Movie Poster Design Trends (The Dark Knight)

dk-serious-posterMovie poster design has evolved with taste and technology. Today’s movie posters are very different from those watercolored wallpapers of the 1950s and ’60s; yet …

Four Great Blogs for Small Business Marketing

For inspirational ideas about marketing, design, small business development and copywriting add these four blogs to your list. Blogroll please!

5 reasons to stay in the graphic design business

finishlineLet’s face it this is a tough business. Clients can get on your nerves, incoming work can fluctuate, and there may be times when you …

Printing headaches

My business is not what you would call traditional. I sell in all 50 states. That is pretty common nowadays, but my product is individualized …

Check yourself: Bad grammar is unprofessional

As a marketing director, I send a lot of work out to be written by in-house and freelance writers. Many of them are very good …

Tips for avoiding miscommunication with your clients

mind readerHave you ever met with a new client (or old one) and they explain to you what they’d like to see in the final design? …

Developing Identity: An Interview with Prescott Perez-Fox (part 2)

This is Part 2 of my interview with identity designer Prescott Perez-Fox, art director at Starship Design in Jersey City, New Jersey. Click here to

Developing Identity: An Interview with Prescott Perez-Fox (part 1)

prescott-perez-fox-profileLarge ad agencies have the ability to put a lot of minds on a single project, but that’s not necessarily the best way to develop

Cool arts and crafts that keep the creativity flowing

imageI think all artists are just really big kids. Sure, we can make some really sophisticated stuff with typography and complicated gradient mesh; but deep …