Ideas and Inspiration

10 Design Inspirations for Creating Posters

Poster design is one of the most exciting things to create for a professional designer, although it is also one of the trickiest. Aside from making the poster print look attractive and compelling, you have to be sure that the final design is able to convey the message that the clients want to share with the audience. In a nutshell, you must always remember that the images and typography must complement each other and correspond to a particular theme in order to effectively drive home the point. To give you a better idea, here are ten poster design inspirations that follow such principle:

http://www.ectomachine.com/blog/25-amazing-inspirational-poster-designs/

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How To Optimize Your Print-Based Portfolio

Print portfolios are not dead. While an online portfolio certainly is extremely important in today’s digital age, a print portfolio is still equally important for showing that you know how to design for a project that will be sent to an online printing company. Many clients know that there is a difference between a web designer and a print designer, so you will often need to prove your knowledge of what a print design needs to look great on paper.
 
One of the best articles on the web on this subject of print portfolios you can find on http://nubbytwiglet.com/. In this article, the author gives 7 tips on how to make a print-based design portfolio. You should definitely drop by the site and give the article a read, as it goes into great depth about what exactly you need to make your printed portfolio look amazing. Or you can just read this infographic that PrintPlace.com created based on the Nubbytwiglet article. It incorporates all 7 tips and a summary of each into a single, fantastically-designed document that you can easily skim in just a couple minutes. Give it a look and then feel free to embed the infographic onto your own site for your readers to enjoy!
 
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7 Tips For A Print-Based Portfolio

20 Lovey Dovey Vectors for Valentines

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it is highly probable that lovebirds everywhere are already planning something special for V-day. And on the not-so-sappy side, it is also possible that designers everywhere are now gearing up to work on V-day projects for their clients’ valentines marketing campaign with posters, postcards and flyers. In keeping with that, here are 20 creative Valentines-themed vectors that are worth checking out:

Dinner for Two http://vector4free.com/vectors/id/197

Rose Heart-Shaped http://www.hdvector.com/Holidays/Rose-Heart-shaped-vector.html

Couple Necklace http://www.hdvector.com/Holidays/Couple-necklace-vector.html

Happy Valentine’s Day http://dryicons.com/free-graphics/preview/happy-valentines-day/

Abstract Valentine’s Day http://www.thevectorart.com/abstract-valentines-day-vector-art-807.html

Heart Valentine’s Day http://www.freevectorsdaily.com/heart-valentines-day-vector/

20 Heart/Valentine Brushes http://www.brushking.eu/474/20-heart-valentine-brushes.html

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