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Author: Martin Perhiniak

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We are teaching creative tools and techniques and provide inspiration to anyone interested in graphic design and illustration!
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In this episode I will talk about George Tonks, a young and talented illustrator and how he found his unique illustration style.Most established artists have a unique style that fans admire and can be easily recognised. If you are planning to become an illustrator or digital artist you will most likely want the same: to define your own art style and to ensure that your art stands out. You can find links to George’s work in the show notes.George Tonks' work:https://www.instagram.com/george.j.tonks/https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/georgejtonksREAD OUR BLOG POST:https://yesimadesigner.com/illustration-style/Watch videos on our YouTube channel with George:Show Your Work - Interview with George TonksFinding Your Illustration StyleBOOKS:Terryl Whitlatch - Animals Real and Imagined | https://amzn.to/3bWmzQsChris Ayers - The Daily Zoo series | https://amzn.to/2V6KUNgRaul Moreno - Drawing Animals (Masters of Anatomy Book 5) | http://mastersofanatomy.com/drawing_a...Ken Hultgren - The Art of Animal Drawing | https://amzn.to/2TeOxOXLEARN FROM US:Access 200+ hours of training videos and get feedback on your work:https://yesimadesigner.com/memberships/
Having an eye for design is a phrase often used to differentiate people who are creative. But is that a talent or a skill that anyone can improve and learn to use?In this episode we talk about composition and typography and why they are crucial for graphic designers. This is the fourth part of a series in which we explore all the skills designers need.
Do you have to be good at drawing to be a graphic designer? Is it a crucial skill or can someone who is only capable of drawing stick figures become a successful designer?In this episode we discuss whether every designer should be able to draw and how important it is to understand colour theory. This is the third part of a series in which we explore all the skills designers need.
Communication skills are crucial for most professions including graphic design. Just think about how much effort and time you can save if you understand what your client needs and clarify what you can deliver.In this episode we discuss why is it important for creatives to have good communication skills. This is the second part of a series in which we explore all the skills designers need.
What makes someone a creative professional? It’s the set of skills and experience needed to do exceptional creative work. But what are the actual skills you need to have as a graphic designer or as an illustrator?In this episode we will discuss why is it important for creatives to have good organisational skills. This is the first part of a series in which we explore all the skills designers need.
Working remotely sounds like a dream. No time and money wasted on commuting and the luxury of working from the comfort of your home. Is it really that great and would it work for everyone?In this episode Martin and Shumi will be discussing the benefits and downsides of working remotely. Having been working from their home office for years they understand the importance of a healthy work/life balance. They are going to share their tips and insights on how to overcome the unexpected challenges of remote working and talk about whether it is really better than going to work.Blog Link : https://yesimadesigner.com/?p=12416
Are crowdsourcing design contests good or bad for the creative industry and are they recommended for designers to earn money and improve their skills?In this episode Martin and Shumi Perhiniak will be discussing the benefits and downsides of crowdsourcing design contests. Shumi started her creative career by entering and winning several contests on 99designs and she will be sharing a lot of best practices for anyone planning to enter and win crowdsourcing projects. This show was NOT sponsored by 99designs or any other platforms.Platforms mentioned in the show:https://99designs.co.uk/https://www.talenthouse.com/https://www.dailyui.co/https://briefbox.me/
What makes someone talented? Is talent a privilege by birth or a skill achieved by working and studying extremely hard? In this episode you will why we think teaching is the best way of learning, what does excited accountability mean, what’s the 10,000 hours rule and how child prodigies are made! Join Martin Perhiniak, graphic designer and instructor, if you want to find out more about these things and to decide whether you are talented or not!Learn from us:https://yesimadesigner.com/https://www.youtube.com/yesimadesignerhttps://www.instagram.com/yes_im_a_designerhttps://twitter.com/yesimadesignerhttps://www.facebook.com/Yes-Im-a-Designer-107586489304626
In this episode we will be discussing what it’s like to be a student at university and how it could compare to a self paced online learning experience.Martin Perhiniak, graphic designer and instructor is hosting this show, joined by design graduate Emily Melling, and two third-year illustration students from Arts University Bournemouth: George Tonks and Toby Fox.Learn from us:https://yesimadesigner.com/https://www.youtube.com/yesimadesignerhttps://www.instagram.com/yes_im_a_designerhttps://twitter.com/yesimadesignerhttps://www.facebook.com/Yes-Im-a-Designer-107586489304626Student portfolios:http://georgetonks.comhttps://www.tobyfoxart.com/
Do you know what makes the story of King Kong so effective and popular? Yes, it is the giant, raging ape, but actually, what really makes it captivating is the contrast between the monstrous gorilla and Ann, the timid female protagonist.In this episode we will talk about contrast, which is probably one of the most important tools for designers and illustrators to make their work stand out and look professional. It might sound like a simple term, but believe me it takes time and effort to master it. When used effectively it can help with creating balance, tension, emphasize focal points, establish hierarchy and so much more.LEARN FROM US:Access 200+ hours of training videos and get feedback on your work:https://yesimadesigner.com/become-a-pro-member/
What is your favorite color? Being a designer or illustrator, is that something you find difficult to answer? Choosing colors for your artwork has to rely on much more than just personal preferences.In this episode we will take a deep dive into Color Theory, learning about definitions like Chroma, Value, Hue, Tint, Shade, Tone, the meaning behind the most popular colors used in graphic design and visual arts, color harmonies, the 60-30-10 rule, differences in the perception of color and how you can make your designs work for people with color blindness.LEARN FROM US:Access 200+ hours of training videos and get feedback on your work:https://yesimadesigner.com/become-a-pro-member/
#11 Logo Design Process

#11 Logo Design Process

2021-01-2610:161

Designing a Logo can be great fun, especially when you have an effective workflow for turning your sketches and ideas into polished vector designs. In this episode I will walk you through all the important steps of a professional logo design workflow from start to finish. We will cover the following main stages of the process: the project brief, research and inspiration, concept sketches, vector design and finally delivery and presentation to the client.LEARN FROM US:Access 200+ hours of training videos and get feedback on your work:https://yesimadesigner.com/become-a-pro-member/
Do you love reading magazines? Do you have a keen eye for details? If you would answer yes to both of these questions, you might want to consider becoming an editorial designer.In this episode, we will go through over 35 editorial terms and definitions you need to be familiar with if you are planning to design magazines. We will learn about kickers, stand-firsts, bylines, pull-quotes, and so much more. Join us if you want to learn about the terms and techniques used to create outstanding magazine spreads.LEARN FROM US:Access 200+ hours of training videos and get feedback on your work:https://yesimadesigner.com/memberships/Editorial designers to follow:Kevin FayTanita MontgomeryMike Solita
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