I'm tasked to collect the different (academic) research topics on security and privacy of our group and commission someone from communications to help with making some graphical representation for a website. What should that look like? What symbolizes computer security/privacy/safety? I'd like to avoid clichés like padlocks or keyboards with the return key re-labeled, while retaining a mental association.
Even when the job posting says "Please send applications to [email]", with no address listed? [more inside]
I run a website (link in my profile) about an old computer game series and I'm changing it from HTML to Wordpress. I need a one-of-a-kind Wordpress theme. [more inside]
Is there an online tool, or function in Word, to see what a design would look like when printed in black and white, or how it might turn out when photocopied? [more inside]
Please suggest book covers (or others) I can look at that are extremely text-heavy images. [more inside]
Can anyone explain to me how 3D Projection Mapping is created and eventually executed? [more inside]
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]
Why is it so hard for UK citizens to move and work in the USA? [more inside]
Learning to create realistic UI graphics/icons [more inside]
Are there online resources that will let an amateur make slick, professional infographics, graphs, charts or images+text? Or communities of designers that do quick, topical visualization challenges? Further details inside. [more inside]
I am attempting to publish a book using createspace.com Any idea why my Blue cover is printing as light purple? [more inside]
I'm building a simple website for a "PumpkinFest" event that my son's school is running this fall. I'm OK with the HTML, but I'm looking for some help creating a background graphic. I'm not sure how to find a designer/Photoshop expert for help with this small project. [more inside]
How does a design worker suss out how much creative latitude they've got while working? [more inside]
I the hive can help me find a program that will allow me to instantly switch my desktop to any number of current setups that includes programs and files. I’m not quite sure how to boil it down to the simplest terms for searching. [more inside]
Years ago, I read a wonderful tutorial someone posted on livejournal explaining how to use and modify old [airline, I think] ad layouts when designing icons. I vaguely remember a few samples with the basic shapes and layouts pulled from them, side by side. I can't seem to find it again. Can anyone help me find it? [more inside]
Please help me find an online collection of old woodcuts and other decorative elements available as vector drawings. I've lost my bookmark to it. Example images inside. [more inside]
I'm back on the job market and considering applying to a few graphic design firms, help me decide how fancy to make my resume. [more inside]
I can competently use Illustrator CS3 and do so daily for my job but want to increase my knowledge base and skills. [more inside]
Why, in video games, am I moving through an endless variety of environments but killing the same enemies over and over? [more inside]
What are some good online graphic design portolio services? Free is great but I don't mind paying for some quality either. I'm a broadcast designer so I have a lot of motion graphics to show. Thanks!
I need to learn some basic 3-D modeling this weekend. Where do I start? [more inside]
Help me get the most out of my new Wacom tablet. [more inside]
My favorite part of Rock Band is creating different characters and choosing crazy outfits, face paint, and tattoos. Are there any games that have very detailed character creation? How about any that focus solely on the character creation? [more inside]
Profiting from the Feed Icon ? [more inside]
What are some good resources for designing a logo for my company? [more inside]
Advice on how to be a successful graphic designer. [more inside]
I'm in a rut. I need information graphic inspiration. [more inside]
How do I automatically create a series of images of sequential numbers? ( 01.jpg shows the number '1', 02.jpg the number '2', etc) [more inside]
When I build a spot gradient in Indesign or Illustrator I'm not getting exactly what I want. What I want: a very dark blue (say, PMS 2756) to black - with the blue getting darker and darker toward black. What I get on screen and on proof: the blue becoming a lighter gray, then the gray darkening toward black. I assume the solution rests in using a blue > nothing gradient in a layer above a blue > black and messing with overprinting / transparency but I'm unsure how to proceed. Any advice?
Where does one find images for graphic design? [more inside]
I'm looking for a high resolution version of the City of Chicago Seal -- as seen here on the wikipedia page. I need this for a printed flyer I'm designing. Scouring the web hasn't turned up anything larger than 2 or 300 hundred pixels squared.
DesignFilter. Help me poke and prod my nondesigner's mind to consider new ways to present that hackneyed standby of the elementary school social studies textbook, the timeline. Too much information inside. [more inside]
What software can I use to make pretty microeconomics-style graphs? [more inside]
Help me help my students design video games. [more inside]
Where can I find a good vector graphic library for Flash ? [more inside]
Converting an image to a simple dot-matrix pattern? [more inside]
Does anyone know any good freeware that will allow me to open and/or preview CAD (specifically .dwg codec) files? [more inside]
How do I create a little icon for the tab of a web page? [more inside]
Clients want me to use stock graphics in their logos. May I do so, if I warn them that the resulting logo may not be trademarkable? [more inside]
I really like squidfingers' background patterns. Anyone know of other sites offering graphics with a similar aesthetic, or that are also awesome?
Product packaging designers: Can you tell me the name of the process in which plastic labels are heat shrunk to conform to the shape of containers like this... [more inside]