Any person serious about their career – carpenters, graphic designers, dentists, or anyone else – is constantly trying to learn and improve at their craft. You and I are no different. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re an aspiring or perhaps established graphic designer (*design bro high-five*). Likewise, if you’re reading this, you’re interested in self-improvement. There are a myriad of ways to improve on your skills, but today I’d like to share 9 websites that have helped me improve, specifically, as a logo/visual identity designer. These sites are visited by me frequently, and if you haven’t already, you should bookmark ‘em.
UnderConsideration’s Brand New is, in my opinion, the undisputed king of logo/identity design critiques. Daily, Bryony and Armin post detailed, thoughtful looks into the latest logo designs and redesigns in all industries. They tackle big redesigns like Starbucks; they tackle smaller redesigns like the Alberta Art Gallery. The community at Brand New is solid too – just by reading this site, you can learn more about the thought processes other design firms put into their branding efforts, you can learn what other designers view as successes and failures, and you can expand your knowledge base.
LogoDesignLove is another site that provides unique and thoughtful takes on any and everything related to logo and brand design. They explore successes and failures; they post tips & tricks; they share logo design resources. On any given day, you can stop by the site and find something new, useful, or insightful – that’s why it’s in my bookmarks.
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