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Category: Graphic Design


Inspiration Versus Recreation

I worked for a number of years at a Blockbuster Video. I have a very visual memory, so after a few years of reshelving the sections, I got to the point that I could identify


From The Design Desk | Learning by Design

Book and Informational Design Tips and Tricks I was having a conversation the other day about studying Shakespeare in school. For a lot of people, things like Shakespeare are difficult to read because of the


From The Design Desk | What’s Your Type?

Serif or Not to Serif, that is the Question. Designers love to be picky about their favorite fonts. Every one of us has that list of 5-10 typefaces we gravitate towards when we’re given carte


From The Design Desk | Putting Color through the Gamut

Tips and Tricks for Working with Color Digitally I’ve started following a lot of illustrators on Twitter, who post a lot of fan art from movies and video games that I love. As someone who


From The Design Desk | Pantone’s Color Of the Year

Living Coral makes a splash as Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year Each year, the color experts at Pantone take a look for inspiration and trends across all spectrums of media, graphic design, print, technology,

Marketing 101 | Design Thinking

Marketing 101 | Design Thinking

How Design Thinking Can Boost Your Marketing Efforts I think a lot of marketing strategies use what I’ve decided is the Field of Dreams approach to a problem. “If you build it, they will come.”

Marketing 101 | 5 Lessons to Learn from Direct Mail

Marketing 101 | 5 Lessons to Learn from Direct Mail

My father and I had a conversation recently about the rise of “maker culture” – this YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram fueled movement of artisans who are making crafting popular again. Artists, carpenters, builders, quilters and


From The Design Desk | Unignorable Orange

Is this the most unignorable color in the world? Pantone thinks so. Orange has always been my least favorite color. Autumn is my favorite season, fall in Indiana means suddenly everything is orange. Pumpkins, fall


Design Desk | Crowd Sourcing Done Right

How the NBA’s Portland Trailblazers turned to the local community for a Gameday Poster series designed for—and by—their fans. Google Doodles. Alamo Drafthouse’s Limited Edition Mondo Posters. Dorito’s Superbowl Commercials. I love it when brands


Design Desk | Copyright Conflict

How to protect yourself from copyright infringement and violations My uncle is a self-taught photographer. He built his own portrait studio from the ground up to become one of the most respected and prolific studios