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The WOW Logo Designer

Designers! Specialize your skill - Three things to do

The world is beautiful with a lot of spices, a good stew is made up of a lot of ingredients which makes up 'Stew everywhere'. The rainbow s colorful because it has 7 bold colours but not all colors right?

As well as we want to master all designs related skills because we are designers, it is also important to note that one of the laws of branding is the law of contraction.
Specializing on one skill is very importanter.



As creatives especially designers, it's somewhat mandatory to know all about design and know how to manipulate words to visuals in any given situation, be it infographics, logo designs, gifographics, web designs etc but that doesn't mean you have to answer all the names at once.

Jack of all trades, master of none?


It's always better to focus our efforts on one specific skill instead of trying to be well-trained and proficient in all things design-related. Here is a scenario:

I tried visiting a number of designers’ portfolio web sites. I frequently see a phrase like this:

“I design logos, posters, web sites, brochures, and more.”

This is a typical marketing blunder offering more services does not necessarily mean that you will find more customers.

Narrow it down(er)


Imagine I want to hire a graphics designer to do a quick informational design for me, do you think I would search for 'Graphic designer who does posters, infographics, gifographics etc? Hell NO!

I would be specific in my search and if I do get one and see 'jack of all trades', I'll simply move to the next result - I want a MASTER in the craft.

You're demarketing yourself trying to market yourself as a do-it-all sort of person or company. With the way marketing and advertising are headed, however, only those who can successfully target a niche audience will really thrive.

The strategy is simple:

Targeting a niche market as a designer, refine your skills on the job and be a flipping master.
Designers you might want to model their strategy on SPECIALIZING AS A DESIGNER. 

Strategic positioning


What’s positioning? It’s a term used in marketing that requires you to develop a platform your consumers can used to keep your brand remember-able and relate-able. This is usually a phrase you can connect with your brand.

Typical examples are APPLE Inc with the phrace “fun & reliable computer”; “photo editing”– you think Photoshop, right?

So, when a client thinks “I need a logo designer,” would you be the one on their contact list to call?
Now think for yourself: how have you positioned yourself and your design work?

You know often people save numbers on their phone with specialties of the individuals so that even if they don't remember your name, they can still find whom they want. Is your name saved as 'somebody Graphics Guy's or 'somebody logo designer'?

Position yourself strategically for both influence and exposure.

What’s your specialty?
What are you going to be the best at?


  • Master branding/Logo design;
  • Information graphics;
  • Food packaging;
  • Stationery design;
  • Web design;
  • Adverts design;
  • Package design or something else?

Let's talk in the comments box. What is your specialty and leave a link to your portfolio so we can all take a look and appreciate your work.

Top 10 Lazy But Famous Logos

What is the visual outlook of lazy logos? 

We’ll be taking a peep at the laziest but Famous logos designs ever created?

A lot of famous logo designs owned by top firms are wordmarks or icons. I am not saying wordmark logos are not good or they are outdated. Infact, they are one of the most used logo types in history.



The wordmark logos makes logo designs look very simple and clean in the eyes.
On the other hand, wordmark logos are sometimes just too simple to cut it for some big name brands and more so, lazy – don’t look at me like that, I just feel they are logos created out of laziness or something.

But please note, simple looking logos doesn’t necessarily mean they are not good enough or they are not worth a huge sum of money. These logos are great in all ramifications and brains had to spin round the clock to keep the logo simple yet good looking.

Also, what we consider simple or minimal in these logos probably involved lots of research: design is more about the process than actually opening Illustrator and placing a few vectors – you know that right?

PS: These logos are in no way inferior to other logos but I termed it ‘lazy’ because, some clients would think it’s just too simple but, trust me they are not – they are one of the best and most used. After all, they are famous.

Top 10 (Ten) Lazy looking yet Famous logos around the globe.

1) Tommy Hilfiger
I guess you are not surprised it’s first on the list. This is the logo of one of the biggest fashion brands in US, worth $3bn.

Tommy Hilfiger’s logo just has the white and red with the name vested on it at the top and bottom.

And guess what, it looks good on cloth lines does it? Yet, it among the laziest but Famous logos designs ever created.

2. BBC
We are probably more than connected to these logo. We interact with this brand and know them.
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The BBC logo is so simple yet amazing. One of the world’s biggest broadcasting Corporation.

3. 3M
The 3M logo is just that. Like that,, like writing 3M. Lol.
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This company is worth over a hundred million dollars and their logo is just so lazy. 3M stands for Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company.

4. Ebay
eBay is one of th popular r logo cringes me. How can you do this?
The font is predictable –  a simple wordmark logo designed with Helvetica font (one of the most used web font). Greeee, that’s damn lazy.
But seriously, what kind of inspiration was typing a word in Helvetica and getting rid of all letter-spacing is someone’s idea of a logo.

5. Verizon
Verizon logo is so lazy that they literally typed the words and just added the ‘good’ mark.
I’m guessing the story behind the new logo was that an executive at Verizon was tired of seeing their logo in every blog post about terrible logos and ordered a redesign.
The crux is, this logo redesign was definitely lazy. Maybe the designer came up with the idea within about 3 minutes (maybe 5 minutes). That’s hell of a Lazy looking logo design.

6. Quora
A plain and simple wordmark again. Can be identified because the brand has proved to be a go to source for Q/As. It used a custom typography which makes it a little bit better than Verizon but in all, it’s still lazy but famous.
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7. Housing.com Logo
Aha, just an arrow, pointing upwards. That’s all.
There’s something to notice, the LOGO seems incredibly lazy, but the catch is spot on.
Its an UPWARD ARROW, symbolizing success. Under the arrow is a roof, to protect everyone beneath.
The logo is Lazy as hell, but heavily innovative and famous.

8. Walmart
This is probably one of the most Laziest logos. What? A clip art at the end of a wordmark logo? Who does that?
Enough already let’s move on.

9. MasterCard
MasterCard logo is not particularly lazy but you know it looks that way. Two circles joined together, how does that related to paying more up and down th continents of the world. Well we’ll have to find out from the graphic / logo designer about the concept.
Talking about designers concepts.

10. CitiBank
The Citigroup and Citibank logo is not just lazy but also worth a fortune.
The cost of the logo was $1.5 million U.S. Dollars and was drawn on a napkin in a matter of seconds – can you believe that. The graphic designer just played with it concept she was given and TADA, we have the logo.

I just finished reading Top 10 lazy looking but famous logos. You should too. No 7… tweet this @ifeanyiekperi

Bonus:
I know I promised Top 10 but I decided to add this here as the 10+ if you like.

National Geographic Logo
At some point, I asked if a rectangular box means anything or is related to showing documentaries of animals and what have you. No answer yet.

It looks simple, I guess the rectangle as just there to compliment the wordmark already. It’s lazy and that is the truth. Want to argue more, let’s use the comment box. I’m ready really .
Don’t I just love what I do? In split seconds, logo is done and money is in the back pocket. Wow.
On a final note, do you think my Logo identity is lazy and famous too? Of course not, don’t do your head like that!
Yes it’s a wordmark logo as well but I own my font, I bet you can never see this font anywhere with a long ‘P’ and ‘Y’ – that makes it unique .
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We have toiled through Google and the internet to get you the top 10 lazy looking logo designs and what we think of them but I know that’s not all. You probably have seen more lazier ones and we would appreciate your input in the comment box below.
Tell us what lazy looking but famous logo we missed or we should add and you could be an author/contributor on our community post for the same subject matter. It’s time to comment below and be counted.
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Designers' Watch: 365 days of Typography Logos by Daniel Carlmartz

In this edition, we are featuring a Stolkholm based graphic designer, Daniel Carlmatz.

Daniel took on a self challenge to create a Typographic logo each day in 2017. The aim of the challenge was to represent every word with its meaning. E.g the word IDEA, instead of typing D, he used the bulb in place of it - which usually represents a spark of idea.

He has finished it and here, we have picked awesome ones for your typography logo inspiration as a graphic designer and also for anyone who might want to consider getting a Typographic logo - We picked the designs according to the alphabets.

Typography logo inspiration by D. Carlmatz
The Stockholm based graphic designer has finished the challenge designing 366 typography logos inspiration. We have hand picked awesome ones for your logo inspiration as a graphic designer and also for anyone who might want to consider getting a Typographic logo - We picked the designs according to the alphabets.

A. Artillery
A slight bend of the letter 'i' and it's dot up above to appropriately represent an artillery.

B. Birdcage / Bike
You could see the cage replacing the letter 'A' and a bird in it.
This is an innovative typography logo. The letters 'B' and 'e' used to construct the wheel. Nice.

C. Candle / Cook
Instead of a normal A in candle, the designer used the candle light.
This got me here. A frying pan used to cut the letter 'c'.

D. Dove
I bet you can see the dove bird between the O and V letters.

E. Eagle
The beak of and Eagle was used to design the letter E. Nice concept for a Typographic logo.
F. Fox
We know we have a representation of Fox in Firefox but Daniel used a different concept here to represent it.
G. Guitar
The U letter is bearing the guitar symbol of the typography logo.
H. Heart
The letter E and A was used to form the heart shape of the logo.
I. Idea
The spark you need here. Idea. At first I thought it was just the D letter that was replaced but the I played a role to make it look more like a bulb. Nice typography logo inspiration.
J. Jazz
No doubt, this is superb. What other inspiration do you need for the jazz
K. Knight
The K is playing the role here.
L. Lust
Wonderful representation of Lust with the letter 'T' upside down.
M. Medal
Medal . You deserve some accolades.
N. North
The letter 'N' looks like north with the down opening used to face the compass north. I see another compass facing south at the top. 
O. Outlet
First of all, I though I was seeing a 'wow emoji'. But that's an electric outlet replacing the letter 'O'.
P.  Parrot
Another animal representation in he typography logo. The parrot is peeping through in between letter A and R.
Q. Queen
I didn't understand why the E was placed on top because it didn't seem like a queen but look again on the space left by the E, it's a female lip. . Nice one Daniel.
R. Rat
A rat is what we don't want in our houses but here it is always peeping as it usually does in a hole. The rat is in between the letter R and A - kill it. 
S. Search / Skate
This is a superb logo inspiration. The a used to create a search box.  Can it be better than that.
I had to pick this one along side the search typography logo inspiration for S. This looks good.
T. Twist
Twist the I!
V. Vagina
You are probably seeing this one. 
W. Wolf
Wolf! Wolf! Wolf! Here it is between letters W and O. It's screaming as usual. That's the last for our top picks of typography logo inspiration designs by Daniel Carlmatz.
They are certainly not lazy logos. But, what makes a logo lazy?
Which of them made the cut for you. Tell us in the comment box.
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How to Overcome Creative Block

What the heck is Creative Block? Just like writers experience writer's block while they are trying to churn out pieces/articles for their various works, creatives also tend to experience some hitches and glitches trying to get creative and it is termed CREATIVE BLOCK.


As GoodTherapy puts it:
Creative blocks, or barriers to inspiration, can be described as the inability to access one's internal creativity. Those in creative professions—writers, musicians, performers, artists—are often more likely to be affected by creative blocks, which can last for days, weeks, months, or even years.

What I think is responsible for this is not just the lack of inspiration, but also the inability to defeat INERTIA. Some creative complain mostly of creative Bloc only at the starting stages of their work but seem to be full of ideas whenever they finally get their hands dirty and get to work.

You know that moment when it feels so impossible to be creative? Ya, we suffer it too. Fortunately for us, top Graphic Designers and creatives suffer same, so we're not the only ones to ever suffer through this problem.

So whether:
  • You are looking for ways to overcome creative block.
  • Inspiration on how to do defeat creativity block as a Graphic Designer.
  • Just get rid of Creative block in workplaces


Here, we'll be covering the top 10 things to do whenever you experience creative Bloc or how to overcome creative Bloc as a Graphic designer and creative.

Want to beat creative block?.....

Start the project already!
Just start it. Allow it to be bad. It doesn't have to be perfect at the first touch. Just boot that computer and pour whatever is upstairs.

Make it bad, there will be time to fine-tune it but for now, Start it, the idea is to just get started and beat Inertia.

When you start the project with little or no inspiration, it allows you to me to beat Inertia and at the same time, you must have created series of inspiration that will keep you going for the project.

Put every single idea down
Don't let those ideas escape, whether they are suitable for the project or not, just put them down, design them and leave them.
They don't have to be compact, just design them in bits. It might be how you want the words to be styled or a kind of picture container you want to use or a cartoon illustration. Whatever, just design them as they come and leave them there scattered. They'll be time or arrangements but for now, we want to break that Creative Bloc.

Leave them there, walk away.
Sometimes, you just need a break. It's normal to stare at your computer blankly without knowing what next step to take.
Just leave everything and walk away or relax - take time to recharge the neurons in the brain. Go do something else - flip through a magazine, go watch cartoon with your kids  or whatever, but just walk away. You'll be back.

But don't forget to go with a book and pen, inspiration is spiritual and can strike anytime.

Just one more Job - I'll take it.
"Grab the next job. In most cases, what you need to defeat this creative Block is just one more Job."

You might be less inspired working on one project, but ones you flip over to the next project, you'll just experience an unimaginable, magical inspiration coming through and this can help you finish both the former and the latter in no time.

Take projects, accept more. It strengthens your psyche and kicks the brain up knowing you have much to do and maybe with less time. That brings us to

Deadline!
Embrace deadlines, that might just be the medication you need for that creative Bloc. It sounds horrible knowing that you are hours away from getting a job done and you've not even done 40% of the project but trust me, it fires up the brain to work.

That desire not to disappoint your client is a force. It removes laziness at a glance. There's no someday, it has to be today and may be NOW.

Steal like an artist.
This cannot be over emphasized. Remember it's also part of the things every graphic designer should know.
Alexander Charchar puts it this way:
“Try to recreate the work of others that you admire. Try to figure out their process secrets, how the work is put together. Writers do this – they retell the stories they love, musicians rewrite the music they love and want to hear. It’s how we learn, it’s how we practice

Don't copy. Steal.

It makes you create your own version of what you admire. Recreate it and inspire someone else.

Did you miss me?
You can't force creativity but here's what you can do - miss it.
No. Wait.

Forget about the project for some time. Don't think about it and when you finally do, open it and ask 'did you miss me?'
Funny right, it works, you'll find out that it actually misses you and of course, you miss your craft.
When passion takes center stage, creative Bloc leaves. - Ifeanyi Ekperi

Do it anyway!
Sometimes you have to let your passion speak for itself and do it's thing. Passion likes being tried, allow it to fight for you.
As much as step 7 is a great resource for you, remember you might have a deadline and those fancy things might not work for you unless you put in the hours. Do it anyway.

Scared of not knowing what to do next? Do it anyway, sit there and do it. Force it out - it's in you.


Just check there - over there!
At least you are not an epitome of knowledge and inspiration. You might just need a little push to get over that creative Bloc.

Just check that designer out, he might just have a little inspiration for your project. Don't spend time surfing around the net, be specific and go for what you really want - inspiration.

But this might not work for some people because, looking for inspiration is just another form of procrastination. Just go get to work. Sooner or later, the ideas will flow.

Disconnect from the world
I mean literally, yes. Distractions can cause creative Bloc. Worries and thinking of unimportant things and events that  doesn't concern the project make you lose creative focus. To beat this, disconnect.

Play some cool music, your best tracks or inspirational talks - just try that which works best for you to disconnect from the distractions and get back to work.

Clean up!
Have you heard, cleanliness is next to godliness? Ok, that not it .

Clean up you work area. Just try arranging stuffs up or even going for a shower.
Some people actually get inspiration from the restroom. It oozes like incense, you might try that next time to beat that creative Bloc.

What’s the best method of defeating creative bloc that you’ve ever heard?

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How a professional logo should look like

What does this word 'logo' mean? Do I really need it?

Yes you do! If you are asking the above question. A logo is a Brand identity that represents your brand even before your client gets in touch with you, they interact with your Logo - your identity.




Imaging you are walking down the road and a police man walks up to you and requests for a means of identification to ensure you are a legal citizen of that country, what would you show?

Your Identification Card with your photograph affixed to it right? Nice.
That's exactly what a Logo is to your brand - an identificator.
Your logo is the identity card that qualifies you to be a citizen in the Brand country .
IYour Logo is your Brand's face, make it look tush

Whenever you see an apple with a silver colour, what comes to your mind? Apple Inc or iPhone/iPad/iMac.

How should a logo look like?
During the years, we have had a lot of developments in all industry and the logo design industry is not left behind.
What is called a logo has revolutionalized and in 2018, one of the new trend is making RESPONSIVE LOGOS.
The above logos shows logo revolutions in the 21st century. That's brings us to the crux of this post, what makes a good logo?
A logo should ideally embody the following characteristics - the Logo design principles:

Simple
A logo should be simple enough that you could draw the logo from memory. A simple logo stores faster/sticks to the memory more.

Scalable
In this day and age, a logo has to scale from the 32x32 pixels favicon that lives in your browser tab to gigantic billboards that live to the next of highways. Not only that, it has to be recognizable at any scale as well.
Some graphic designers create logo without thinking of scalability, when it's time for favicon, they either compress the logos and make it look awkward or they just crop the beauty off it 樂.

Memorable
I already touched on this a little but if your customers/clients cannot immediately identify and relate to your brand from your logo then your logo has failed in it’s purpose. Think a logo as the face of a brand/company.

Versatile
This relates to scale but again your logo should look great in any medium, be it on a digital or physical publication.

Relevant
Finally, a logo should be relevant to what you do but it also does not have to be dead obvious about what you do.

Apple doesn't resonate that Apple Inc produces apple butter it amplifies the name Apple, the icon represents the brand name in total.

Of course, a logo does not necessarily have to follow all of these characteristics but these are good guidelines for logos that is recommended, if you like, the golden rules of logo designs.

Your logo should look great because it's your brand face. Nobody want to use an ugly, awkwardly taken photograph on an Identity card, same applies in logo development.

Not all logos are winners and some are more interesting than others. But the purpose of a logo is not to be interesting, it purpose is to be the face of your brand and company, it must symbolize and reflect what you do, what you are - please do not make your logo lazy while trying to make it simple.

In summary, I will leave the following quote from Paul Rand, a graphic designer who designed logos for ABC, IBM, UPS and countless others:
"A logo is a flag, a signature, an escutcheon, a street sign. A logo does not sell (directly), it identifies. A logo is rarely a description of a business. A logo derives meaning from the quality of the thing it symbolizes, not the other way around.
A logo is less important than the product it signifies; what it represents is more important than what it looks like. The subject matter of a logo can be almost anything."

I rest my case on how your logo should look like / principles of a good logo design.
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Advise for a beginner Graphic Designer

One of the best things about creative professions is that there is no set time to join the bandwagon. You can become a professional at any time as soon as you set your mind/heart to it.

This is not an exhaustive list of advises for beginner Graphic Designers but you'll surely want to keep this handy as you journey on.
It is never too late or too early to start learning about graphic design. Design is about solving problems and it happens everyday.

There is only one way to truly improve your design skills. Keep practicing. Duplicate. Make lots of work and work more.

Improve Daily:
There are things that gives you goosebumps. They are designs you fall in love with at first sight. Grab them, redesign them. Create your own concepts of the designs.

When I started out, I followed a lot of Graphic Designers I liked their work, I would just try to replicate what they have done. They were my source of inspiration.
Note: Don't forget to probe why these designs were done the way they were done. Always try to understand why things were designed the way they were. That would help you get insights to the concepts used.

You have a taste, explore it.
Designing isn’t just about opening your Graphic Design suite and adding shapes together. It has gone beyond that.
You must find design in every part of your life. Designing is a way of life. Designs are borne from the mind, from imaginations and from experiences.

In your quest to designing from your own perspective (to suit your taste), you need to disrupt the process and make your designs match your taste.

"Every designer is unique and this is based on their own map of the design world."
Secondly, get hold of those designs you feel you don't like and reproduce them to suit your taste. Make them better.

Know your tools.
The Adobe Graphic suite is the most commonly used software package for design work, seconded by the Corel Graphic Suite. The both graphic suites are exceptionally good but most people prefer the Corel Graphics suite because of its simple tools - that makes it most used among beginners to play around with.
Master the tools. A good workman knows his tools. In all you do, keep learning, unlearning and relearning.

Innovate with your tools and remain a pro in this ever-changing profession. It takes years to master these tools, but only weeks to understand the basics of Graphics Design. Watch tutorials if you find an effect you want to replicate. There are many free and/or paid resources available at your disposal.

The Basics rocks, it shouldn't be skipped.

Typography is important: At the very minimum, know the difference between the types of fonts, along with what kerning, leading, tracking, and line-heights are. Get started by reading this.

Color Theory is important: Play around in Adobe Kuler to understand how complementary colors work together, what analogous means, why different shades of colors look better than others, etc. What each color mean and when combined, what they represent.
Colors speaks for your design and using the right combination can make your design stand out!

KEEP IT SIMPLE, STUPID (KISS): There is no reason to add a lot of effects and filters to just one design work. Yes, you were given a lot of effects but, that doesn't warrant you to use all of it in one piece of work.

Some of the best examples of solid graphic design work are the simplest pieces - less colours, less noise and less fonts with lots of whitespaces. Yes, lots of white spaces.

Focus on the details, know who and what you’re designing for. Target that audience, there’s no need to appeal to everyone. Know what colour and font faces suits your audience and use them. Visualize words and use industry concepts.
Not all design style fits all industry.

Flirt with your fonts. You’ll love it, and then you’ll hate it. Find another font you like. Use it, abuse it, then ditch it. Don't worry, font creators would always get us new ones 😁. It's not a crime neither is it a sin!

Steal. Like seriously, STEAL. Great artists steal. Read the book, “Steal Like an Artist.” Half of the points in this post are copied from other graphic designers who helped me learn. I use their thoughts to process mine, fill my concepts in here and make it sound ME.

That is also how your designs should be, steal, reconceptualize and make the design have a feel of You. Of course, it becomes yours.

But, note, your designs should be:
Either completely different or exactly the same, never similar.

Try to build your portfolio
Do design challenges. Offer local non-profits free design work. Don’t do spec work, it devalues the industry – but it is okay to work for free in the beginning. Not everyone deserves a free job even at your beginner level, you still have a right to say NO.

Ask for Criticism. Take it positively, keep an open mind. Be ready to be wrong. It’s the only way you’ll learn. Take note of every criticism and make your designs better.
You have a right to be wrong and so does your designs. But not always.

Talk about your work.
Be able to explain why you made certain design choices, especially when that criticism comes around.

If you have questions, ask them. Places like Reddit, quora are usually willing to answer your questions, assuming you’re not just asking them to solve your own design problem.

Learn learn learn and never stop learning. Learn from everyone. The more you learn the less you realize you know.

Listen to Mike Monteiro's talks. You may not agree with him, you may agree with him entirely. Either way, he'll give you a perspective into the design world you may not know.

You could be a great designer, but if people don't like you, or you aren't professional, you're going to have a hard time.
LEARNING IS FUN, IMPLEMENTING IS DIVINE!
Be an active learner, not a passive learner.
An example of active learning is going to a library or buying books online via amazon, checking out a design book, reading it and taking notes on it. Using Mr. Google and searching for design inspirations.

An example of passive learning is asking people to tell you stuff on Reddit/Quora and never acting or doing something about it. Sitting in front of your computer with no clue of what to do and complaining of design Bloc.

It's time for you to start learning (Now with links to Amazon!) Make sure to pick at least one book and read:



Once you’re good at design, help aspiring designers.
Don't hoard your knowledge, it's for the universe - Ifeanyi Ekperi.

Graphic Design is a Business, right? Charge like you mean it.
Get some cash for your work. Be confidence to ask for a rate you deserve - it seriously works. Even if you are still a student and you feel your work or skills are pretty darn good, charge something that is on the higher end of appropriate / reasonable (still has to be appropriate with regards to the work / client).

The business side of Graphic Design (negotiations dispute settling etc.) is the hardest part of the profession to really get the hang of for us artists as we usually just want to do the work - then employ an accountant 😉.

Heads up: Did you notice how simple the book covers of the above listed resources for graphic designers is? That's what you should always take note of.

This post has been advises for a beginner Graphic Designer who want to stand out and be counted. I hope you learnt something today.

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Why top Designers blog - You'll be amazed

Why should I blog as a graphic designer?

The new media is the focus point in this 21st century and a blog is part of the tools to reaching more people in the new media age (era of information).

How does it concern me as a creative designer to join the new media? It does concern everybody because at least 50% of client would com from new media sources.
So then, “Why should designers (or any creative professional) blog?” 

To join the new media and using the blog tool, you should blog rightly to meet your own audience and below are the importance of blogging as a creative.

Our REALGEE BLOGGER COURSE unveils multiple ways on how to start blogging and how to do it best.



Why should designers blog?
I know that inatia that clouds the mind with questions like:

I am a designer, why should I blog? 
I don’t write, I design.”
“There are so many design blogs out there, mine will never survive”. (Limiting belief).
Does blogging make me a better designer? and so many other questions.

To you, I would suggest the following 3 reasons why all designers SHOULD blog. I mean all.

1. The Author learns while Blogging

As I am a blogger and a designer myself, I am a teatimony to this fact. An experience worth while. As a blogging designer, you'll seek for more information, researching would be a skill and if you're serious with it, you'll be abreast with all trends in the industry. You'll be forced to learn because of course, like every reader does (including you), they'll always be questions to answer on the comment box. Learning new insights, techniques, great new relationships with others would be common as it becomes a duty.

2. Blogging enables you teach the World
Blogging is not all about making money like people now a days take it to be, a lot of designers decide not to blog because they think they could never reach enough page impressions, subscribers, or comments to subsidize their income.  Let me surprise you, blogging as a designer should be about contributing and teaching the world the skills you have learnt and to help other achieve their dreams and desires to be a creative. 

Start a Blog to motivate others in your niche.

You can also land you deals from potential clients, get beginners to trust you and make you their mentor etc.

Blogging is a great way to let your voice be heard. Even if not many people “hear” your voice, you have at least had the opportunity to work through your thoughts and opinions in a more organized and presentable way. Get a niche and teach

3. Blogging increases your value
Being a creative blogger would increase your value, you'll be perceived as an autority in your craft and thereby command respect from both customers and employers.
To maintain a blog as a graphic designer entails you would have at least basic knowledge of skills like writing, organization, time-management, and project management. All of which are openly demonstrated when you maintain a blog.


Have you ever wondered why top Graphic Designers blog?
Do they blog just because they want to or because they are writers too? No. They are doing it for you and for themself.


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Resources for starting or improving your blog

Are you a creative, you need a blog and its my pleasure to let you know that they are so many resources out there for anyone who wants to start or improve their own design blog. 

Here are just a few I suggest:

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Justcreative.com
CreativeJunkie.com

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Earn more as a Graphic Designer

How To Make Money Online With Graphic Design

Graphic Designers are increasing by the minute, every single day. Graphic Design consequently seems to be a very popular job as well.

This outrageous increase in the manpower of graphic designers and somewhat increase in the demand of them has aroused question on the creatives mind.

"What other ways a Graphic Designer earn money passively"

Well, I’m going to show you the best ways to earn money with your skill as a graphic designer.


Design Logo and Flyers/posters:
Companies now understand that graphics are part of the marketing process and are basic needs now.

Logos are one of the fundamentals for any company and Graphic/logo designers are wanted to make this clean, unique and elegant.

If you’re a pro at Photoshop and graphic design, you’ll have a lucrative career creating flyers and posters for companies

ads Design: 
This is a quick and easy one to start to make money as a graphic designer part time. You cab get paid to do these sharp design jobs from $4 to $20 per design you do.

Every website usually needs a few ads done, in loads of different sizes. As you can see this is one of the best ways to make money doing graphics design.

Draw Cartoons and Caricatures:
The world is too crowded and very busy now a days and companies are beginning to understand this so, they add a sense of humor to every marketing material.

Many designers are selling customized work online. Whether you’re good at caricatures or crafting unique cartoon characters, there’s a special niche you can choose for your drawing business. A great place to showcase your work is on DeviantArt or Fiverr.

Become a T-shirt Designer
T-shirt designs are making waves every single day with any trend going on and this can be a great assets for graphic designers.

Make t-shirts designs and seel to companies or use print on demand websites.

Design eBook covers
eBooks are here to stay, which makes ebook designing a suitable career for those with internet marketing, publishing and graphics design experience. This job doesn’t just involve creating a head-turning cover, it also requires designers to format the book with proper layout (Table of contents, call-to-action buttons, and more). Adobe InDesign or other specialized software should be used. A single eBook can churn out as little as $100 or high as $1,000.

Making money as a Graphic Designer is passive, though sometimes, there are no steady income but I bet you, you'll pay the bills doing graphic design jobs.

Are you a graphic designer or do you need a graphic designer? Let's us know how you make money on the internet.

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