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Creative Inspiration for Your Next Halloween Design

October 10, 2019 / Inspiration

The month of October is an exciting time. Sweater weather is finally upon us, the leaves are changing, which means Halloween is right around the bend. A fun holiday that is enjoyed by all, both young and old, Halloween is a spooky time of year that is filled with candy, pumpkins, ghosts, goblins, witches, and other things that go bump in the night. It’s a night of remembrance and celebration, and that can take many forms, and for designers that can equal opportunity. New design projects can come about since people will need invitations made for their big Halloween party, or maybe you need to design a Halloween inspired advertisement for your business. However, while you may think that a Halloween design is easy to pull off, sometimes you can become overwhelmed and not know which direction you should go. Having some Halloween design inspiration can go a long way if you are stumped and are having a hard time getting your design off the ground.
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Using the Golden Ratio in Design

September 29, 2019 / Inspiration
Using the Golden Ratio in Design

Using design to make your marketing material stand out is an excellent way to get noticed. However, the design needs to be good if you want to be effective. Harmony is required if you’re going to have a good design. Meaning all of the design elements are arranged effectively. One way to achieve balance is by using the golden ratio in design. The golden ratio can be found in nature, our solar system, our body, the DNA chain, music, art, design, and architecture. In fact, the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Parthenon were both built around the golden ratio, and look how well they have survived throughout the years!
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8 Powerful Font Combinations for Your Next Design Project

September 18, 2019 / Inspiration
Font Combinations

Picking the perfect font for your design project can be tricky and overwhelming. Choosing the wrong font can convey an incorrect feeling or message, ruining your design. However, when you are using multiple font combinations, the difficulty level of choosing the correct font combination rises. Pairing fonts is a very frustrating and time-consuming task that is difficult to get right. Not only do you have to pick the perfect font for your design, but you have to do it twice, and your choices have to complement each other.
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Free Logo Design Tools to Help You Create a Professional Business Logo

September 12, 2019 / Inspiration
Free Logo Design Tools

When it comes to brand identification, you want to have an immediately recognizable image. The logo is the face of your brand, so to be effective, it should accurately convey the personality of your organization. However, you may be operating on a shoestring budget, or you may not have a lot of time and need some assistance. Maybe you have the skills but are looking for ideas and inspiration for a logo design. Thankfully, if you don’t have the resources for a professional logo design, there are many free logo design tools available on the internet.
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Free Photoshop Brushes for Adobe Photoshop

August 30, 2019 / Inspiration
Free Photoshop Brushes

Adobe Photoshop is a powerful program that allows you to create vibrant artwork and designs. A vast program, truly learning all the ins and outs of the program can take years. Even then, you may not still know everything that it can do. However, one of the best aspects of the program is having the ability to add more Photoshop brushes to your arsenal. While Photoshop does come with a set of preinstalled brushes, you are not limited to just these. There are plenty of brushes out there for you to download and use, with many of them being free. They can range from textured brushes to patterns, enabling you to create the design that you want to achieve effectively. Luckily, there are a lot of free Photoshop brushes out there for you to check out and use.
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How to Make Print-Ready Business Cards

August 20, 2019 / Uncategorized
Print-Ready Business Cards

When it comes to printing your business card, one of the hardest aspects is formatting your business card correctly, so it comes out as expected when printed. During the design process, your business card needs to be appropriately formatted into a print-ready file so the printer can pop out your design perfectly. Otherwise, all of your hard work and time spent can go right down the tube. If you are looking to create print-ready business cards, check out these helpful business card printing tips.
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Choosing the Best Font for Your Business Card

August 8, 2019 / Conversation
Choosing a Business Card Font

When it comes time to find a font that matches your business and brand, it can be a challenging feat. There are a lot of fonts out there to choose from, and it is not a decision to take lightly. Typography plays a significant role in how your audience views your brand, and you do not want to send the wrong message. The font you choose plays a vital role in business card design. You want your audience to receive a business card that accurately represents your business. Otherwise, it will become a wasted marketing effort. Unfortunately, the process of choosing a business card font can quickly become overwhelming due to the sheer amount of choices that you have. There are a lot of options out there, but with the correct know-how, you can help streamline your search.
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The Many Faces of Business Cards

July 31, 2019 / Inspiration
Types of Business Cards

Today we live in a digital world, filled with technology that is continually multiplying. Change is the name of the game. Even the way we network has changed thanks to social media. However, despite the influx of technology and social media, face-to-face networking events and meetings are still prevalent within business relationships. Within this context, business cards are still king and can help you make an excellent first impression on a potential business connect. There’s something to be said for having something physical to put out on a table, or hand to another person. It’s essential to be remembered, especially in the business world, so having a physical reminder to hand out is an excellent way to stand out in a person’s mind. However, there are different types of business cards so it can be challenging to choose which one to use.
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