If you work for a company, you likely have little-to-no control over the work you create. The company generally owns the copyright on anything and everything you do. But if you’re a freelancer, it’s a whole different ballgame.
I’m not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV; so I don’t want to go down the copyright rabbit hole here. That being said, I have found a nifty service that can help you with legal copyright issues you may run into. Check out Binded: Copyright made simple.
In a nutshell, Binded allows you to upload your creative work upon creation, creating a permanent record of copyright ownership. At this point, that’s all the service is. But according to their site, they plan on doing a whole lot more—including the ability to officially register your copyright. Take a look at their FAQ page for more details.
Binded seems like a pretty cool service for creatives, particularly photographers and graphic designers.
I know how to read, goddammit—and I can read the slide faster than you can read it to me. Not to mention, you sound like an uninformed idiot that had an intern copy & paste text from Google into a slide.
In Worst Ways to Use PowerPoint, you’ll pick-up a few tips to make your PowerPoint/Keynote presentations much better. While most designers learn these tips early on in their career, sometimes we need a little reminder. But mostly I hope this gives you ammunition to share with a client or boss that thinks “more is better.”
The more objects attract user’s attention, the harder it is to concentrate on the vital ones.
That quote pretty much sums-up design principles in general, doesn’t it?
UX Planet has some great advice about website header design, which by the way can also apply to email headers as well.
David Ogilvy, the father of advertising, was famous for spending an inordinate amount of time on headlines.
Back then, social media didn’t exist. If it did, Ogilvy would probably give equal time to creating the perfect complementary image.
The Buffer.com blog has some great tips for creating social media graphics. The article is meant for non-designers, but if you’re new to social media marketing, it’s worth the read.
Even if the makers of Monster Energy Drinks were satanic devil worshiping heathens, I doubt they would spend the time and money trying to hide that much devilishness in their logo/package design. Corporate greed would take over.
Fellow designers, this is the type of thing we’re constantly up against. So the next time your client asks you to make the logo “pop,” you can tell them that you’re afraid that details are the devils work. Or some such horseshit.