Relief for Computer Vision Syndrome

irritated eye“Scoot back… you’re sitting too close to the TV!”

That’s what my mom used to say just about every day when I was growing up. …

How much should I charge my clients for graphic design?

100-dollar-closeupHow much should I charge my clients for graphic design: The ultimate question with ne’er a concrete answer to be found. Many bloggers have postulated …

The history of printing

print-historyIf you’re expecting Gutenberg and his printing press, look elsewhere. This post is about history in the making; the spirits of printing present and …

Help yourself: Networking with other artists online

fred_shaking_hands_picNo one is an island. Anyone who has ever become successful has had help from someone along the way.

Sharing one’s experiences with fellow artists …

The questions you should ask clients first

We have all read the advice out there about the questions you need to ask a client when you first interact with them. All of …

Money vs. security: a freelance dilemma

When I first began freelancing, I cheated somewhat. I still had a full-time job. My goal was to phase out the job as I became …

CMYK & RGB: What they are and how they work

cmyk-rgbOne thing that you’ll need to know if you’re going to be designing, is how the colors that you see on your computer screen differ …

Where to get free fonts

fontsEveryone loves a list such as “101 places to get free fonts,” but who actually has the time to click through and research all 101 …

The 5 elements of design

desktop4One of the negative consequences of the advances in computing power is the notion that all you need is a computer to be a designer. …