The "GFX" community isn't dead it just moved

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ultra.Magnus, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. Ultra.Magnus

    Ultra.Magnus Member

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    Hey Everyone

    I'm a long time member and owe a lot to this site for getting me into design. I ended up even going to school for it and now its my job (due in large part to the experiences I had here).

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    Anyway I stop here from time to time to see whats going on and I see some talk about sites like these being dead..which is true....compared to the old days this place is a ghost town.

    Thats not because no one is designing stuff anymore though. From what I can see there is still a big community of young hungry guys/gals that are pumping out designs left and right!!

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    The landscape is very different though...on GR and other sites it was all about sigs tags and avys ..this isnt the case now.

    Now there is a huge focus on video game streaming and esports so logos, stream overlay design, social media avatars and header images. Alot of guys are independent but there are little organizations "orgs" that have sprung up as offshoots of these esports/streaming teams.

    Here are some links to some of the designers I follow:
    https://twitter.com/NEORFX
    https://twitter.com/moushn
    https://twitter.com/Acu4D
    https://twitter.com/_LancePorter
    https://twitter.com/OwenMRoe

    These are just a few but there are MANY MANY more

    If this is still the type of stuff that interest you I suggest getting active on social media and following along, keep working and getting better and sharing some of that with the community that is STILL AROUND.
     
  2. Shaggy

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    Wouldn't mind pushing that on here to be honest.
     
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  3. Ultra.Magnus

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    Yea dude it would def help to make GR relevant again to a new generation of designers for sure
     
  4. twiisted_kaos

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    Very keen observation and I approve of this message!
     
  5. xlink

    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    I think your post has a lot of truth to it. There does need to be an evolution.
     
  6. FKR-Ender

    FKR-Ender Senior Member

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    Makes a lot of sense. Boards like this are dinosaurs, kind of like me lol
    Was never a huge contributor but I had a lot of fun on sites like these.
     
  7. Amora-Bunny

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    I just came back - the issue with GR that I'm seeing is that it caters towards forum signatures, which are dying out as websites go away from that kind of thing (Think Twitter). But the graphics creation certainly can help us as web devs.
     

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