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Paper Leaf Makes Clutch Top Agencies in Canada List

Guess what? We were recognized as a leading service provider in Canada by Clutch.co, ranking number 12 in Canada for Design services. Clutch is a market research company who interviews real agency clients, collects a variety of data, and compares competitors to help clients find a firm for their next big project – and we're happy to be a recommended firm.

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We’re back with Volume 15 of Found Fridays – all the best designy finds of the week. This week includes a great jQuery trick for full-page backgrounds, ruminations on design agency life vs. freelancing, 3 takes on blogging as a marketing tool, a cool Helvetica lowercase ‘a’ stool, and a sweet dual-screen laptop. Read on, […]

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Web users are bombarded with information on a daily basis, and it’s been shown that the way users read on a computer is completely different to how they read offline. Skimming content is the name of the game, and if the user doesn’t immediately see what he or she wants to see in a few […]

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Most indie musicians are either poor, barely scraping by, or living with their parents. It’s a tough racket, and there are a lot of things to pay for when you’re a musician: touring, gas, recording, printing an album, promo materials and so forth. With that in mind, we donated some time to create and give […]

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As a design studio that does a lot of branding & identity work for small businesses, we often find ourselves creating PDFs to showcase design concepts to our clients. A good presentation of design concepts can greatly influence a client’s view of your skill and professionalism. However, it’s not very efficient to create a new […]

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Welcome one & all to Found Friday Vol 14. This week gives a special shout-out to SwissMiss, because 3 of the items featured here I found first on her blog. I suggest following & bookmarking her site, as it’s a gold mine for solid & interesting design. This week’s finds include a super simple link-compiling […]

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There are a bevy of tools in the typography-savvy web designer’s toolbox these days. No longer are we tied down by the age-old web safe font list; now, we actually have choices when it comes to setting & styling live type on the web. Of course, there are still issues with those using old browsers, […]

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We’re at unlucky number 13 here for Found Fridays on the Paper Leaf blog; however this week’s finds are anything but. We have a brilliantly designed box set for a brilliant show, some great new work from Pentagram, the world’s coolest custom-designed Nike shoes, yet another option for live text on the web, and a […]

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It’s June! Which means it’s almost summer, which means us designers are going to have to practice some serious self-discipline in order to stay in front of our computers, working on our client projects, instead of playing hooky in order to be outside in the sun. Maybe this desktop calendar wallpaper, with it’s green grass […]

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A couple of weeks ago, I launched a side project of mine: Chorus Magazine. My regular readers know this already, as I shamelessly promoted it here on the launch date. However, today I’d like to reveal my thought processes behind Chorus the brand and showcase the various design elements that came along with that: logo, […]

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Morning, readers! I’m back from Montreal, fully inspired and ready to dish on more great design finds. This week’s Found Friday features an amazingly well-thought-out and designed public bike system from Montreal, a Pantone Hotel in Belgium, a list of the top 10 CSS Galleries of 2010, a beautifully Swiss-inspired espresso machine (we all need […]

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