Are you charging enough?

The online scramble to grab online graphic design jobs has escalated with the diminished economy — fewer companies are paying for design, more designers are …

Figuring printer spreads for saddle-stitched documents

Years ago, before Adobe InDesign existed, I used QuarkXPress. At the time, my job required me to transform my readers’ spread designs into printer spreads …

Size does matter …. when it comes to postcards

Knowing the size at which the cost of postage goes up on a postcard can make you a hero with your clients.
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Got proof? Know your editing marks

Whether you are doing the proofing or making edits to a project, a graphic designer has to know what proofreaders’ marks mean.

The 4 Ps of marketing

Most business school graduates recognize the four Ps, but there are a lot of small businesses out there that are not run by MBAs and …

Efficiency vs. productivity

Most people believe that efficiency and productivity are one in the same, synonymous words that mean getting more done in less time. In fact, efficiency …

Culture Shock: Do Your Research Before You Design

Living in America, the melting pot, we have the privilege of experiencing many different kinds of culture through our neighbors. As a designer I’ve drawn …

Hitting the links: Some cool stuff for designers

If you’re out on the web, you’ve undoubtedly stumbled on some cool stuff. Some usable, some for fun and all bookmarkable. Here are a few …

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 …