Tag Archives: graphic design
9/7/2016: Beverage Packaging Design Inspiration
Every Wednesday, we’d like to scour the web for the best in inspiration from designers killing it at their craft. Please enjoy this incredible art and join us on Pinterest, where we’re dedicated to collecting our own work, as well as the work of those we most admire.
Today we’re going to narrow in on killer beveraging packaging design inspiration. Let’s take a look at what our fellow designers are doing over at Dribbble, shall we?
Cover image and beverage design packaging designed by your friends here at graphic and web design studio Go Media.
Have a great day, everyone. See you next Wednesday for more inspiration!
Graphic Design Portfolio Tips
An outstanding online portfolio is a must for any creative. Believe us, it’s true. When popping open emails from those applying for graphic design positions here at Cleveland design studio Go Media, we’re often shocked at the number of folks who do not have an online portfolio, or have one that’s outdated or terribly underwhelming. Today, let’s all make a commitment to ourselves. It’s time to up our game because it’s so worth the time and energy. After all, it just may land you the job of your dreams, the promotion you’re deserving of, or the recognition you have been desiring.
Quick Tips: Do’s and Don’ts >
- Illustrate your strengths clearly and cleanly.
- Show versatility if you’re capable.
- Use minimal colors and fonts. Keep it simple!
- Maintain your brand across all platforms.
- When using case studies, start from the beginning and take us through the journey with you.
- Also, give us a healthy dose of successes and an insider’s guide to the decisions you made along the way.
- Tell us how you solved the problem for your client and wrap it up in a pretty bow!
- When using testimonials, place them alongside relevant work (instead of on a separate page).
- On your about page, show your face! We want to see who we’re dealing with!
- Include a working email address on the site. We’ll want to contact you.
- Do consider adding a contact form.
- Keep your portfolio updated with new projects.
- Don’t include any fluff.
- Don’t stretch the truth. Instead, show us only where you really shine.
- Don’t allow your site design to distract from your work.
- When using case studies, don’t hesitate to give insights to challenges along the way.
- On your about page, don’t be afraid to be a little quirky. (If you’re quirky…)
- Don’t write a novel on your about page.
- Don’t just throw a bunch of testimonials on a testimonials page.
- Don’t forget to regularly check all of your links.
- Go Media
- Andy J. Miller
- Jean Jullien
- Jack Hughes Illustration
- Owen Gildersleeve
- Rose Blake
- Janine Rewell
- Olly Moss
- Kyle Platts
- Matt Luckhurst
- Yeni Kim
- Timothy Goodman
- James Victore
- Jessica Hische
- Colin Tierney
- Becca Clason
- Andrew Colin Beck
- Danielle Evans
- Jon Contino
- Justin Mezzell
- Ryan Hamrick
- Promise Tangeman
- Dan Cassaro
- Daniel Mackey
- Simon Pan
- Sam Dallyn
- Charlotte Tang
- Ian Barnard
In this edition of the Go Media Podcast, we sit down with Maurice Cherry, founder and creative principle at Lunch and host of Revision Path Podcast to discuss his view of the state of Diversity in the Design Industry and how he went from a worker at a ‘design factory’ to starting his own design business in Atlanta, GA. Read More ›
The Battle Is On!
Welcome to Designer Face Off, a series created here at Go Media’s Arsenal. Designer Face Off brings your favorite designers, creators and entrepreneurs together like never before. The rules are simple – in each rapid fire interview, challengers poise 2 to 3 questions to the other party. They, in turn, will respond to the questions asked of them. All of this is to be completed under 5 minutes, and no topic is off of the table!
Who’s up next?
Designer Face Off #1 Aaron Sechrist vs Oliver Barrett
Meet Aaron Sechrist, aka OkPants:
Aaron, OkPants, is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator who enjoys working on projects that pull from both disciplines under the moniker OkPants. After cutting his teeth in various jobs in the music and publishing industries and yelling for various fruitless Cleveland-area DIY bands, he made the move to freelance and found happiness as well as actual income working with good people, creators and brands within the entertainment, music and apparel industry. His gig posters sleep with the Boss and Prince in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and he enjoys participating in art shows across the country. He also likes designing things for himself and sells them through the OkPants Webstore as well as through Made by Superior.
Meet Oliver Barrett:
Oliver is a former agency-guy who’s learned from several years of mistakes, panic, and triumphs that he might be onto something as a solo designer/illustrator/art-director/generic creative title.
So, who’s going to win the social media battle? Show these fellas some love!
Learn more about OkPants on his Official Site, as well as his Twitter | Tumblr | Facebook | Instagram | Dribble | Shop
Learn more about Oliver on his Official Site, as well as his Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr | Dribbble
Who do you nominate for our next Design Face Off? Please leave a comment below!