Enter to WIN project management software for creatives

planning pod project management software

We are giving away a 1-year subscription to Planning Pod, the online business and project management software app built for designers and creative firms.

Tired of juggling dozens of software apps to manage all your business details?

Want a better way to manage all your to-do’s, files, invoices, proposals, legal contracts, timesheets, contacts, leads and more?

Planning Pod gives you all the tools you need to run your design business in one convenient place.

And since it’s built by creatives, for creatives, it’s got a flair for design and lets you customize your account to reflect your brand look-and-feel. So not only does Planning Pod make it easier to collaborate with clients and cut down on your busywork, it also gives you another way to expose your brand to clients and prospects.

Check out Planning Pod’s project management software app here.

To enroll in the contest, just leave a comment below and provide one way in which you would like to be more productive or efficient as a designer.

Closing date for entry July 15th 2013.

The winner will be announced on July 19 2013.

Made By Oomph! Competition with Graphic Design Blog

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Plastic card printing company Oomph! are offering a giveaway to 1 GDB reader for 500 of Oomph’s plastic cards! If you’ve not come across Oomph! before, they are a design and plastic card printing company based in the UK.

A Little More About Oomph!

Mediocrity is not in the Oomph! vocabulary. They’re passionate about delivering plastic cards of distinction through nothing less than the best possible service, at a price that delights. You can select one of their designer templates or upload your own artwork to create truly unique products. Oomph! also print membership cards and contactless cards, check them out at www.madebyoomph.co.uk to try out a free sample.

Competition Prize

500 Plastic Cards – one lucky winner will win a set of 500 plastic cards from Oomph!

How To Win!

To win one the prize, all you have to do is leave a comment below and tell us, what’s the most creative use you can think of for a plastic card? Be creative, fun and most importantly unique! If you make us smile you’re in with a great chance of walking away with some great prizes.

Winners will be chosen from the comments below. Please remember to enter a valid email address so we can send you your prizes. Closing date for comment entry 31st January 2013.

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Competition to Win my How to Design a Logo Course for Beginners

I have been a little quiet on writing this blog as I have been busy putting together video course about how to design a logo called:

How to Design a Logo – a Beginners Course


Win one of 3 free access codes to my beginner’s logo design course worth $45each

All you have to do is add a comment saying why you would like to win a copy of the course and I will pick 3 winners next Thursday 2nd August

In the course you will learn how to design a logo from brief to completion. You will watch as I take a logo design from the client on Skype and then I will break down the whole process into simple steps.

You will learn:

  • how to generate initial ideas
  • how to use sketching to get your ideas down quickly
  • different ways you can come up with ideas through a step by step process
  • about different fonts
  • about common logo text positioning
  • about different colour options
  • how to work up the best ideas in Adobe IIlustrator
  • how to send the ideas to the client

You will also learn the more practical side of logo design, how to quote for a project and things to be aware of.
how to design a logo ebookThis course also includes a bonus 60pg ebook guide of how to design a logo including warm up exercises and sample logo project.

Graphic Design Competition to Create a Typographic Poster about Sport

Take part in a graphic design competition from Conqueror which is inspired by sport (in line with the year of the Olympics in the UK).

The brief: to design a typographical poster about sports using the phrase “It’s not what you win, but how you conquer it.”

  • Gold Prize: An Olympic Weekend which includes 2 tickets to the 2012 Olympic Games in London
  • Silver Prize x 5: 1pair Bike ID Shoes, feature in Creative Review
  • Bronze Prize x 7: Artwork displayed in Creative Review

The design competition is free to enter (paid competitions are a bugbear of mine) and you can find more details at www.conqueror.com/typographicgames