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advice for graphic design freelancers
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
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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Space camp logo design
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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Upwork isn't doing too well
Upwork Going Down? What That Would Mean For Freelancers
Upwork Going Down? What That Would Mean For Freelancers 850 500 Nick Saporito

If you currently use Upwork, either as a client or a freelancer, it may be time to start making other arrangements. According to some data I’ve recently seen in a very interesting article, the company isn’t doing too well and Upwork going down may be a very real possibility. Upwork was formed as a result…

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Why Spec Work Is Bad: “Risk-Takers” Who Don’t Want To Take Risks
Why Spec Work Is Bad: “Risk-Takers” Who Don’t Want To Take Risks 850 500 Nick Saporito

Spec work is a very polarizing subject among designers and creative professionals. Personally, I think it’s far too complex and ambiguous a topic to speak definitively about, so I’d like to discuss this in detail and go over the various types of spec propositions I’ve received as a designer and offer my own personal insight…

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Using Youtube To Get Design Clients
Using Youtube To Get Design Clients 850 500 Nick Saporito

Last October I wrote a post about using Youtube to get design clients, but a lot has changed since then. My channel is now significantly bigger than it was at that time, with over 13K subscribers, over 700K total views and now averaging over 100K more views per month. So I feel compelled to follow…

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Inkscape vs Illustrator
Inkscape Vs Illustrator: Can Inkscape Replace Illustrator?
Inkscape Vs Illustrator: Can Inkscape Replace Illustrator? 850 500 Nick Saporito

Inkscape vs Illustrator: I’ve noticed a rise in popularity of the open source design software ever since Adobe started requiring their users to rent their software instead of letting them own it. For professional graphic designers, the price tag is something they may have no choice but to swallow, but for casual users of the…

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Logo Design for A Medical Facility
Logo Design for A Medical Facility 850 500 Nick Saporito

Horizon Outpatient Services, an outpatient medical services facility opening soon in Allentown, PA, recently commissioned me to design their logo. Horizon aims to provide psychiatric and psychotherapy services that do not require an overnight stay to its patients. My approach to the design was to establish a simple, sleek and effective design that depicts a…

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Logo color psychology
Logo Color Guidelines: The Science Of Color & Psychology
Logo Color Guidelines: The Science Of Color & Psychology 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’m going to talk a little bit about logo color guidelines and the psychology of color, which is particularly important when it comes to branding. As the foundation of your brand identity, your logo is going to set the tone for the rest of your creative assets, and the color(s) you choose may…

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