THE JELLY BLOG

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In Case you missed it, check out File Breakdown Part 1, so you have the lay of the land before jumping in! Let’s dive right in and start breaking down what different file types are, so you know what you should be saving and sending clients. JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) This is one of […]

Design 101, Resources

11/18/21

Design File Breakdowns | Part 2

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Let’s face it: Saving files isn’t part of the sexy stuff when it comes to design… There’s a reason why it’s so important to know what the dealio is about file breakdowns. That’s because the design you create is going somewhere — to a printer, to a website, to a t-shirt guy, and so on. […]

Design 101, Resources

11/04/21

Design File Breakdowns | Part 1

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Anatomy of a font’s character Did you know letters can be dissected into parts as if they were a puzzle? Like people, fonts have personalities, moods, styles—and even anatomical features! Knowing these components will help us understand what makes different fonts stand out and why. Ready to discover, dissect, and get nerdy about typography? Let’s […]

Design 101, Resources, Typography

10/21/21

The Ears, Tails, & Stems of Type

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At a previous job as an in-house designer, I needed to have the IT guy install fonts for me. I was always bugging him to do this and sometimes would wait until I had a folder full of beautiful fonts. One day he shared how he really felt with me.  “I don’t understand why you […]

Design 101, Typography

10/14/21

Choose Fonts Like a Designer

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Accessibility is the practice of making your websites usable by as many people as possible.  How much have you thought about accessibility in design? There’s no right or wrong answer here — after all, we can’t know what we don’t know. And design as a general concept is meant to be accessible inherently.  Think about […]

Color, Design 101, Resources

10/07/21

Accessibility in Design

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Have you ever noticed that something on your computer monitor appears one color, yet your coworker’s monitor seems to display the same thing in a slightly different color?  That’s because each monitor has its own individual color calibration, mode, and video processor. Same rule applies to designing materials viewed on a screen versus materials viewed […]

Color, Design 101

9/23/21

Understanding Colors in Graphic Design

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Remember when you were a kid and they would toss a bunch of markers on a table for a project? There was always a grab for the best color, your most favorite color, to make sure you could represent the world exactly the way you wanted. Well it turns out there’s a reason we’re drawn […]

Color, Design 101

9/16/21

Color Psychology

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Fun fact: what we humans perceive as color is actually just a fragment of what exists. Color exists on an electromagnetic spectrum of which our brains can only interpret a tiny part. When light shines on an object, some colors bounce off the objects while others are absorbed. Our eyes can only see the colors […]

Color, Design 101

9/09/21

The Graphic Design Color Wheel

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Design 101, Mrs. Wheeler

7/23/21

Using Color in Design

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Get your freebie! Join Mrs. Wheeler’s Classroom See it on social Getting started is often the hardest part! In today’s lesson, I’m sharing some tricks to help you kick start your designs! Before you start any visual exploration. You must first spend time thinking about the audience.Who will be look at, reading, interacting with this […]

Design 101, Mrs. Wheeler

8/19/20

Get a Design Started