Designer Spotlight: Interview with MoGraph & Branding Designer Fraser Davidson

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Today we have a new designer spotlight, where we interview and feature a member of the design and development community. In this installment, we shine that light on talented motion graphic designer and sports branding specialist Fraser Davidson. If you are not familiar with his work, then you are in for quite a treat (and just might find that you have seen some of his designs around the web before.

In his own words, Fraser is:

“An award winning London based, freelance Motion Graphic Designer, Animator and Director. He was previously Head of Motion Graphics at Mainframe, a Motion Graphics, VFX & Animation House.

Graduating from Nottingham Trent University with a BA in Graphic Design, Fraser has six years experience creating advertising, music videos and channel branding across many media. Fraser has had his work featured in a number of publications and has collected three International Promax Awards.

He is the writer and director of the multi-award winning Youtube series ‘The Alternative Rugby Commentary’ and has collaborated on projects with Australian comedian, Tim Minchin. These include animated short, ‘Popesong’ and the BAFTA nominated animation for his nine minute beat poem ‘Storm’. Directed by DC Turner and Produced by Tracy King”.

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How To Keep Up To Date As A Designer

Coffee Time

http://justcreativedesign.com/2011/10/20/how-to-keep-up-to-date-as-a-designer/

In this world of lightening fast development, professionals can find it hard to keep themselves up-to-date with the latest. Similarly, some designers who wish to stay updated, just don’t really know how to go about it.

A Collection of Innovative and Inspiring Typography

Desire Typography

http://www.noupe.com/inspiration/a-collection-of-innovative-and-inspiring-typography.html

Typography is the art or technique of arranging type. It’s a broad medium, covering areas such as typeface selection, line length, line spacing, kerning, tracking, and of course wider design features such as color, lighting etc…

Typography is a growing phenomenon amongst graphic designers, many of whom have gone beyond the basic placement of lettering, and turned typography pieces into their own works of art. Often typography designs feature elements of photo manipulation, light effects and even 3D elements. Today we bring you a collection of highly inspiring typography designs, showing just how far the medium can be pushed. These pieces are all works of art in their own right, and we encourage you to go and check out each artist’s portfolio.

Interview With Mostafa Nassar

Interview With Mostafa NassarToday we bring you an interview with talented Canadian digital artist Mostafa Nassar. His unique paintings feature a lot of dark and horror themes that he feels have endless possibilities. In out interview we discuss many topics ranging from the equipment he uses to why he decided to start painting. Be sure to check out this great interview.

http://psd.tutsplus.com/articles/inspiration/mostafa-nassar-interview/

22 Useful HTML5 CSS3 Form Tutorials

http://spyrestudios.com/22-useful-html5-css3-form-tutorials/

 

What Is HTML? The Anatomy of an HTML5 Document

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http://designshack.net/articles/html/what-is-html-the-anatomy-of-an-html5-document/

This is the second article in our series on the absolute fundamentals of web development. Our first article explained in detail what HTML is on a conceptual level. We looked at what a markup language is, what tags are and how HTML compares to other important pieces of the web development puzzle such as CSS.

Join us today as we move on and take a look at each basic piece of an HTML document. I’ll explain all that stuff at the top of an HTML file that confuses you and outline the basic structure that you’ll follow for creating your own HTML files.

The Ins and Outs of PHP Exceptions

Exceptions

http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/php/the-ins-and-outs-of-php-exceptions/

Still returning false whenever a function in your program fails? In this article, we’ll learn about PHP exceptions, and how you can use them to soup up your application’s error handling.

Exceptions are special conditions, usually errors, that can occur or be explicitly made by a program. They connote that something entirely different from what was expected has occurred. In most cases, the situation requires that a special instruction set be done in order to mitigate a catastrophic system failure