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Trademark: How do you do that?

trademarkAfter I create a logo or help a client come up with a tagline, some of them ask me afterward about trade marking. I would …

Best beer label designs

I’ve always thought that if there was one product label type that’s a hoot to design, it’s beer. Sure, Budweiser’s famous label is tough to …

Five things sold on Amazon that improve a graphic designer’s life

I love Amazon. It has a lot of stuff, but that’s not why I like it. It’s ingeniously marketed. The company is also innovative …

5 reasons to stay in the graphic design business

finishlineLet’s face it this is a tough business. Clients can get on your nerves, incoming work can fluctuate, and there may be times when you …

Tips for avoiding miscommunication with your clients

mind readerHave you ever met with a new client (or old one) and they explain to you what they’d like to see in the final design? …

Developing Identity: An Interview with Prescott Perez-Fox (part 2)

This is Part 2 of my interview with identity designer Prescott Perez-Fox, art director at Starship Design in Jersey City, New Jersey. Click here to

Developing Identity: An Interview with Prescott Perez-Fox (part 1)

prescott-perez-fox-profileLarge ad agencies have the ability to put a lot of minds on a single project, but that’s not necessarily the best way to develop

The history of printing

print-historyIf you’re expecting Gutenberg and his printing press, look elsewhere. This post is about history in the making; the spirits of printing present and …

Picture Perfect: Aspect Ratio

help_bad_stretchedIf you have yet to do so, read my article about resolution, in which I covered re-sizing images, a topic that has everything to do …

Where to get Photoshop for free? And other stupid questions with legitimate answers …

question-markQ: Where to get Photoshop for free?

A: You can use a peer-to-peer (P2P) software service or a bit torrent software to download and/or capture …

Picture Perfect: Resolution 101

This is one of the fundamentals of graphic design and a very important part of maintaining a great relationship with your printer! Resolution.…

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