Design

4 Free Bakery Logo Templates | Editable Vector Download
4 Free Bakery Logo Templates | Editable Vector Download 1024 602 Nick Saporito

I was going through some old projects and came across a few unused logo designs for bakeries and figured I’d throw them up on the site — in vector format — as a free download. The free bakery logo templates are as follows… Free Bakery Logo Templates This first design depicts a whimsical-style chef hat…

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My 12 Best Small Caps Fonts | Free Downloads
My 12 Best Small Caps Fonts | Free Downloads 1024 602 Nick Saporito

A small caps font is any font in which both the uppercase and lowercase variations of a letter are capitalized. The best small caps fonts do so while maintaining a consistent weight throughout each letter. The above image depicts both an uppercase and a lowercase letter A. Notice how they’re both capitalized though. A common…

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Logo design software for Ubuntu
Top 3 Logo Design Software for Ubuntu | 2018 Recommendations
Top 3 Logo Design Software for Ubuntu | 2018 Recommendations 1024 602 Thiago Abreu

As Linux users, we’re somewhat limited when it comes to graphic design software.  Finding the best logo design software for Ubuntu was my aim when I started using the operating system. As a graphic designer (and especially a logo designer,) I was thinking about how would I make logos without Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw. It was…

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3 Color Combinations for Logos
3 Color Combinations for Logos | Best Practices for 2018
3 Color Combinations for Logos | Best Practices for 2018 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Earlier this year I wrote a post outlining some examples of good logo color combinations as it relates to pairing 2 colors. When pairing 2 colors, choosing contrasting shades usually works well. But when it comes to 3 color combinations for logos, it’s a little trickier. Usually what works best is to use the 2 contrasting colors…

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Logo design invoice template
Logo Design Invoice Template | Free Editable PDF
Logo Design Invoice Template | Free Editable PDF 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be sharing my logo design invoice template in a variety of editable formats that you can alter and use yourself! Simply remove my contact info and add your own. Payment processing services like PayPal and Square offer invoicing capabilities for you to collect payment from your clients, but sometimes your client…

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Free wood textures for vector design
9 Free Wood Textures for Vector Design
9 Free Wood Textures for Vector Design 1024 602 Nick Saporito

If you’re looking to add character to your vector design work, texture masking is a great way to do so. In a previous post I shared a pack of free grunge textures and it was very well received, so today I’m going to be providing a bundle of 9 free wood textures for vector design…

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Graphic design studio equipment
Recommended Graphic Design Studio Equipment for 2018
Recommended Graphic Design Studio Equipment for 2018 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Over the past 7 years that I’ve spent as a graphic designer, I’ve learned the importance of having the right hardware. Proper graphic design studio equipment helps you get your job done quicker and more efficiently, saving you both time as well as money in the long run. In this post I’ll be sharing some of…

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14 Best Dental Clinic Logo Samples of 2018
14 Best Dental Clinic Logo Samples of 2018 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be sharing 14 of my favorite dental clinic logo samples that I found while browsing the web. As a fan of good design it always excites me when I come across a really clever and creative piece of design work — especially logos. Credit is attributed to the original artist of each design. Dental…

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GIMP color menu opens off screen
GIMP 2.10 Color Menu Opens Off Screen | Quick Fix
GIMP 2.10 Color Menu Opens Off Screen | Quick Fix 1024 602 Nick Saporito

GIMP recently released version 2.10, and as is often the case with new software releases, there’s still some kinks that need to be worked out. In this post I’ll be addressing a particular problem that I’ve been encountering myself since upgrading — the GIMP color menu opening off of the screen. When you click to…

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Starting an LLC as an artist
Starting an LLC as an Artist | My Experience with Incfile 2018
Starting an LLC as an Artist | My Experience with Incfile 2018 1024 602 Nick Saporito

I’ve been in business as a freelance designer since 2011, but I always did business under my own name. In 2016 I decided it was time to start an LLC for Logos By Nick. Starting an LLC as an artist was one of the wisest decisions I’ve made throughout my career, and Incfile did an excellent job…

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