Why the World Still Needs Designers

25 years ago, the emergence of the personal computer changed the way we worked. All of a sudden, anyone with a desktop computer could not only write letters and crunch numbers, but they were able to produce newsletters, brochures, fliers and more. This empowered the vice president of sales, the secretary, the mailroom guy, or anyone for that matter to automatically become a “graphic designer.” And, as you can imagine, there was some pretty poor designing going on in the world.

Today, with more sophisticated and intuitive software available, many companies produce their own in-house collateral and marketing materials. Many have their own in-house graphics department. And it has gotten better. The newer software offers a wide array of support and templates that keep the “designer” from making typical errors (other than typos) which we now have spell check for.

Still, unless you have some formal training or a “natural” eye for design, the piece you want to produce could look unprofessional or worse, run of the mill. Fortunately, there is a solution – professional designers. To really appreciate this statement, try this test – take a known professionally designed piece and set it side by side with something similar in nature that was produced in-house by a non-designer. Can you see the difference? The type treatment, colors seem to ‘work’ together, it appears balanced and interesting, you are drawn to it… you get the idea.

Good design is more than just a computer and a person to operate it. It’s about good typography, good selection of images, good color palette, and of course good visual communication. Professional training in the graphics arts sets apart individuals that use design to express ideas, communicate effectively, and influence others.

Take for example a simple flier. Would you tend to believe or be influenced by a design that use Times Roman type for the headline, underscores and about 13 different colors? Or would you be drawn to a flier that used an interesting headline type that makes a bold statement, used professionally produced imagery to convey the message and a limited palette of colors that actually complement one another? Mmmm, not such a tough choice is it?

My point is this, good designers know how to put elements like type, images and colors together that intrigue the viewer and communicates a message to stimulate a reaction. Now I’m not saying that your secretary can’t do this either. I don’t actually know your secretary or her background. What I am saying is, that when you hire a graphic designer, they apply their abilities of good visual interpretation and creativity to provide a very appealing piece – be it something printed or on the web.

Designers think differently. We tend to think in pictures. Now, I know you are thinking, “well I’m not a designer and I think in pictures”. This may be true, humans do have a natural ability to think ‘visually’. However, it’s the interpretation that sets the designer apart from the rest. We see conversion of lines, the weight of the type, the crop of an image to better set the stage and the balance between positive and negative space. And we do this automatically. We can’t help it… we’re just wired that way.

So why would you not employ a graphic designer? In all the years in the business, I’ve heard a lot of reasons: we have a tight budget, we don’t need it that slick, it would take too long to tell someone what I want, I’ll just do it myself…. and on and on. But in the end, unless you have formal training in the arts, you are hurting yourself and your company’s image. And, when you boil it all down, that’s what it’s all about… IMAGE.

We all know that when we go on a job interview, if we really want that job, we need to project a GOOD image. Put our best effort into it. It’s the same with the materials that your company generates day-in and day-out. If your materials are so-so, your image will look so-so. But, if your company’s collateral material and online presence appears professional, guess what, your company looks professional.

So why does the world really need designers? Because we tend to be more interested in something when it looks and feels credible. That’s human nature. We want and desire to feel important and we want to be convinced that who we are dealing with ‘know’ what they are doing. The world still needs designers to convey the message. Convey it quickly. Convey it visually. And convey it convincingly. That’s what we do. That’s why we exist. We get off on the idea that we can make a difference. And deep down, our creativity won’t let us off the hook until we do.

The next time you hear yourself saying “we can handle that in-house”, stop and think about what you are actually saying. And ask yourself “Is this the image I want to portray to my customers?”

Professional Web Designers

Reasons to Engage Professional Web Designers for Success in Business:

Having recognized the benefits of digitization of business, every organization looks to being visible and having an impressive presence on the Wide World Web. This not only is accessible across national boundaries and borders, but it also ensures a highly vibrant global clientele. One of the most important factors that contribute to such visibility is having a website that reflects the business, attracts visitors, converts the visitors to prospective customers and most importantly ensures that the prospective customers become ‘repeat’ customers. To achieve this level in business, it is essential that Professional web designers be given the responsibility of creating a website that promotes business growth.

There are many reasons why engaging the services of the web designer is beneficial and some of those reasons include:

The business is reflected by a highly responsive, automated and interactive website which has a higher potential to attract customers.

The professional designers are more likely to be familiar with the latest, state -of -the -art technologies that go into the making of an impressive and user-friendly website.

On engaging the services of the web designer or a web designing company, the website is likely to be updated regularly, which would include the latest information regarding the organization, the business, and related information.

New ideas and concepts are included on the website, making it extremely modern and contemporary. This attracts the viewer to spend some more time on the website, thereby providing the opportunity to convert the visitor into a prospective customer.

Designers are basically artistic in nature and hence, their aesthetic skills come to the fore when creating a website. Their color combinations, graphics, and the other imagery do wonders to the visitors to attract them. Therefore, by engaging the services of the web designers, there is an assurance that the website that is created is a boon to the organization and its business.

Website designers apart from being aesthetically inclined also possess an in-depth knowledge of technology and are highly computer savvy, as they are trained for it. Therefore, the organization is ensured that an extremely user-friendly interface is in place as well as it has just the right material that does not clutter the pages, nor makes it jarring for the viewers.

Factors to look for when engaging the web designer:

When engaging the services of the web designer, there are some factors that make the entire process of engaging their services in achieving the results of their services worthwhile.

Firstly, the qualification and experience of the designer engaged to create a website is important. It is through experience that the designer becomes aware of the pros and cons of various technologies, compatibility of the technology with the different kinds of interfaces and the languages that can be used.

Secondly, knowledge and skill are important factors too, as the web designer is better equipped to offer suggestions and ideas to enhance the quality and the look of the website. Apart from the physicality of the website, the web designer would be able to offer suggestions on the technological aspects of the website, the various pages of the website and the user-friendliness of the website.

2 Bedroom Apartments Planned For Easy Living

A question is widely asked as to why the real estate business must be invested in Turkey. It has got a very simple explanation. Turkey is speedily revolutionizing and creating a strategic bond between Europe and the Middle East. The real estate in Turkey despite the historical back ground has numerous merits. Prices of property in Turkey have been kept low. Present day prices are comparable to 1980s real estate prices of some European countries. Stable economic growth environment provides reason able cost of living. Moderate Mediterranean weather with awesome shoreline backdrop in Europe is yet another advantage of business in Turkey. Besides the tremendous advantages of her strategic location, loan reforms tabled in 2008 have offered mortgages at reasonable rates. This breakthrough step has ‘opened the market’ for local as well as international property purchasers and shareholders.

There are high-reputed and fabulous real estate enterprises rendering their services in Turkey. They are working in alliance with the customers all around the world. This corporation is nowadays serving in Antalya which is a gorgeous province of Turkey. It has launched many housing projects for ease and comfort of buyers. 2 bedroom apartments offered by them are clearly indicative of the firm’s commitment in provision of marvelous living conditions with judicious prices to its admired clients.

Real estate companies in southern part of Turkey are offering a series of 2 bedroom apartments in different provinces. These apartments have been built to provide the esteemed clients residential units at very reasonable and affordable prices.

Very exclusively designed apartments are available for sale in Konyaalti, Antalya province. Wonderful 2 bedroom apartments planned for easy living with Mountain View have been constructed in Konyaalti, Antalya. Security, swimming pool and an amusing garden are key features of the complex. These are located close to Konyaalti Beach. The constructed project comprises of 3 Blocks of 5 storied buildings. There are 2 bedrooms, 1 living room with open plan kitchen, 2 bathroom and balcony on 100 m2 areas. Apartments have breathtaking view to the mountain with elegant garden and swimming pool. Key facilities of the apartments include Swimming pool, 24 hours security, Wi-Fi internet, Satellite TV system, kitchen, solar water heating system and water depot.

Berhayat Apartment is yet another state of the art construction master piece in Antalya. It is located adjacent to the Duden river park in Lara center. Other civic facilities like shops, restaurants, cafe’s as well as tennis and basketball courts are located at a walking distance. Famous jogging track at Lara coast is just 800 meters to the Berhayat Apartment. First floor of the 3 storied building has been offered for sale by the firm. The apartment is ideally suitable to be purchased as holiday unit. Features of the complex include swimming pool, underground car parking and beautifully landscaped garden.

Waterfall Apartments are located uprightly in front of the river park. The heart taking view of waterfall by Duden River is just a few hundred meters away from the site. This specific apartment has a huge living room with an open plan kitchen, 2 bedrooms. Features available in the apartment are caretaker, security, communal sauna, big swimming pool and garden. Civic facilities like restaurants and shops etc. are also located very close to it.

Acisu Apartments is an attractive gated compound of 48 apartments in a noiseless location near to Acisu River in Belek. Acisu Apartments is skillfully constructed guaranteeing landlords and their visitors to relax and enjoy their holiday round the clock. The apartments are all 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, one en-suite, and are accommodated in 8 buildings around the huge private pool. All the apartments have a large balcony and fabulous views of the surrounding countryside and mountains. Inside, the apartments are constructed to maximize the use of the space. The kitchen is open plan and is designed away from the living area. This apartment in Belek is worth of investment.

Another unique 2 bedroom apartment project sold by the firm is Camyuva Apartments II, Camyuva, Kemer. The project is located close to town center, shopping mall and beautiful beach. This marvelous apartment project having 8 apartments is located centrally in Camyuva, a few hundred meters away from the shopping complex and clean beach. The apartments comprise of a collective living room, open plan kitchen as well as bathroom having floor heating and a shower dresser to provide quality comfort to buyers. Apartments consist of 2 wonderful bedrooms with an opening door to the terrace. Combined amenities of the project include a pool of 60 m2, common barbecue (for family occasions and enjoyment) as well as a glamorous garden with tall palms and citrus plants.