Author Archive | Valerie

Five travel spots guaranteed to inspired

I hate being in a rut. When I’m overworked and deadlines are staring me down, it can block my creativity. Sometimes I’ll find myself just …

Promote your business with pro bono design work

Drawing by Robert MacMillan

I love graphic design so much that if I could, I would do it for free. Just to see the smiling …

Promote your graphic design business with social networking

Social networking sites are all the rage today. Some people look at them as ways for teenage girls to gossip about boys and show off …

Preflight checklist to ensure great printing results

I don’t think that I work in greater partnership with anyone as I do with printers. Most of my clients require printing services and expect …

Characteristics of a great logo design

Ever looked at someone’s logo and thought, “I would never eat there! I would never shop there! I would never take my child there!” It …

10 unique ideas to promote your graphic design business

Every business from the major corporation to the home-based business needs promotion; a way to get your name out to your target market. Even if …

Expand your graphic resume by entering design competitions

I’m sure people tell you all the time what a talented design prodigy you are. And, of course, you don’t let it get to your …

Free invoicing systems for graphic designers

I’ve had my graphic design business for four years now, and I think the part that continues to hit me over the head the most …

Get smart with online design tutorials

Do you see someone’s flyer and say, “How did they do that?” Or you see someone else’s website and wonder, “Where did they come up …

Spice up your graphic work with cool, free fonts

If you’re a graphic artist, I’m sure you can agree with me when I say, enough Scriptia! Enough Times New Roman! Enough Zapfino!

Sure, these …

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