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This gradient effect is harder than it looks

I'm a coder and a total neophyte regarding graphics and design. I see this kind of single-color gradient everywhere, but simply cannot manage to make one myself. [more inside]
posted by tempythethird on Aug 9, 2012 - 12 answers

On Demand Work From Home; suggestions?

Digital Widgets: What kind of work can I do online that I can do as I'm available? Is there something I could just log in, pick up work, do that work for a couple hours, and get paid on a regular basis (weekly, monthly)? My skills are web design, front end dev, and graphic design. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Aug 7, 2012 - 8 answers

Help me time-warp my home office into something amazing.

Help me time-warp my home office into something amazing. [more inside]
posted by Hellafiles on Aug 7, 2012 - 10 answers

Is there anything about this tattoo I should know?

Does my tattoo idea have any bad connotations I should know about? [more inside]
posted by chrillsicka on Aug 3, 2012 - 20 answers

Do you have good examples of WYSIWYG / GUI based editors for User Interface or App design?

Do you have good examples of WYSIWYG / GUI based editors for User Interface or App design? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Jul 26, 2012 - 8 answers

Early examples of GPS-type things in movies/TV?

A researcher at my workplace has asked for help finding examples of his topic, early examples of "GIS (Geographic Information Systems) or GPS (Global Positioning Systems) technologies in film and TV", "examples of early precursors to map related technologies". I found someone else's Ask from earlier this year that hits on some likely ones, but he's on the lookout for older and more diverse instances if you can think of any. More details and examples below the fold! [more inside]
posted by theatro on Jul 23, 2012 - 9 answers

How can my friend get in touch with a movie set designer?

I have a friend who's a mid-career interior designer but is interested in exploring set design for films. He doesn't have a contact, and it's been suggested he get in touch with (via email, presumably) a few set designers he likes, and see if they might advise him as to how they did it and how he might proceed. I looked and saw you can see who did the set design for a given film on IMDB, but as I know very little about the film industry I'm at something of a loss as to how he'd be able to reach those people. Does anyone have any practical advice for how he could find contact info for these people?
posted by supercoollady on Jul 21, 2012 - 7 answers

What sort of server & network setup would work for a small design business?

What networking or server (NAS?) equipment do I need to set up a small design business that will use a lot of fairly large CAD, Rhino, PSD, AI, and other design-type files? [more inside]
posted by This_Will_Be_Good on Jul 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Cleverly clothe the children of a geek

Help me come up with math-themed "big brother"/"little sister" shirt designs for a friend's kids. [more inside]
posted by pyjammy on Jul 20, 2012 - 9 answers

Best practice for finding a designer?

I have a somewhat popular blog that I'm hoping to develop further, and I need to find some designers. I need a WordPress theme designer for the website as well as a cover designer and an interior designer for a book. What's the best way to go about this? [more inside]
posted by futility closet on Jul 16, 2012 - 5 answers

What's the best software to teach talented youth digital tools for design?

What's the best software to teach talented youth digital tools for design? [more inside]
posted by ValveAnnex on Jul 11, 2012 - 6 answers

So, um, how big is your....kneecap?

Say I'm an industrial designer (I'm not), and I have to design a car seat, desk chair, climbing harness, body armor, or some other piece of equipment that has to be able to interact with a whole bunch of differently-shaped humans on a regular basis. What resource do I use to find out things like average foot width, or average knee circumference, average jaw length, or any other specific anatomical measurements? [more inside]
posted by cirgue on Jul 11, 2012 - 6 answers

Best web usability blogs?

Please recommend some blogs on current trends in web usability and user-centric design. [more inside]
posted by londonmark on Jul 9, 2012 - 5 answers

What font is this?

I'm trying to Identify this font. [more inside]
posted by moshjosh on Jul 7, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me find simplified/well-designed versions of useful/common forms.

Help me find simplified/well-designed versions of useful/common forms. [more inside]
posted by JuliaJellicoe on Jul 6, 2012 - 1 answer

Free Online Photo Editor that works for high rez pics w/ nice Pixlr-like effects?

Are there any free photo editors that can work with higher resolution images (300dpi) and offer some of the effects that Pixlr-o-matic can? They seem to save to web resolution only.
posted by snap_dragon on Jul 5, 2012 - 9 answers

Point me to a font size ruler.

I need a clear ruler with picas, points and line thicknesses on it, for measuring printed materials. I want it today. I'm in Australia and go shopping on the Gold Coast or Brisbane. The nearest thing I've found is at Officeworks but the picture is too small to be able to tell if it's what I need and they appear to only sell it online. I'm willing to pay up to $100. Maybe more if it's super-duper.
posted by b33j on Jul 4, 2012 - 7 answers

Designer-friendly Custom Printing of Notepads?

Is there something like Busy Beaver Button Company for stationery or notepads? [more inside]
posted by activitystory on Jul 3, 2012 - 3 answers

GraphicDesignFilter - Please help me figure out how this Kool and the Gang 7" sleeve was designed almost 30 years ago.

GraphicDesignFilter - Please help me figure out how this Kool and the Gang 7" sleeve was designed almost 30 years ago. [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Jul 1, 2012 - 16 answers

Mac or PC for design work?

PC or Mac for would be web/multimedia designer? [more inside]
posted by gregjunior on Jun 29, 2012 - 12 answers

Need a responsive webpage template

Where can I buy a responsive web template off the shelf? [more inside]
posted by special-k on Jun 29, 2012 - 6 answers

Freezer freezin' my toes!

Is there a sensible reason that freezer drawers on the bottom aren't made out of a solid piece of plastic to keep the cold air in? [more inside]
posted by Grither on Jun 27, 2012 - 23 answers

Open-source thesis design?

Where can I find dissertations with excellent design? I would like to directly copy someone's LaTeX formatting for a hard-science thesis. [more inside]
posted by tintexas on Jun 27, 2012 - 9 answers

Good design goes to heaven

How to get started in graphic design? [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Jun 27, 2012 - 5 answers

Designs for a designer?

Suggest me a rewarding and inspiring career side-step. I desperately need to find a new job, but the obvious ones directly on my career path are just not working for me. I'm looking for a more creative/design environment which will value my engineering skills and to which I can bring my unusual innovative experience. [more inside]
posted by BadMiker on Jun 26, 2012 - 5 answers

How creative is instructional design as a career?

How creative is instructional design? [more inside]
posted by jpritcha on Jun 18, 2012 - 7 answers

Where can I get screen printed posters made?

I've got some designs I want printed. Small run, around 25 pieces. I've been trying to get something set up with Holy Mountain, Shout Out Loud, etc. but it's been quite difficult getting a response. Any other suggestions I should check out? Both companies I listed use French paper, which is what I'd like to use.
posted by nessinonett on Jun 18, 2012 - 6 answers

Mind the (hopefully consistently sized) gap!

How can I force all the gaps between photos to be the same size in InDesign CS6? [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne on Jun 14, 2012 - 6 answers

This job is killing me.

Panic attacks are killing my self employment. What (work) should I do? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Jun 11, 2012 - 13 answers

Introductions to illustrator?

I have a tablet, a computer, a copy of an older version of Adobe Illustrator, and a desire to create simple icons for one of my websites. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jun 9, 2012 - 4 answers

How to make the AIGA membership fun and exciting?

How do you get the most out of your AIGA membership? [more inside]
posted by circular on Jun 5, 2012 - 2 answers

landscape architecture tumblr?

Please recommend blogs, tumblrs, pinterests, or whatever the kids are calling it, that collect beautiful renderings of speculative landscape, architecture, and urban design projects, especially utopian projects.
posted by moonmilk on Jun 5, 2012 - 9 answers

From dork to designer

I've landed a temporary graphic design job. When it ends, I'd like to be an attractive candidate for other graphic design jobs. What should I focus on learning? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2012 - 5 answers

Can largescale 3D projections be diy?

Can anyone explain to me how 3D Projection Mapping is created and eventually executed? [more inside]
posted by poolsidemuse on Jun 4, 2012 - 3 answers

How do I get started drawing on the iPad?

I have a perfectly good new iPad that is sadly underutilized. I'd like to start sketching and drawing on it, but I have no idea where to start. Help! [more inside]
posted by restless_nomad on May 29, 2012 - 11 answers

What's your general outline of designing/building a website?

What's the general outline of designing/building a website? [more inside]
posted by coldblackice on May 28, 2012 - 3 answers

Showing work in a UX design portfolio without violating NDA's/intellectual property laws

I'm updating my UX design portfolio. I've signed a NDA with my current employer so I can't show work that isn't already live. However, I have a lot of great mockups & wireframes I made either for prospective clients (that we didn't sign) or clients whose sites we haven't made live yet. I designed some amazing mockups for a huge client, but their site won't be live until 2013, and I really want to show my work now. How do I show my work in a way that doesn't violate my NDA? [more inside]
posted by matrushka on May 27, 2012 - 4 answers

Wear your retainer

Freelancer filter: I'm a graphic designer / creative consultant. I've been at it for 15 years. I like the freedom, but have never been particularly good at invoicing etc. I have a client wanting to work out some sort of "retainer" situation but, frankly, I'm not even sure what this could be like, how it would be structured, and why it would be better for me than my current status. I'm all for regular paychecks... So there's one. Anyone have experience with similar arrangements?
posted by ecorrocio on May 25, 2012 - 5 answers

Helvetica for Everyone! PDFS 4-EVA!

Let's say I'm an in-house graphic designer working on a sale sign template for a company with several locations. I've got Helvetica. The various locations don't. I'd like to make a fancy template in InDesign, and then create a PDF form where employees can alter small portions of the text and then print the completed sale sign at their location, still using the Helvetica. Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by redsparkler on May 25, 2012 - 15 answers

Confused about concepts in new design terminology

Help me make sense of the conflicting or incomplete information on the web regarding User Experience, UX, User Experience Design and its relationship to physical products not connected to the internet or having electronic parts. [more inside]
posted by infini on May 23, 2012 - 10 answers

How do you make design decisions in a team with a flat hierarchy?

How do you make design decisions in a team with a flat hierarchy? [more inside]
posted by jfricke on May 23, 2012 - 21 answers

the name behind the funny faces

Artist filter: Who illustrated these funny face packs? A friend of mine is desperate to find the name of the artist, and other works by him or her.
posted by DaveZ on May 22, 2012 - 9 answers

biggish group of design students traveling to Paris suggestions

Paris filter: A group of 17 design students in their early 20s will spend 3 days in Paris next week. The aim of the trip is to visit places related to books: Bibliotheque National, shakespeare bookstore, beaubourg etc. We're looking for suggestions. [more inside]
posted by buck:fuller on May 22, 2012 - 22 answers

How to organize a text-heavy site?

Looking for examples of well-designed text-heavy websites. [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on May 21, 2012 - 4 answers

I.D That Pin/Button!

I found a pin (with a button backing) at the flea market on the UWS in NYC last week I'd like to know what, if anything, it represents. Photo , Clearer with size comparison. Where/What is this design from? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on May 19, 2012 - 6 answers

Design a small apartment from scratch.

What could be a reference design for a comfortable, well-equipped, small (150 to 300 sqf) highrise apartment for up to two people? [more inside]
posted by UrbietOrbi on May 18, 2012 - 12 answers

I've painted myself into a box...

What are the top "best practices" for graphic designers? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2012 - 7 answers

Identify this hanging pendant lamp!

Please help me identify this hanging pendant lamp. [more inside]
posted by roomwithaview on May 13, 2012 - 3 answers

What films feature scenes with shots of war and situation rooms with characters examining maps?

What films feature scenes with shots of war and situation rooms with characters examining maps? [more inside]
posted by serial_consign on Apr 25, 2012 - 32 answers

Seeking info on iconic 1920s streetlights installed in São Paulo by a Canadian company

Looking for info on iconic 20s-era streetlights installed in São Paulo by a Canadian company. Was this model used in Canada too? [more inside]
posted by Tom-B on Apr 18, 2012 - 0 answers

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