Design Faster with Vectors on Hand | Design Tip of the Week

Design Faster with Vectors on Hand

You’re a pro. We all know it. However, do you ever find yourself drawing the same shape over and over again? With the growing popularity of icons and simplistic, geometric illustration, it’s not uncommon for elements to be used time after time in your designs. This does not mean that we have to stay trapped in some sort of weird, repetitive dimensional hell of making that perfectly-narrow (or wide) triangle.

Let’s save some time and design a little faster! Have all those faithful shapes already made and saved in its own Illustrator file. When the time comes to make that “ice cream cone” icon or that minimalistic illustration of a bicycle, you’ll be like, “Oh, looks like I have to ma- WHOA! It’s halfway done!”

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Before you leave, I want you to know that I care about you. That is why I made an Illustrator file that is full of shapes and elements that you are free to use! I hope that it saves you some time and gets you to happy hour a little earlier. Cheers!

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Want more tips? Be sure to also check out Bill’s article on how to become a faster designer!

Also, you can save even more time with our vector illustrations! Check ’em out!

WMC 6 Design Conference Podcast: Ticket Sales, Spec Work, Touring Cleveland, and Ink Wars

Design Conference Podcast

Bryan and Heather sat down for a bit of an informal episode of our design conference podcast. With less than 40 days left, there were a number of updates that needed to be said including where tickets stand for the fest (less than 100 3-day passes left), the workshops (WMC Workshop Tickets Now On Sale!), and the Cleveland Studio Tour (Cleveland Design Studio Tour Sold Out?). Plus, an important lesson was learned about Spec Work and T-Shirt contests.