Free Graphic Software [more inside]
Please help me figure out where and how to promote my graphic "art" now that I have a portfolio site.
Please help me figure out where and how to promote my graphic "art" now that I have a portfolio site. [more inside]
What's the proper etiquette when offering to barter for my design services? [more inside]
I'm looking for a recommendation for a graphic novel for a 30 year old lesbian journalist. I want something funny, sharp, dark, etc. [more inside]
An old friend recently came to me with a job offer. It's to design a few dozen graphics illustrating business concepts that will be put on flashcards. I have no formal graphic design experience -- I've never taken classes or courses -- but I'm talented enough and am fairly well-versed in digital painting. In all respects (money included!) this sounds like a really cool job for me, but I'm worried I won't be able to deliver. Should I take it anyway? [more inside]
What do you use to make quick little drawings in Windows? [more inside]
Has anyone gone to a graduate program in graphic design? What was the experience like? And were you able to get a job that would pay off the cost of going into one? [more inside]
Please help me to find graphic novel/illustrated novel/comic strip novel/picture novella/comic book (whatever they're called) suggestions for my seven year old daughter? Preferences inside. [more inside]
I am a first year graphic design student at ASU. I have two years experience as a graphic designer at small sign shops. I am beginning to get a lot of offers to work on projects (album artwork, logos, brochures, etc) from friends and friend of friends. I am struggling with figuring out what to charge per hour. [more inside]
How do I find an artist or Graphic Designer to do some pieces for a boardgame I am designing for cheap or free. Or am I doomed? [more inside]
Software solution for designers to create layout templates, and then give to non-technical people to populate with text and images. [more inside]
Help me become self-educated in graphic design--or am I too old? [more inside]
I'm looking for a comic book series/graphic novel of a very dark world where the villains have taken over and the heroes (who were clearly analogs of very well known Marvel and DC characters with relatively minor shifts in their names/powers/costumes/etc. ) were being hunted down. [more inside]
Help me choose a domain name. The idea is to display the wondrous world of baseball data graphically. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good graphic design forum? Somewhere I can submit works-in-progress and get constructive feedback? [more inside]
I work with a lot of teams who do concept development stuff for the web and for general interactive design. I'm always having to find visual references for our discussions and our present system of sharing is clunky and requires us to print stuff out all the time so that we can talk about stuff we like or don't like. This is pretty crazily wasteful as well as the fact that trying to convince graphic designers to get enthusiastic about a reference when they can't help fixating on the icky presentation format is getting annoying. So, is there an easy and really nice looking app or programme for the Mac that allows you to save and illustrate pictures, web pages, articles and video in a browsable way? Ideally it would be something that was ipad compatible, if only because then it will have to be easily browsable in a visually attractive way. It would also be awesome if it allowed you to collaborate, so we could all contribute to a single place that would be awesome.
How would you illustrate the U.S. public debt of $14 trillion in a concrete way? [more inside]
I have good drawing skills (especially pen and ink) but am an amateur artist. I would like to get into working with digital art etc perhaps even to the point as a side job or making a living. The bumps are that I cannot afford to go back to school and am not super tech-savvy (yet). I have basic skills in Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator but that is it. Any ideas on where to go next? (I am so completely ignorant on the field taht I don't know what to call people who do this for a living.) Push come to shove, I could probably take a few classes a year, though after I save some money.
How do I start designing news...? [more inside]
Does anyone have a good idea for what I could put on my custom poker chips? [more inside]
I want to do web design work for free. Where should I be looking for collaborators/clients? [more inside]
I'm looking for the best examples of stylized visual resumes. [more inside]
Who retains legal rights to the logos of long defunct companies? [more inside]
Help me remember a title sequence... [more inside]
I'm licencing out some artwork to be sold on shirts and need a decent free example contract to work from. [more inside]
Graphic novels, manga collections? [more inside]
I was wondering if anyone could identify the font used for the "reprise" records vintage logo I have this album and I've tried using tools like "what the font" etc. but I just can't seem to find one that matches exactly. Any suggestions on something similar?
What's the French Comics Canon? What are the books it's assumed everyone has read if you read French comics? I've gone through this list, but doesn't really tell you which are held in esteem or are big touchstones/turning points. My reading french is at or near elementary level - short sentences are fine, huge philosophical paragraphs less so.
I'm looking for avant-garde/experimental comics or sequential art. [more inside]
Are there any good (as in, engaging and quite possibly well-written) erotic adult graphic novels? [more inside]
I'm interested in hiring an illustrator to turn a recently completed screenplay into a graphic novel. Any ideas/resources I can use to create a budget for such a project? I'm looking to come up with a ballpark figure which can be fine-tuned later. Where do I start? The story is set in Los Angeles and the desert Southwest. Any suggestions regarding potential illustrators from that part of the world would be appreciated.
How can I obtain Gotham font (or a font similar thereto) without paying an arm and a leg? [more inside]
Help me have a sorta academic vacation in Europe. [more inside]
Just how dominant are Macs in the professional Graphic Design arena nowadays? [more inside]
I am looking for a website that reviews graphics cards by the video games that they can play. [more inside]
Chiropractor client wants an atlas bone in his new logo, and I need to know what percentage of the population will be grossed out by that. [more inside]
Time-tracking project management software solution needed [more inside]
Some questions about creating a modern (online) web/graphic design portfolio... [more inside]
How can I create hidden visual elements that can only be viewed under specific conditions? [more inside]
Interviewing for a job as a graphic designer with a company in a relatively small regional marketplace (in Canada). Assuming things go as well as I hope and think they will in the interview, where should I begin salary negotiations? Other guidance welcome! [more inside]
I'm thinking of starting over in a new city with the intent of both working in my field and finding Mr.Right. [more inside]
Looking for a downloadable poster generator that was on the net around six or seven years ago. You selected a style and provided text and it used an algorithm to create a poster in the style that was "hip" at the time. Background images featured urbanscapes and the like which would have looked right at home on a WILCO album cover. I may have actually seen it here first. Does it still exist? Is there a Mac version of it? If not, anything else like it today?
I need a list of video games adapted from books (or graphic novels). [more inside]
Hacker Blogs? [more inside]
I love The Walking Dead. Can anyone recommend similar (though not zombified) comics? [more inside]
For all the seasoned graphic designers out there, where have you found the best working environment when it comes to agency vs. freelance vs. inhouse design for a company? [more inside]
Help me find a place in NYC that will scan my B/W drawings quickly and beautifully. [more inside]
PS240: Boom! Thwak! War and Comics. I teach in the political science department at a small liberal arts college, and I'm fortunate to have quite a bit of flexibility in new course design. For 2010-2011, I'm putting together a new course on war and comics/graphic novels. Awesome, right? I know. But what else goes on the syllabus? [more inside]