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 …

4 Last-Minute Halloween Marketing Ideas

If you’re frightfully late getting started on Halloween planning, then here are some easy tips to take advantage of the holiday.

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Humor in Marketing

There’s a fine line when it comes to using humorous copy and images in marketing. Sometimes a funny promotion can work wonders and other times, …

Why do so many graphic designers have poorly designed websites?

fire-carI don’t like to be critical of professional graphic designers. I feel it’s unprofessional to single a designer out and publicly criticize their work, since …

Listen up! How music can affect your creativity… Pt 2

woman-listening-to-music-oOK, so you might want to read my previous blog about music affecting your creativity. I challenged myself to only listen to only classical …

How to Get Over a Graphic Design Slump

Have you hit a figurative wall in your career? Are the ideas not coming? Despite graphic design being a creative job, it’s not always filled …