Fabio Sasso is from Brazil, and recently moved to San Francisco to work for Google. His greatest achievement is his blog Abduzeedo. It is great for finding inspiration and graphic design tutorials. Fabio has a certain style that uses bright colors and light effects, and works with text a lot. As a graphic artist, he starts from scratch with most of his work, but has the final idea in mind, and works in Photoshop or Illustrator. Fabio 's designs has influenced me to push the boundaries of what I think is possible.
Much of Sasso's work goes into the Abduzeedo blog. With all the tutorials and informtion out there on the internet, do professional graphic designers have respect, now that so many people with basic design knowledge can do just about anything?
You can see his work here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/azeected/sets/72157604672645588/
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