5 Newsletter Layouts You Can’t Ignore

Direct-mail newsletters are perfect for fostering relationships with customers and prospects alike. The best newsletters have content that is useful (valuable) to the reader, are …

3 Ways to Re-Energize Your Freelance Routine

It’s true. Now that I work from home, I miss the water-cooler talk of the workplace and chatting to co-workers about the news, the weather, …

Judging a Book by its Cover: Thomas Allen

Nothing excites me more than finding an artist that has created a new way of looking at the normal world around us. Thomas Allen has …

5 Best Children’s Book Cover Designs of 2010 (so far…)

I’m no Caldecott judge, but I can say that I’ve developed a bit of an eye for original and intriguing children’s book cover designs during …

5 Most Outrageous CD Cover Designs Ever

Ever since musicians have dared to push the social envelope – and this dates back to at least Mozart’s time (surely you’ve seen “Amadeus”?) – …

10 Spectacular Black-and-White Photographs

Incredible photography cannot be forced. It is a natural and beautiful occurrence that happens through the skill of being able to capture the right moment …

Former Tech Worker Creates Success With New Path

I came across artist Sonya Paz’s work as I was wine tasting at el Sol Winery in Livermore, Calif. I was instantly attracted to the …

3 Postcard Pitfalls to Avoid

Postcards may be an inexpensive way to market your business, but no matter how affordable postcards are, there’s no excuse for sending out a careless …

4 Ways to Archive Inspiring Images

The other day I was writing about awesome die cuts and could not for the life of me find this one perfect example I had …