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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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Copyright and Design: Who Owns What?

Copyright and Design: Who Owns What?

Thanks to social networking and the Internet, finding great design ideas and inspiration has never been easier. On the flip side, technology also make it super easy for someone to steal your work. Literally, a screenshot or a right click to “save image” is all it...

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5 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Graphic Designer

5 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Graphic Designer

Few small businesses or small marketing agencies have a full-time graphic designer on staff. But there are times when they need a professional to design a new logo, create a brochure or develop a graphic for a special promotion or event. Fortunately, there are plenty...

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Are Your Social Media Profile Photos and Icons Up to Date?

Are Your Social Media Profile Photos and Icons Up to Date?

We all know how important social media marketing is to our overall marketing strategy. We invest time, money and resources into creating content - copy, photos, graphics, videos - to engage with our audience. But when was the last time you looked at the profile photos...

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How Do I Find Good Stock Photography?

Whether you’re working on a brochure, a website, email newsletter or social media post, you’re going to need some images. In our highly visual world, it’s imperative to have great images, graphics and illustrations to help tell your story. Stock images and stock...

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Design Upgrade: Episode 1

Design Upgrade: Episode 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLE7P0XtZoY&t=6s I'm starting a new video series tutorial about my design and illustration process. It's a work in progress so let me know your thoughts. Here's the first episode - hope you enjoy! Have a great week,  

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How Do I Remove the White Background from a Logo?

Ever tried to overlay a logo or other graphic onto an image only to find there’s an annoying white background behind it? Frustrating for sure. If you’re looking for a graphic with transparency to use in your design projects, there are three potential solutions. Note,...

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