So guys, i've got some questions.
I've gone to school for a bit for "Graphic Design" but sadly it was at a community college.
Not anything against Community College, but the courses were a bit limited. I learned a bit about everything really, but not a ton. I learned about photoshop, a bit about Illustrator, and a bit about printing and running a printing press.
So, i was wondering where is a good site to maybe get some good starting points to take what i know further.
Things about typography, logo design, things of that nature that would be helpful for getting more knowledge under my belt so that once i finish school this semester i can get started on making a better portfolio.
We both like it! The only thing would be if the feathers were in the other side of the hat and stuck in the "band" that goes around the hat.
Graphically, it is very pleasing too!
woah so i clicked on that davidairey.com site and the first thing i see is this this business cards done by Moo. which i think sounds like a familiar company so i look on their website and i see their logo, which i know i've already seen somewhere else
a guy in the year above has pretty much the exact same logo in his portfolio, but as a logo for a dairy company and not for a design company.
and it's obvious that one of these is a rip of the other (i'd struggle to believe otherwise) butttt, this carl guy (from my class) is a quality designer and i don't believe he'd ever rip something off, let alone present it in his portfolio so obviously the same design as Moo Print. but then Moo Print were founded in 2004, which was definitely before he started uni (i.e. created that logo) so i don't know who's ripped who off. i like to think Moo Print had a rebrand and stole their logo then but it could be the other way around.
it makes me sad. welcome to graphic design, where plagiarism is a very real enemy.
and I think the business card logo is meant to say 'COW' when it's upside down whereas his isn't supposed to
(his is the business card)
hm, i still think they're too similar. ah well, not like it affects me anyway!
ugh i'm waiting on the post to arrive so (hopefully) my cyan and magenta inks arrive so i can print my portfolio, all the work is done i'm just waiting on this bloomin' ink. i ordered it on monday night :(
(i also don't like how tab + enter doesn't hit the Post button any more)
I really like your posters rusty, though some of your best are the ones where you break from the beige, low colour number grungy style.
which ones? i dont think i like many of the others ive done
low colour number is good, so they can get printscreened
that shit costs per colour man
the fight club one's hand looks a little weird but the actual logo is lovely, and the rest of the posters are wonderful
Anyone know what font this is?
it's an A3 portfolio, and i have this printer, an HP officejet 7000
it's a wide format printer, but i've never used it for anything bigger than A3. i lurrve it, although we did have a bit of a falling out earlier today.
Ahh, that looks sweet I really want a printer like that... I do love my laserjet though.
eep. laserjets are rubbish for good quality printing though :(
but they are mighty fast!
speaking of printers, are all inkjets bitches or just my one?
inkjets are superior compared to laser when it comes to printing quality work.
a laser will easily beat them in time and quantity vs. ink, but the quality isn't comparable, and if you studygraphic design you want a nice quality printer
what model do you have?
HP Deskjet F4580 (all in one)
ahh, i used to have the HP Deskjet F4200 (also all in one)
it did me fine though, can't say i ever had any major issues with it. what sort of problems are you having?
I've never used a good inkjet before, all the ones I've used have screwed up the colours and smeared all over the place.
you should'a seen me earlier
managed to print out all of my portfolio bar one piece perfectly first time. got to this piece... it took me 8 times before it did it correctly. i'd already ripped up one bit of card in my rage.
probably when i get it whapped on my website!
it's a joke, i've had webspace and domain for just under a year, and have never finished it. always get half way then change my mind about the design and forget about it all. ungh
or i might just upload it here. but i don't know what you'll all think, because it's not what i think a lot of you have in your mind as "graphic design". there's some branding (i.e. logos) but there's also some projects i think you'll go o_O at.
but i won't know until i show, right?
My community college design experience was pretty focued. Despite being a "2 year" program, it actually takes 3 years unless you take an extra class each quarter and don't have summers off. Covered pretty much everything from the basics to the programs and to finish off our big capstone project involved inventing a company from the ground up building an entire brand (all the logo design, signage, pictograms, vehicles, building design, etc) for the company. I should say though for my degree, in order to fit it all in within 2-3 years they didn't require me to take hardly any gen-eds other than 3 english, and a couple of other random ones. As such when I transfer to uni this fall I'm pretty much required to do a years worth of gen-eds to get my bachellors, which kinda sucks.
It's a smaller community college, so the guy who taught the class was super cool, and knew a good deal. But his knowledge was mostly in the printing field, as he worked at Missouri University, and other big printing companies doing stuff like proofing, and running the machines.
But aside from asignments where we were told to pretty much use illustrator, or photoshop, or sometimes indesign to accomplish something, we really pretty much just went at it with the little bit he knew of the programs, and what we gathered from the internet.
I guess now's as good a time as any to start re-learning.
Well, I guess I haven't really dumped any of my stuff here. Some is from 2 years ago, some is from this year.
Anti-religion, Kunst & Håndverk brochure and Creation Awards is collaborations with other students. (In the brochure I was first and foremost the photographer)
I did not expect the thumbnails to be so fucked up. Damn variable thumbs and not constant ones.