Research point: desktop publishing software

The software I have available to me is Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Sketchbook Pro, and Procreate.

I find I’m very open to exploring new software and to test and find out what I like from each (I also tend to mix and match things from each, such as paint brushes, textures, and other various tools).

Since I have an iPad, I think it’s also important to test out ways to incorporate software with it, which leads me to also try out different apps and explore designers & illustrators who utilize iPads as well to create their pieces.

I’m pretty familiar with all of these programs, since I have spent countless hours in from of my computer or iPad screen, and since I used them when I was working on my previous degree in Illustration Design.
What I guess I could learn is a little more about photo manipulation. Since I’m not that all concerned about photography, I haven’t taken the time to look into all the options for “correctly” manipulating photos.

Exercise: Too much or not enough information

To created the posters for this exercise, I began with identifying an event that would take place. Since I couldn’t find anything here locally (and it would all be in German), I decided to go with an event that took place in Texas a while back, and just update / create a new poster for it. Continue reading “Exercise: Too much or not enough information”

Research point – Graphic Design Level 1 Core Concepts

Items I’ve “collected” so far have been mostly digital. I use my Instagram accounts, Tumblr, and Pinterest to collect images and follow users I find inspiring for the widest range of design possibilities: illustration, typography, product & packaging design, photography, etc.
I feel that there is no one, common thread that connects these images or users, other than that I find them visually appealing. I guess I feel like I’m trying to create a visual library of sorts that I can go back and reference for almost any project or brief I may undertake.