Are you prepared?

What would happen if three feet of snow fell on Miami? Chances are, the city would be shut down. The government, businesses and citizens of …

How to create text wraps, a.k.a. runaround, in Adobe InDesign

For those designers switching from QuarkXPress to Adobe InDesign there is a bit of a learning curve and changes in terminology to get used to. …

Block busters: How to get through a creative dry spell

Writers aren’t the only ones to experience a creative block. You don’t hear about the other creative professions experiencing it as much, but trust me …

Are we our own worst enemy?

Let me first acknowledge that I know the recession is real. I know people are losing their jobs, homes and life savings. I get that.…

It’s easy being green

In the past couple of years I’ve really tried to focus on making changes in my lifestyle and habits to be more Earth conscious. 1031598_earth_greener_future

Some …

The five rules of outsourcing graphic design

If you’re like most graphic designers, you probably loathe the thought of someone else’s design bearing your name. Having junior designers working for you is …

The lowdown on logo redesign

I think everyone who has a logo needs to look at his or her logo as you would your wardrobe: Does it reflect who you …

Let’s get crazy: Exploring your ideas

Have you ever had a great idea, only to be heartbroken when your friends shot it down as being crazy, stupid or unsalable? Don’t be …

Stock images are a designer’s best friend

I know the horrific images that race through the minds of most designers when you utter the words “clip art.” This happened to me the …