The Graphic Design Thread UPDATE: 1st post filled with info. 2nd with NTer's portfolios.

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That really dope man! The style and compositions of the last two are my favorite. Have you tried messing with the scale of the skeleton with wings image to make it smaller? I think it's taking the attention off of your illustrations.

Mitchellicious, iono if ill be able to do that poster competition i got alot on my plate now. You going to?




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The idea of creating a calendar was always at the top of our heads. However, we needed an idea that was sound, that made sense. We went back to our roots for that big idea, and we stumbled upon the fact our agency is named after a unit of measure. Things began to click into gear and the team worked to create a calendar that would highlight 12 units of measure . This brought a lot of symmetry to our design philosophy which melds sense and practicality together. This craft-centric calendar is designed to be practically functional as well as aesthetically pleasing.

http://www.behance.net/gallery/Units-of-Measure/6963975
 
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Thanks!

In my live files I did make them a bit smaller, but these images are from my dribbble account and I'm just too lazy right now to swap it out. HAHAHA.
 
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Thanks!

In my live files I did make them a bit smaller, but these images are from my dribbble account and I'm just too lazy right now to swap it out. HAHAHA.

Were those for a magazine? I love the colours & the playfulness.

What is dribbble? Is that like Behance?
 
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Were those for a magazine? I love the colours & the playfulness.

What is dribbble? Is that like Behance?

Kinda.

You can post images/crops of things you've worked on and/or currently working on.

It started out as something a lot of UI/UX designers used to get feedback, etc. Then all of a sudden illustrators and designers began to use it a lot.
You start off as a scout (a spectator that can only follow and like people) then someone can recruit you (then you can post images for the public to see). You have 24 shots a month so that people don't flood the site with work—you sensing the basketball motif yet? HAHA.

It's really cool.

www.dribbble.com

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Also, those images were just done for the sake of doing something. I was watching the Bones Brigade documentary on Netflix and just felt like illustrating something. HAHA.

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Also, this might be interesting to some. Here is some (shameless) self promotion for the "secret school" I am currently in: http://wk12.tumblr.com/

If you have questions, post it, and I'll answer to the best of my abilities.
 
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Pretty glad this thread came up. I feel like it's a great opportunity to network with other Graphic Designer NTers. I remember an old GD thread coming up a few years ago but it disappeared. Hope this ones sticks around.

Business card/Logo I designed for my barber. Coulda been developed more and I was thinking of going in a different direction but its what the client wanted.

This isn't graphic design work and its more fine art but here's a drawing i did a few years back.

Drew these Yeezys on sketchbook pro
 
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Anyone know the quickest way to set up their online portfolio? I want to set mine up before I get out of school so I can start applying for internships this summer.
 
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Anyone know the quickest way to set up their online portfolio? I want to set mine up before I get out of school so I can start applying for internships this summer.

Use a template based site like cargocollective.com and/or squarespace.com

Easy to use, cheap membership costs, and you can link it to a domain name you bought.
 

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I'm the lead designer for Karl Kani, basically all logos from the 80s, etc were lost, so I had to re-create them all from scratch and blurry google photos, here are 2 classics i made:
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My last 8 websites I programed/designed:
http://sethbrundle.com
http://travis-wong.com
http://ineedzeke.com
http://ashleyblainefeatherson.com/
http://caligreekweekend.com
http://cappuccinooncall.com
http://treesjenius.com/
http://devinebanks3.com/

Dope!

For you guys that know how to program with Javascript and all that good stuff, did you teach yourselves? I'm mostly only learning HTML and limited CSS, how hard would it be to learn how to program too?
 

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Dope!

For you guys that know how to program with Javascript and all that good stuff, did you teach yourselves? I'm mostly only learning HTML and limited CSS, how hard would it be to learn how to program too?

Yes! It's really easy to teach yourself. I don't have one second of schooling, I self taught, it took me about 2 months of learning the basics and as i kept makings sites, I learned more and more. Programing is like math once you learn it, its easy. I would suggest downloading sites and breaking them down, to see what does what.
 
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Karl Kani is still around? Word? Wow.

Good to see people sharing stuff. This industry is not for most and not for me anyways, even though I have a degree in it. Keep on pushing and don't fall to laziness. This stuff can be fun if you have a good clientel and have constant business coming in.

Anybody mess with sports cuts/renders? I tried doing a Jamaal Franklin one and that **** is hard/tedious as hell. :lol:

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Practice with the pen tool if you can. Makes better cuts but it can take a while. When people used the wand tool, a lot of the anit alias stuff makes it choppy. Most graphic design gives you better rewards when you put in the effort and time. Rushed stuff will look....well rushed. Also I say this without really knowing the advancements of the new Photoshops and Illustrators.




Also just sharing a crew of people that I like. 123 Klan are graff heads turned graphic designers. Their style is always there, even working with corporate companies. They rule!

http://www.123klan.com/blog
http://www.123klan.com/portfolio

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This industry is not for most

Truth.

This business is nothing but hustle. To be in this industry you need to keep working hard and wanting to make yourself better. You have to put up with the long days, longer nights, screaming creative directors, etc.

You also have to promote yourself like a boss. A website and/or a behance isn't enough. Write art blogs, distribute them to bigger art blog sites, join online design comps (like www.thetypefight.com) so that people can see your work. Because it's most likely that someone can do the same thing you can do (maybe even better) but if your name is more common household, people will go to you first.

Also, this is pretty common sense, but NEVER burn a bridge. Keep any kind of conflict very business and very professional. The creative world is smaller than people think. So, if you screw over someone in LA, they might know someone in the company in NY you're applying for and they'll get you denied that job. I've seen it happen to people and those people are scrimping by through semi-bad mom and pop shops because they've been blacklisted in a way.
 
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^^^This is some good advise. Social networking as well as networking is a big thing. Blogs are good too. People want to know you Are being creative at all times, whether it is work or just stuff on your mind or things that influence you. Have a strong portfolio. Asidr from actually having work, you have to have good work. Also this is literally a 24/7 job. There are no days off unless you just don't take work. If you are juggling clients, make sure to have stuff on a deadline. Don't take too long with work nor do stuff with ease. I always remember a quote from Jeff Staple and I think it holds true to graphic design. He said there will always be some other graphic designer that is better then you. What makes Staple (Jeff) better is we do everything in a professional manner whether it be the work, the contracts, the mock ups, proofs, the invoicing, etc. Remember....that is all part of being a graphic designer. It's hardly just sitting in front a computer.
 
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