5 Lists for Graphic Designers

July 11, 2006 by

Everybody loves lists! So we present our own list of lists to help graphic designers.

1. 50 Ways to Become a Better Designer – Loads of ideas, best practices and general creative stuff straight from the mouths of fellow designers. (via)

2. 10 Things They Never Taught Me in Design School – Start with what you know, then tackle the unknowns. Don’t over-think the problem. Learn to give some hierarchy to the details and the big picture. (FYI, the list includes a few profanities)

3. 10 Strangest Desks and Tables – OK, this one has little to do with design, but sometimes you need some funky inspiration, especially when you’re thinking about decorating the usually boring church space.

4. 4 Principles that Make for Great Logo Design – Simple and basic stuff, but sometimes that’s exactly what you need. Complete with thumbs up and thumbs down examples.

5. 7 Ways to Improve Your Logo – OK, so they don’t pitch it in a numbered list format, but we’ll make it work. Good thoughts on how to polish an existing logo, including examples from Microsoft and Apple.

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Kevin D. Hendricks

When Kevin isn't busy as the editor of Church Marketing Sucks, he runs his own writing and editing company, Monkey Outta Nowhere. Kevin has been blogging since 1998, runs the hyperlocal site West St. Paul Reader, and has published several books, including 137 Books in One Year: How to Fall in Love With Reading, The Stephanies and all of our church communication books.
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5 Responses to “5 Lists for Graphic Designers”

  • glenn
    July 13, 2006

    Great list Kevin! Thanks!

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  • Brandon Hill
    July 13, 2006

    way to go with the list. I’ll be passing it on to my little designer buddies. I dig the site by the way, just found it yesterday when I googled that church marketing sucks just to vent. (I work at a Christian publishing company and was having a lame day.)

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  • Marcus Monroe
    July 16, 2006

    I’ve been a graphic designer for many years now, only 2 of those professionally. These are great articles.

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  • Drew Yates
    September 16, 2006

    Haha, you have to have a number in front of every title? Come on, I at least led with “How to”

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  • conrad
    March 12, 2007

    Nice! Enjoyed the read. Bookmarked and just as surely as it will be lost among the other 1000 bookmarks, it will be searched for, one day.

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