Printing is a four letter word

How would you describe the whole printing process? Stop yourself; there might be little children in the area. In general, the entire process from set …

Five things sold on Amazon that improve a graphic designer’s life

I love Amazon. It has a lot of stuff, but that’s not why I like it. It’s ingeniously marketed. The company is also innovative …

4 great customer appreciation promotions

Happy_Customer_with_Laptop_repairedI often talk about the irritating client: the one that calls too much, doesn’t want to pay and gets on your nerves. But I personally …

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? …