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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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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Welcome, star students. I sure am glad you are here for today’s lesson,

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

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Get your freebie! Join Mrs. Wheeler’s Classroom Alright Advanced Design students, it’s time to put our design skills to the test in a new way! We look at SO much good design that when it comes time to talk about it, we freeze! Today we will expand on our theme- Looking at Design- and learn […]

Mrs. Wheeler

5/20/20

Critique Do’s and Don’t

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  Get your freebie! Join Mrs. Wheeler’s Classroom See it on social In today’s Design 101 lesson we will learn how to properly view design in the wild! We’ll discover core elements of graphic design, so that we can better look at design (which also happens to be our theme this month!) If you haven’t […]

Design 101, Mrs. Wheeler

5/13/20

Design in the Wild

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  get your font freebie! Join Mrs. Wheeler’s Classroom Let’s keep the font love going! Comment with the font that you use the most! There are many more typefaces I didn’t get to today, so let me know which ones I should research next! See it on social LEARN MORE ILLUSTRATOR! Melissa Yaeger has an […]

Design 101, Mrs. Wheeler

4/22/20

Popular Font History