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 …

The art of the thumbnail sketch

I used to hate, hate — let me say this again — hate it when my college instructors had us do page after page of …

Word play: The power of typography

I love clean design. To me the less information, a.k.a. words, the better because I’m a visual thinker. The reality of media today, regardless of …