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Advice relevant to the graphic design industry; Inkedkoi Designs offers insight for greenhorn designers and as well as resources for freebies, tips and tricks.

HTTP Error Codes
Apr 0
Apr 0

HTTP Error Codes and What they mean

What do these HTTP error codes mean? At one point or another a website will get an http error code, whether it’s due to a mandatory website update or simple error within code. The key is to figure out a solution. Downtime is something the web design and hosting industry are continually fighting to keep […]

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Design Competitions
Mar 0
Mar 0

Should you enter a graphic design competition?

Graphic Design competitions are out there; whether you’re a seasoned vet or in the infant stages learning about graphic design. There are many competitions out there that you can enter. The key is to remember is whether or not the competition is actually looking to benefit both parties or simply get a plethora of designs in chose the most […]

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Feb 0
Feb 0

Why comparing yourself to other designers is bad

We’ve all been there, constantly scrolling through countless designs on either Dribbble, Deviantart or Facebook. We see this awesome, beautifully crafted design and BAM! inside there is a little bit twang of jealousy that we wish that our skill set was on par with this amazing artist.  We admire, look up to,  even placing many artists […]

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Dec 0
Dec 0

Why you should hire a designer.

Designers can offer your business a look that is professional and respected. As designers a lot of us are great at what we do and we take a lot of pride in everything we create. We’ll even go so far as to post new artwork on the fridge looking for feedback (look at my drawing, […]

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Dec 0
Dec 0

Freebie – Wallpaper

A Kraken medallion wallpaper. Free for personal use, commercial use will require permission (Hey, just email and ask, we don’t bite.) Desktop: 1600 x 1200 | 1920 x 1200 | 1280 x 1024 iPad: 1168 x 1424 iPhone 4, 5, 6 : 4 – 640 × 960, 5 – 640×1130, 6 – 750 × 1334  

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Dec 0
Dec 0

How to learn HTML as a beginner.

10 years ago CSS or HTML was considered bland and only for the uber geeks. A lot of graphic designers wouldn’t even try to take on web design with a project, most of the time it would be passed off to another person who specialized in it. Now a days, the two go hand in […]

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Nov 0
Nov 0

What to expect as a newly graduated graphic designer.

Ok, you’ve just graduated, armed with a portfolio, some knowledge and new clothes to boot. So…. now what? what happens now? how do you get a job? who do you talk to? how will my new bosses treat me? Good questions! As newly graduated designers/coders/web developers, we’ve all sat down after the rush of school […]

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Nov 2
Nov 2

How to get free, quality content as an emerging designer.

Jumping into the graphic design scene takes time… You have to learn the basics of each program, fundamentals of design, learn basics of html and css. For many of us the transition was smooth; going from drawing on paper to importing your design then converting it digitally. For others it can be an uphill battle, […]

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Nov 0
Nov 0

Dealing with contracts with small business as a greenhorn designer

You’ve been offered a brand new job with a small business as a greenhorn and now comes the fun part; legalities (aka The Contract).  As a new designer straight from design school dealing with contracts it wasn’t brought up in course material.  I really wish this topic had been brought up during my schooling, unfortunately […]

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Oct 0
Oct 0

Freebie – Photoshop Clouds

Photoshop Clouds   Each cloud is a Smart Object so it can be resized any which way without distorting. Double click on the smart object to open it and change colours with a ‘Color Overlay”. Have Fun.

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