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How I Make My Youtube Videos
How I Make My Youtube Videos 850 500 Nick Saporito

I get asked about this a lot in the comments section. So I figured I’d write a post outlining exactly how I make my videos for Youtube, along with what hardware and software I use (because I’m frequently asked about that as well,) so I can link this post in the description section of each…

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Letter U Logo Design: Uptown Suites Case Study
Letter U Logo Design: Uptown Suites Case Study 850 500 Nick Saporito

Objective To create a letter U logo design for Uptown Suites — a tourism destination offering traveling professionals temporary residence in luxurious, high-end suites in a handful of large metropolitan areas across the US. Naturally, these are people who are looking to pay extra for comfort and amenities, and because of that, the design has…

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Inkscape 92: New Features
Inkscape 92: New Features 850 500 Nick Saporito

Although version 0.91 was released recently, the Inkscape team has been hard at work on the next version of the open source vector graphics software — Inkscape 92. And although I still prefer version 0.48, I still thought 0.91 was a nice upgrade that offers a lot of new, useful features. The next installment of…

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Facebook Ads For Freelancers: How To Get New Clients
Facebook Ads For Freelancers: How To Get New Clients 850 500 Nick Saporito

If there’s one thing I’m always in search of, it’s ways to market myself and find new design work online, even if I don’t necessarily need it at the moment. It’s an invaluable skill set to have, and given how rapidly the online landscape changes, you’ll never find yourself struggling to stay in business if…

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Fiverr is Bad for Designers? Not Necessarily. Here’s why…
Fiverr is Bad for Designers? Not Necessarily. Here’s why… 850 500 Nick Saporito

A common idea that I often see discussed in the design community is that Fiverr is bad — outright evil. It drives down the price of creative work for everyone else in the industry, and people are going as far as giving up on design as a career choice because the future of the industry looks grim.…

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Top 10 Inkscape Tutorials of 2016
Top 10 Inkscape Tutorials of 2016 850 500 Nick Saporito

If you want to learn how to use Inkscape, there’s no better way to do so than with video tutorials. In fact, this is precisely how I learned. Written step-by-step lessons are great, but there’s nothing like being aided by visuals and audio. In the spirit of reflecting back on the year 2016 and the impact…

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Advice for Graphic Design Freelancers: 6 Mistakes I’ve Made in 5 Years
Advice for Graphic Design Freelancers: 6 Mistakes I’ve Made in 5 Years 850 500 Nick Saporito

I didn’t realize this much time had passed, but this November will mark 5 years that I’ve been in business as a freelance graphic designer. In 2011 I discovered a site known as Elance (at the time,) and decided to try it out and see if my design work was worth paying for. Fortunately, I…

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Drone Logo Design for Aerial Photography Service
Drone Logo Design for Aerial Photography Service 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Overview Aerial photography is the process of photographing the ground and/or objects on the ground from above. Images are usually taken using drones, and since drones are becoming more accessible and affordable to the public, an entire industry is arising from it. Aerial photography particularly serves construction sites, land surveys, environmental research, surveillance, commercial advertising…

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Cyber Space Camp Logo Design Project
Cyber Space Camp Logo Design Project 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Cyberspace.camp A resource dedicated to teaching university students about computer-related sciences, including reverse engineering, vulnerability research, exploit development, video game hacking and other electronics-related projects. In this post I’ll be outlining the design process for a cyber space camp logo design done for a client. This tends to be a field where branding is somewhat…

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Free Contact Icons for Business Cards
Free Contact Icons for Business Cards 850 500 Nick Saporito

Free contact icons: if you’re doing any kind of design work, chances are you’ll need to include contact information on something at some point, usually on business cards. This tends to be the case on a regular basis for me, at least. In order to make the design have a more polished and professional look…

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