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Graphic designers and web designers – especially those of us who freelance or run a small design studio – are constantly meeting new people, new potential clients, describing our work processes and so on. If you’re not doing this, chances are your design career isn’t going so hot. Anyway, many of these new or potentially […]

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Where’s the Found Friday, you ask? This Friday, we have something a little bit different on tap: a giveaway for our loyal readers. Many of you are either graphic designers, web designers, entrepreneurs or small business owners; in these realms comes creativity. Perhaps you have something you’ve created you want to sell or give away. […]

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Welcome to Found Friday Vol 43; the best design finds of the week! This week we have the following: a great article on measuring the effectiveness of web designs, a roundup of new web tools/fonts etc for designers, a digital note-taking machine, a new file format for eco-friendly designers, and beautiful letterpress wallpaper. How to […]

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Last year, we created a Color Theory Quick Reference Poster – a cheat sheet designed to give you a quick overview of color theory at a glance. It proved fairly popular with the design community, as we received our biggest bump in traffic yet from it, and it remains one of our most popular posts. […]

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Forty-two Found Fridays later, and this week we bring you: a must-read article on branding vs. logos, a bunch of WordPress hacks to avoid plugins, a good read on combining typefaces, an article on increasing traffic to your site, and a new website gathering a bunch of well-known designers and their life-changing books. Yes, it’s […]

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So there I was, sitting & staring at my blank artboard, trying to figure out what to do for the February 2011 desktop calendar wallpaper. Yes, it’s winter. So logic dictates that I should probably use blues and similar colder colors. But you know what? I’m tired of winter. I’m tired of shovelling and I […]

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In this, the forty-first volume of Found Fridays, we have the following: handy wordpress snippets, a site that collects and showcases awesome web button designs, a gorgeous HTML5/CSS3 music player, a really nicely designed bluetooth stereo, and a great collection of the best jQuery plugins of 2010. Read on! Useful & Timesaving WordPress Snippets WordPress […]

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Freelancers and small design companies do not have large marketing budgets. There may be a few dollars here or there to spend on Google AdWords, Facebook ads or perhaps a small print campaign, but by and large we survive on one things: referrals. When someone begins his/her freelance design career, all we have are referrals: […]

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Ahoy hoy. It’s time for Found Friday – volume 40. To send you off on your weekend, we have the following this week: an article on the elements of retro web design, an article on email etiquette (some great tips), a look at the new HTML5 logo, a tutorial on styling WordPress navigation for you noobs out […]

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Lately, I’ve been thinking more and more about logo design versus identity design, the difference between each, and what each means to a small business. Paper Leaf works primarily with small businesses, and we complete a variety of work: one-off logo designs, websites, and entire identity packages (logo, print, web all at the same time). […]

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