Archive for March, 2010

March 11, 2010 0

How Much Do We Love Black and White Business Cards?

By in Business Cards, Business Identity, Inspiration

Let me count the ways: black and white business cards are simple, elegant, minimal, beautiful, bold, classic, handsome, etc., etc. Here and here are some galleries of minimal business cards. I can’t argue with the author on one post who says: Why go too crazy when you can keep it simple and elegant with black […]

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March 8, 2010 0

Black and White, and Red All Over

By in Design, Illustration, Inspiration

Here are two things that that caught my eye today and are rather inspiring in their own right.

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March 5, 2010 0

Be Excellent, Dude

By in Design, Web Design

I recently saw an article by the owner of a company that sells Website design and marketing services to accountants that offered some sound advice for small business owners and self-employed professionals. For instance, the article argues that small business Websites should be friendly: Rather than trying to dazzle the visitor with slick images and […]

March 3, 2010 12

Does Website Design Really Matter? Does Design Even Matter?

By in Design, Small Business, Web Design

Wired magazine ran an article not too long ago in its printed and online editions entitled: “Why Craigslist Is Such a Mess.” The story outlined all of the problems with the visual design—and what Web designers like to call “usability”—of the hugely popular classified ads site. Wired notes that in spite of a design that […]

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March 2, 2010 0

Earn Money While You Sleep

By in Business Skills

As designers, we are generally not known for our business acumen. Generally, we’d rather be designing someone else’s project than figuring out how to make more money for ourselves. Here is a fascinating interview via Mixergy.com with a bootstrapping design entrepreneur who built WooThemes into a $2+ million annual business. WooThemes, is a blog template, […]

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March 1, 2010 0

The Greatest Business Card Design of All Time?

By in Business Cards, Business Identity, Marketing

This has got to be my favorite business card designs of all time. It’s the work of the talented Spanish designer Sergio del Puerto, who runs the Madrid-based design and art direction studio called Serial Cut. The card’s design demonstrates some important aspects of good communications, corporate identity and marketing design: It’s humorous without being […]

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