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Graphic Design: Insight and Advice

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Overview

Get insights, advice, and inspiration from master designer John McWade. Learn about choosing the right typeface, keeping your work fresh, knowing when a design is not working, and more.

Get insights, advice, and inspiration from a master designer. John McWade offers advice on general but key topics for new designers just starting out: choosing the right typeface, finding inspiration, setting up a color palette, keeping your work fresh, knowing when a design is not working, and more. We also get a peek into how he got his start, which is an interesting look at the birth of desktop publishing.

Syllabus

Interview
  • How did you become the first desktop publisher?
  • What are some of the biggest challenges you face?
  • Where do you find inspiration?
  • What is your advice for the new designer using typography?
  • How do you look at a layout?
  • Do you have a checklist when things are going south?
  • What to keep in mind when thinking about logos?
  • How do you set up a color palette?
  • How do you keep your work fresh?
  • Have you ever been shocked by a design?
  • What would you like new designers to know?

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John McWade

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