Role: Owner & Founder of Awesome 1WD
Dainis is 25 years young man, who struggled for 3 years while studying in design academy and working for local design agency, because of ignorant teachers and agency boss. He couldn't believe this is all life could offer to him! And then he discovered true Internet possibilities, he was lucky to find his passion early in life and take advantage of this beautiful Information (Internet) Age! Now he is committed to help others succeed, to help others take charge of their life and follow their passion! His goal is to open Your eyes and help unveil Your true potential!
As You may notice in Year 2008 hand-drawn designs became one of the most popular creative trends, people tend to add more personal look and creative feel to their sites trying to stand out between traditional web 2.0 style, boxy layout sites. Hand-drawn design not always necessarily mean sketched or hand-drawn, there can be also creative things we use everyday like pencils, erasers, stamps, notepapers, stickers – could continue so on, but I will show examples doing through detailed research – so You could understand what’s really represented with “Hand-drawn design”. And actually this trend is very natural since many designers still sketch up their sites on the paper at first and only then start to design actual site.Read More
Today we’ve got really special announcement for You – 1stwebdesigner readers!
We have got 1000 full color 2 sided business card giveaway from PrintPrintPrint.biz online printing company and rules to win are very simple. Just leave a comment under the post writing suggestions, ideas for new articles You would want to see in the near future. Also don’t forget to write your e-mail so we can contact you if you win! Contest will last one week and winner will be decided with Random Integer Generator help.Read More
Here is many useful graphic design files with guidelines, resolutions for better and faster design creation like business card, credit card, icon, document, sticky note, dvd cover, cd cover templates and much much more. I believe in the right hands this collection will become marvelous time saver at least I feel so ever since I found these resources. Why should You create again and again something, that’s already out there?
Also be aware about license terms and agreements before You put them in use.Read More
If You are creating and developing new web-sites regularly, You should think about template creation, collecting useful code snippets and things like that. You should do that to fasten development process, so I think You could use, change, optimize these template files to Your needs, however check out licence terms, if You use these for business purposes. However this is very generalize list for now, to clear out the best from the best sites. Use them well!Read More
Since I wrote an article and got really good feedback for creating new articles about my academy works, I talked with my course colleagues and asked them to send their works to me, so I can show You these. I am talking about lection called as Photoshop where we got 3 exercises to create a new logotype, journal (both sides) and poster. So again thanks to my course colleagues and here we got some great list with interesting works, different tastes, trends – just let me show You pictures, which can say more than words can do. Many works are created in Latvian language, so I think it’s useful for You just to check out composition, illustrations and something like that.Read More
Forums always are a great place to get answers to Your unclear questions about coding, designing, SEO, marketing, blogging much faster and clearer than just googling Your answer sometimes. Also it’s a great way to network with professionals in Your community or just people with the same interests. As a designer myself I felt in need with these kind of communities, maybe You’ll find these sites useful too. Participating in these forums not allows You to share Your knowledge with peers, but also allows to gain trust, for example, if You write a blog as I am – good user profile on popular forum linking to Your blog can be great marketing way.Read More