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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 download
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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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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