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Introducing a better method of content management flexibility – one powered by the custom design systems we make for clients, without the restrictions of rigid templating or the issues that plague commercial pagebuilder plugins.

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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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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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