Business Cards That Make an Impact

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With the rise of handheld devices and numerous contact management apps, you may think business cards are a thing of the past, but in fact they are still quite relevant. While contact management tools have positively impacted the opportunities for business growth, they are still second to the business card. There are three reasons that …

What New Technologies Do Graphic Designers Need to Know?

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It’s a question that bothers a lot of people.  How do I keep up with graphic design and new technologies?  It’s clear already that graphic designers need to know code, but which code?  HTML, CSS, Java?  Developments in coding are outpacing some designers’ ability and time to learn about what’s new, so we’re going to …

Mark Ruff and Studio3D’s Glasses-Free 3D Photography

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Mark Ruff from Studio3D has been an image maker all his working life. Starting out with a qualification in physics, his first employer was as a technical manager and master controller for a television network. He then moved into still photography with a qualification at the prestigious Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (R.M.I.T.) and opened …

Magazines Go CG instead of Photography

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3D Renderings for Advertising are shifting from the industry from photography to graphic design in what is likely to mark a monumental shift in marketing techniques and in the professional art industries.  A few weeks back we had a feature about the growing amount of 3D images in IKEA catalogs.  In conjunction with that approach from …

3D Design for Business, Part III: 3D Lenticular Printing for Your Business and Ad Campaigns

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This is part 3 of an ongoing series on incorporating lenticular into your work offering. Click here to read part 1 and part 2. In part 3, we are going to discuss as a designer, how you can show your clients that you have the creative edge they are looking for. The following tips can …

Lenticular Design for Business, Part II: Enhance Your Technique in Lenticular Displays

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This is an ongoing series helping you to break down the barriers between YOU (the freelance graphic artist) + lenticular. See Part I (Talking to the Client) here. Regardless of your work, you must stay relevant. The world and technology is moving at such a fast pace; it’s hard to stay up to date. Sometimes …

Lenticular Design for Business, Part I: Expanding Your Client’s Business with Lenticular Printing

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So… you have decided to venture into lenticular design, but you’re concerned your client won’t be on board? As anyone in a service industry like graphic design knows, the most important thing is to keep your clients happy. The only way to do this is to consistently strive for better, more creative products to push …

Filling the Void for 3D Stock Photos

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This is a guest post from Harvey Jewett.  Read his full bio below. Some experts are trying to say that this current 3D bubble is already starting to burst.  But the facts say differently. Close to 25% of all TVs in homes are 3D capable and by 2014 almost all sets sold will be. On top of …

An Interview: Lenticular Printing for Sign Language Flash Cards

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How Do You Sign That Word? Andrea: I’m here with Mary Kane, expert and teacher of American Sign Language (ASL) to talk about how she’s putting lenticular technology to task using it to as a tool in the classroom,  She is the founder and owner of Say It in Sign, an ASL-instruction company utilizing 3d …

Event Photography in Nightclubs and Nighttime Lenticular Photography

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This is a guest post from Sarah Ginn. Hello all creative people out there! In this blog post I’m going to show you the creation of lenticular business cards and the images that are suitable for this process. My main job is event photography in nightclubs; it’s a great job! So for this project I …

Having Some Fun with Irene Werning’s Back to the Future series

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Do you ever look at a picture of you as a child, focus on the setting, on your expression, and wonder what you were feeling at the time?… or perhaps remember the experience and long to conjure it up again? Buenos Aries based photographer Irena Werning is doing just this. She will take an image …

Standing Out in the Marketing Mix

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The marketing world is getting bigger: more people are entering it. The chances that you’re going to be competing with perhaps dozens of other designers for lucrative positions is high. But as a designer with experience and a portfolio, the best way to move up the ranks (both in substance and in the resume stack) …

Graphic Design and Comic Book Layouts

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The latest big movies aren’t from the typical source. Sure comics have always provided blockbuster entertainment, but never before have the stories they’ve provided reached such levels of depth and scope. The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises have cemented the idea comics can be taken seriously in film, but it’s still an industry fighting …