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Avoid Creative Burnout with these Relaxing Mindfulness Apps

October 13, 2018 / Inspiration
Mindfulness Apps

Unfortunately, in today’s age of information overload, many people are prone to burnout. With high-stress levels, too much work and not enough sleep, physical, mental, and creative burnout can happen to the best of us. Burnout happens when we are under prolonged and excessive stress and if left untreated burnout can cause physical and emotional exhaustion, which can manifest as insomnia, chronic fatigue, changes in weight, anger, anxiety, and depression. When you suffer from burnout syndrome, it’s common for your overworked brain to forget important tasks, making it impossible to pay attention and concentrate.
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Get Creative with the Best Adobe Photoshop Plugins

September 26, 2018 / Uncategorized
Best Adobe Photoshop Plugins

An excellent image manipulation program, Adobe Photoshop is a heavyweight contender that has been around for a very long time. Photoshop used to handle bitmap images solely but now has progressed to being a vector editing tool that also supports video and 3D. While Adobe Photoshop is an excellent program, it doesn’t mean it can’t get any better. Luckily, there are plugins available for Photoshop that can help you get the most out of your investment.
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Need Inspiration? How to Get Out of a Creative Slump

September 19, 2018 / Inspiration
Get Out of a Creative Slump

Many creatives are all too familiar with getting on a roll with their creative work, only to eventually hit a brick wall. A common theme with many creators, getting into a dry spell happens to everybody now and then. A normal occurrence, but a frustrating one at that, since it can be difficult to get ideas flowing again after you’ve hit a mental roadblock.
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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

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

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

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?

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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