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Ana Labudovic

Articles:

Research: PROJECTS

Research often begins with the brief itself, as some clients tell you their preferences at the start.

Topic: Profiles

The Specialist: GRAPHIC DESIGN(ERS)

Apart from having a better chance of securing more work, being capable of working across disciplines keeps you entertained, as jumping from one discipline to another is seldom boring.

Topic: Design Reference

Motivation: CREATIVITY

For Klas Ernflo, motivation was a hard word to define: "It's not really the money that drives me, even though I wouldn't mind getting some, but I've always been getting a lot of satisfaction from simply doing my work; drawing, doing things that feel meaningful, doing a lot of more artistic work—that's what makes me feel good.

Topic: Professional Development

Roll Up Your Sleeves: WELCOME TO WONDERLAND

The first step is always the most difficult.

Topic: Professional Development

Getting All You Need from the Client: Project Management from A-Z

Things that need to be discussed, but are not a part of the design brief itself, are budgets and timetables as well as how communications will be managed or with whom will you communicate.

Topics: Design Reference, Managing Design, Professional Development, Studio Secrets

Disciplines: GRAPHIC DESIGN(ERS)

In order to organize and communicate their message, designers arrange colors, shapes, images, type, materials, and textures with the goal of generating aesthetically pleasing communication material.

Topic: Professional Development

Illustration: Graphic Design(ers)

It is safe to say that most designers at some point flirt with illustration.

Topics: Branding Identity, Color, Interactive Design, Packaging, Pattern & Palette, Product Design, Type

So-Called Techniques: Creativity

There are days when inspiration runs dry and you stare at a blank page of something that was supposed to be your masterpiece.

Topics: Design Reference, Managing Design, Professional Development, Studio Secrets

Get Your Hands Dirty: PROJECTS A to Z

With the problem identified, all the research done and necessary information gathered and analyzed, it's time to mould your concept.

Topics: Branding Identity, Color, Design Reference, Profiles, Random

Versatility vs. Specialization: GRAPHIC DESIGN(ERS)

The search for original ideas and visual solutions will never end.

Topics: Professional Development, Self-Promotion, Studio Secrets

Trends or Style: GRAPHIC DESIGN(ERS)

Being on the constant lookout for a project that makes your portfolio shine does not really make for a creative process.

Topics: Branding Identity, Layouts, Professional Development, Studio Secrets

Modus Operandi: WELCOME TO WONDERLAND

"Modus operandi" is just a ten-dollar Latin word for 'mode of operation,' that is, the way you work.

Topics: Design Reference, Layouts, Managing Design, Professional Development, Random

Never Too Late: Peter Mendelsund

Peter Mendelsund is a senior designer at Knopf, an art director for Vertical, and an independent Japanese-American publisher.

Topics: Branding Identity, Layouts, Professional Development, Profiles

Optimize Your Creative Output: CREATIVITY

One thing you can't be taught, not even by books or the Internet, is how to create or control the "force" behind all of your work.

Topics: Branding Identity, Packaging, Product Design, Professional Development, Profiles

Omnipresent in the Present: GRAPHIC DESIGN(ERS)

The amount of visual input we receive daily is growing exponentially.

Topics: Professional Development, Random, Studio Secrets