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Category Archives: Design Business

This is Iphone Xs

If you haven’t heard yet, Apple just launched the new Iphone XS. And of course the timing of this new product release happens to be just weeks after I had purchased what I thought was the latest model Iphone. I try to keep up with technology, but I fail. The new Iphone design is a […]

Is Graphic Design a Dying Field?

“Why do you want to be a graphic designer? You need to consider changing your major to something else, something more stable and with a good steady salary.” This was a question I heard numerous times, but I am inclined to see the bright side of being a Graphic Designer. In the last few years […]

Good Music Doesn’t Sell Albums, Good Design Does

Good music is critical in the continued success of an artist. Exposure is the key in giving an artist an opportunity. Due to the high saturation of content in the music industry, and society’s increasingly shorter attention span and unwillingness to invest time, good album design is critical to give artists the chance to be […]

What’s It (Really) Like in the Graphic Design World?

We step out of college drifting around, thinking about what’s out there for us. What are we supposed to do now? How are we going to get a job and network? Stepping into the real world is both scary and exciting. We are now in control of how we work, whether it is with a […]

Why There Are So Many Apps in the Adobe Creative Suite

Let’s say you have a design project with illustrations, photo editing, and a few paragraphs of text. If you have the Adobe Creative Suite, there are several apps that could help with one or more of those tasks, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, and Bridge. These apps are all used for photo editing and design. […]

Restaurants Use Graphic Design Too

The menu is the perhaps the most important graphically designed material restaurants employ to influence their consumers. Restaurants use principles of graphic design and human psychology to make their menus the most appealing and likely for us to buy from them. Design concepts such as hierarchy, proximity, white space, and contrast are crucial to effective […]

Stickam: The Innovator of Webcamming

Let me introduce you to an old friend. Stickam.com was a website used for live broadcasting and or webcam streaming. This was during the time Myspace.com and Xanga.com was still active. On this rise, Stickam was a place where strangers could meet and become friends. Myspace musicians utilize this form of streaming to broadcast live […]

Typeface Choices in Movies Matter (Even if the text is at the bottom of the screen)

WARNING: This post discusses a design choice made in Avengers: Infinity War. The choice I’m writing about does NOT contain spoilers, and I will not be discussing any major plot points of the movie (or at least any that haven’t already been made known through press releases and interviews). I deem a movie great if, […]

Designer Spotlight: Nick Chaffe on the life of a freelance designer

Nick Chaffe, a Manchester designer, illustrator, and typographer, recently sat down and spoke with Creative Boom on the pros and cons of his recent move to become a freelance designer. Chaffe has been working independently for nearly a decade, collaborating with companies such as Amnesty International, Lonely Planet, and the Guardian. When asked how he […]

Erickson Stock: Your One Stop Shop for All Your Stock Photo Needs

I know, I know. Didn’t I just write a post about staying away from cheesy stock photos? Yes, I did. Erickson Stock, however, has the perfect balance of both cheesy and actually usable stock photos that it may just be our solution. The photos on Erickson Stock may not be free, but you really do […]