Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

April 29, 2011 2

The Habits of Highly Effective Designers: Habit 1. Have a Vision, Create a Concept

By in Design Skills

I have decided to write a series of post on habits that can help designers improve their craft. I write these tips more as therapy for myself and a way of documenting the lessons that I learn each and every day about what it takes for me to become better at one of my principle […]

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April 18, 2011 0

All typography business card

By in Branding, Business Cards, Business Identity, Design, Inspiration

This purely typographic business card belongs to Jos Buivenga, a typographer, owner of exljbris type foundry and creator of the popular Museo family of typefaces. The minimal design allows the “type” to speak for itself and represents the principle business activity of the company.

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April 2, 2010 0

The 3 Basic Ingredients of a Successful Web Presence

By in Branding, Business Identity, Design, Web Design

SearchEngineWatch.com is great source of information on online and search engine marketing. An article by Mark Jackson from 2009 makes three points on having a successful Web presence that should be repeated. Most companies worry about getting into the top three positions of Google search results related to their product or service. Most don’t worry […]

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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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February 25, 2010 3

Beautiful Business Card Designs that Really Leverage the Medium

By in Business Cards, Business Identity, Design, Marketing, Printing

I noticed this recent blog entry on a website geared toward graphic designers that—in addition to an impressive gallery of images of business card designs that use traditional but more advanced printing techniques—brushes upon some important points. The first is that it is pretty hard to stand out from the crowd these days as a […]

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February 12, 2010 6

Your Business Card Says a Lot About You

By in Business Cards, Business Identity, Design

No one but no one talks about business cards or business card design these and certainly no one talks about business card etiquette on the web. So when we found this blog article entitled Business Card Elegance And Etiquette by Search Marketer Max Kalehoff we took note. In a digital world comprised of social media, […]

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