Top quality design education at the best value. For designers by a designer.
Hi, I’m Gareth David.
+ Design director
+ Logo identity & branding specialist
+ Tutor / Content creator
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I’m an award winning branding designer with over 15 years experience and I run my own small design agency at BigBang.studio.
As well as design I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and experience to help aspiring designers unleash their creativity.
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Since 2011 I have been creating YouTube tutorials and courses and since 2021 I have been managing the GDS design school community over on discord.
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7 Design Courses
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RECENT DESIGN COURSE
Pro logo design.
On this course, we are going to create a logo identity design for a really cool project. We are going to create a logo identity design for a music festival.
Along the way I will be sharing my tried and tested design process, I undertake, to not only create professional logo designs but also present to a client, which I have been doing for years as a freelance designer with great results!
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Adobe After Effects.
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Discover how to easily build video compositions, add video effects and motion graphics in Adobe After Effects to bring your presentation to life.
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Create a project from start to finish and learn essential practices required when using Adobe Illustrator.
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In this course, learn how to set up your document, use common tools, create a project and export your work ready for print and web using Adobe Photoshop.
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Master Adobe InDesign as you learn how to create a leaflet and flyer, manage creative assets and prepare them, ready to export for print.
Multimedia design for print.
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On this course we are going to be designing some stationary for a fictional brand. This is a common scenario which any designer will face.
RECENT DESIGN THEORY COURSE
Beginners guide to graphic design.
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If you're interested in Graphic Design and considering becoming a graphic designer then join me as I discuss a series of graphic design topics .
This 45 episode course details everything you need to know to start your graphic design career.
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Does a graphic designer need drawing skills?
In this video I will be answering the question ‘Does a Graphic Designer Need Drawing Skills?’
What makes a good logo design?
In this video I am going to discuss all the points we need to keep in mind to help us design awesome logos!
All graphic design jobs explained.
It is very common for some designers to specialise in a particular area as they gain more experience in the design industry.
In this video, I outline 11 key areas of graphic design one can specialise in.
What is a design process?
Don't know what a design process is or looks like?
Well join me as I discuss what the design process is, and share a design process example.
What is graphic design?
In this video I am going to attempt to answer this question and give you my take on it from my experience.
RECENT DESIGN TUTORIAL
Create awesome geometric textures easily!
If you want to create geometric textures really easily in Illustrator or Affinity Designer then this is the video for you!
In this video, I’ll not only be showing you how to set up your documents and create textures yourself, but I’ll also be showcasing a really helpful design resource you can use.
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Polygonal / low poly art | flat effect in Adobe Illustrator.
In this tutorial, I am going to demonstrate how you can create polygonal artwork in Adobe Illustrator.
Create a business card in Adobe InDesign.
In this video I am going to discuss and demonstrate how to set up a simple business card In Adobe InDesign.
Convert a drawing into vector artwork in Adobe Illustrator.
In this tutorial I will show you how to convert a scanned drawing into vector artwork in adobe illustrator.
Wreath logo in Adobe Illustrator.
In this tutorial I am going to discuss and demonstrate a method of how you can create a wreath logo in Adobe Illustrator.
Layer structure and housekeeping.
In this tutorial I am going to demonstrate how I created this concept artwork, and also discuss the importance of layer structure and housekeeping in Adobe Photoshop.