Microsoft’s Bing – what can it do for you?

web-shots048-2009-06-12-14_36_02A lot of people are blogging about Bing, Microsoft’s new “decision engine.”  Most of them can’t see the benefits of using Bing over the …

Direct mailing musts

Today’s competitive marketplace and economy makes it essential that you use direct mailings to promote your business. Positioning your company for increased traffic, growth and …

Six iPhone apps a graphic designer can’t live without (plus two just for fun)

Here’s my list of the applications that I wouldn’t be without

Oh, the wonderful things you can do in your garage

If your business is based on a remote communications model, you don’t need the extra expense of setting up shop in a downtown suite. Freelance …

Let’s talk about custom fonts

Custom fonts can play an influential role in your layout and overall design of a printed ad. The format the ad ultimately takes doesn’t matter. …

Tips for choosing a quality brochure template

Brochures come in many forms — postcards, tri-fold brochures, flyers, etc. — but there are a few tips that need to be followed when you …

Why bother with design school?

Let’s face it: There are a lot of “designers” out there with little or no formal education. Some of them have no talent; others are …

What you can learn from scams

scamGip, con, hornswoggle — no matter what you call them, scams are everywhere and the Internet seems to offer the perfect environment to spread swindles. …

Designers, get your files organized!

It simply saves time and aggravation if you have a good system of organizing your files. Generally, you don’t want to have more items in a folder than you can see on you screen at one time. As a rule, it usually works best to have a folder for each client and within each client folder there should be a fold for each separate job. Each job folder should be broken down in various resources such as images, fonts, copy, etc