Articles by Kendra Gaines

Design

Make it Stretch: Full Image and Video Backgrounds in Web Design

August 29th, 2012
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Make it Stretch: Full Image and Video Backgrounds in Web Design

Big is the new trend around the web because nearly everyone wants it. It is imperative that one stays up on trends as a web designer. Never do you want to put yourself in jeopardy of offering someone (or yourself) a web design that is boring and outdated. It...

Design

Stripped: Minimalist Movie Posters and Album Artwork

July 24th, 2012
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Stripped: Minimalist Movie Posters and Album Artwork

As consumers, there are a lot of different products that companies want us to purchase or get into. When you're in a position to make one choice amongst many products, there is a need for it to stick out; you need to be swayed. Companies do this through things like features and pricing;...

Design

Artistically Designed: Get to Know Andrew Archer

July 9th, 2012
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Artistically Designed: Get to Know Andrew Archer

Art and design are often very subjective fields when it comes to who and what is good. They can also be very subjective in determining where a particular piece fits. Is it art, or is it design? There are, however, basic principles we all tend to agree on; design is generally more calculated while...

Design

Art on Board: Skateboarding and the Artistic Sub-Culture

June 14th, 2012
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Art on Board: Skateboarding and the Artistic Sub-Culture

When you think of sports, probably the last thing you think about is art or the freedom of expression. You probably think about the high energy. The excitement. The competition. The sweat. The blood. The tears. All of these tend to be associated with sports, from the most physical ones like football,...

Essentials

Just My Type: Super Clean, High-Quality & Free Fonts

May 29th, 2012
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Just My Type: Super Clean, High-Quality & Free Fonts

Whatever type of designer you are, you want to be able to offer potential clients a nice variety of styles. In this current day, many designers and clients are looking for really clean, minimalistic design work. One of the main ways one can execute a very clean look is via your...

Design

Selling Art: Creative and Artistic Advertisements

May 21st, 2012
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Selling Art: Creative and Artistic Advertisements

We live in a world, in a society, where it's almost impossible to go a day or a couple of hours or even a few of minutes without trying to be sold something. Sometimes an opportunity to purchase can present itself subtly; perhaps a friend has a product you like or perhaps you drove...

Design

Turn It Up: Musically Inspired Logo Design

May 2nd, 2012
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Turn It Up: Musically Inspired Logo Design

Many artists, whether digital or traditional find much inspiration in music. It often serves as a great mind opener for large amounts of creativity and style to be ushered in. Some artists believe music helps them to see shapes and colors, and often offers up feelings and emotions to help them execute their...

Inspiration

Fabulous Phoneography: Gallery of Smartphone Photography

April 20th, 2012
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Fabulous Phoneography: Gallery of Smartphone Photography

What makes a great photograph? Many believe it's not just the subject of your picture, but even the composition and the style in which you decide to take your picture. Photography, like many arts, is fairly objective--you may find a picture that you love that your best friend absolutely hates. One certain thing about...

IMHO

Immortal Technique: A Quick Look at Minimalism

January 17th, 2012
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Immortal Technique: A Quick Look at Minimalism

There's a little bit of murmuring going on that the design technique, most affectionally referred to as minimalism, is dying and/or dead. I couldn't disagree more. I believe that minimalism is not dead, mainly because people don't quite realize what it is.

Design

Putting Designs on Your Back: A Showcase of T-Shirt Designs

January 10th, 2012
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Putting Designs on Your Back: A Showcase of T-Shirt Designs

We all have that one t-shirt that we love; we love the fit, we love the color and we absolutely adore the design. For some, the t-shirt design can be a form of expression or it can simply be a fashion statement. Then there are a few folks who wear...