Why should you have a process?
I think being organized is the most important step of any project. If you have a process and follow the same steps over and over, it becomes second nature and you’re not scrambling trying to figure out everything. Continue reading “My Process Before I Create a Website”
When I design websites, I always like to keep a consistent flow. I follow the same process and use the same tools consistently for web design. Here are my favorite web design tools.
Paper and pencil
As I stated in my previous blog, My 5 Favorite Tools for Graphic Design, I always start by sketching with paper and pencil. A lot of web designers start wireframing websites like this. It gives you an idea of what you want your website to look like especially if you are designing a responsive design. I start with mobile devices and expand to bigger devices (i.e. tablets, laptops, desktops). Continue reading “My Favorite tools for Web Design”
Step 1: Know the company and target audience
The first step of my design process is to send out a client questionnaire. Before creating anything, designers have to know who and what they are creating for. Some companies are structured and strict, while others are more liberal and fluid. Also, when it comes to the target audience, different genders and age groups have different styles and tastes which lead to the next step. Continue reading “My Step by Step Process for Creating a Logo”
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What programs do I know?
When I was in the Interactive Media Certificate Program in San Diego, we used mostly Adobe Products: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe Premiere Pro (we also used this in the Radio/TV/Film program at University of North Texas), After Effects, Adobe Flash/Animate, and Dreamweaver. Continue reading “My 5 Favorite Tools for Graphic Design”
Who should hire one?
Anyone who owns a business or is trying to attract an audience should hire both a Graphic Designer and a Web Designer. If you don’t know what a Graphic Designer or Web Designer is, you can read my previous blog post here. Continue reading “Why you need a Graphic Designer and Web Designer”
“The art or profession of visual communication that combines images, words, and ideas to convey information to an audience, especially to produce a specific effect.” – dictionary.com
“The planning and creation of websites.” – dictionary.com