Posts in Graphic Design
6 Crucial Steps for Website Success

Planning the structure and content of your site in advance will do wonders for keeping your website project on budget and on schedule. Realizing half way through the process that you need additional pages or that the flow of the site needs to be changed up or even that content has to be rewritten adds to the work your designer needs to do, which adds to the cost of the site and the time it requires to complete. So, take my advice and sit down and take these actionable steps before you hire that snazzy designer (note: you can also hire a strategist to help you do this), so when she gives you her questionnaire or planner or whatever she uses, you’re all set to go.

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9 Important Typography Tips for Sensational Design

To some, typography isn’t terribly sexy. Color is immediately noticable. Imagery is eyecatching. Typography, on the other hand, is subtle and when it’s done well, you might not even notice it. It’s the often-overlooked, unsung hero of graphic design. It’s almost always there, doing its job, communicating the message, and it can make or break a piece.

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How to Create A Killer Color Palette to Boost Your Business

Now that I focus mostly on designing visual brands for online businesses, color is still a huge part of what I do. Truthfully, it’s one of the best ways to distinguish your brand from everyone else’s out there. Color creates emotional reactions and can shape how people think about you and your biz.

According to research, color can increase brand recognition by 80%! And people make sub-conscious judgments about an environment or product within 90 seconds of first impression. Between 62% and 90% of that assessment is made based on color.

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Your Brand Colors are Talking - Do You Know What They're Saying?

We CAN generalize to some degree about the symbolism and meaning attached to various colors, but we should do so with the knowledge that nothing is written in stone or guaranteed. Read on for an overview of various colors and what they are GENERALLY interpreted to mean and what reactions they are likely to evoke. 

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File Types Demystified

In an effort to clear up the confusion, I've created this infographic that explains, as simply as possible, what each of the most common design file types is and what their best uses are. I've also included when you should NOT use each one. There are more details in the body of the post, but this image covers some basic information

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My 5-Step Logo Design Process

It's crucial to get a sense of the person behind the brand/business, the brand vision, mission and values, the target audience, and any brand story that might exist. This is probably the most important part of the research phase. I’m designing something that is supposed to represent the essence of my client’s brand, so it’s pretty important that I get a good handle on it!

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