Apr 01, 2021
The blank page, an empty canvas, these things can be intimidating when we have a lot on our minds, when we’re running low on creative juices. Even the most imaginative among us will get stuck sometimes, so it’s important to remember your ability or inability to create on demand is not a reflection on you or your skills. Instead, think of a block as an opportunity to rediscover your own creativity and exercise your mind. Here are a few of our favorite ways to escape creative blocks.
Mar 11, 2021
Has your business recently achieved a milestone or won an award? Are you expanding or launching a new product or sale? Exciting news like these and more not only deserve attention but can serve as a great opportunity to market widely and boldly. Here are a few of our favorite ways to make BIG announcements.
Jan 21, 2021
It’s amazing the difference a new year will make. There’s a sense of renewal, of change, of exciting new opportunities, and we can’t think of a time when that was more welcome! Tastes and trends change as the years go by, and it’s important to keep up or fall behind. Here are some of the new trends we’re looking forward to seeing in 2021.
Jan 04, 2021
Whether you're a freelancer working on your own projects with your own clients, a seasoned designer working for a longtime firm or a casual user of design programs creating your projects on the side for fun, there are a few things every graphic designer should consider doing to cement themselves in the design world. Here are a few of our favorite tips.
Dec 28, 2020
Printing to the edge requires what graphic designers and printers mostly refer to as "bleed" but many people don't know what bleed means, why it's necessary or how to make sure a file has it. Today we'll cover those questions and more to help you gain the knowledge to provide beautiful, print-ready projects for printing.
Dec 17, 2020
We all know that color affects us - our moods, our emotions, what catches our eye and what doesn't - so how can we use color to make effective designs that appeal to a wide audience? The answer is through choosing the right colors and balance between those colors in our design work. Here are some basics to get you started on the color journey that is right for your brand and design.
Dec 10, 2020
This is not a call out post - we're not here to critique people's personal aesthetic choices (if comic sans is your favorite font well... you do you, friend) but there are certain all-too-easy-to-commit…
Nov 19, 2020
Minimalism is trending everywhere these days from interior decor to websites to printed materials, and for good reason. Minimalist design marries classic design with modern aesthetics and appears to a wide variety of audiences.
Oct 29, 2020
Feeling overwhelmed designing your first, fourth, or even four-hundredth design? Check out these design tips anyone can use to help improve the clarity and consistency of any project.
Mar 19, 2020
Welcome back for the third and final piece in our Making Sense of File Formats Series! This time we'll be covering one last file type: document file formats. Document formats are different from images in that they are usually text-heavy and save to be a much smaller size. Just as with images, each type serves its function. Here are a few of the main file formats used for documents.