Author Archive | Valerie

Zoom in! Inspiration From Looking at the Ordinary Very Closely

Have you ever looked a sponge? I mean really looked at it? Have you brought it so close to your face that you can see …

How to Register Your Business Name With Your State

OK, you’ve graduated from design school or decided to step out on your own and become a legitimate freelance designer.…

5 Blogs That Pay Designers To Post

As a freelance graphic designer with experience, you’re considered an expert — especially to those just starting out in the design world or those with …

Book Cover Design Checklist

A common service that graphic artists are called on to complete is a book cover or book jacket design.…

10 Cool Movie Posters

There have been some great movies that have come out during the past few years, and the movie posters aren’t so bad either! …

Unusual St. Patrick’s Day Tributes

When you hear the words St. Patrick’s Day, you probably think of emerald green shamrocks, corned beef and leprechauns. All are staples of this popular …

10 Great Website Button Tutorials

Navigation is an extremely important, maybe even the most important aspect of any website. …

How to Start and Maintain Your Own Graphic Design Blog

The big buzzword now is “blog”. Everyone has one, and it’s probably one of the most profitable online industries out there. …

10 Famous Fonts

Think about your favorite fast food restaurant, or your favorite cartoon, or your favorite soft drink. …

5 Great Passport Wedding Invitation Designs

A tropical wedding is so romantic, and invitation printing can give off that same destination feeling. Instead of a traditional wedding invitation, check out these passport …

10 Great Fire Logos

Here is a collection of 10 logos with a fire theme. Free design logos and DIY logo websites, have their place in the graphic design …

Dealing with an Irritating Client

The phone rings at 8am … It’s them. The phone rings again at noon … It’s them. The phone rings after lunch … It’s them. …