John McWade presents a biweekly series that touches on all areas of design, helping designers new and old sharpen their skills and create more powerful work.
- Design (15)
- Logo Design
- Design Skills (9)
- Illustration (4)
- Page Layout (4)
- Typography (4)
- Color (3)
- Documentaries (3)
- Branding (2)
- Creative Spark (2)
- Design Business (2)
- Design Foundations (2)
- Print Design (2)
- Projects (2)
- Creative Inspirations (1)
- Design Techniques (1)
- Drawing (1)
- Marketing (1)
Take your logo designs to the next level. Learn techniques for creating vector-based logos that display beautifully in any format.
Start drawing, designing, and illustrating with Illustrator CC. Learn all the essentials of the program, from installation to exporting final artwork.
Learn the essential tools and techniques you'll need to create expressive art and designs with CorelDRAW X8, the powerful graphics application.
Learn the secrets of detecting logo trends to improve your logo designs. Bill Gardner evaluates over two-hundred logos, demonstrating how to train your eye to spot the nuances in logo trends so you can adapt and elevate your work, ensuring you produce fresh, original, and relevant designs.
Learn how to design a simple, elegant logo—even if you've never designed one before—with these tips and tricks from Before & After creator John McWade.
John McWade walks us through the identity redesign for a small frame shop, reviewing the "before" and reframing the "after."
Learn about the history of branding and the key elements involved in designing a brand, from conducting market research to creating logos and identity systems.
Aaron Draplin, owner of Draplin Design Co., takes our logo design challenge. Watch as he sketches, tests, and tunes his ideas, and provides tips on freelancing and finding inspiration.
Focuses on the hows and whys of graphic design history, from Art Nouveau to new wave, detailing the development and evolution of specific styles, techniques, and genres.
Deconstructs popular logos to explain why and how they work, and offers a methodical approach to creating a logo in Illustrator and Photoshop.
Yo Santosa's design firm, Ferroconcrete, creates campaigns and branding for nationally and internationally recognized companies. See how they have evolved brands like Pinkberry, TNT, and TBS.
4 scientifically based design principles that designers can leverage to create stronger logos.
Von Glitschka shows us how to take our brains offline to find design inspiration through sketching and exploring the world around us.
Learn to avoid pitfalls, improve your design process, respond to demanding clients, and solve the creative problems that are involved in building a brand's identity.
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