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When Should I Use An Embossed Business Card?

Embossed Business Card

When Should I Use An Embossed Business Card?

September 4, 2018 / Conversation
Embossed Business Card

When it comes to business cards, you want yours to stand out from the crowd. Business cards are a dime a dozen, so if you don’t want yours to end up in the trash, you need to stand out. One way to get your brand noticed is by using an embossed business card as your design. Embossed printing is characterized by a 3-dimensional pattern that is pressed into the paper, and the use of ink isn’t always necessary. Using this printing method is an excellent way to impress potential customers or clients, and can give your brand that quality image that you strive for. Even though embossing can cost more, the benefits certainly outweigh the cost difference.
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The Best Websites Online to Learn Visual and Graphic Design

Online Graphic Design Courses

The Best Websites Online to Learn Visual and Graphic Design

August 24, 2018 / Inspiration
Online Graphic Design Courses

It doesn’t matter what your medium of choice is, knowing visual and graphic design is a valuable skill for all creatives to have, especially in today’s visual world. For many creatives, it is a fundamental part of the job, while for others, knowing and understanding the basic principles of design can give anyone that professional edge. Luckily, learning and improving your skill set doesn’t have to mean enrolling in an expensive school or workshops. Taking advantage of online education opportunities is a great and inexpensive way to learn at your own pace, all while still having the support of the online community.
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Stumped on Fonts? 33 Popular Font Pairings

Font Pairings

Stumped on Fonts? 33 Popular Font Pairings

August 17, 2018 / Inspiration
Font Pairings

It’s typical for a designer to spend a reasonable amount of time deciding on which typefaces to pair up. This process can go rather smoothly, or it can be a painful, drawn-out process. You want to find a pair that works well together, a harmonious union that doesn’t fight your eye for attention, and yet is still visually striking. Overall, this task is probably the most frustrating and time-consuming aspect of any design project since it can be hard to get right. The fact that there are thousands of typefaces currently available doesn’t make the task at hand any easier. There are so many fonts out there that the overall process can make any person feel defeated and exasperated.
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Looking for a High-Quality Designer? Look for These 4 Essential Traits

Traits of a High-Quality Graphic Designer

Looking for a High-Quality Designer? Look for These 4 Essential Traits

August 3, 2018 / Conversation
Traits of a High-Quality Graphic Designer

When you have an idea in mind for an exciting design project, it’s common to want to get it off the ground as quickly as possible. However, one of the significant hurdles you need to pass is finding a reliable, high-quality designer that can take your vision and make it a reality, successfully. If you are looking for a “graphic designer with experience” you are sure to find many of them, but locating the cream of the crop can be a more arduous task. It can become overwhelming even. Luckily, there are some traits to look out for when you are deciding on a good graphic designer.
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The Modern Dilemma: Paper or Plastic Business Cards?

Paper or Plastic Business Cards

The Modern Dilemma: Paper or Plastic Business Cards?

July 29, 2018 / Conversation
Paper or Plastic Business Cards

Like it or not the modern age has arrived and one question seems to permeate the high tech world of today. What is better, paper or plastic? Not necessarily an age-old question, but something tells us that it probably will be in the distant future, especially when it comes to printing business cards, as both mediums are readily available. However, knowing if you would you like paper or plastic can be a difficult decision for many to make.
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Using the Colors of Summer in Design

Colors of Summer in Design

Using the Colors of Summer in Design

July 18, 2018 / Inspiration
Colors of Summer in Design

Summer is officially in full swing, and with that comes longer days that are filled with warmth and sunshine. Summer is a nice contrast to winter, especially when it comes to what you see around you. The winter season is not a bright, colorful time. While the summer is filled with sun, sand, water, flowers, outdoor activities and gatherings, and other colorful elements. The summer is vibrant and lively, filled with color and life. It’s no wonder that nature tends to inspire artists, especially the warmer seasons. As a result, many designers have an urge to update their color palettes during the change of seasons, especially when the season is so inspirational and vibrant.
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No Photoshop? No Problem! The Best FREE Photoshop Alternatives

Free Photoshop Alternatives

No Photoshop? No Problem! The Best FREE Photoshop Alternatives

July 3, 2018 / Inspiration
Free Photoshop Alternatives

Many look to the industry standard program, Adobe Photoshop, when they need to edit, manipulate, or enhance their image. However, in some instances using this powerful program may be overkill. While Photoshop is an excellent program, some may not be able to afford the subscription cost, or maybe they don’t need all the extra features and are just looking for a free image editing program. Luckily, Photoshop is not the only image editor available on the market. In fact, many Photoshop alternatives have popped up over the past few years, especially after Adobe’s move to the Creative Cloud.
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The Impact of Silhouettes

Impact of Silhouettes

The Impact of Silhouettes

June 26, 2018 / Conversation, Inspiration
Impact of Silhouettes

Silhouettes have been part of human expression for thousands of years, going all the way back to ancient China. The power and impact of silhouettes truly define what it means when artists and designers say “less is more.” The basic form of the silhouette removes all detail and eliminates all distractions from what is being conveyed. This allows for a full range of expressions that can be simple or dynamic. Just ask any film director about silhouettes, and how vital they can be in helping to create compelling scenes.
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