approval studio vs govisually updated

GoVisually or Approval Studio? What proof tool to choose?

Online proofing tools are different—pricing, features, service. So, as we are working in the niche, it was logical to make a blog series to help designers, creative managers, and marketers make the right choice. This time we compare GoVisually and Approval Studio to help you understand what creative approval system fits your needs.

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10 Major Trends in Graphic Design

We decided to take a look at what’s likely to trend in the design sphere next year. The design industry is stable with some aspects and absolutely unpredictable with the others. It makes it very interesting and fun to follow, yet sometimes creates some troubles for creatives. That is why we want to ask you a question: are you sure that your team is following these latest tendencies and is ready for all the changes that might come in the year 2020? Let’s go through them one by one and make sure!

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Coca-Cola vs Pepsi: The Soda Logo War

American culture is very diverse and has many different symbolic, even iconic elements. A big part of this symbolism is created by numerous brands that are glued to the very image of the US forever. McDonald’s, Apple, Microsoft, Google, Mastercard, Amazon and many others are only a small part of a crazy-long list.

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Remote Collaboration In Design

How effective is remote collaboration in the design sphere?

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The 12 Principles of a Designer

Today we have a bit of a non-standard blog entry. It’s not the interview but rather a lecture of a man working in the design sphere for over a decade. There will be no questions, just answers and there will be no real names. 

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Why You Need Online Proofing Tool in Your MarTech Stack

Saved money – earned money. Let’s talk about how do creative managers uplift profitability by automating approval workflow with online proofing tools.

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designer and agency collaboration

Nikki Starrett: Build healthy Remote Collaboration

A better understanding of some problems would really help people using freelancer`s services to improve their experience and benefit their future cooperation

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Creative Talks: Before You Accept Client’s Brief

Previously we posted about how to write good creative briefs. We asked some of our customers and creative experts to share with our readers what are the common issues they have to solve while briefing process.

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Helvetica Font Redesign

First Helvetica Font Redesign in 35 Years

Monotype company that owns rights for Helvetica font family has revealed Helvetica Now – redesigned fonts for the digital market that reimagine one of the most popular typefaces ever. This is the first Helvetica design update in the last 35 years, the previous one was called Neue Helvetica.

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Release Notes Approval Studio

Release Notes: April 2019

Another update was released to Approval Studio during this weekend! This time, we decided to concentrate on the proof report improvements to make it more convenient and clear.

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Design & Psychology

Today, I want to share with you, probably, the most interesting conversation that we had up until today. Daniel May is a design professional, who’s been working with such companies like Sony and BMG, and it’s possible, that some of his works you can find in your music collection on the CD covers.

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UI UX

What is the best collaboration tool for UX\UI designers?

Today, we are talking to Andrii Horbachov and Dmytriy Kravchenko – the co-founders of Brave Wings digital bureau, UX\UI specialists from Ukraine. These guys have truly remarkable works in their portfolio, some of them can be found on Dribble, other projects cannot be shared in free access, due to contract restrictions, but believe me, they are even more interesting and complicated. Traditionally, we discuss the business process of creative teams, issues and solutions. And, as you can see from the title, the guys have an answer for those, trying to find the best collaboration tool for UX\UI designers. Can you guess what would be the tool? I doubt it, but let us know in the comments below.

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Packaging design as science

Packaging Design as Science

I’ve heard a lot of criticism about the design choices made by different companies while releasing their products to the market. Nowadays, having a high-quality product in the box might be even less important than having a nice, eye-catching and appealing box, as when you “meet” the product for the first time – you see its packaging, but have no clue what’s inside of it.

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Resident Evil VII Branding Analysis

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is a survival horror game developed and published by Capcom, released in January 2017 for Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, and in May 2018 for the Nintendo Switch in Japan. Diverging from the more action-oriented Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6, Resident Evil 7 returns to the franchise’s survival horror roots, emphasizing exploration. 

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Communication with Client & Design Innovations

While working on the web-app, targeted for creative teams, our Approval Studio guys have carried out a big research, making interviews with Project Managers, Team Leads, Design Professors and Specialists working in different creative spheres, such as packaging design, label design, interior design, UX/UI design, etc. The most interesting conversations will be published here, in Approval Studio blog.

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What decreases the profitability of a creative team?

What decreases the profitability of a creative team? My personal experience.

I used to work as the Project manager and Creative director and noticed that the majority of our projects were losing profitability due to the simple reason – miscommunication. And I mean internal miscommunication within a team and with the client as well. As a result, we had to miss the deadlines several times and clients were unhappy even if it wasn’t totally our fault.

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What is the main cause of a headache in creative direction? Nick Schön’s vision

During the last months, I`m asking CDs, Art-Directors and design managers the one question – what is the main headache in their job? This exciting experience became a good source for some blog series I`ll share with you later.

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