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Designing a logo is one of those things that seems a lot easier than it really is. Nike’s iconic swoosh and McDonald’s golden arches only seem obvious in retrospect because the designers did such a fantastic job boiling both companies down to their essences and finding a way to convey that with a few simple lines and no text.
Luckily, there are people out there who understand how tough the job really is, and they’ve decided to make the work just a little bit easier by creating apps to help you work on the go or whenever a brainstorm hits.
Use your fingers to draw illustrations, create professional quality designs, and make technical drawings from anywhere.
The perfect companion to Illustrator and Photoshop, Ideas is basically a digital sketchbook that provides you with the ability to capture those stray thoughts as they occur and digitally doodle.
Anyone who works in design is familiar with the standard graphic design ruler. Now you can have it with you no matter where you go so that you can make sure your design meets size specifications. With this app, you can measure lengths in points, pica, metric, inch, and agate scales.
When you want a mind-mapping app to help you connect the dots while you’re brainstorming, iBlueSky is the answer. They are the leaders in the field for iPhone and iPad mind-mapping apps.
Creating stunning logos isn’t all about the actual drawing. FileMagnet is an incredibly easy way for you to copy files over from your regular computer to your iPhone. Why is this valuable to designers? Because when making a logo, it’s important that you get down into what the company is really all about, and this app lets you bring articles, mission statements, and other piece of information with you so that you can keep your brain engaged by the project even when you’re not sketching.
Just want to doodle? Layers does that. Looking to put the finishing touches on your design? Layers does that, too. Designed and created based on the feedback that the company received from artists working on the go, Layers is the natural media painting app that does a little bit of everything for everyone.
Feature-rich and sporting a user interface that’s simplicity itself, Sketches 2 takes full advantage of the capabilities that iPhones and iPads provide. You can use it to sketch out ideas, create full-fledged works of art, decorate pictures, and even send directions to colleagues.
It may not seem like a very useful thing for designers to have access to an app that tells them the meaning of design and print terms (shouldn’t you know them already?), but it’s absolutely perfect for those times where you’re about to head into a meeting to talk about your work and your brain suddenly starts forgetting words. With aboutDesign, you always sound like you know what you’re talking about.
Just because logo designers need to make sure that their creations work in grayscale doesn’t mean that your color palette isn’t important. With myPANTONE, you always have access to a wide variety of color libraries as well as the ability to share color palettes that you build with your clients and colleagues. With this app, you’ll never have to spend time trying to describe a color again.
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