How to Use Font Awesome in Illustrator and other Applications

My son needed a business card for his DJ and music production business (yes, he’s almost got his Ph.D. in Math). To save space when displaying all of his social channels on his business card, we wanted to provide a clean list using the icons for each service. Rather than purchasing each of the logos or a collection from a stock photo site, we used Font Awesome. Font Awesome gives you scalable vector icons that can

Vecteezy Editor: A Free SVG Editor Online

Modern browsers are doing a great job supporting the scalable vector graphics format (SVG). If you’re wondering what that gobbledygook means, here’s a quick explanation. Let’s say you have a piece of graph paper and you want to draw a bar down the page, filling in 10 squares. You fill in each square independently with a square sticker and record the square x and y coordinates to remember which ones you filled in. You basically

Vectr: A Free Alternative to Adobe Illustrator

Vectr is a free and very intuitive vector graphics editor app for web and desktop. Vectr has a very low learning curve making graphic design accessible to anyone. Vectr is going to remain free forever with no strings attached. What’s the difference between Vector and Raster Graphics? Vector-based images are made of lines and paths to create an image. They have a start point, end point, and lines between. They may also create objects that are

Graphic Design Terminology That Noobs Often Get Confused

I chuckled a little bit when I found this infographic because, as it turns out, I must be a graphic design noob. But, alas, it’s amazing finding out how much I don’t know about an industry I’ve been embedded deeply in for the last 25 years. In my defense, I only dabble and request graphics. Thankfully, our designers are far more knowledgeable about graphic design than I am. You need to know the difference between

A Guide to Graphic Design Jargon

If you’re the kind of marketer that can speak jargon and strategy, you’re probably doing a great deal of work nowadays. We speak to IT folks, developers and designers… and we often have to translate between all of them! Crafted is an award-winning digital agency who developed this beautiful infographic to help folks understand color models and file formats. With modern devices having multiple image densities and file formats and compression providing balancing speed and