Just Say No

If you work at home, don’t become the neighborhood dog sitter or package courier. Here are some tips for learning to say no to favor-seekers and setting up boundaries for your professional life.

Best and Worst Marketing Moves of 2010

What were the best and worst marketing moves of 2010? Find out my opinion and weigh in with your own here!

Sex Sells? 7 of the ’Unsexiest’ Advertisements Ever

Sex sells, right? Not always – especially if your “sexy” advertisements look anything like these.

The Art of Noir City

The ninth annual San Francisco Film Noir Festival begins tonight, and these 24 posters and lobby cards of the movies being shown depict the signature style of the genre: crime, betrayal, manipulation and cynicism.

12 Designs for Penguin Awareness Day

In honor of Penguin Awareness Day today, I present to you 12 diverse works by different artists of the dapper bird who played around with the black-and-white coloring of penguins, took away outlines or amplified the contrast.

3 Bookplate Design Tips

Want a great idea for a new promotional giveaway or design product to add to your repertoire? Design a bookplate! Bookplates are those cool rectangular stickers that you attach to the endpapers of the front of a book and write your name on. This way everyone knows its your book from your personal library.

5 Neat Old Advertisements We Still See Today

Check out this bit of advertisement nostalgia with five neat old ads we still see today. The coolest part? Some of them still work despite modern trends.

Tomatoes + Timers = Brilliant Time Management Solution

A friend of mine who is currently in graduate school, pursuing a Ph.d. (thanks, Matt!) recently told me about a time management technique. It’s called …

5 Twisted Winnie the Pooh Designs

Did you know there’s a Winnie the Pooh Day? Yup, it’s today, so I sought out designers’ alternative takes on Pooh and his pals. The results are anywhere from funny to dark – most definitely not the childhood bear we grew up with.