REM and EM explained!

Both REM and EM are relative units. EM children inherit size by scaling in relation to the parent font size. REM is only relative to the html(root) font-size. REM is best used to define the padding and margins. REM stands for “root em”. REM units help for responsive design. REM units are great for rapid prototyping. […]

Why Designers Fail

Here is a list of quick notes on why designers fail at the task presented to them. Refrain from doing these things and you will be a success. No Ambition – Success takes a long time. No Plan – You’ve got to have a plan to not fail. No Point of View – Find your […]

Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheets

I’m excited to present Photoshop and Illustrator keyboard shortcut cheat sheets for Adobe CS6 from ZeroLag. They designed it specifically with graphic designers in mind. They also provided code below the graphics so you can share it on your blog to help improve the productivity of fellow graphic designers. There are printer-friendly versions that fit perfectly on letter-size […]

15 Tips for Self Promotion

I hope you enjoy these tips on self promotion in the design field. Do something different – Dream up some caper that isn’t on this list and put it into action with characteristic flair. Talk to (real) people – Don’t just talk to designers, talk to everyone and anyone. Stay in touch – Exchanging favors is what makes the world go […]

The History of Graphic Design

This great deck shows a broad history of Graphic Design from its coinage to the practices of responsive design going on today. Graphic design is the art or profession of combining text, pictures, and ideas in advertisements, publication, or website. At its widest definition, it therefore includes the whole history of art, although painting and […]