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Are business cards dead?

Are business cards dead?

I do my fair share of networking and I'm always surprised when I meet anyone who doesn't have a business card. They usually say – with some embarrassment – that they haven't gotten around to it but it's on their list. The other day I met a successful small business...

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Putting ink to paper to Instagram in October

Putting ink to paper to Instagram in October

People be lovin' a time-limited challenge – whether it’s writing a novel, eating healthy or doing a plank every day for a month (nope). Artists are no different and – even though getting "excited" is out of my comfort zone – this month I'm excited to be participating...

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Upping Your Print Game: Part 3

Upping Your Print Game: Part 3

In this blog post, I finish out a series on why you should give printed marketing materials a second look. If you’ve been focused largely on social media and digital advertising, now’s the time to consider adding printed materials to the mix. If you’re on the fence,...

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Upping Your Print Game: Part 2

Upping Your Print Game: Part 2

Tips for Keeping Print Costs Down In our last blog post, I gave you three reasons to add printed marketing materials to your strategy. You took my advice and paid a graphic designer to create a beautiful piece. Now that you’re ready to turn your PDF into a physical...

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Upping Your Print Game: Part 1

Upping Your Print Game: Part 1

3 Reasons to Give Print a Try These days we consume most advertising and marketing messages online. But that doesn’t mean print marketing is dead. In fact, it can be a novel way to showcase your products or services. Much in the same way, people today cherish...

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Do I Need a New Logo?

Do I Need a New Logo?

It’s never a bad idea to evaluate your overall brand and corresponding marketing materials. You want to ensure a clear, consistent message and one that accurately reflects who you are and what you do. It all starts with your logo. A company logo sets the stage for...

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Graphic Design Trends for 2019

Graphic Design Trends for 2019

Whether it’s fashion, food, home decor or technology, we see “trend” lists everywhere. Graphic design is no exception. Whether it’s a hot color or a funky new font, we pay attention to what’s new and how we might incorporate it into ads, websites and logos. Are you...

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New Year’s Card Struggle

New Year’s Card Struggle

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know I do more than graphic design work. I also paint, doodle and draw. Weirdly though, I get the most satisfaction out of my work when I’m creating something for someone else. As an artist, I don’t know if this is a feature...

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Merry Chrismahanukwanzus

Merry Chrismahanukwanzus

If you’re a marketer or a business owner, you know it’s important to share a message of “positive celebratory vibes” (a holiday card) with your customers around this time of year. This seemingly simple task can be difficult. Should you say Merry Christmas? Or keep it...

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