Effective communication is key to the success of your projects. Poor communication is a surefire way to damage any business.
For me as for a designer the process of communication begins before clients even agree to hire me to work on their project. Time is money, I know how to minimize conversation throughout the entire design process and at the same way keep it effective and results-driven.
There are a few my tips for better communication:
1. Ask the right questions.
Good designer understands that she/ he has a set of tools and experiences on hand to fulfil the client’s specific needs.
Tell your client that in order to understand what is needed to get the project done, you are going to ask some questions. Typically they are:
– Final vision, or what would be the result of the project?
– Strong and weak sides of past client’s projects and campaigns.
– Goals of the current project.
– Working process itself, or how it normally runs through the department.
– Company branding and style guides. Read the rest of this entry »
Deciding colors for website is not an easy task. Color is one of the really visual, key parts to any design. And the challenge is to combine color while giving the website a unified and polished look.
There are a lot of methods for choosing a color combination. To build a color palette from scratch I get accustomed to use Adobe Color CC (Adobe Kuler) (you can find more about here: How to Work with Adobe Color CC (Adobe Kuler)), my professional experience and artistic bent :)
Sometimes is the best way to get rested is to change your occupation. Oh no, I’m not about stop being a web designer.. I’m about being a designer, but not web-related :)
I like to spend time doing little sweet things – like the one below. So let me tell you about decoupage.
Decoupage can be deceptive. By looking at a finished project, you could think that the process is complicated, but it isn’t. All that you need – paper, white glue, paints and an object where to apply your creativity. If you are able to cut and paste, you already know 50% of the techniques involved.
My website is on CSS Light now – it’s showcase gallery which focuses on unique designs in regards to aesthetics, creativity, presentation and coding. People who manage the gallery pick only websites which worth to spread to the world :)
Please vote for Sweet Web Design!
Photographers paint with light (the light rays collected by the lens (a digital camera uses an array of millions of tiny light cavities) and “draws” an image). Designers have powerful set of programs like Photoshop, Illustrator, 3D Studio Max and so on, which help to produce and edit images in any specific way. Painters create beautiful pieces of art with brushes, canvas and colors. You can get amazing work with any method above.. and I decided to play a little with oil painting.
What about inspiration?
I’m located at the southern part of Ukraine, the place with a lot of scenic spots. Enough to look around to get inspiration for design usually! It’s autumn at its finest time now and my choice was still life with pears.