Coolshowcase is a cyberspace gallery for the work of freelance digital artists, graphic designers and photographers. The site fosters creative work, but also serves as a gateway for knowledge about the digital art field, and for creatives with common interests to connect with each other.
Designflavr is visual design and art gallery that showcases new and refreshing talent on a daily basis to inspire your creative juices and keep them flowing.
DeviantART is a platform that allows emerging and established artists to exhibit, promote, and share their works within a peer community. The environment is devoted to original art works from traditional media to digital art, pixel art, films and anime.
Graphic-exchange is an alternative to the “links only” web site, showing you a selection of work directly on this site rather than overwhelming you with more links to other resources.
Mobile Magazine is a general interest technology focused publication that focuses on consumer electronics, gadgets and related technologies.
Design Soak is a design and illustration magazine that features quality content from across the globe.
GraphicsFuel.com is a graphic design blog that provides high quality graphic design resources such as textures, backgrounds, templates and other completely original and, best of all, free PSD files.
Muse is a project designed and developed by Drew Wilson and focus on the Artist, rather than simply the Art. This site’s goal is to inspire artists/creators like the greats were inspired before them.
The Inspiration Room™ is a creative archive and community site that provides you with the latest and classic creative inspirations from television, print, ambient and interactive advertising, music videos, photography and design.
ALUMNI PORTFOLIO SITES
Freelance Designer, Kelli Kreighbaum has a passion for branding and for the web. She’s a runner and a beach bum surfer who loves moleskins and awesome type.
Julio Gonzalez, the graphic artist behind Leo Creative, invites you to take a journey into a creative world where inspiration has no limits.
Alison Foxall is a Tampa web designer, photographer and WordPress theme designer. She creates website designs, codes and develops websites into standard compliant XHTML and CSS, then integrates websites seamlessly into a custom developed WordPress theme to easily manage content.
Matt Hanson’s site is a digital playground of all things Matt Hanson. You will find music loops, a few songs, photos and other creations that he has thrown together over the years.
Making and Breaking the Grid:
A Graphic Design Layout Workshop
By Timothy Samara
Some graphic designers are crazy about using grids in their designs, others despise it because they feel it makes all layouts look the same. Even if you are one of those grid-haters, you should know what is a grid and how to use it.
Designing Brand Identity:
An Essential Guide for the Whole Branding Team
By Alina Wheeler
Branding is much more than just logo design; it even goes beyond graphic design. This book is a real guide to become better at understanding what branding is and creating powerful brands.
Package Design Workbook:
The Art and Science of Successful Packaging
By Steven DuPuis and John Silva
If the multi-dimensional side of graphic design interests you, then packaging is what you need to learn. Get started with this great book.