Top 5 things designers hate

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A slideshow of 5 things designers can't stand and some ways to help. This slideshow is from Smartimage. Smartimage is a simple image management tool to help graphic designers store and distribute brand files. Learn more at http://www.Smartimage.com.

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<ul><li>1.Top 5 things graphic designers hate(and how to fix them)Image Management Made Simple</li></ul> <p>2. Filling in thewhite space 3. There isnt enough white space on this slideThere isnt enough white space on this page for readers toknow where to start. So, you probably have already skippedthis slide.This isnt an ideal slide design. Doesntit feel cluttered?Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy CopyCopy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy CopyCopy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy CopyCopy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy CopyCopy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy CopyCopy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy CopyCopy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy CopyCopy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy CopyCopy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy CopyCopy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy CopyCopy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy CopyCopy Copy Copy CopyCopy Copy Copy CopyCopy Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy CopyCopy Copy Copy CopyFact: There really is an excessive amountof "copy" on this slide. 4. Use simplicity over clutterKeep your content looking clean. Create templates for others touse and make them accessible. 5. Choosing anycolor or font 6. This doesnt align with your brand imageUnless your brand has designated fuschia as its color andcomic sans as your font, you shouldnt have any documents thatlook like this. This is an extreme example but whatever yourfont may be, keep it consistent. 7. Brand consistencyEnsure people know how to represent your brand correctly.Create a document for your brand guidelines, highlighting yourcompanys chosen colors, fonts, logos and style. 8. Treating web andprint files appropriately 9. This PNG isnt ideal for print 10. Be clear in your description of filesNot everyone knows when to use an RGB or a CMYK file. Whenuploading your files, label them for their intended use. Providea company logo for print and a company logo for web,erasing any confusion over their use. 11. Being everyonesgo-to for storage 12. Do these messages look familiar? Can I get that logo file again? Did you send me that presentation template yet? I need those files for the event on Wednesday. 13. Use an image management systemYou back up your work, but you simply dont have time to bethe backup for all of your colleagues and clients. Whether acomputer crashes or files get lost, anyone who needs yourgraphic content can access it on a cloud based imagemanagement system. 14. Really small,low-res images 15. This cant represent your brandA 72dpi image may work for the web, but when you arecreating a video or a print design, you need something more. 16. Manage your original filesInstead of trying to work with small, low-res images in thewrong formats or from the web, store your highest-qualitygraphics and vector logos in one easy-to-access location. 17. We can helpat Smartimage.com </p>