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Tag: Graphic Design

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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

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Thinking in All Dimensions

Designing for outdoor applications comes with a plethora of challenges and hurdles, from materials and substrates to legibility and visibility. The biggest factor is the environment itself – what forces outside of your control will

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Design Insight | From the Books of Babes

Surprising Design Insights from Great Children’s Books I was always an avid reader as a child. I loved books and to this day I can still fondly remember the books that meant the most to

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From The Design Desk | Pantone’s New Color Heroes

Pantone introduces 294 New PMS Colors with a team of superheros I remember being amazed that at one point in human history, we did not have a word for the color blue. I had to

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From The Design Desk | What is Your Creativity Worth?

From The Design Desk | What is Your Creativity Worth?

Creatives are clearly in a battle for the value of their work and what clients are willing to pay for it. But who should be the winner? There has been a lot of debate recently

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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

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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

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Marketing Mojo | Combining Digital and Direct Mail

How Multi-Channel Marketing Can Benefit Your Brand Message I’m not sure if you know that this is the final season of Game of Thrones. Actually, I don’t know how you could NOT be aware of

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From The Design Desk | Letters to the Editor(ial)

Getting Started with Editorial Design When I was in college, I collaborated with my roommate on a project for our sorority putting together our pledge books which contained our club’s history, mission, and a workbook

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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