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Looking for logo types r u?

Designer “Yes, we need the logo in vector format before we can finish the brochure and go to print”
Client “What’s a vector? Can’t you just use the powerpoint version of the logo I sent you? We need to have this finished by the end of the week”
Designer “We can use that logo supplied, but the quality will be very low”
Client “ok, I’ll see if anyone can find it, I’m not sure if we have it.”

Sound familiar? Some times it is just quicker and more painless to look here first. It’s a website that has long been in the arsenal of many a time restricted designer. A massive archive of corporate logos that can be downloaded in vector or illustrator format. It’s long overdue that this was granted an archival page of it’s own. So for the record, bookmark logotypes.

http://www.logotypes.ru

And, it seems at least finally the Russians beat the Americans to something. Gaining in momentum is a similar site, where between the two, you should be able to find the brand you are looking for.

http://www.brandsoftheworld.com

How to be a born again designer

Some of the qualities that make an artist or designers work stand out amongst the crowd are attributes like originality, innovation, quality, technique and character. While searching for some of these qualities in individuals to feature on the site, one of the things I’ve noticed as similarities throughout the talented pool of profiles currently on Heavy Backpack is that, without my prior knowledge, most profiled are either self employed or available for freelance.

Although I don’t particularly believe this is a pre-requisite for the creation of great work, it has definitely presented itself as a running theme. Due to this being a web based platform, the bias in part should be put down to the nature of freelancing and the need to gather exposure and showcase an online portfolio to potential new prospects, but nevertheless, it is definitely a working and lifestyle environment which allows many to blossom to their creative potential. So why don’t more people do it? The transition into freelancing or starting a business from a full-time study or employment position can be daunting, and many find this a difficult step to make. I recently heard a short story which (although a little abstract) might help identify the situation for some people.

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