Just read a great article over on Css Tricks about “The Heating Company Analogy” for Designers and Developers, and wanted to follow up with my own post on the topic.
The basic idea behind the article is just like the heating/oil company tries to anticipate your needs and charge you a steady rate throughout the year, we need to anticipate our clients needs and give them a similar option. Whether you’re offering graphic design, web design, development, or any other of a myriad of services, you should be able to use a subscription-based offering for additional work with your clients.
Callum Chapman has posted a list of 10 Design Magazines for every designer to be reading and I thought I’d post a few of my favorites here:
Exclusively available online, Smashing Magazine has grown to be one of the most popular designer magazines today with articles covering everything from blogging to e-commerce, online typography, free graphics, and more.
Calling themselves the How-To magazine for everything Adobe, Layers provides everything from amazing tutorials and tips to industry-related news, and not to mention some really great contests.
More of a traditional graphic design based magazine, Grafik Magazine includes a bevy of artwork and creatives showcasing amazing talent in the design industry.
Web Design Ledger has a great list of design-related blogs that I recommend every designer should check out (not to mention the Web Design Ledger site is a great design resource on it’s own).
Well, after spending the last few weeks working on the new catalog for RAVE Sports I thought it would be helpful to share some tips on catalog and print design from this experience.