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Thanks to this whole “internet” thing, you can have clients all over the world if you’re a designer. Blogs, directories, and software like Skype, iChat and more have completely reshaped long-distance working relationships. However, there is still a lot to be said for local clients. Depending on your city (or town, or hamlet, or whathaveyou), […]

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Welcome to another installment of the Free Friday Design Wallpaper Series! Today it’s all about Garamond: a classic, ultra-legible typeface. This design pays homage to the legibility of the typeface, as well as its timeless nature. 4 different screen sizes below. Enjoy, share, and subscribe to the RSS feed! Click to download the Garamond Wallpaper […]

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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 a band promo photo project I was commissioned for. Keep reading to see how this shot was conceptualized, shot, and edited – and if you enjoy the article, subscribe to the RSS […]

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New graphic designers often worry about their tangible skills. Am I a master of the pen tool? Am I adept enough at HTML & CSS to offer my services? Can I design a print piece to print specifications? Rightfully so, these are areas that all designers should be concerned about (amongst others). However, being a […]

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It’s Friday – everyone’s favorite day of the week. It means the last day until the weekend; it also means a new Free Friday Design Wallpaper! Today’s is based on the Swiss monolith of typefaces: Helvetica. Enjoy & share! Click to download the Helvetica Wallpaper in 1920X1200, 1680X1050, 1440X900 or 1280X800. Pass it along!

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As designers, we spend a lot of time in our collective workspaces. So why not make our workspaces the best places we can? Below are 10 cool items for your design workspace – some are free, some are cheap, some are expensive, and some are just plain nerdy. I have a couple of the items […]

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It’s Friday! You know what that means – another Free Friday Design Wallpaper. This week’s wallpaper is all about the lovely Frutiger typeface. Download links for your resolution are below. Click to download the Frutiger Wallpaper in 1920X1200, 1680X1050, 1440X900 or 1280X800. Pass it along!

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Ah, the design brief. For those designers who regularly use them, we will never go back. They provide focus to the project for both the client and the designer; they provide a resource to come back to during the design process; they are indispensable to the project. Most designers don’t need convincing on the importance […]

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This is an article in a series called “For Our Clients”. The goal of these articles is to be as transparent as we can with our clients so as to help clarify how we think, what we do, and how we do it. We also hope that these articles can become a resource for clients […]

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Welcome to the first of what’s to be an ongoing feature: Free Friday Wallpapers. The first theme I’m going to focus on is typeface-based wallpaper designs; so for the next while, every Friday, there will be a new free wallpaper based on a specific typeface. Today’s is Futura! Click to download Futura Creme Wallpaper in […]

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