Rachel Arandilla

Rachel Arandilla is a curious subject -- she appreciates things that are quirky & clever. She loves spontaneity and adventure. She is a carefree soul, has a deep love for travel, culture and languages. And she's beginning to wonder she keeps on referring to herself in third person perspective.

Different Image Formats – And When to Use Them

Posted in Photography, Tips, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 22 Comments

Are you familiar with the extensions after your images? There are so many image formats that it’s so easy to get confused! File extensions like .jpeg, .bmp, .gif, and more can be seen after an image’s file name. Most of us disregard it, thinking there is no significance regarding these image formats.

These are all different and incompatible, though. These image formats have their own pros and cons. They were created for specific, yet different, purposes. What’s the difference, and when is each format appropriate to use?

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8 Effects Every Photographer Should Know About

Posted in Freelance, Photography, Tips, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 32 Comments

Photography seems easy at first glance. You simply make your frame and press the shutter button. The reality is, everyone can take a photo but not all can master it. There’s more to photography than just simply “point and shoot.” Photography is a skill only a handful have the patience and the passion to stick with.

Photography students and enthusiasts must educate themselves with many technical terms such as aperture, shutter speed, focus and exposure. You’ve probably read enough about that elsewhere, so how about a few photography effects? In this post I will share some photography tips and effects. They can enhance the beauty of your photos and they can be very fun to do, too.

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Rise and Fall of Online Advertising

Posted in Blogging, Social Media, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 7 Comments

Online Advertising is the fastest growing advertising medium in history. Now we cannot imagine life without online advertising. Of its 17 years of existence, it has reached success by leaps and bounds. It is an interesting story filled with money and irritated users. Up to now there are still people who hate seeing advertisements on websites, as much as people a decade ago hated them. Indeed colorful, it helps spread words of services and products. Now for the earliest form of advertising, read on.

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Want To Work From Home? : Top Freelancing Jobs in Web Design

Posted in Freelance, Tips, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 16 Comments

The last decade’s internet boom has brought many advantages. Almost everything you can think of can now be done online: shopping, networking, communicating and work. Through the internet, many people now have the option to work at home. In fact, many work-at-home guys I know earn more than those who have a regular 9 to 5 job!

Web Design is a lucrative part of  the creative industry. It’s possible to earn thousands of dollars from the comfort of your own home. I will guide you through the most popular options for you in web design.

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Graphic Design Examples Worldwide: How Nationality Reflects In Artworks

Posted in Showcase, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 23 Comments

Graphic design is a lot like languages. It’s an identity; beautiful and enigmatic. Graphic design varies from culture to culture, influenced by a country’s culture, history and way of life. Just like art and music, graphic design aesthetics differ from culture to culture. There may be common elements found in a culture’s graphic design, not found in other cultures and vice versa.

We’re all very familiar with graphic design from the west, particularly in the US and UK. I will discuss and showcase graphic design from around the world, from the most interesting cultures: Latin America, China, Japan, Middle East, India and the Netherlands. Graphic design from these areas is a bit different, but still very aesthetically appealing.

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How to Manage Your Time Effectively

Posted in Freelance, Tips, Tools, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 8 Comments

Freelancing is one of the best jobs in the world. You can manage your own time, work at your own pace, and there’s no boss badgering you to do this or that. However, free time can be both a gift and a curse. On one hand, you can do what you want with your time–but most of the time, you might end up wasting time due to the many distractions in a freelancer’s workspace. You might end up rushing to meet the deadline at the last minute. Wasted time means wasted resources and money.

Time is a freelancer’s biggest asset. If you want to maximize your time and reap the rewards, you must know how to properly manage your time.

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Creating an Effective Online Portfolio: 40+ Tips, Tools & Inspirations

Posted in Freelance, Tips, Tools, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 23 Comments

Nowadays, everyone is getting rid of the paper trail. Everything is now done digitally: commerce, accounting, advertising, marketing, shopping and even design. Every freelance graphic designer should now own an online portfolio. If you don’t have one, or worse, if you don’t know what it is, you have absolutely no chance of making it in the world of graphic design.

This article will teach you how to build a solid and effective online portfolio, guide you through the best online portfolio tools available , and then show you a few awesome portfolio themes and sites for your inspiration.

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The Battle Between Psychedelic & Minimalist Design: Which Side Are You On?

Posted in Tips, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 17 Comments

A minimalist would say Less is more, but on the other side of the spectrum, an advertiser would argue: The bigger, the bolder, the better! Who would you believe, and which is really better–all, or nothing?

Psychedelic and Minimalist art are very different aesthetically, but equally brilliant. Both can be effective in certain instances, and both can flop. Psychedelic art is about boldness and richness. Minimalist art…just the opposite –stripping a design to its bare essentials.

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5 Crucial Photoshop Tools For All Photographers

Posted in Inspiration, Photography3 years ago • Written by 18 Comments

Photography is a technical and practiced form of art. It’s not an easy form of fascination, since several aspects are at play in a photograph: lighting, focus, composition, subject and more.

Post processing is just as important as the photo shoot. No matter how good a photographer is, everyone needs to tweak a few flaws and emphasize details. Glamour, landscape, events, micro and portrait photographers need a handy photo editing software to improve their photos. Adobe Photoshop is a must have program for designers, artists, art students and now photographers as well.

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Please All Types of Clients: Guide to Choosing Color Combinations

Posted in Tips, Tools, Web Design3 years ago • Written by 17 Comments

Every graphic designer knows that choosing the color combinations is among the most important parts of the design making process, on print or on the web. There is no universal color combination that will please all types of clients. For some designers, it is a matter of trial and error. But trial and error means you wasting plenty of precious time. Time is an important commodity in the graphic designer’s fast paced world. Through proper research, sense of style and good common sense, you can eliminate the long time of experimentation.

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