I recently stumbled across the new branding for the Canadian Olympic Team, which then reminded me of my recent abstract geometric poster design tutorials, so I decided to combine my technique with the idea of creating a patriotic design with a similar mosaic effect. Follow this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create a colourful abstract text effect made up of lots of tessellating mosaic elements.
Posts from June, 2011
In this week’s question time I talk about how you can drive more traffic to your website using a blog. The theory is quite simple, but keep in mind it can take a long time before the time you’ve invested brings in the opportunities you’ve been waiting for.
Looking to learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator? In this tutorial we’ll use various tools and techniques to create a simple vector robot character. With this robot being made of lots of basic shapes it makes for a great tutorial for beginners to get to grips with the Illustrator application.
A couple of recent tutorials I posted on Blog.SpoonGraphics and Line25 took you through the process of creating a stylish portfolio and building a fully working WordPress theme. A few of my Access All Areas members liked the look of it and wondered if it was going to be released as a premium theme, so I’ve added the finishing touches to make it easily customizable as a ‘public’ theme. If you’re on the lookout for a simple yet stylish portfolio theme to showcase your work, this may be right up your street!
The traditional rule of thumb is that a logo is a flat design using just one colour, but as digital technologies develop these kinds of rules can be bent or broken in favour of more impressive and graphical designs. This showcase rounds up a collection of logos with impressive 3D elements in their design.
In this week’s question time I talk about whether it’s best to learn Photoshop or Fireworks, what software I use to create these Question Time videos and I offer advice for designers who are just out of school and are looking for design work.