Sustainable Design

by selinamkhounlo

Photo format is png because of transparency used

Photo format is png because of transparency used

Let’s face it, the world isn’t getting any younger. And even though technology is bigger than ever, the use of paper and other environment based sources is still around. We need to do everything we can to make sure our Earth isn’t polluted and fill with toxins and as designers, we have to create pieces that won’t harm our environment and can set good examples for great, sustainable work.

Here are some tips and that can help you out in keeping a sustainable design ethic:

  1. Make your own sketchbooks – it saves you money and plus it gives you practice on your craftsmanship!
  2. Reuse paper – we make mistakes in printing, but one way not too feel bad on your bad prints is to reuse the paper scraps
  3. Choose your ink wisely – some ink can be very toxic, so be sure to research on the content of ink you think you’ll be using (soy ink is a good example of an Earth-loving ink)
  4. Practice on freelance clients – you’re not going to keep up with sustainability if you don’t practice it often, so when you have some freelance clients, this is your time to test out your skills in sustainable design!
An example of sustainable design work. Photo format is jpeg

An example of sustainable design work. Photo format is jpeg

The Earth is what we all have in common and most importantly, our home. So remember everybody:

Photo format is gif because of flat color process.

Photo format is gif because of flat color process.

For more information on sustainability and sustainable design, you can visit http://www.fsc.org or http://www.re-nourish.com

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