Building your graphic design business: An Interview with Jill Tanenbaum

jt_56_cmykJill Tanenbaum has built her company, Jill Tanenbaum Graphic Design & Advertising Inc., from the ground up to become a major player in the

Principles of Appealing to a Juvenile Market.

lgfp1801+1-to-10-with-winnie-the-pooh-and-friends-aamilnes-winnie-the-pooh-posterSome of my favorite types of graphic design projects are those that are to be catered to children. Bright colors, fun fonts, shapes and animals …

Food and Music Ideas for Halloween

I cannot get enough of Halloween. I love hosting pumpkin-carving parties, visiting haunted houses and coming up with a great costume. And those are things …

Choose Stock Images Like A Pro

Have you ever arrived at a party and noticed immediately that someone else was wearing the exact same thing as you! Yes, that other person …

5 Online Services That Help Your Design Business Run Smoother

online_business_networkingEven though freelance designers have to wear a lot of hats, there are some services that can be outsourced or made easier simply by using …

Customizing a computer for high-end graphic design – on a budget

fast-car-fast-computerWe’d all love to plop down $5,000 for a MainGear F1X 750 and never worry about memory issues and other hiccups again. However, most of …

When Ethics and Work Collide

You hold your own in a conversation about politics. You donate to your causes, and your wallet speaks for your values you when you shop. …

How to Sell Custom-Made T-Shirts Without Having to Print or Ship

t-shirtEver had a great idea for a T-shirt? I’m sure that most graphic artists have at least 10 good ideas for T-shirts and most don’t …

3 Copywriting Elements that Work

With every format, from envelopes to brochures and letters, there are three copywriting elements — teasers, headlines and postscripts — that always seem to …