10 things you should know about starting your own graphic design business, part one

I believe that almost everybody has dreamed of owning their own business; firing their boss, striking out on their own and being successful while sleeping …

The psychology behind colors, part two

Here is part two of my list of basic colors and their influence on people’s feelings, how it makes people perceive others and associations that …

The psychology behind colors, part one

One of the most important elements to any graphic project is color. Especially when it comes to logos, color is a widely used stimulant to …

The importance of keywords in post titles

seoThere are two camps on this topic. One believes that keywords are all important. Why bother writing if people can’t find your blog to read …

10 things to include in your graphic design proposal

Look around the web for information on what to include in your graphic design proposal, and you’ll come across things such as “executive summary,” “current …

Top 5 essential steps to good brochure design

As we all know, designing a brochure can sometimes be like trying to hit the ducks with a poorly aimed toy gun as they file by on a mid-way carnival game. Moving targets are always harder to nail down. With a little planning up front, you can get a bull’s eye every time.

Best free Drupal themes

I write a lot about content management systems, probably Joomla! more than others. But by far my favorite CMS is Drupal. The system is powerful, …

A good impression by design: Envelopes

The name of the game here is presentation. What you are really designing is packaging. How do you make your envelope stand out in a pile of mail?

A good impression by design: Letterhead

Many times letterhead is the first contact that your audience gets or possibly the only contact that they have with your company. Therefore, your letterhead has got to communicate your product or service, company name and a bit of your personality. It should be simple, but yet unique.