Archive | Art & Graphic Design

Free Fridays #10: After Effects, Flyers, Wallpapers, Website Builders

September 23, 2011

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Who doesn’t like FREE?!?

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Photobomb #45: We Love Your Camera, but Do You?

September 22, 2011

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Photobomb loves your camera. We want to make it feel special and desirable. Take a look at the latest on how to become a street photographer, using video to strengthen your brand, and where you shouldn’t be with your camera if you want to leave with your camera!

We love your camera; go ahead and love it too!

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Graphic Design Roundup #48: Major League Mystery

September 21, 2011

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Is baseball’s iconic logo based on legendary batter Harmon Killebrew?

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Art of Design #35: The Los Angeles Printers Fair

September 20, 2011

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The Third Annual Los Angeles Printers Fair will be held at the International Printing Museum in Carson, California. Vendors from every corner of the country will exhibit their wares along with local vendors and artists. Admission is a mere $5.

The LA Printers Fair is the premier place to discover all that is available for book artists, letterpress printers, and others.

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Business Aspects of Being An “In-House” Designer

September 16, 2011

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Good design is available from many sources: agencies, design studios, freelancers, crowdsourcing, outsourcing, and offshoring. Therefore, it is essential that you bring “added value” to the table to stand out from the other options.

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Free Fridays #9: PSDs, Web Kits, Templates, Icons, Tools

September 16, 2011

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Free stuff here! Get your free stuff here! We have PSDs, we have web kits, we have templates, we have icons, we have tools! Get it while its hot!

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Photobomb #44: The Photobomb is Back!

September 15, 2011

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A remembrance that we will never forget. Learning from the best. Shooting the brightest. Building robots. The return of Photobomb brings all this to you and more!

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Graphic Design Roundup #47: The Four Stages of Thinking Like A Designer

September 14, 2011

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Everyone can learn from studying the ways successful designers solve problems. An informal study of more than a hundred leading designers in various fields observed four key behaviors that seemed to be of second nature.

These deep-rooted habits were linked to a designer’s skill for bringing original ideas to life as innovative visual ideas. The four most important acts successful designers do to achieve significant breakthroughs are…

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Art of Design #34: Gift Certificates

September 13, 2011

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Today we bring you two great sites all about the design of gift certificates! First, get your brain juices flowing with 40 amazing gift card design ideas and then when you are finished you can design your own or start off with one of the MANY FREE templates at the Gift Certificate Factory! They have a variety of free gift certificate templates that are editable right on the site. You just personalize them and then download the new image and then you can send it our way to print with us!

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What’s Next: How to Create a Festive Holiday Care for Your Business

September 9, 2011

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This is a great suggestion from Rachelle Harding because in just 16 weeks, the holidays of December will be upon us. When your business sends out holiday greeting cards to clients and maybe even prospects, it helps create a little bit of a relationship.

It helps differentiate your company from those that ignore the holidays. And companies of every size need a competitive edge to survive in these challenging economic times.

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Free Fridays #8: Free Online Courses, Free Icon Sets, Free Poster Making

September 9, 2011

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Free learning, free icons, free poster making tools, free actions and more free fonts than you have fingers! It’s Free Fridays baby!

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Graphic Design Roundup #46: Color Considerations in Logo Design and Branding

September 8, 2011

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Colors add interest to everything we see. And, when used strategically, color can be an essential component in the design of a logo and the success of a brand. That’s why so many factors must be taken into consideration when selecting the colors for a logo or a brand.

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Art of Design #33: Seven Tips For Flyers That Turn Heads and Spark Sales

September 7, 2011

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Wanna make your flyers attract attention? Woudja like to make ‘em capture the target you’re aiming for? Take a few minutes to learn how to make a flyer that works hard. Here are some techniques that you can employ immediately.

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Letterpress Printing In Southern California: Opportunities to Get Involved

September 2, 2011

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Many designers are getting caught up in the resurgence of this form of printing. Often, the style of letterpress is adopted by digital designers and reproduced via state of the art lithography for a mass audience. For those who are enthusiasts and for those who simply wish to gain an introductory knowledge of this art form, we announce these upcoming opportunities to learn and grow.

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Beyond Design: Elaine Weber

September 2, 2011

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Designers are such multi-talented and versatile people. In fact, it’s not too surprising that their gifts cannot be contained in a single creative outlet. Thus, the inspiration for this periodically recurring blog post: “Beyond Design.” It allows us to shine the spotlight on an individual who excels in more than one line of work. So please allow us to introduce Elaine Golub Weber – a graphic designer who also designs and makes purses and tote bags.

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