Design

Experiencing Font Confusion? Don’t Cry, Learn Why

Experiencing Font Confusion? Don't Cry, Learn Why

Experiencing Font Confusion? Don’t Cry, Learn Why

Branding, Business, Creativity, Design, Inspiration, Logo Design, Social Media, Technology, Web Design

As a graphic designer, my job is to learn which feelings a client wants to show, and then pick the fonts that are going to represent and show that feeling the best. This involves a bit of psychology — or mind reading, if you will — to understand the different styles of fonts, what feelings they invoke, and why.

What I’m really trying to say is graphic design is like reading the audience’s mind before they even know what they are feeling.

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8 Things To Prepare for a Kickoff Meeting

8 Things To Prepare for a Kickoff Meeting

8 Things To Prepare for a Kickoff Meeting

Branding, Creativity, Design, Digital Marketing, General, Marketing, Social Media, Web Design

I’ve been a graphic designer for over 10 years – and I’ve worked with clients in professional settings for over five years. During that time, I’ve noticed that clients typically don’t consider a lot of the finite details that go into a project.

This isn’t a mistake on their part, either. Generally speaking, most clients go into projects without really knowing what to expect. They know general project details, and they have an idea of what the final deliverable will look like. But, more often than not, they haven’t thought about the smaller details that factor into the overall finished product.

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Designer-y Words You’ll Hear at a Kickoff Meeting for Branding Or Other Design Work

Starting a design project can seem like an overwhelming task at the beginning. There are many factors to consider and a lot of jargon flying around during the meeting. I often find myself defaulting into what I call “designer speak.” Graphic design has many technical terms. It’s essentially its own language and gets confusing very quickly. Terms such as vector, Pantone, and bleed can seem like total nonsense to those outside of our designer bubble.

Worry not, I have come to the rescue! Below you will find a compiled list of terms to help you get a better understanding of the technical language your graphic designer speaks.

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How Designers Create Design-y Logos & Websites

Designers get very elitist when it comes to the design craft (I’m sorry peeps, it’s true). Full disclosure, I am a designer — so I get to say that — and the fact that I have a designer brain means I can share some insight into the creative process.

At nine10 we strive to do a couple of things: create approachable designs and educate you, the client, on your design and how to use it in the real world. In other words, we want to make design accessible to you.

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Finding Inspiration: DesignThinkers Conference 2016

DesignThinkers 2016

Finding Inspiration: DesignThinkers Conference 2016

Creativity, Design, Lifestyle, Personal Development

Like any other profession, a marketing team is composed of a variety of individuals. Each of us is skilled at something unique, and when put together with the skills of others, we create a strong team. But even a team that runs smoothly will reach the ceiling when their members stop investing in their skills. For a team or a business to keep growing, so must its members.

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