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  • Forming part of a collective manifesto, this thought-provoking poster was designed by Pentagram partner @harrywpearce for New School Rules, an exhibition @bury_art_museum which is curated by @designmcr, and forms part of DM19. ⁣
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Inspired by Sister Corita Kent and John Cage’s ‘10 Art School Rules for Students’, artists, designers and image-makers were asked to produce an⁣ artwork inspired by the question ‘What is the one rule you have learnt at your own personal art school, which you still refer to today?’.⁣
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See the results at Bury Art Museum until 25 January 2020.⁣
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#newartschoolrules #DM19 #artschool #designeducation #arteducation #artschoolinspiration #designmanchester
  • Forming part of a collective manifesto, this thought-provoking poster was designed by Pentagram partner @harrywpearce for New School Rules, an exhibition @bury_art_museum which is curated by @designmcr, and forms part of DM19. ⁣

    Inspired by Sister Corita Kent and John Cage’s ‘10 Art School Rules for Students’, artists, designers and image-makers were asked to produce an⁣ artwork inspired by the question ‘What is the one rule you have learnt at your own personal art school, which you still refer to today?’.⁣

    See the results at Bury Art Museum until 25 January 2020.⁣

    #newartschoolrules #DM19 #artschool #designeducation #arteducation #artschoolinspiration #designmanchester
  • 4,681 24 21 November, 2019
  • How to Grow on Instagram by @morejanda⁣
No tricks. No gimmicks. Real followers.
The right way to grow your account!⁣
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01 Define your audience⁣
Decide who you are talking to and talk only to them. Don’t worry if your uncle unfollows you.⁣
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02 Create valuable content⁣
Valuable content is defined as “content your audience will care about.”⁣
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03 Engage with your audience
Reply to every direct message. Thank people for following you. Reply to comments. Share other people’s posts. Comment on their posts. In summary, engagement creates engagement.

04 Collaborate with Others⁣
Create content collaborations with other people. This broadens awareness of both of your accounts by exposing you to a new audience. Bonus, it also increases the diversity of your content.⁣
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05 Shout out people “just because”⁣
Share other people’s posts in your stories and shout out other people’s accounts. Don’t ask them to reshare it. Do it “just because.” Let shares and reshares happen naturally. 
06 Use good hashtags
Use hashtags that directly apply to the content you are sharing. Don’t use the same hashtag block over and over again. Instagram allows 30 hashtags in a post and 10 hashtags in a story.⁣ 07 Be consistent & patient⁣
Post consistently (1-3 times per day and 5-7 days per week). Engage with your audience daily. Be patient. Growth can take time. Don’t give up before it happens.⁣
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DO THESE...⁣
Define your audience
Create valuable content
Engage with your audience
Collaborate with others
Shout out people “just because”
Use good hashtags
Be consistent & patient⁣
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DON'T DO THESE...⁣
Follow / Unfollow
Use click bait
Use comment bait
Steal other people’s content
Give up too fast⁣
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#design #designinspiration #designlife #graphicdesign #designeducation #designtips #creative #creativity #graphicdesigner #graphicdesignerlife #graphicdesignui #freelancer #freelancers #freelancelife #freelancedesign #freelancework #graphicdesignstudio #graphicdesignstudent #designstudent #michaeljanda #teamyellow💪 #instagramgrowth #socialmedia #socialmediamarketing #growthhack
  • How to Grow on Instagram by @morejanda
    No tricks. No gimmicks. Real followers.
    The right way to grow your account!⁣


    01 Define your audience⁣
    Decide who you are talking to and talk only to them. Don’t worry if your uncle unfollows you.⁣

    02 Create valuable content⁣
    Valuable content is defined as “content your audience will care about.”⁣

    03 Engage with your audience
    Reply to every direct message. Thank people for following you. Reply to comments. Share other people’s posts. Comment on their posts. In summary, engagement creates engagement.

    04 Collaborate with Others⁣
    Create content collaborations with other people. This broadens awareness of both of your accounts by exposing you to a new audience. Bonus, it also increases the diversity of your content.⁣

    05 Shout out people “just because”⁣
    Share other people’s posts in your stories and shout out other people’s accounts. Don’t ask them to reshare it. Do it “just because.” Let shares and reshares happen naturally.
    06 Use good hashtags
    Use hashtags that directly apply to the content you are sharing. Don’t use the same hashtag block over and over again. Instagram allows 30 hashtags in a post and 10 hashtags in a story.⁣ 07 Be consistent & patient⁣
    Post consistently (1-3 times per day and 5-7 days per week). Engage with your audience daily. Be patient. Growth can take time. Don’t give up before it happens.⁣


    DO THESE...⁣
    Define your audience
    Create valuable content
    Engage with your audience
    Collaborate with others
    Shout out people “just because”
    Use good hashtags
    Be consistent & patient⁣


    DON'T DO THESE...⁣
    Follow / Unfollow
    Use click bait
    Use comment bait
    Steal other people’s content
    Give up too fast⁣






    #design #designinspiration #designlife #graphicdesign #designeducation #designtips #creative #creativity #graphicdesigner #graphicdesignerlife #graphicdesignui #freelancer #freelancers #freelancelife #freelancedesign #freelancework #graphicdesignstudio #graphicdesignstudent #designstudent #michaeljanda #teamyellow 💪 #instagramgrowth #socialmedia #socialmediamarketing #growthhack
  • 2,647 230 4 December, 2019

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  • HOW TO MAKE YOUR WEBSITE DESIGNS RULE IN 2020
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01 MAKE SITE SPEED AN ABSOLUTE PRIORITY - If your site is slow, visitors will not stick around.
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02 LEVERAGE THE FOLD - In 2018, people spent 57% of their time above the fold.
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03 TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HICK’S LAW - Hick’s Law states that the more choices an individual has, the longer they will take to make a decision.
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04 KEEP IT SIMPLE - The more complex your design, the less it is perceived as beautiful.
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05 AVOID CAROUSELS, SLIDERS, TABS AND ACCORDIONS - Webmasters noticed that the first slide on a carousel received almost 90% of the clicks.
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06 PRIORITIZE SCROLLING OVER CLICKING - Put everything in one long page, including the stuff usually tucked away.
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07 DIRECT ATTENTION WITH VISUAL CUES - You can guide users by giving different weight to different elements.
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08 USE PEOPLE IN PICTURES - Besides using them to direct attention, including other people on your site is a great idea.
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Follow 👉 @trickledigital 👈 for more web design, SEO and content marketing tips! 🖥
. 💡Get notified right away on our daily content! Tap the triple dots on the top right “...” and tap “Turn Post Notifications On”
  • HOW TO MAKE YOUR WEBSITE DESIGNS RULE IN 2020
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    01 MAKE SITE SPEED AN ABSOLUTE PRIORITY - If your site is slow, visitors will not stick around.
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    02 LEVERAGE THE FOLD - In 2018, people spent 57% of their time above the fold.
    .
    03 TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HICK’S LAW - Hick’s Law states that the more choices an individual has, the longer they will take to make a decision.
    .
    04 KEEP IT SIMPLE - The more complex your design, the less it is perceived as beautiful.
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    05 AVOID CAROUSELS, SLIDERS, TABS AND ACCORDIONS - Webmasters noticed that the first slide on a carousel received almost 90% of the clicks.
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    06 PRIORITIZE SCROLLING OVER CLICKING - Put everything in one long page, including the stuff usually tucked away.
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    07 DIRECT ATTENTION WITH VISUAL CUES - You can guide users by giving different weight to different elements.
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    08 USE PEOPLE IN PICTURES - Besides using them to direct attention, including other people on your site is a great idea.
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    Follow 👉 @trickledigital 👈 for more web design, SEO and content marketing tips! 🖥
    . 💡Get notified right away on our daily content! Tap the triple dots on the top right “...” and tap “Turn Post Notifications On”
  • 10 1 5 hours ago
  • COLOR MODELS & COLOR SPACES by @morejanda // A color model is a mathematical way that colors can be represented using numbers. When a color model is used with specific parameters it is called a color space.⁣
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Example:
Red, Green, and Blue (RGB) is a color model. sRGB is a color space that defines a specific range of Red, Green, and Blue colors that can be displayed on a screen. ⁣
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sRGB was created by Microsoft and HP in 1996. It is the most common and accurate RGB color space.⁣
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CMYK
CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black) is a color model used for printing color. CMYK was invented in 1906 by the Eagle Printing Ink Company. It is a “subtractive” model, which means that it is made up of “impure” colors that absorb light. There are many different CMYK color spaces that are used for different presses and sets of inks.⁣
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RGB
RGB (Red, Green, Blue) is a color model used for for displaying color on a screen. RGB is an “additive” model made up of “pure” colors, which means that when all three colors are combined, the result is white. Common color spaces for the RGB color model include sRGB and Adobe RGB, among others.⁣
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Lab
Lab (or CIELAB) color model  is defined with three variables: L - lightness ranging from black to white, a - ranging from green to red, and b - ranging from blue to yellow. Lab color includes all colors in the spectrum, including colors that are outside human perception.⁣
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HEX
HEX (hexadecimal) is a color space used for for displaying color on a web page. HEX is an RGB based color space that converts RGB values into code for web design. ⁣
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Pantone
Pantone is a color matching system used to standardize colors for printing. The Pantone company was founded in 1962 by Lawrence Herbert. By using the Pantone Matching System (PMS), designers and printers can work in the same color space to ensure accurate reproduction of design.⁣
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Defining Colors
Using different color models and color spaces, a single color can be defined in many different ways. In design you will find yourself working across a wide variety of color spaces depending on the needs of the design. ⁣
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#design #designinspiration #designschoolseries #graphicdesign #designeducation
  • COLOR MODELS & COLOR SPACES by @morejanda // A color model is a mathematical way that colors can be represented using numbers. When a color model is used with specific parameters it is called a color space.⁣

    Example:
    Red, Green, and Blue (RGB) is a color model. sRGB is a color space that defines a specific range of Red, Green, and Blue colors that can be displayed on a screen. ⁣

    sRGB was created by Microsoft and HP in 1996. It is the most common and accurate RGB color space.⁣

    CMYK
    CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black) is a color model used for printing color. CMYK was invented in 1906 by the Eagle Printing Ink Company. It is a “subtractive” model, which means that it is made up of “impure” colors that absorb light. There are many different CMYK color spaces that are used for different presses and sets of inks.⁣

    RGB
    RGB (Red, Green, Blue) is a color model used for for displaying color on a screen. RGB is an “additive” model made up of “pure” colors, which means that when all three colors are combined, the result is white. Common color spaces for the RGB color model include sRGB and Adobe RGB, among others.⁣

    Lab
    Lab (or CIELAB) color model is defined with three variables: L - lightness ranging from black to white, a - ranging from green to red, and b - ranging from blue to yellow. Lab color includes all colors in the spectrum, including colors that are outside human perception.⁣

    HEX
    HEX (hexadecimal) is a color space used for for displaying color on a web page. HEX is an RGB based color space that converts RGB values into code for web design. ⁣

    Pantone
    Pantone is a color matching system used to standardize colors for printing. The Pantone company was founded in 1962 by Lawrence Herbert. By using the Pantone Matching System (PMS), designers and printers can work in the same color space to ensure accurate reproduction of design.⁣

    Defining Colors
    Using different color models and color spaces, a single color can be defined in many different ways. In design you will find yourself working across a wide variety of color spaces depending on the needs of the design. ⁣





    #design #designinspiration #designschoolseries #graphicdesign #designeducation
  • 969 67 10 hours ago
  • Fot the Designers,
By the Designers, 
Of the Designers.
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This is a late Thanksgiving post. Wanted to thank this amazing design community for being there whenever I wanted. This is the greatest community that has every come together.
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I've tagged certain people who've helped me a lot as a part of showing them some love. .
Share this in your story or leave a comment so that people will know you are there for the design community always. ♥️♥️
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Leave a thanks note for your favorite designer in the comments.
  • Fot the Designers,
    By the Designers,
    Of the Designers.
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    This is a late Thanksgiving post. Wanted to thank this amazing design community for being there whenever I wanted. This is the greatest community that has every come together.
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    I've tagged certain people who've helped me a lot as a part of showing them some love. .
    Share this in your story or leave a comment so that people will know you are there for the design community always. ♥️♥️
    .
    Leave a thanks note for your favorite designer in the comments.
  • 114 47 10 hours ago
  • It’s a Saturday, so here goes something fun to mix things up like a bag of Skittles 😄⁣
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I asked a bunch of my friends here on Instagram, who also happen to be some kick-ass designers from around the world, the following:⁣
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“What was your favourite treat as a kid?”⁣
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I got quite a few responses, so I’ll be splitting them up over the coming weeks leading up to Christmas.⁣
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Big thanks goes out to:⁣
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Ioana - @uxgoodies⁣
Michael - @morejanda⁣
Julian - @juju.branding⁣
Tom - @tomrossmedia⁣
Trupti - @trupsfolio⁣
Jacob - @justcreative⁣
Shane - @aspectbrands⁣
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For getting involved for Part 1!⁣
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But a greater thanks goes out to my Aussie mate Shane @aspectbrands for giving us this fun idea of his, to be able to create this and share with you guys…”he’s an idea’s man”.⁣
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That idea, for those of you playing at home, was how many designers on Instagram are using a profile photo of themselves with a specific branded colour. So we tend to look like Skittles or M&M’s at the top of our page in the stories section.⁣
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So, what was your fave treat as a kid?⁣
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Stay tuned for Part 2!
  • It’s a Saturday, so here goes something fun to mix things up like a bag of Skittles 😄⁣

    I asked a bunch of my friends here on Instagram, who also happen to be some kick-ass designers from around the world, the following:⁣

    “What was your favourite treat as a kid?”⁣

    I got quite a few responses, so I’ll be splitting them up over the coming weeks leading up to Christmas.⁣

    Big thanks goes out to:⁣

    Ioana - @uxgoodies
    Michael - @morejanda
    Julian - @juju.branding
    Tom - @tomrossmedia
    Trupti - @trupsfolio
    Jacob - @justcreative
    Shane - @aspectbrands

    For getting involved for Part 1!⁣

    But a greater thanks goes out to my Aussie mate Shane @aspectbrands for giving us this fun idea of his, to be able to create this and share with you guys…”he’s an idea’s man”.⁣

    That idea, for those of you playing at home, was how many designers on Instagram are using a profile photo of themselves with a specific branded colour. So we tend to look like Skittles or M&M’s at the top of our page in the stories section.⁣

    So, what was your fave treat as a kid?⁣

    Stay tuned for Part 2!
  • 90 55 14 hours ago
  • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Are you one of those designers who are making design mistakes? Stop them now! You think users are reading your content but all they do is just scan. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So instead of being offended, help them to scan by making your paragraphs short, adding bullets and highlighting the essential points. Create a visual hierarchy for most prominent content using vibrant colours and appealing typography. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As a designer, it’s our job to make users understand how a product will change them for better. Nobody cares about the technology behind the product, all they care about is the result of using your product. So instead so instructing with words on how a product works use images. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Don’t let the subtle designs in your website break the user flow. Know the difference between the focus groups and usability test while you collect feedback from them. And most importantly, ask correct questions like “Will this create a great experience for the people who are likely to use this site?” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#design #designinspiration #designs #designlife #graphicdesign #designeducation
#designtips #dribbble #dribbblers
#graphicdesignerlife #graphicdesignui #growthhack #casestudy #graphicdesign #uxdesign #userexperience
#creative #creativity #graphicdesigner #freelancework #graphicdesignstudio #designschoolseries #principlesofdesign
  • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Are you one of those designers who are making design mistakes? Stop them now! You think users are reading your content but all they do is just scan. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    So instead of being offended, help them to scan by making your paragraphs short, adding bullets and highlighting the essential points. Create a visual hierarchy for most prominent content using vibrant colours and appealing typography. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    As a designer, it’s our job to make users understand how a product will change them for better. Nobody cares about the technology behind the product, all they care about is the result of using your product. So instead so instructing with words on how a product works use images. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    Don’t let the subtle designs in your website break the user flow. Know the difference between the focus groups and usability test while you collect feedback from them. And most importantly, ask correct questions like “Will this create a great experience for the people who are likely to use this site?” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    #design #designinspiration #designs #designlife #graphicdesign #designeducation
    #designtips #dribbble #dribbblers
    #graphicdesignerlife #graphicdesignui #growthhack #casestudy #graphicdesign #uxdesign #userexperience
    #creative #creativity #graphicdesigner #freelancework #graphicdesignstudio #designschoolseries #principlesofdesign
  • 35 0 14 hours ago
  • “‘No’ is the start of the negotiation, not the end of it. We’ve been conditioned to fear the word ‘No.’ But it is a statement of perception far more often than of fact.” — Chris Voss
  • “‘No’ is the start of the negotiation, not the end of it. We’ve been conditioned to fear the word ‘No.’ But it is a statement of perception far more often than of fact.” — Chris Voss
  • 10 1 15 hours ago
  • E-commerce navigation can and will decide about conversions. We prepared 8 tips and tricks how to optimize it. Here’s first part of it.
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✅ Consolidate menus
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De-clutter mobile screen and leave more space for benefits, promotions and other CTA elements.
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✅ Show contacts
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If it’s important for your users to get in touch with you by phone or mail, show contact details right in the consolidated menu.
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✅ Use single page menus
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Keep your menu short, so your users don’t need to scroll in it. Do it with expanders and dynamic menus. Show only necessary items in your navigation.
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✅ Show post-sales actions
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Post-sales actions like customer service, complaints, order tracking or contacts. Show them in the navigation to please users who already bought something from you. They might need those actions.
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That's all for today, guys! If you find this post valuable let us know in the comments below. To not miss any other post, follow us on @pieces_of_ux. Cheers! #christmaswithpiecesofux
  • E-commerce navigation can and will decide about conversions. We prepared 8 tips and tricks how to optimize it. Here’s first part of it.
    ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    ✅ Consolidate menus
    .
    De-clutter mobile screen and leave more space for benefits, promotions and other CTA elements.
    ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    ✅ Show contacts
    .
    If it’s important for your users to get in touch with you by phone or mail, show contact details right in the consolidated menu.
    ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    ✅ Use single page menus
    .
    Keep your menu short, so your users don’t need to scroll in it. Do it with expanders and dynamic menus. Show only necessary items in your navigation.
    ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    ✅ Show post-sales actions
    .
    Post-sales actions like customer service, complaints, order tracking or contacts. Show them in the navigation to please users who already bought something from you. They might need those actions.
    ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    That's all for today, guys! If you find this post valuable let us know in the comments below. To not miss any other post, follow us on @pieces_of_ux. Cheers! #christmaswithpiecesofux
  • 87 9 15 hours ago
  • The low-hanging fruit in most student portfolios is to leverage existing projects + expand them in ways that support your goals. If you don’t have any identity work in your portfolio then an easy hack is to take an event poster, extract a visual language from that and design the branding for the event. The idea being that before you take on the heavy work of a new project to build out your body of work that, you should make sure that there’s not already something that with a few more hours or a new perspective couldn’t at least be your first take on it.

I taught a workshop on this idea in August and to show how easy it can be I forced myself to expand 3 existing projects from our portfolio in 10 days (on top of working 40 hours and teaching). I failed and only got 2 done. Here’s 1 of them.

Basic methodology:
1. Define what you want to be doing. For The MVA its music packaging.
2. What is missing in your portfolio that would be evidence that you want to do this? For us we had a bunch of digital music graphics but no recent packaging projects.
3. Are there any projects that could be leveraged to fill in the gaps? We had 2—the Josh Harmony EP cover and a artwork for single by Delv.
4. Define the DNA of the design (Step 1 of any design project is always some form of research) and explore freely. I did about 10 versions of back covers and labels for “Easy Answer” with textured paper, hand-made type, and primary colors.
5. Pick one. @kimberleewhaley actually picked the back cover. I like everything so I just let other people decide what to use.
6. That’s it.

So, it took 24 hours across a month to design the original flat Spotify cover (last slide) but only 2 more hours to turn it into something more rich. If you’re feeling like your portfolio needs a refresh make sure you don’t overlook what you already have. — @mvajoshua
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#graphicdesign #typography #designeducation #recordcover #vinyl #packagingdesign #geometricart #letraset #joshharmony #artschool #designedbythemva
  • The low-hanging fruit in most student portfolios is to leverage existing projects + expand them in ways that support your goals. If you don’t have any identity work in your portfolio then an easy hack is to take an event poster, extract a visual language from that and design the branding for the event. The idea being that before you take on the heavy work of a new project to build out your body of work that, you should make sure that there’s not already something that with a few more hours or a new perspective couldn’t at least be your first take on it.

    I taught a workshop on this idea in August and to show how easy it can be I forced myself to expand 3 existing projects from our portfolio in 10 days (on top of working 40 hours and teaching). I failed and only got 2 done. Here’s 1 of them.

    Basic methodology:
    1. Define what you want to be doing. For The MVA its music packaging.
    2. What is missing in your portfolio that would be evidence that you want to do this? For us we had a bunch of digital music graphics but no recent packaging projects.
    3. Are there any projects that could be leveraged to fill in the gaps? We had 2—the Josh Harmony EP cover and a artwork for single by Delv.
    4. Define the DNA of the design (Step 1 of any design project is always some form of research) and explore freely. I did about 10 versions of back covers and labels for “Easy Answer” with textured paper, hand-made type, and primary colors.
    5. Pick one. @kimberleewhaley actually picked the back cover. I like everything so I just let other people decide what to use.
    6. That’s it.

    So, it took 24 hours across a month to design the original flat Spotify cover (last slide) but only 2 more hours to turn it into something more rich. If you’re feeling like your portfolio needs a refresh make sure you don’t overlook what you already have. — @mvajoshua
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    #graphicdesign #typography #designeducation #recordcover #vinyl #packagingdesign #geometricart #letraset #joshharmony #artschool #designedbythemva
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  • So impressed by our hand rendering students! Their work just leaves us speechless! 👏🏼
  • So impressed by our hand rendering students! Their work just leaves us speechless! 👏🏼
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