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Branding & Design

Professional logos designed with Inkscape
12 Professional Logos Designed with Inkscape | 2020 Edition
12 Professional Logos Designed with Inkscape | 2020 Edition 800 470 Nick Saporito

A couple of years ago I made a post showcasing some of the logos I had designed for my clients…

Why You Should Never Design A Logo In Word
Why You Should Never Design A Logo In Word 800 470 Nick Saporito

A logo is a very important tool for branding, and if there’s no room in your budget for hiring a…

How to tell if a font is copyrighted
How To Tell If A Font Is Copyrighted & Why You Should Always Check
How To Tell If A Font Is Copyrighted & Why You Should Always Check 800 470 Nick Saporito

Working with fonts is a daily routine for designers and creative professionals alike. Whether you’re a graphic designer, web designer,…

What Makes A Bad Logo
What Makes A Bad Logo | 11 Traits That Bad Logos Share
What Makes A Bad Logo | 11 Traits That Bad Logos Share 800 470 Nick Saporito

I’ve talked a lot on this blog about what makes a good logo, but I haven’t gone in depth nearly…

Typography

Best free logo fonts
My 14 Best Free Logo Fonts | Personal and Commercial Use Included
My 14 Best Free Logo Fonts | Personal and Commercial Use Included 800 470 Nick Saporito

In my 8 years of being a full-time logo designer I’ve used and come across many different fonts, but the…

Logo font pairings
My 11 Favorite Font Pairings for Logo Design
My 11 Favorite Font Pairings for Logo Design 1024 602 Nick Saporito

One of the more challenging aspects of designing logos is finding a nice font to pair with them, and things…

Photography logo fonts
11 Best Photography Logo Fonts for 2020 | Free Download
11 Best Photography Logo Fonts for 2020 | Free Download 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be sharing a collection of the 11 best photography logo fonts that can be downloaded and…

Negative space typography examples
16 Examples Of Negative Space Typography
16 Examples Of Negative Space Typography 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Utilizing the negative space of a subject to communicate something in addition to what the subject already communicates is a…

Color Inspiration

70s Color Palettes with HEX Codes Inlcuded
14 Best 70s Color Palettes with HEX Codes Included
14 Best 70s Color Palettes with HEX Codes Included 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this post we’ll be taking a trip back in time and exploring 14 samples of 70s color palettes with…

Color palettes with blue
16 Color Palettes with Blue | HEX Codes Included
16 Color Palettes with Blue | HEX Codes Included 800 470 Nick Saporito

For those who love blue, in this post I’ll be sharing 16 color palettes with blue that you can use…

Beach sunset color palettes
12 Beach Sunset Color Palettes with HEX Codes
12 Beach Sunset Color Palettes with HEX Codes 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be sharing a collection of 12 beach sunset color palettes that I created based on some…

14 Nature Color Palettes with HEX
14 Nature Color Palettes with HEX Codes
14 Nature Color Palettes with HEX Codes 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Nature is a great place to turn to when you need inspiration for a color palette. In this post I’ll…

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Business

How To Get Logo Design Clients
How To Get Logo Design Clients Like A Marketing Pro
How To Get Logo Design Clients Like A Marketing Pro 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be tackling a big challenge many new designers (and some experienced designers as well) face —…

How much money I made on YouTube in 2019
My YouTube Earnings for 2019 Revealed
My YouTube Earnings for 2019 Revealed 800 470 Nick Saporito

Today’s post is for those of you who may be considering sharing your design skills (or any other skills you…

Average cost of a logo design in 2019
Average Cost Of A Logo Design In 2019 | From $5 to $5,000,000
Average Cost Of A Logo Design In 2019 | From $5 to $5,000,000 800 470 Nick Saporito

One of the most common questions I receive as a logo designer is regarding how much a logo costs. The…

6 Reasons To Start A Graphic Design Blog
6 Reasons To Start A Graphic Design Blog in 2019
6 Reasons To Start A Graphic Design Blog in 2019 1024 602 Nick Saporito

This month marks 4 years since I started the Logos By Nick blog, and the success I’ve had with it…

Tech

Best free alternatives to Adobe software
Best Free Alternatives To Adobe Creative Suite Software
Best Free Alternatives To Adobe Creative Suite Software 800 470 Nick Saporito

If you do any kind of digital media creation then there’s no question that Adobe’s Creative Suite is the industry…

Best graphic design laptops under $1,000
Best Graphic Design Laptops Under $1,000 | Recommendations for 2020
Best Graphic Design Laptops Under $1,000 | Recommendations for 2020 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be going over my 5 best graphic design laptops under $1,000 for those of you who may be…

The best budget monitor for graphic design
Why This MSI Optix Is The Best Budget Monitor for Graphic Design
Why This MSI Optix Is The Best Budget Monitor for Graphic Design 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Graphic design is the process of using visuals to communicate a message, making the monitor you choose to work with…

Best wireless mouse for designers
The Best Wireless Mouse for Designers | 2019 Top Picks
The Best Wireless Mouse for Designers | 2019 Top Picks 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s post I’ll be talking a bit about the mouse you use for graphic design work, what to look…

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