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]
How creative is instructional design? [more inside]
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.
How can I force all the gaps between photos to be the same size in InDesign CS6? [more inside]
Panic attacks are killing my self employment. What (work) should I do? [more inside]
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]
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.
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]
Can anyone explain to me how 3D Projection Mapping is created and eventually executed? [more inside]
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]
What's the general outline of designing/building a website? [more inside]
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]
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?
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]
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]
How do you make design decisions in a team with a flat hierarchy? [more inside]
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.
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]
Looking for examples of well-designed text-heavy websites. [more inside]
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]
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]
What are the top "best practices" for graphic designers? [more inside]
What films feature scenes with shots of war and situation rooms with characters examining maps? [more inside]
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]
I'm looking for more online galleries in the visual design style of Pinterest and Saatchi Online. [more inside]
I plan to spend 2 weeks in the west coast to one day move there. I am hoping to travel to various cities and explore video game related places. I want to network and talk to people from all video game walks of life, from indie developers to touring game studios. What places should I visit? What studios does tours? I was planning to tour around late June, but should I center it around PAX Prime?
Know any ungendered, artful, well designed, and relentlessly positive/upbeat websites? [more inside]
What type of pump do I need to buy to remove air from an animal cage and deliver it at a controlled rate to an experimental setup? [more inside]
What modern game creation software can I use to build a game with branching narratives and dialogue?
What game creation software is currently available that is suited to building games (or levels/mods) with a focus on branching narratives and dialogue, of the sort found in role-playing games like Mass Effect? [more inside]
Hey typophiles: What font(s) are used in Peyton and Genevieve's wedding invitations? I downloaded a template for DIY printing from the same company, but I guess I don't (yet) have the right fonts and my template currently looks awful. Thanks in advance!
I'm looking for 'Folk' Web Cultures. I am thinking of the recent take-down of Geocities, which seemed to refresh people's love of the naff, kitsch aesthetic it was famous for, as a prime example. What are some other folk cultures still lingering in the dark corners of the web? [more inside]
Please reveal your best-guarded design resource secrets and point me towards some low-cost (yet high-quality!) mock-up photos of hands and tablets [more inside]
Thanks to a lead from a question I posted on this mefi thread, I finally found the contraption I was looking for to help disabled people go hiking. [more inside]
Since you guys have been amazingly helpful with all my web design questions, please explain to me the "Z Index" as if I were less intelligent than a box of thumbtacks.
Since you guys have been amazingly helpful with all my web design questions, please explain to me the "Z Index" as if I were less intelligent than a box of thumbtacks. [more inside]
Help me arrange a comfortable living space for comfy sitting around with friends, reading, watching tv. See the sketch up and photo of the room here (not my furniture, this is previous owners). Most interested in suggestions for type of furniture (e.g. 2 chairs, a sofa, a coffee table this size and shape) and where it should go, but specifics ("this sofa", "paint this colour") good too! [more inside]
Seeking suggestions/examples of websites of individuals (not firms or companies) that incorporate a blog but provide a showcase or platform for the individual and their expertise. A few more details and examples given inside. [more inside]
I'm renovating my office, which is currently a monument to 80 years of bad decor. Help me modernize and brighten. Overview. Many details within. [more inside]
I have started a new job at a established internet startup. Decorating your cube is a big deal around here. I need ideas for something cool. As I am a project manager, I would like to have something somewhat professional but also creative / aesthetic pleasing. Any ideas for cube flair? Any cool cubes you have seen that aren't over the top? Help me have the coolest cube ever!!!
My background is in Web Development, but I just took a "User Interface" Developer position. What are some good resources to help me move from the world of code to the world UI? [more inside]
Looking for a fashion label with a picture of a running dog (or similar looking animal) in it's logo - not Puma. [more inside]
Is there any convention or other way to make subscript / superscript icons look intuitive? [more inside]
Help me identify the font of the logo for the Belly card. It can be seen on their website here is it a custom logo design or a font? I feel live I've seen it before. Thanks!
How can I make a budget/financial graphic like this for a non-profit? It would be incredibly useful for fundraising and board meetings. [more inside]
I'm looking for a good blog/website devoted to design plagiarism (not just web design rip offs). The best site so far was You Thought We Wouldn't Notice but is is not active anymore. I'm not interested in legal advices, just lots of examples of rip-offs.
How hard will it be for me to find work in New York City in an Art Direction role with a boutique design firm or major news-media organization? (Looking for a fresh 2012 / Canadian to NYC / Design approach, if possible) [more inside]
Looking for recommendations for beautiful, unique, high-quality iPad apps (and/or references to sites that share lists of such apps). [more inside]
What are the best paints and other supplies for creating your own graphic tees/t-shirt art? Where can I buy the soft, plain tees for it? [more inside]
Please help me build a solid foundation in understanding User Experience. I am in technology and this skill will super help me. [more inside]