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No doubt, whether you design for an agency or whether you design as a freelancer, you have had to deal with the aggravation of “rush” work. Usually, rush work is a product of a client’s poor time management, over-eagerness, or lack of understanding of what exactly goes in to a proper design job. It could […]

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Hey hey, and welcome to volume 9 of Found Friday: all the best finds in the design community this week. It seemed like this week flew past, but while doing so I found the following awesomeness: a great vintage t-shirt company, a cool wheel of nutrition plate design, 2 great articles on priming artwork for […]

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I know I’m a few days late with this, but c’mon – we were on vacation. As we all know, it’s May – it’s getting nicer out, trees are budding here in Edmonton, and more & more people are out and about… which means it’s also time for a new desktop calendar wallpaper for our […]

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Simple but true: the best designs are born from the best client-designer relationships. They aren’t born from relationships where the designer calls all the shots; the best designs aren’t born from when the client tries to play designer. No, the best designs are born from a client-designer relationship that follows these three steps: clear role […]

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Welcome the 8th edition of the week’s best design finds: Found Friday here at Paper Leaf. This week we have a gorgeous ampersand poster, a great collection of social bookmarking icons, a bunch of really cool offices, some useful web apps for freelancers & designers, and a great article explaining the process behind the new […]

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We’re going to take a quick break today from our regularly scheduled, design-informing programming to jump on the Self-Involved Train and talk about ourselves for a minute. Why? Because this month Paper Leaf Design is featured in Parlour Magazine. This Edmonton-produced design, lifestyle and fashion magazine is available in Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver, and is noted […]

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Nowadays, the combo of Photoshop and CSS3 makes up a huge toolbox for web designers; it allows us to achieve website designs that weren’t possible back in the early days of the internet. We can add depth to our design; we can simulate paper or other textures; we can using lighting or 3D effects and […]

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Welcome back! It’s been a nice week here at Paper Leaf; busy but not overwhelming, and there has been quite a number of unique and awesome finds in the design/arts community. This week’s Found Friday highlights the story behind the iPad wallpaper photograph, 2 different but awesome poster stores, a great site that allows you […]

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In today’s day & age, many paper products are slowly heading the way of the dinosaur. The Yellow Pages have long since been replaced by search engines; newspapers are begrudgingly focusing on their online content; eBooks are growing in popularity thanks to devices like Apple’s iPad and the Kindle. However, one item that is holding […]

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It’s April! Time for tomfoolery, yardwork, and perhaps the last few days of snowboarding before putting the board away and claiming you’re going to get out way more next year. Along with these staples of the month, here is another: the April Desktop Calendar Wallpaper. Pastel colors and themes of growth are the foundation of […]

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