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This is a note to let you know that this blog is going to be on hiatus for an undetermined amount of time. Thank you for your support and readership, and we hope that we’ve managed to provide useful content for you. ... read more...
In the slick, pixel-perfect world of the web, designing with texture and crafty styles can really make a site stand out. Be it hand-drawn elements, paper textures, or illustration, a little craftiness can bring a whold new dimension to a website design. Here are some examples to use for inspiration!
Good habits come from reminding ourselves over and over of how we strive to be until it it happens on its own. This is equally true whether you’re trying to improve your posture (you’re slouching right now, aren’t ... read more...
The dreaded blank page of the sketchbook (or blank pasteboard in your favorite design software)… it sits and taunts you, and the longer it stays empty, the harder it is to start. Here are five ideas to help you get started when ... read more...
Whether on not you believe that the new year is a time for new beginnings, it’s at least true that the new year is a convenient time to start new habits, change your approach to work/life, or renew your commitment to an important undertaking (like, say, your design business). If you ... read more...
Becoming a graphic designer is many people’s greatest dream come true – a chance to do what they love and get paid for it. Even the best jobs have their ups and downs, however, and jobs in creative industries, where we often pour our heart and soul into our work, tend to have ... read more...
Here’s an unfortunate but true fact: when it comes to advertising and marketing, what you mean matters less than how the viewer interprets it. To make this problem even worse, much of the viewer’s interpretation may be subconscious. They’re reacting to it even if they don’t realize it. The means ... read more...
Disclaimer About These Rants: These are meant to be entertaining, to give you something to think about, and to stimulate discussion. These are opinions; sometimes unpopular opinions, sometimes harsh opinions, but the operative word is (you guessed it) opinions. This is not mean to hurt anyone’s feelings. ... read more...
You’re a graphic designer not a copy writer, but nonetheless, poor grammar and punctuation can turn your design into a joke, cause unnecessary revisions and reprints, or even change the message altogether. In many cases the client provides the copy for the design, and ... read more...
As graphic designers, we’re constantly striking a balance between innovation and consistency. The artist in us gets excited at the idea of creating new and innovative designs, but our job is also effective communication and as such we need to ensure that our designs are ... read more...