Great Resources for Future Designers

Typophile: If you’re like me, you probably have a hard time remembering all the thousands of existing typefaces and fonts by name, and it’s always frustrating knowing exactly that perfect font to use, but not being able to find it simply because you do not remember what it is called. Typophile allows you to identify any specific fonts with online experts to help you out, simply by uploading the image of the typeface you want to identify. Now it won’t be a hassle trying to guess that name at the tip of your tongue.

www.typophile.com

2. Awwwards: This website is like the instagram of the design world. With over a thousand users, awwwards allows you to share all your personal work with other designers online, and receive constructive criticism based around a grade system. (design, usability, creativity, content). Helpful not only to receive feedback, but to be inspired for your own work upon the thousands of designs shared on the site.

www.awwwards.com

3: Adobe Kuler: One of the most popular and used sites by designers, Adobe, being the all powerful number 1 when it comes to design software, created Kuler. Kuler is an online digital color wheel tool that offers way beyond what a traditional color wheel can. Featuring thousands of available codes for that exact color for use in all your adobe programs, and other tools like  a theme creator, for pallets on ll your projects.

https://color.adobe.com/

3 Good Websites for Fonts!

Dafont (dafont.com)

Dafont.com, even though it looks shady or very untrusted, it actually has a variety of fonts that you can choose from. They show you fonts that are created by different artists and these fonts are all fonts for fun, meaning if you are going to need a font for some sort of theme that is not really that serious, this is it, this is the website you are looking for. My favorite font from the website is Zenzai Itacha.

/r/Typography (reddit.com/r/typography)

Reddit for Typography exists! Reddit is known very well because it is a blog kind of website where there is Reddit for everything, literally everything. In this Reddit I see people posting their own created fonts, you can also look for guides and videos related to typography, and people can help you by giving you ideas on the font, corrections, and even help you on your designs on some sort of project.

Psych & Psych (psychnpsych.com)

This website is really eye catching, it is inspiring for me. I really like how typography is used to give information and adding those little gif images there makes it more interesting. Since I like things related to psychology this makes it really interesting for me, typography plus psychology makes a pretty good combination apparently. This website although it has a lot of design, it is not focused on design elements but on psychology and mental health.

Design Resources

http://design.tutsplus.com/

Browse thousands of free tutorials to help you learn and expand your graphic design and illustration skills. Tutsplus provides an extensive resource every design student should utilize. They also provide video-based course and ebooks. The step-by-step tutorials are easy to understand and most of the posts provide screenshots with descriptions on how to effectively achieve the “how-to.”

http://www.colourlovers.com/palettes

The colourlovers website provides a neat and organized solution to color combinations. Instead of spending hours picking, choosing, trying, and testing different shades and hues, the colourlovers website can be utilized for quick color combination solutions. Although they are user-created palettes the colors combinations can be useful when you’re under a tight deadline.

https://www.typewolf.com/

The type wolf is a great resource to utilize when you are struggling to choose fonts for a design project. The website showcases various types performed on actual websites. The designer Jeremiah Shaof shares this website as a resource for everything related to typography on the web. The Typography Cheatsheet (under ‘Guides & Resources) is an extensive and comprehensive guide to using proper typographic characters, including correct grammatical usage.