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Every once in a while, a design calls for a somewhat sketchy, hand-drawn font. Perhaps it’s a gig poster; perhaps it’s for an !!ENERGY DRINK!! company; perhaps it’s something completely different. As a designer, chances are you usually have a ton of work on your plate and can’t always hand-style lettering unique to each project. […]

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It’s (almost) Christmas! We’re a little late on the uptake, as this wallpaper is a calendar and we’re already 11 days into December – but better late than never, right? I’m specifically looking at the dates after December 20 – when we’ll be on our holiday break. Considering it’s supposed to be minus 34 C […]

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Welcome to From A to Z, where I outline all the steps taken in a specific project. In this particular instance, I’ll outline the workflow from initial brainstorming through to delivery for a complete “identity build” for a chocolatier/artisan chocolate business. Warning: you will want to eat chocolate after reading this post. Paper Leaf was […]

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White space is nice space. If you ever are stuck for what to do in a design, remember that saying. If you’re ever wondering why a certain design  you’re working on isn’t looking quite as awesome as you had envisioned, remember that saying. White space is nice space, and you can never go wrong with […]

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Yes, another Friday, which makes us all happy I bet. That’s why this guy, in this week’s wallpaper, is so happy. It’s Friday! Well, that and he’s standing under a rainbow, which is always pretty sweet. As well, I gotta give props to my man Kevin over at No Rush On That, who makes a […]

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Up until recently, I like many was juggling part-time freelancing and part-time design/photography. The client base wasn’t there and I didn’t have the confidence to make a proper jump to full-time freelancing. However, there are plenty of clients and opportunities in Edmonton and abroad; projects kept coming in, clients kept growing and eventually it made […]

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I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking “Well, that Jeff guy is handsome, but he’s not so smart. Trees can’t float!”. But the joke is on YOU! Because this wallpaper is of a Floating Tree in an alternate dimension where trees float and clouds hang out on the ground. True story. Anyway, enjoy, share and subscribe […]

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Graphic design has an amazing community. Comprised of both the vets from the pre-computer era to the newbies who were raised on the internet and computer-editing applications, there is a huge gamut of people sharing their work and expertise online. I know when I was starting out in design, I found tons of inspiration and […]

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Today’s Free Friday Wallpaper is both a play on words AND elegant. So when your friend hacks into your computer, they’ll see this wallpaper and think to themselves “Well, lookit Frank here. He’s both witty and elegant. Should I really change his Facebook status to something his parents will see and find awkward/overly revealing?” He […]

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I was in the mall the other day, and amidst the mass hysteria of the H1N1 immunizations happening there, I saw Christmas advertisements. Yes, it’s that time of year already. Now, if you have a graphic designer in your family, you might be wondering what to get them. CS4 is too expensive. A pencil is […]

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