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COVID-19 Update: We Are Going Fully Remote

Paper Leaf will shift to fully remote work effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020. That means our last day in our physical office space, for the time being, will be today (March 16, 2020). We will monitor updates from AHS and WHO in order to determine when we will be back working in our downtown Edmonton office space. At this time, that timeline remains unknown. Here's what to expect as a client.

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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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I profiled Blackout in my 10 Free & Amazing Display Fonts article, and decided to use it for this week’s Free Friday Design Wallpaper. Why? Because I’m predictable like that. Anyway, hope you enjoy this week’s version – the thought process was Black = dark, and Blackout = a city without power. Dig it! Click […]

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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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Zapfino. Weird name, classy font. It sounds like a 70’s era Batman-punch sound effect. You know – he goes up to the bad guy, and ZAPFINO! knocks him out cold. Speaking of cold, I think I’m coming down with one, so that would explain why I make no sense. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this […]

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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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League Gothic is a old-but-now-new again typeface – and it’s free! I absolutely love its styling and versatility. I also couldn’t decide on grey/black or red, so you lucky readers get TWO wallpaper choices this week. I know I know, I’m too kind. Anyway, enjoy, share, and subscribe to the RSS feed! Click to download the […]

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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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Hello & welcome to another installment of the Free Friday Design Wallpaper series. Today we’ll be focusing on Trajan Pro, a beautiful serif typeface that lends itself well to designs of  legal, historical or religious backgrounds. As you can see here, it also works for an old-lookin’ crossword puzzle-style design. Enjoy, share, and subscribe to the […]

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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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…Extra Bold, that is. I like Rockwell. It’s a classy typeface at its heart, but the Rockwell family can be used in a variety of ways; for instance, in this aggressive, in-your-face wallpaper. Enjoy, share, and subscribe to the RSS feed! Click to download the Rockwell Wallpaper in 1920X1200, 1680X1050, 1440X900 or 1280X800. Pass it along!

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