Design Like the Pros with GoMediaZineDecember 6, 2011 at 11:00 am | Posted in Conventional Art | Leave a comment
Hello, fellow artists! It’s the Imikimi team here, happy provide you yet another web resource! With the winter months on their way, what better time to stay inside, cozy up to the warm glow of a computer screen, and get to work learning about art and design! Today, we’ll help you do just that with GoMediaZine.
The blog website of wonderful design studio GoMedia, the GoMediaZine is their very own learning site for up-and-coming designers. The site offers in-depth tutorials, freebies, products, and competitions. Written like an off-the-shelf magazine, new articles are posted regularly by GoMedia staff. And these guys really know what they’re doing, having designed for clients all across the world. They cover the entire design spectrum: web, print, motion, illustration, identity, and type. So they’ve got a lot of knowledge about a lot of subjects, and they’re ready to bestow it upon anyone willing to visit.
You’ll notice the blog has a urban, graffiti-esque layout. Very slick, very cool! We’ll take you through the different sections of the website, highlighting a little of each. Displayed at the top, underneath the navigation, are the freshest posts. These are the newest, a blend of insight, learning, and giveaways. First, let’s take a look at their articles. Hover your mouse over the “Articles” heading to get a drop-down of subcategories. These can help you further refine your search for creative treasures. The “Opinion” category is a must-read, containing articles that stimulate thought about art, design, and trends. Hungry for art? Grab some food for thought inside.
And not only does the GoMedia offer great ideas and insight, but they also offer actual products! Well, not “products” in the traditional, physical sense. What we’re talking about here are resources to help take your digital art to the next level. Arsenal is the name for their series of professional, downloadable resources. Once you’re on the Arsenal page, take a moment to scroll down to see just. Click on the preview images to be taken to dozen upon dozens of mind-blowing resources, ranging from vectors, blank shirt templates, textures, and more. Just as a note, while these packs sport some amazing art inside, they also sport a price tag. But these are well worth it, saving you time and effort in designing your own awesome creations.
While those packs of art sure are mighty awesome, we don’t always have the extra dough to spend on them. Thankfully, there’s a “Freebies” section that exists for the sole purpose of giving you a taste of what those have to offer. The type of freebies can range, covering multiple different programs. Download whatever piques your interest, open in the appropriate software, and get to designing! Once you’re done, take your finished product and incorporate it into your own Kimis! What a create way to combine two amazing resources: GoMediaZine and Imikimi.
As always, thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and read our latest feature. We’ve always got more brewing, so come back soon to see what’s new!
The Imikimi Team
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” — Pablo Picasso