FREE FONTS

May 19, 2017

We all know how hard it can be when it comes to choosing fonts, there are so much to choose from! As typography is a huge part of design, selecting the correct font can be tricky at times. Not all designers can afford to pay for fonts as they...

INSTAGRAM

May 17, 2017

Instagram is a great form of social media for advertising yourself. Today I have created myself a design account – katiecarrdesigns which will be displaying my design work along with things that inspires me throughout my creative process. Instagram is so popular and allows you to be in contact...

WEEKLY INSPIRATION – BABA & NYONYA

May 15, 2017

My inspiration this week is packaging design for sarongs. Peranakan Hipwrap Sarongs packaging uses bright colours and patterns showing the history of Southeast Asia. The designs are available in different colours that combine Malay and Chinese culture. These migrants moved to SE Asia and this is how the styles...

CHARLOTTE POSNER

May 12, 2017

Charlotte Posner is a London based artist who creates collectable hand painted designs. She explores a combination of fashion, commodity culture, branding and art in a stylish way. Her work has been recognised by companies such as Coke, Kelloggs, Disney and Walls. Her work has been exhibited internationally in,...

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

May 12, 2017

Literally. This design from the company LOOP have taken a unique turn for their product. The company took a new concept for the shoe design, it revolves around the colourful shoelaces. I love the tube used for the packaging. I’ve never see anything similar for shoes. The laces are...

DEVELOPING YOUR SKILLS

May 12, 2017

The creative industry is constantly growing, most companies now have their own graphic designer. And although there are many jobs out there, it is important to keeping up with what skills are required for companies that want in their designers. Some of the requirements could include: knowing Photoshop, Illustrator...

DEALING WITH CRITICISM

May 11, 2017

“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” No matter what job you do, you will mostly like have to take criticism. No one likes to be criticised. When we are being criticised we assume the worst, it can lower your self-esteem. As designers it can be difficult...

WEEKLY INSPIRATION – MAKE IT POP

May 8, 2017

Week 3’s inspiration is from a creative agency Farm Design, who created a summer promotional called Make It Pop. The design colours flow in order of the rainbow colours which gives it a fun look. The packaging is clean and playful, it has a fresh look. The typography carried...

STATIONERY

May 4, 2017

As part of my current design projects I am required to create stationery for each of the brands. Stationery is so important as it is used to identify the business and also an effective marketing tool. As designers, we have the chance to make the stationery design become a...

WEEKLY INSPIRATION – EXLPORE CARDS

May 4, 2017

This week’s design inspiration comes from these Explore Playing Cards. Each of the cards focus on different locations around the world and each are created using vector illustrations. There is so much detail in each of the designs developed. All of them link to the card symbols, and the...