Ari Suardiyanti

Also known as Chykalophia, is a professional freelance designer in graphic and web design with 3 years of experience. Founder and Editor of Frespiration!, she recently won The Annual Design Awards 2010 for best product packaging design. Other than design, she loves playing with her mac, being photographed, watching movies and listening to alternative rock. Add her onFacebook Page, or Twitter.

Get Inspired: 45+ Amazingly Creative Papercut Artwork

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Derives from the Greek term for the ancient Egyptian writing material, paper as we call it today is being used for many purposes. From writing a simple note to advertising media, the paper it self become very important in our life. Furthermore, paper can also be used as decorations.

Papercut for example, is a simple paper decoration. Though, when it comes to creative ideas they will no longer look simple. Instead, these stunning papercut artwork will leave you with praise. In today’s post, we have selected 45+ amazingly creative papercut artwork for your inspiration. Make sure to check them all and be amazed on how amazing one paper could be.

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How To Create A Logo Guideline For Your Client

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Working on a logo project sometimes can be challenging especially when you are working on a fresh start up companies who needs an identity for their product or company. Despite the process of how a logo is being created, in this post we are going to learn on how to create a logo guideline for your client based on the logo you have designed and approved by them.

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Upcoming and OnGoing Web Design Trends of 2010

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Trend is a set of rules we somehow follow, not as something we designers obey. It is more like a guidance to help us set new ideas whenever we create a design. In the web design industry, we realized that the trend changes rapidly. Not only to accomplish the aesthetically feel, the user interface plays another great role as well.

Although the year of 2010 will be over in 3 more months, the revolutions in web design this year have led designers to achieve extra ordinaries web designs, while continuing to set the unlimited parameters of it.

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Beautiful Designer Quotes – Mindsets and Inspiration

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There are many ways to get inspired these days. For designers, looking through design pieces around the internet help them grow their ideas for current or future projects. Though sometimes when you’re down, it doesn’t matter if you are designers or not some quotes or phrase can inspire you to move forward and think creatively.

In this article, we have selected 75+ various design quotes. Some you will recognize coming from the great artist like Pablo Picasso. Others are inspiring quotes created by designers across the world based on their mindset.

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Get Inspired: Beautiful Examples of Textures in Web Design

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Whenever you visit website these days, every single one of them is trying to compete one and another. Despite the difference of products or services they offer, their mission remain the same: to engage their visitor or customer. If you find adding big text, icons, or illustrations on web design isn’t so entertaining anymore, let’s add textures.

Some web designs use solid or gradient colors as their background, others use illustration to make it look attractive. As for textures, you can add it as the background of a web design, create a certain effect on the text, or even add it to the buttons or other web graphic elements. In this post, we will show you 5 types of texture in web design for your inspiration.

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Learn the Basics: 25+ Sites And Resources To Learn Typography

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Typography has been practiced and used in our daily life. Range from handwriting in a pocket notebook to the big advertising billboard. It’s sometimes typed using Times New Roman in 12 points for newspaper. Others use Edwardian in 26 points for their wedding invitations. When a designer decide to use the right font for the right job, the typography itself become an art.

Learning typography seems to be easy at a glance, in order to achieve a great impact from typography for graphic and web designs isn’t so easy. Many designers found it as a complicated design aspects to practice.

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Tips and Inspiration on Creating a Great Website Footer

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As most of us know, there are three important parts of a website’s design: the header, the content, and the footer. None of these should be ignored when creating a web design. Sadly it happens in most cases, and many web designers ignore the footer design. Over time the footer evolved from just a line of text with the copyright, legal notice, or navigation into a mini repeated area which is filled with navigation, comments, recent posts, copyright, etc.

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Get Inspired: 35+ Warm VS Cool Color Website Designs

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A website resembles the identity of a company, a certain community, or even a person. Thousands of websites live out there on the internet these days, and their number increase every single second. Many of us realize how important a website can be, therefore the design for every website has to be unique, and more importantly has to have the right feel to it.

As a designer, we know how to play around with illustrations, typeface, and colors.

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