world. Pentagram Pentagram is the world’s largest independent design consultancy. The firm is owned and run by 21 partners, a group of friends who are all leaders in their individual fields. Headquarters: Needham road, West London, UK. Locations: New York, San Francisco, Austin, Berlin. Notable clientele: Saturday Night live, Wharton Magazine, MasterCard, Verizon, General Electric, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Guitar Hero, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Sundance Film Festival, Bennetton, Sake Fifth Avenue, Tiffany & Co, Alexander McQueen, Grey Goose, Popeyes, MillerCoors, WeightWatchers, Stanford Law School, Rolls Royce, Vanity Fair, Sotheby’s, Nissan, Pantone, Nokia, Reuters, Penguin Press, Time Warner, Walgreens, FIFA, Nike, United Airlines. Metadesign Metadesign is an international design consultancy... Read more

Top books to read for a creative mind

Creative people can unleash their ideas not only by observations , but also from reading others thoughts. Here are the top books to read for a creative mind. Way of seeing By John Berger  It is one of the most influential books in art by any language. The book was first published in 1972 and it is an eye-opener. IT sheds light on many things that we have long taken for granted. This book is based on a television series which can be viewed on YouTube here  The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life By Twyla Tharp This book helps the readers to take creative aspect as a habit and it is in reach of everyone. The book... Read more

Signs you are creative

The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person. –Frank Barron The above quote itself represents that creativity distinguishes extraordinary from ordinary. Here are the signs that a person is creative. If you can relate yourself with these signs, don’t wait up. Start the sketching 🙂 1)   You are your own critic. You can identify a thousand ways to draw flaw in your work. You ask lot of questions regarding your work and always look for improvement. 2)  You love observing surroundings. The people, the nature, whatever the course of surroundings  may be, you think it will help to get those creative juices flowing. You take inspiration from anything you think is... Read more

Common misconceptions about graphic designing

As every design is different from others, graphic designers constantly deal with the uniqueness and technicality of the design. But, there are few misconceptions in the outside market about graphic designing. 1.Graphic designing is fun Graphic design job is mostly taken as a ” Fun and not so serious”.  Ugh! not true at all. Designers take hours or days to create a meaningful design. 2. Designers copy ideas. This is the most popular misconception that I have come across. Designers take inspirations from surroundings such as nature, observing people etc. This is a designer’s attempt to come up with an innovative creative idea which is part of the job. But, It looks for outsiders to assume that designers copy someone else’s ideas 3. Graphic design can make... Read more