Trademarks, copyrights and restricted materials

When designing something for non-personal use, there are a few things you should keep in mind. You don’t want to get slapped with a lawsuit …

Adobe Photoshop gift certificates

Don’t let the headline fool you; I’m not giving away gift certificates for Adobe Photoshop. Instead, I’m telling you that you should use Adobe Photoshop …

Five resolutions we should keep

As we turn the corner into 2009, we often reflect on what we would like to change or how we can make a positive impact. …

Attention recent graduates: What to include in your portfolio – part 2

Helping recent graphic design graduates to prepare their portfolios for the job search.

Attention recent graduates: What to include in your portfolio – part 1

This is a question I hear often for designers entering the design field for the first time. Many have little of no “real” work to …

Color theory basics – part 2: Color wheel relationships and groupings

Color theory basics – part 2: Color wheel relationships and groupings

So now that we know from Part 1 that artists typically use red, yellow …

Color theory basics – part 1: Subtractive vs. additive color

Color theory basics – part 1: Subtractive vs. additive color

The color wheel
– By definition a color wheel or color circle is an organization …

A business card in the right place

I was sitting at the doctor’s office the other day. (If you have read some of my other posts you’re probably thinking that my metaphors …

Don’t fret, freelance graphic designers

The recent economic downturn seems to have finally hit the freelance market. When you look at freelance bidding sites such as Elance, ODesk and …