By Paul Biedermann
Good designers are hard to find and sometimes even harder to work with. But it doesn’t need to be this way.
It is common for a client to ask for something and then wonder why the designer won’t just give them what they want. After all, “the customer is always right.”
That may work in a fast food restaurant or a shoe store, but when it comes to working in the area of professional design communications, it gets a bit more complex than that. And really, you — as the client — shouldn’t want Read More…
By Teddy Hunt
As a successful blogger, you’re probably acutely aware that the best bloggers are the best content creators. But even the most top-notch content needs a reliable platform to capture its readers’ attention and make it in the blogosphere. Alas, most people do in fact judge books by their cover.
Here are a few key design principles that’ll help persuade your readers to open the book and enjoy your content.
No matter what medium you’re working with, the fundamental elements of design are the same:
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By Teddy Hunt
OK, so perhaps you’re a graphic designer who knows he or she can create one hell of a website that impresses visitors. But sometimes there’s just not enough time, and you have to leave the hard work to the Internet. Whether you want to create an online portfolio to showcase your work, or a website that people can visit when they need your services, there are plenty of options out there to meet your needs and get a functional website running.
With that said, here are three of the best website builders available if you’re too Read More…
By Teddy Hunt
A logo is one of the most powerful weapons you have when it comes to annihilating your competition and standing alone as the most powerful company in your industry. Conversely, having a poorly designed logo is the equivalent to shooting yourself in the foot. When creating your company’s logo, make sure that it’s something that positively stands out and attracts potential customers and clients in the blink of an eye.
With that said, here are seven popular logo design trends that you should consider using if you haven’t already.
1. Purposeful Negative Space
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Remember your cool friend in high school who was the first to figure out how to twist up black rubber bracelets?
The 2014 version, for me, is that marketing colleague who had her new Google+ cover optimized the day after Google changed things up. Some people always seem to be one step ahead with the ninja tricks.
Here are some useful, simple tricks I’ve added to my marketing repertoire:
How to mention your friends by their first name only on Facebook – When you start to type the name of one of your friends, Facebook autocompletes Read More…
By James White
Great images and illustrations are crucial to generating viewer interest and engagement with your site. However, unless you’re a professional photographer or designer, finding fresh, interesting graphics to add to your text can be difficult. Luckily, there are sites online that offer great visual content that can be easily added to your site.
Unsplash features free, copyright-free, high-resolution photos. They post 10 new photos every 10 days, so you won’t run out of great images for your content. You can subscribe to the site to get alerts when they post new images, too.
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