Online Finds


‘Morning Sunshine πŸ™‚

Morning All! Hope you are well, just dropping by with Online Finds for you this morning. A bit of this and a bit of that… Enjoy πŸ™‚

Color Matters

Etsy – Six Tips for Beating Burnout

Virgin – Who Wants to be Average

Erika Brechtel – Fueling Creativity: My 5 Offline Sources

FIDM Digital Arts – What Designers Inspure You? Read About T-Shirt Apparel Brand, Johnny Cupcakes, by FIDM Graphic Design Student

The House That Lars Built – Lessons Learned: Your First Idea is Not Always Your Best

Nubby Twiglet – Walking the Fine Line Between Inspiration and Imitation

Chris Guillebeau – Imposter Travellers

The Design Files – Hamish Blake

Creative Bloq – Why Choosing Fonts is a Battle Between Form and Function

The Nostalgia Machine

Creative Women’s Circle – Advertising Tips for Small Creative Businesses

Colour Theory – Study Notes

Colour wheel

It’s a grey day today, drizzling with rain and cold. And why is it that Winter clothes all seem to be so dark and dreary… I might have to go an get myself a bright pink coat or something to add a bit of colour to my Winter days… For now though I thought I’d post a few notes on colour theory for a little escape from the grey…

  • One of the main elements of graphic design.
  • Use of colour influenced by popular culture and trends.
  • Hue – Another word for colour.
  • Tone – Brightness, tint or shade of colour.
  • Additive Primary Colours – Red, green and blue – together form white.
  • Subtractive Primary Colours – Cyan, magenta and yellow – together form black.
  • RGB – Additive primary colour model. Used for digital and electronic displays.
  • CMYK – Subtractive primary colour model. Used for print.
  • Tints – Colours with white added.
  • Shades – Colours with black added.
  • Neutral Colours – Greys, blacks and whites.
  • Warm Colours – Reds, oranges and yellows.
  • Cool Colours – Blues, greens and purples.
  • Saturation – Purity of a colour with an absence of black, white or grey.

 Stay warm πŸ™‚

Online Finds

Good Morning! What a week it’s been! I got the keys to my new house last Thursday and since then it’s been go-go-go kicking off the few renovations I want to get done before I can move in, you know small things like knocking out walls, replacing the flooring and changing the cornice, lol. Needless to say, not a lot of study has happened recently. I have a report to write for my next assignment,Β it’s not super interesting so that’s notΒ helping with the motivation either I have to say… I’ll hopefully get it finished and submitted this week though – then I can move on to the next module – fingers crossed it is more interesting than the one I’m just finishing up!

Anyway, today I thought I’d share another little list of interesting articles and things I’ve found online recently – some design related, and some not, because like I’ve said before – inspiration can come from anywhere, hope you enjoy πŸ™‚

The Art of Non-Conformity – A Tale of Two Designers

David duChemin – The Hunger & The Hype

Nubby Twiglet – Blogging Changed My Life. Really.

Braid Creative – How to Build Your Creative Tribe

Design*Sponge – Biz Ladies: Why Cheap Can Be Bad

Visually – The Impact of Colour Within A Logo Design

Rock n Roll Bride – Live Your Own Truth

Huffington Post – 16 Super Successful Introverts


Have a great day!