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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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Logo Design for Blue Owl Inspections
Logo Design for Blue Owl Inspections 848 310 Nick Saporito

Objective Blue Owl Inspections, a professional, dependable and detailed home inspection service; dedicated to helping potential home owners identify problems with houses, condos and townhouses in the Vancouver area, recently contracted me to design their logo after coming across some of my Youtube videos. Developing The Iconic Mark Based on the company’s name, we decided…

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Best Free Fonts for Logo Design
Best Free Fonts for Logo Design 848 310 Nick Saporito

When designing a logo, custom lettering is usually best because it offers the possibility for the strongest branding. The wheel doesn’t always have to be reinvented though. Stock fonts can work just as well, and if you think otherwise then just have a look at some of the largest, strongest and widely-known global brands that…

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Logo Design for Import Auto Parts Retailer
Logo Design for Import Auto Parts Retailer 848 310 Nick Saporito

For over 20 years, Epic Autoteks has been a provider of import auto parts — particularly engines and transmissions from Japan (although they provide a wide variety of auto parts.) They service local, national and international markets. The objective for this project was to create a new logo that conceptualizes who they are and what…

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Designing Print-Ready Business Cards in Inkscape
Designing Print-Ready Business Cards in Inkscape 848 310 Nick Saporito

When designing something for print, we have to go about it differently than we would if we were designing something to be displayed digitally. There’s certain measures that need to be taken when designing for print in order to have a successful outcome. Color Management In the context of graphic design, color management is the process…

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New Icons for Inkscape
New Icons for Inkscape 848 310 Nick Saporito

After 5+ years, it’s safe to say I’ve grown tired of looking at the dated clipart-style icons used in Inkscape, so I decided to try my hand at redesigning them. Inkscape is powerful software capable of taking market share away from Adobe’s Illustrator, so I think it should look the part. The goal with these…

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Sizes & Guidelines for Designing App Icons (iOS & Android)
Sizes & Guidelines for Designing App Icons (iOS & Android) 848 310 Nick Saporito

Whenever I design anything, I like to take into consideration the context in which the work will be viewed, who will be viewing it, and why they’ll be viewing it. Our job as graphic designers is to communicate a message to an audience using visuals, and these are factors that should always be included in…

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Free Social Media Icons SVG: Vector Pack for 2017
Free Social Media Icons SVG: Vector Pack for 2017 848 310 Nick Saporito

When designing promotional materials for my clients, I often find myself having to include social media handles alongside their phone number and email addresses. In the year 2016,  social media is just as much a communication tool as phone, email and web. Because of that, it’s safe to assume that you’ll be regularly using social media icons…

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How To Make Inkscape Go Dark
How To Make Inkscape Go Dark 848 310 Nick Saporito

The question I’m most commonly asked by newcomers to my Youtube channel is why Inkscape appears dark on my system and how they can do the same, since it isn’t an available feature in any version of Inkscape to date. Inkscape with a dark theme & updated icons Check out my post about updating Inkscape’s icons…

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