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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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Ah, the world wide web. It’s kind of like a cyber-world tour pass – we can go virtually anywhere, at anytime, with a good internet connection. Luckily for us designers, that means the amount of potential clients has increased exponentially. I’ve written about how to get local design clients before; now, I’d like to focus […]

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Google’s applications, such as Gmail, Calendar, and Google Reader have gained huge popularity for their usefulness. Same goes for Twitter – it still seems odd to me to hear 60 year-old news anchors saying “follow me on Twitter”, but I digress. However, what these applications have in usefulness, they sometimes lack in design aesthetic. That’s […]

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There are a lot of free fonts out there on the internet these days – but tracking down the well-designed ones can be quite the task. Since I’m such a nice guy, I thought I would round up the top ten free display fonts for you! Top ten in my opinion, of course. All these […]

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I’ve written before about how to be an efficient designer. As a two-person business, Paper Leaf needs to be especially efficient, as the two of us need to cover a lot of jobs – designers, but also sales, accounting, project management and more. With that in mind, we’ve recently starting using client forms to help […]

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I was recently hired by two local Edmonton singer/songwriters – Daniel Moir and Stephanie Bosch – to design a tour kickoff poster for them. I enjoy their music, and had shot photos for Daniel before, so it was great to be able to work on one of my favorite items to design – the gig […]

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We all know the importance of having a solid online portfolio. It’s relatively simple to show the work we’ve developed for the screen on our website – after all, that’s how it was meant to be seen. But what about printed material? As designers, we have two options for showing our printed material on our […]

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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 recording studio logo design. Recently a friend of mine, Randor, came to me for a logo redesign. He runs an Edmonton-based recording […]

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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 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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