Jennifer Farley is a designer, illustrator and design instructor based in Ireland. She writes about design and illustration on her blog at Laughing Lion Design.

Jennifer's articles

  1. 20 Logo Designs Featuring Animal Symbols

    Logo designs can be loosely broken into three categories: text only, text and symbols, or symbol only. This post is a showcase of logos which fall into categories two and three, with the symbols in question being animals. So without further ado, for your viewing pleasure and design inspiration here are some little known and […]

  2. DesignFestival: Focus on Typography: Space

    There are a number of ways to add breathing space to your type. White space or negative space helps to focus attention on the words, while line spacing and letter spacing can help to make your text more readable. Let’s take a look at each of these. White Space White space is the space between graphics, text elements and between columns on a page.

  3. Focus on Typography: Space

    There are a number of ways to add breathing space to your type. White space or negative space helps to focus attention on the words, while line spacing and letter spacing can help to make your text more readable. Let’s take a look at each of these. White Space White space is the space between […]

  4. DesignFestival: Looking at Shift Logos

    The Shift logo style’s roots lie in print rather than web design and they appear as transparent overlays of color. The shift look appears as letters or objects in RGB or CMYK, appearing as though they are misregistered or printed incorrectly. These logos tend to have limited colors and a very clean look despite the overlapping layers. In the case using pastel colors, the logos look gentle and peaceful, while the logos using reds and dark pinks have a 3D quality about them

  5. Looking at Shift Logos

    The Shift logo style’s roots lie in print rather than web design and they appear as transparent overlays of color. The shift look appears as letters or objects in RGB or CMYK, appearing as though they are misregistered or printed incorrectly. These logos tend to have limited colors and a very clean look despite the […]

  6. DesignFestival: Looking at Logos: Pixel Logos

    Favicons on the web have given us a taste of what some well known images and symbols can look like when reduced down to tiny squares. Pixels (short for pic ture el ements) are the smallest part of a digital image. A pixel is essentially a small square of color located at a specific part of an image. As an essential building block of a digital image, it is probably no surprise that designers are using what looks like giant pixels as building blocks in their logo designs.

  7. Looking at Logos: Pixel Logos

    Favicons on the web have given us a taste of what some well known images and symbols can look like when reduced down to tiny squares. Pixels (short for picture elements) are the smallest part of a digital image. A pixel is essentially a small square of color located at a specific part of an […]

  8. DesignFestival: A New Logo for Leno

    Although a bit behind the times (admittedly this whole debacle unfolded back in January), following much controversy and some verbal fisticuffs, US chat show host Jay Leno is returning to his late night show slot which has been vacated by Conan O’Brien. As part of the return, the show has a new logo which was revealed on thejaylenoshow.com web site. The new logo features dark blue text on a black background with a small slither of a moon hanging like a dot over the letter “i”.

  9. A New Logo for Leno

    Although a bit behind the times (admittedly this whole debacle unfolded back in January), following much controversy and some verbal fisticuffs, US chat show host Jay Leno is returning to his late night show slot which has been vacated by Conan O’Brien. As part of the return, the show has a new logo which was […]