Now is a good time to start thinking about sending out cards and self-promotion items to would-be customers and clients. Whether you want to drum up design work for yourself of any other kind of business it would be a nice idea to make an eye-catching greetings card for Christmas, […]
Asking About Design: The Activity Introduction: The activity that I have created is generic, not based around any one item or set. Of course, as a graphics tutor, my main aim here is to provide a set of questions to help open up graphic design or perhaps photography or illustration […]
I was recently asked, within a MOOC from MoMA, to create an activity that helped learners undertake inquiry learning, especially around art or design artefacts. So I thought I’d share it with the GDP community too. The purpose of inquiry learning is to enable the learners (of any age) to engage […]
Summer is here and instead of being bored you could do a graphic design project with GDP! Whether you are a complete beginner at design or someone who’d like to refresh or build your portfolio you are welcome to join the GDP community. Our recommended getting-out-of-the-house for summer projects are […]
Welcome to our Spring Offer on online design and art projects for creative beginners and portfolio builders! Topics range from basic design layout and type all around, custom shoes and packaging, to more challenging projects like book jackets, illustrated lyrics, graphic novels and promotions. There are fashion, retail, environment, animal […]
Like type? If you want to experiment with designing typographic items, such as these hand rendered logos, prints and ambigrams in the slideshow below, then you might like some of the Graphic Design Project short courses.
This beautiful Victorian book of 1865 shows printers and designers how to create monograms. The word monogram means “one line” and some of Lillie’s monogram designs do indeed seem to be made from one continuous line. The book sets out each letter showing different styles of combining it with other letters, […]