Author Archive | Valerie

How to Sell Custom-Made T-Shirts Without Having to Print or Ship

t-shirtEver had a great idea for a T-shirt? I’m sure that most graphic artists have at least 10 good ideas for T-shirts and most don’t …

Listen up! How music can affect your creativity… Pt 2

woman-listening-to-music-oOK, so you might want to read my previous blog about music affecting your creativity. I challenged myself to only listen to only classical …

Design Principles of Art: Pt 2 – Proportion

Divine_Proportion_Final_4Proportion refers to the relative size and scale of the various elements in a graphic design. It is the relationship between objects, or parts, …

Proper Thank-You Card Etiquette

tulip_thank_you_card1239135404_260A quick, simple and easy way to impress your clients and show a little customer appreciation at the same time is to send out thank-you

6 Ways to Boost Confidence in Your Business

discouragedYou’re tired, you’re discouraged and you wake up one morning thinking to yourself: I just don’t feel like working anymore. Maybe you had a bad …

How to Cut Costs When Hitting Rough Financial Spots

save_moneyWe all worry about money sometimes, especially when running our own small businesses. Your bank account can run low, creditors can start to call, and …

Payment Process Rules for Freelancers: Set a Deadline

PayingMoneyPreviously we visited the practice of asking for deposits upfront when dealing with your clients. Next, we’re going to talk about payment deadlines. …

Copyright: How Do You Do That?

copyrightsymbolLet’s start by defining copyright. A copyright is “a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States to the authors of ‘original …

Can I Use Celebrity Images in my Design?

michael_jacksonI often have these great ideas for T-shirts with celebrities’ images on the front. After the passing of Michael Jackson, everyone wanted to run out …

What to Consider With Package Design

dryginPackaging is all around us. Everything you eat and drink, the bag you carry out of the store and the box your purchase comes in …

Get graphic design inspiration from world art

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 …

Listen up! How music can affect your creativity

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 …

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