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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

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

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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The Hidden Power of Fonts

June 16, 2018 / Conversation, Inspiration
Power of Fonts

Today more than ever scientists, psychologists, and designers are unlocking the secrets of the font. This new understanding is helping to unlock the power and influence that lies behind the very shape of our words. Companies have spent millions of dollars on countless studies done by marketing researchers, in attempt to find the perfect font for campaigns. The findings have created more questions than answers, and have gone to the very heart of the mystery of the human psyche and how we perceive the world around us. This is probably why some people spend way too much time looking for the perfect font.
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Using Nature-Inspired Designs

June 6, 2018 / Inspiration
Using Nature-Inspired Designs

One of the hottest printing trends this year has been using nature-inspired designs and incorporating natural and organic patterns into designs and logos. It seems like everywhere you look, examples of natural design are sprouting up all over the place.
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Spring Design Inspiration 2018

May 29, 2018 / Inspiration

Spring is in full swing! With everything alive and in bloom, it’s difficult not to find inspiration from this season around every corner. In order to channel that inspiration into a successful design, we have highlighted some of the best aspects of spring design inspiration.

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Blogger Business Card Tips: How to Get Started

May 27, 2018 / Inspiration
blogger business card tips

We are currently living in a market where blogging is very much a sustainable business for thousands of people. Because of this, bloggers need a business card just as much as any other business owner. Even if blogging is something you consider a side job or project, personal branding in the form of a business card can make a positive impact on the people they come into contact with you and your brand. That being said, this relatively new and unconventional career path requires specifications be addressed on their business cards. For this reason, here are some helpful tips when creating your blogger business cards:

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5 Ways to Gather Design Inspiration from the Rain

April 20, 2018 / Inspiration
Design Inspiration from the Rain

They say April showers bring May flowers, and New York has certainly had its fair share of rain this month. Rather than get bogged down by the gloomy weather, use your surroundings to spark creativity! Here are 5 ways to find design inspiration from the rain.

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