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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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It’s the long weekend, and I’m off to Montreal to see the sights. By “sights” I mean “riots” if the Habs win. Hopefully you have some good plans for the weekend too – if not, here are 6 tasty finds from this week in the design world to get you through the weekend. This week’s […]

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Have you ever been out to dinner with a person who judges how good the restaurant is by the size of portions, and only the size of portions? It doesn’t matter whether or not they leave hungry, full or over-full; it doesn’t matter the quality of the food; it doesn’t matter how it was presented […]

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Hey loyal readers – allow me a minute to let you know about an exciting new venture of mine: Chorus Magazine. As some of you know, I’m a musician as well as a designer. Through my years of recording, touring and gigging, I’ve learned quite a bit about the indie music side of things – […]

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10! 10 Found Fridays! Ah ah ahhhhh that was terrible. To make up for the unprecedented lameness of that joke, allow me to present to you 5 awesome design finds from this week: a print site updated daily with images you can order, a beautiful and useful laptop backpack, cool wedding invitations (’tis the season), […]

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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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