Cameron Chapman

  • ConceptShare gives Collaboration that Push


    Virtually every designer out there has to collaborate at some point. Whether that’s with other designers, other creative pros or clients, you’ll need to share your work and get feedback or insight. Too many creatives are still dealing with these situations via email. But email is horribly inefficient, especially if you have multiple people you need to share with.

    Instead, why not use ConceptShare? With ConceptShare, you can share your creative work with colleagues or clients, get feedback and have discussions.

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  • IzzoNet: Create Your Own Shop Easily

    Selling things online is something I think a lot of us have considered doing. And even if you haven’t considered selling things yourself, it’s likely that you’ve had clients who were interested in doing so. But getting an ecommerce site setup, even for designers and developers, can be a pain. It’s often time-consuming, frustrating, and requires a lot of administrative-type work that’s not very much fun. Instead, a service like IzzoNet can really make it simple to get your online store up and running in just a few easy steps.

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  • 45+ Free Lessons In Graphic Design Theory

    Considering how many designers are self-taught, either in whole or in part, the importance of a solid foundation in graphic design theory is often overlooked. New designers often want to jump right into creating websites, rather than learning the basics of why some designs work and some don’t. But they’re putting themselves at a disadvantage to designers who do have formal training or have taken the time to learn the principles behind good design.

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  • What Popular Movies Can Teach Us About Design

    It’s a pretty safe bet to say that the vast majority of people like movies. They’re usually entertaining and sometimes even informative or thought-provoking. But most designers probably don’t pay too much attention to how they might be able to offer inspiration for website or other designs.

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  • 25+ Useful Document and File Comparison Tools

    Figuring out how a document has changed from one version to another isn’t always the simplest task. It’s further complicated when that document is longer or more complex, like source code.

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  • Batch Processing: 25 Tools and Techniques for Images and Documents

    Converting images or files by hand can be a hugely time-consuming process. But how often do clients send us files in formats that can’t be directly used on their website or project? If you’re like most designers, your answer is probably “pretty often.”

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  • A Graphic Design Primer, Part 3: Basics of Composition

    In the first two sections of this primer, we covered the basic elements of design, and the basic principles of design. In this section, we’ll cover the basic principles of composition.

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  • A Graphic Design Primer, Part 2: The Principles of Design

    In the last part, we covered the elements that make up most designs. In this part, we’ll cover the principles you can apply to those elements to create a design. All of these principles can be applied to any project, and have a direct impact on the success of that design.

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  • A Graphic Design Primer, Part 1: The Elements of a Design

    There are many elements that make up any visual design, whether it’s good or not. Becoming familiar with the parts of a design is necessary before you can start to apply the principles of good design to your own work, in the same way that a doctor needs to have an understanding of anatomy before he can learn to heal a patient.

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  • A Crash Course in Typography: Pulling It All Together

    In the first three parts of this series, we covered a lot of information about the anatomy of a typeface, and what kinds of things to look for when actually combining two fonts. Here, we’ll tie it all together.

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