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Setting Up Templates: How much do you want to annoy the guy after you?

A few months ago I was laid off my first full-time job. My position was eliminated, and they will not be replacing me. While this stinks to high heavens, I realistically had to prepare my soon-to-be ex-coworkers for life without any designers on staff. This means not only that I have to rush through projects that […]

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The Must Follow List: 8 Lettering Artists on Behance

Looking for some lettering artists to follow on Behance? Well here’s a list of who I follow to help you get started. Some focus on layouts, some focus on logos, some just do whatever they feel like doing that day. All of them have a strong focus on hand lettering. Tobias Hall Tobias hall is […]

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8 Great (free) Tshirt Mockups

It can be hard to tell from preview images the quality of a mockup, so I went through some of my favorites and applied a simple design to them so you can see how well the design displays on the final product. I used only color options available in the mockup, and did not change […]

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designers you should know: paul rand

Paul Rand is easily the most prolific designer of the 20th century. There are many in the design community who say that you aren’t truly a designer until you know who he his. I happen to agree with them. Paul Rand was born in 1914 and died in 1996. During his life he was best […]

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Freshen it Up: Why I Changed My Logo

Sometimes you just need a change. You are tired of your routine, you’re tired of those leftovers you’ve had for lunch every day this week, you’re tired of that pillow on your couch. Or, if you’re like me, you’re tired of your logo. Now, there was nothing inherently wrong with my old logo. It showed […]

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The Book Battle: Grids

Basics Design 07: Grids by Gavin Ambrose and Paul Harris vs. Grid Systems by Kimberly Elam   In school I had two separate books focusing on grids required for classes: Basics Design 07: Grids by Gavin Ambrose and Paul Harris and Grid Systems by Kimberly Elam. While both good books, having two design books on the same subject […]

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Not Everything Free is Golden: 27 Free Font Websites

Not all fonts were created equally. This is especially true when surfing free font websites. In an attempt to make finding quality fonts easier I have made this list of where I like to look for free font downloads when I need a change or some inspiration. All of the font download websites listed below […]

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Color Theory [ INFOGRAPHIC ]

The following infographic was created in 2014 for my old website (well, really this website, I just stopped blogging for a while). It covers the basics of color theory, a topic that I believe every designer and illustrator should know by heart.

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