May 26, 2015

Ah Design! What do you look for in good design?

Graphic design. It’s a small world inside a small world. I’ve found there are a few active bloggers out there that are also designers. I’ve mentioned some in past design posts. What I always find interesting is what people consider good design. There are volumes written on the topic. One of my favorites that sits on my shelf but is more often open and being reviewed is Looking Good in Print. But with the advent of the Internet and eventually social media, those same principles for print are alive and well on the web. But I’m interested in what you find to be good design?

Is it the clever use of a font or illustration?

Is it the spacial relationship between the white space and the composition?

What role does the application of color or lack of play in the design?

What are your favorite corporate logos, which do you think need to be updated? What role does the product the corporations sells play in the logo?

What do you think of RavenWood Creative’s logo?

Some thought provoking questions. I’m interested in hearing what you think, please let me know.

You may be wondering why I’m asking. I have two reasons. One it will help me get a sense of how others see design and may help others learn. Two, I want to help my friend Jacob Cass celebrate.

One of those who has engaged a growing audience through his blog and through Twitter is one of my online friends Jacob Cass’ who’s distinctive logo for Just Creative Design is eye-catching, clever and strong. And it looks good in print. Jacob is celebrating the 1 year anniversary of his blog.  Congratulations. His support of my blog and other designers who blog has been genuine and appreciated. Jacob recently had a very clever idea to have others blog about design and donate to a world charity to enter a contest to celebrate his anniversary. He lined up prizes and so far it’s been a success.

So please let me know your thoughts on design and help me spread the world about design through my blog.

Until next time, Tim

Just Creative Design

Just Creative Design


Great Idea – Business Cards for Bloggers

Today, I stumbled upon a great idea from Brian Yerkes, a blogger and designer who is collecting business cards of bloggers. You can add your business card to the mix by visiting Brian’s blog. Great idea Brian! Here’s mine:

RavenWood Creative Business Card

And I have to say, I stumbled upon the idea by checking out one of my favorite blogs from designers who blog.

Until next time, TIm