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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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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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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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Design Quotes to Spark Creativity

March 31, 2018 / Uncategorized
Design Quotes to Spark Creativity

Creativity ebbs and flows. There are high and lows. If you are a designer in a creative slump, don’t worry because some time in darkness can bring powerful mental clarity. That being said, you can speed up the duration of your creative block with a bit of fuel. Look no further with these 11 design quotes to spark creativity again.

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Design Inspiration to Promote a Wellness Brand

January 31, 2018 / Inspiration

Each type of industry has a unique design and branding strategy that best promote it. For example, you likely won’t use the same color scheme and imagery for a big technology corporation and a health food brand. In order to promote a health and wellness brand, there are specific aspects you can put in place to cultivate a brand identity that people are attracted to. Here is some design inspiration to promote a wellness brand identity.

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