a career in visual design
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a career in visual design

Images by Karen Chappell Allovus offers many different types of creative roles for designers. One such role is visual design, which comprises roughly half of the design force working for our company. (Including UI and icon design.) Have you ever wondered what it’s like being a visual designer? We talked with Allovus Visual Designer Karen … Continue reading

2018 spring color palette
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2018 spring color palette

Daffodils are pushing through the warmth of the earth, stretching their sunny heads toward that yellow orb in the sky. Pacific Northwesterners are shedding their layers of fleece and heading out into the great outdoors. Spring has sprung–and so has the 2018 Pantone Spring color palette. The design world takes its cue from the current … Continue reading

thumbnails, sketches, and process
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thumbnails, sketches, and process

Designers are producing some amazingly polished work—images that showcase the final result of a well-executed design. But what steps needed to happen before arriving to that beautiful finished product? Allovus Senior UX Designer and guest blogger Steve Godfrey talks about the importance of showcasing not just your final design, but also the design thinking that … Continue reading

pantone 2018 color of the year
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pantone 2018 color of the year

As designers, it’s always a good idea to be on top of trends. Every year, Pantone announces it’s color of the year. This year’s color is… drum roll, please… Ultra Violet. According to Pantone, the new color is “A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that … Continue reading

font fetish
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font fetish

Do you salivate at the sight of a particularly well designed font? Do you have over 1,000 fonts installed on your computer? Are you up late at night, trying out your own lines of text on font sites to see what they would look like? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you … Continue reading