Tools Every Type of Graphic Designer Should Know How To Use

As the need for smart, computer-aided visuals grows, so does the field of graphic design and the competition for graphic design jobs of all shapes and sizes. The Princeton Review estimates nearly 25,000 people try to enter the graphic design field each year and only about 60 percent of that number last in the field for at … Read more

Eco-friendly Hotel Design

It’s important for us to save and conserve energy wherever we can. With the focus on reducing our carbon footprint and becoming more energy conscious, designers and architects are quickly adapting to implement energy saving methods in their design. In particular, the building of new hotels and designing for refurbishment of existing hotels means that … Read more

DIY Web Design Software – What’s New & What You Can Do

Entrepreneurs who are interested in building an online presence are faced with a critical decision – should they hire a web designer to design the future website, or should they attempt to build the site themselves using do-it-yourself web design software?  Those with a generous budget will undoubtedly choose the former, but there are many … Read more

Web Design Basics: Theory of Colors

Macro of a human eye with spectrum colors in the iris looking at camera. Picture converted to black and white except for the iris.

Our world is filled with color and it might be hard for some to imagine a world without color – whether it’s the majestic blue of a clear spring sky, the vibrant red of a Macintosh apple or the cold and dreary grey of a waiting room. The meaning of colors can have many variables … Read more

Web Design Trends for 2012

Web Design

The internet is a constantly changing universe. Something that could be popular one moment could be a passed fad the very next. However, two things that appear to be upcoming trends in 2012 are responsive interface designs, over sized icons, and modal pop up boxes. Unlike the fads of the past, it appears responsive interface … Read more

How to Succeed as a Professional Invitation Designer

Invitation Feat

Everyone wants to be successful in their career, but for those in invitation design, the road to success can be hard to find. Schools offer design courses for advertising and websites, but not so much for invitations. So, where you can go to learn more about this specific type of art, and more importantly, to get some … Read more

A Guide to Internships

A guide a internships

Image by MAX CHERNITSOV via Flickr Internships are excellent for college students and even a wise investment for professional adults who are considering a change in careers. With Design of the Times’ new feature on Internships and Apprenticeships, we thought it would be a good idea to describe what you can expect from an internship within the … Read more

Comic Book Art: Redefined and Rediscovered

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There was a time when it seemed every young artist scrambled to become a comic book artist in that golden hey day when the industry was booming, churning out title after title in a roiling sea of diamond-cut foil covers, when mainstream and independent companies alike were running strong. Roughly around the time the Internet … Read more

Architecture Internships

Oriente Station Lisboa roof

Architectural internships are rather plentiful which bodes very well for the prospective architect cum intern. Almost all require very good written and verbal communication and AutoCAD skills; most seek interns who are self-starters with excellent follow-up abilities. After choosing which city you’d like to study in, shine up the resume or CV and tailor it … Read more

Seamstress Internships

Image via Wikipedia If you think you have the drive and talent to become a seamstress, internships are an excellent way to spend experience the lifestyle and work environment of a chosen career field. Always write a polished and succinct cover letter highlighting your talents and experiences in the field. Explain why you’re interested in the … Read more