If you’re a graphic designer without the talent of also being an artist, sometimes you need a little help. My go-to for elements for my design is Creative Market.
Creative Market is like an Etsy for designers. Other designers create and post their images, typography, website themes, web elements, product mockup photos and just a whole lot of things, all for sale at very affordable prices.
For example, this font:
You can buy it to use in your personal projects for just $16, or license it for a project for a client will sell (say a book), you can by an extended license for $40. I’ve purchased stuff for as little as $4 to use in my own personal projects.
AND if you subscribe to the Creative Market newsletter, every Monday you’ll get an email offering 6 items for free for the week! And it’s good stuff!
This is an unbelievable opportunity and perfect for GIT students. It’s an internship in Digital Media for seniors who are graduating by June 2014 (so Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 grads). And it’s PAID.
A description of the internship from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website:
The Digital Media Department offers one twelve-month internship for an individual with a background in video, media, design, art history, computer science, or related fields who would like to participate in the creation of new media and technology solutions. Digital Media leads the creation, production, presentation, and dissemination of the Museum’s multimedia content to support the viewing and understanding of the Met’s collections and exhibitions, both in the galleries and online.
The site describes itself as “A graphic design enterprise that runs a network of blogs, publishes books, organizes live events and judged competitions, and designs for clients.”
With several different design blogs under the Underconsideration umbrella, you’ll find discussions and help on topics like branding, the print industry, digital design… even menu creation! A goldmine of good ideas!
First, to all GIT students – Welcome back! We have a nice crop of new GIT Freshman, so be sure to help them out and take them under your wings. You were them once 🙂
Next, GIT Alumni Sean Caudill has opened up his own web design business for artists and designers who need a site but don’t have the web skills to create one. Sean’s a great coder and web designer, so I imagine this will be a successful endeavor and we wish him well! Visit the site for his new business, Dsgn Loft: http://dsgnloft.com.
We have some great speakers this morning on the top of gravure printing. Lots of great talk about packaging printing!
This afternoon, the GIT Club will have several people on a panel who represent all the areas that GIT covers – print, photography, web etc. It’s a terrific opportunity for students to meet and ask people in the industries of their interest.
If you like checking out well-done websites to get ideas for your own sites, then you have to check this site out. I think they do the judging every two weeks and there’s just an amazing array of websites to look at. Also make sure to check out their Evaluation page, which explains how the judge the websites.