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Monday, October 26, 2009 - 20:45

5 websites you can go to to design your own shirt. The website takes care of printing, shipping and provides you with your own online store.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 23:11

Recap of how i tried to listen to classical music from the Baroque period to increase brain function and my findings

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 00:31

The definition of proportion. How proportion relates to balance. Design principle of proportion.

Monday, October 19, 2009 - 21:31

The do's and don'ts of proper thank you card etiquette for customer appreciation. How to personalize thank you cards and when to send them out.

Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 19:40

Ways to encourage yourself when the routine of business gets you down. Using people and things around you to remind you of the reasons to continue your business

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 19:32

Luxuries you can cut out when trying to save money in rough financial times, easy ways you can save money and reduce spending.

Monday, October 12, 2009 - 19:37

It is important to set payment deadlines for clients. They tell the customer how long they have to pay you & what consequences will come if payment is not made.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 19:00

What you need to know about copyright, it's definition, rules and online resources. How to protect yourself by copyrighting your design work.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 19:40

Rules for using celebrity images in graphic design or otherwise. Guidelines suggested to protect you from being held liable for unlawful use of these images.

Monday, October 5, 2009 - 19:20

Create stunning packaging and display items by following a few simple rules. The best package design comes from researching, being creative and sound planning.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 19:07

indianI am a firm believer that art is all around us. It doesn’t have to be a painting or a sculpture or a building in order to be art.

Nor does it have to be right outside of your front door, or created by your favorite artist to be great art. Art is a universal concept, and there isn’t one culture in this world who hasn't had his or her own influence on it.

Monday, September 21, 2009 - 21:33

woman-listening-to-music-oI love to listen to music while I work, but I’m careful to choose which type to listen to. I know that music has a profound effect on how my subconscious is working and can affect my mood.

Sometimes I even change the type of music to parallel the type of client that I’m working on. I feel it helps to “get me in the mood” for a certain type of project and can affect my results.


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