Branding

Professional logos designed with Inkscape
12 Professional Logos Designed with Inkscape | 2020 Edition
12 Professional Logos Designed with Inkscape | 2020 Edition 800 470 Nick Saporito

A couple of years ago I made a post showcasing some of the logos I had designed for my clients using Inkscape over the previous 12 months. I figured I’d make a new post doing something similar where I share some more professional logos designed with Inkscape over the past year. I design logos for…

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Why You Should Never Design A Logo In Word
Why You Should Never Design A Logo In Word 800 470 Nick Saporito

A logo is a very important tool for branding, and if there’s no room in your budget for hiring a designer to create your logo, you may be left with no other option than to go the DIY route. Designing a logo yourself is challenging, and the results probably won’t be great, but it can…

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70s Color Palettes with HEX Codes Inlcuded
14 Best 70s Color Palettes with HEX Codes Included
14 Best 70s Color Palettes with HEX Codes Included 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this post we’ll be taking a trip back in time and exploring 14 samples of 70s color palettes with HEX codes included so that you can use them for inspiration in your own design work. 70s Color Palettes with HEX Codes The following examples were grabbed from Pinterest. Each color palette will be linked…

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Getting your logo made into a steel sign
How To Get Your Logo Made Into A Steel Sign
How To Get Your Logo Made Into A Steel Sign 800 470 Nick Saporito

As a graphic designer there’s few things that excite me more than getting to see a real-life tangible version of something I created on a computer screen. I was recently thinking of ways to decorate my office and decided to have a steel sign made from my logo, and the results were impressive. In this…

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Color palettes with blue
16 Color Palettes with Blue | HEX Codes Included
16 Color Palettes with Blue | HEX Codes Included 800 470 Nick Saporito

For those who love blue, in this post I’ll be sharing 16 color palettes with blue that you can use as inspiration for your design projects. The HTML HEX codes are included with each color palette. These palettes are based on a 3-color scheme. Be sure to check out my post about 3-color combinations for…

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Business card sizes by country
Business Card Sizes By Country | Free Templates
Business Card Sizes By Country | Free Templates 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Every country utilizes different sizes for their business cards, and in this post I’ll be sharing a complete list of business card sizes by country, along with a free download for the size templates. Business Card Sizes By Country The standard business card size for each country is listed below. I added measurements in both…

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Best logo size for shirts
Best Logo Size For Shirts | Design Guidelines From 9 Print Shops
Best Logo Size For Shirts | Design Guidelines From 9 Print Shops 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be going over some guidelines for designing shirts and how to appropriately size your artwork. The best logo size for shirts depends on which print service you’ll be using. Below you will find 9 of the largest print-on-demand services along with their guidelines for uploading artwork. Print Shop Recommendations Each print…

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Unique business card shapes
21 Unique Business Card Shapes and Designs To Inspire You
21 Unique Business Card Shapes and Designs To Inspire You 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Business cards don’t always have to be boring. Today I’ll be sharing 21 of the most unique business card shapes, designs, and concepts I’ve found while browsing the internet. Unique Business Card Shapes and Deigns Just to be clear, these designs aren’t my own. I did not create them personally, but I’ll be crediting and…

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Beach sunset color palettes
12 Beach Sunset Color Palettes with HEX Codes
12 Beach Sunset Color Palettes with HEX Codes 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be sharing a collection of 12 beach sunset color palettes that I created based on some example photographs found on Pixabay. These color palettes were created with the intention of logo design in mind, so I made sure to abide by my own guidelines for color usage in logos and kept…

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Best logo size
Best Logo Sizes for All Applications | 2019 Design Guidelines
Best Logo Sizes for All Applications | 2019 Design Guidelines 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be going over some guidelines for determining the best logo size to use when preparing logo files. The best logo size depends on the context it’s used in, but I’ve found that 1280 px is a good universal fit that covers most applications, with the larger dimension being 1280 px and…

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