Why Designers Should Start a Blog


I believe, a designer should always maintain a weblog, journal, diary, or even a blog to come up with design ideas, things that you have learned, or a set of design rules/guidelines to help other designers to grow.

My name is Abinash Mohanty, and I’m also a design blogger from India. You know what…most designers think the other designer is way better when it comes to things like design thinking, project planning, writing a case study, or even taking ownerships.

But the real truth is there is no shortcut to success being a designer.

To be different, one has to study, observe, learn and practice something more than what others do.

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Getting Design Feedback Faster Part 1: Via Google Plus

Google is one of best hubs for searching ideas, How? I always use Google Search as a hub when it comes to “asking questions“. For example, I searched “who designed Eiffel Tower?”, Google came up with my answer within a second. That was quick and for generic information right! So how do we get Design Feedback via Google? Let’s get started.
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Top 14 Quality Fonts to Spice up your Designs

Print Web Interface DiY always brings up latest tools and techniques along with articles for designers. Communicating a message via visual language is easy but it enhances your creativity via typography. Do you know every typeface or font has its own personality? For instance, you find all Japanese people look the same, but they don’t. Continue reading

Online Design Portfolio Review: Coroflot or Behance?

Online Design Portfolio Review Coroflot or Behance

Why do we use a photo frame? Some use them to protect while others for photo enhancement. Bad photo frames can spoil the look of your photographs. Your selection criteria may include qualities, finishes, textures, detailing, pricing, appearance, materials & colors. If you are designer, sculpture or even a photographer, you know how difficult it is to showcase your creative work especially when it comes to online portfolio services. Design schools can guide you but never teach you what to select. Continue reading

Do you want to be a Fashion Designer?

You love Fashion Designing, don’t you?

Fashion designing is a very nice discipline which is a form of art involves the application of design and aesthetics to clothing and accessories. This is not a simple but a multi-billion dollar business starting from concept, Ideation, design, production, distribution to retailing which is populated across the world by fashion industries.
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The power of Sketching

Whether you design a website, mobile app, logo design or even a product, you need to have some basic ideas. The power of sketching is something that would give you the foundation of your final design. Being a designer, you should always prepare 10-20 rough sketches of a web or interface product and share them with your team, stake holders or end client before creating the actual wireframes.

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Tips to promote your work for almost FREE

You have been working really hard for last couple of projects as well as got excited about your upcoming projects / targets to achieve. I have seen a lot of freelancers who only work for a particular client for several years and they are still happy with it if you ever ask them. I got a question from one of the freelance group saying “how do we get more clients and get recognized with a wide range of target group?” That’s how my post came in to say “Tips to promote your work for almost FREE”.

Tips to promote your work for almost FREE

I assume out of 24 hours, you spend at least 30mins on internet for either sending emails, social networking, posting on twitter about your current project status or interesting links to your friends. Somewhere, you look at the new T-Shirt design print that says “Wow, that’s nice..I think we could do that…” to yourself or either send that link to friends saying “checkout the new design by xyz designer”. If your design style matches with the one you saw recently, you may have end up getting such ideas before going to bed… Continue reading