“The life of a designer is a life of fight. Fight against the ugliness.” – Massimo Vignelli. Although we’re all working towards the same objective, we designers have our distinct skill sets and preferences. There are designers who love flat design and there are designers who love skeuomorphism. Similarly, there are designers who like pastel shades and minimalism and there are those who like grunge and vibrance.
Due to the massive response we received from the post ‘HOW TO ANNOY A GRAPHIC DESIGNER’, we decided to bring you another compilation on types of graphic designers clients associate with.
Think Design has created a series of images that describe the different types of designers based on tastes, habits and attributes. To have a little fun of my own, am going to mention some designers I know and the category and i think the fall in. Myself, am a Minimalist Maverick. Don’t sue me guys! Here goes nothing!
Dennis Kumi Danso — The Ultra Detailed
David Arthur — The Pantone Guru
Joel Kiki Amedoe — The Colour Coder
Abigail Esi Nunoo — The Minimalist Maverick
Andrew Denkyira — The Icon Master
Ato DeGraft Johnson — Typography Smitten
Check them out below.
1. The Ultra Detailed
2. The Minimalist Maverick
3. The Retro Rebel
4. The Color Coder
5. The Typography Smitten
6. The Geometric Genius
7. The Hipster Hero
8. The Icon Master
9. The Gradient God
10. The Pantone Guru
So, which one are you? Share this post with a designer friend and voice your views in the comments below. Also give us the names of designers you know and what category you think they fall into.
Are you a design client looking for ways to de-stress? Do you believe people perform best under pressure? Is your designer producing top quality work with too much ease? Here’s a handy infographic by UK printing company Print-Print that shows you how to play havoc with your designer’s mind and show him/her who’s boss.
Try these on your designer at your own peril!
Our personal favorites are 1, 2 and 10. Voice your views in the comments below and share this post with a designer friend who can relate.
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The logos of brands like Apple and IBM are iconic now, but when most of these companies started out, their logos were awkward, clip-arty and looked like they had been designed by amateurs on a budget. With time, they shed their extra weight and evolved into aesthetically pleasant shapes thanks to legendary artists like Paul Rand who were masters of brand identity design.
With the rise in number of mobile/wearable devices and the Internet of Things, we can expect to see a major shift towards flat, minimal and responsive logo design.
Stock Logos has compiled an interesting list of first logos of popular brands like Apple, Canon, GE, IBM, Microsoft, McDonald’s and more. Most of the previous logos will make you ask “What were they thinking?” but some brands like Nissan had decent logos to begin with. Check them out below. You may have to wait for images to load if your connection is slow.
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Media firm, OneMedia (based in Ghana) uses typography to create interesting visuals with everyday words. The results are quite interesting. These are a few of the designs they call ‘Wordplay’ & Caligrams.
I know my top three (Families, Pinocchio and flood). What about you? Share with your colleagues for their favorite picks too!
A picture has a 1000 words.Good images and design makes you speechless