This month has been a complete whirlwind for me. I started my new job yesterday, I’ve relocated 6 hours away, and most of my stuff is still in boxes! Despite all that craziness, here’s my attempt to find the best of what was the month of September. The good news, is the design community continues to push out great work. Here is some of what they did:
GoMedia begins a discussion on the pros and cons of using stock vectors. It’s a tricky topic, and you’ll find designers residing on both sides of the fence.
David Airey is one of the best and most respected logo designers in the industry. In this article he opens up the discussion from the other side of the fence. What should clients expect out of you?
A superb list of 30 creative website headers that are sure to help inspire you!
Adelle at Fuel Your Creativity opens up a unique discussion on how to find and keep a great designer from the clients perspective. This article is well written and chocked full of great stuff from Adelle and other awesome designers!
This is a beautifully designed Photoshop tutorial that will strengthen your knowledge of the pen tool, brushes, gradients and more.
Online Photoshop Tutorials is a well-focused newer Photoshop site. The Creativity Wallpaper is a fantastic tutorial, that is definitely worth the time!
Abduzeedo puts together yet another quality tutorial. In this tutorial you’ll learn some cool techniques, while making a slick computer background.
A quick and easy to follow Illustrator tutorial that will teach you some nice techniques, and the final result is quite tasty.
What can I say, I’m a sucker for most grunge designs, and this one is sick!
I love grunge and old maps, there was no way that I wouldn’t add this tut. Another fantastic job by Tom at PSD Fan!
Sites that are new to me
Cool Showcase is an awesome social media site for digital artists. Here you can view and share work. The site is well put together and the work is visually stunning.
This is a new, up-and-coming design blog. It focuses on web design, wordpress themes, vectors and other design related topics.
This is a new search site exclusively built for design tutorials. The search results are great, and MyInkBlog is included ;)
The team at Arbent put together an awesome set of high resolution grunge corner brushes.