Category: Graphic Design

Font / Type Terms Demystified

What is a font? A font is a complete collection of letters, characters, and numbers within a particular typestyle. Letters, numbers, and symbols in consistent type-weight and typestyle make up a complete set (type family) of a distinctive design of printing type such as Ariel, Helvetica, Times Roman … Read More ›

What’s Your Grade?

Thanks to my client Val Gosset* I discovered some great sites to check on how my subject lines, headlines, and website score — and those of my other clients as well. She graciously said I could swipe the goods and share with you. Feedback on Your Website Performance Go … Read More ›

Have a little heart

I am committed to a crazy little thing called LOVE. I have a handsome cornball of a husband, who is a romantic fellow. It would be just like him to buy a hunk of Gouda cheese, wrap it up, and say "You are Gouda for Me" or some … Read More ›

How Clients See You

Now is a really good time of year to ask: What can we do to make business this year better than last year? For you, the answer might not be about how you do business, but instead, how people perceive it. Perception is a large part of the … Read More ›

Thanking and promoting — similar?

Keeping your business top-of-mind is not just about down-and-dirty sales calls, cold calls and networking. You write blog posts, send emails, and send branded bags, shirts and hats, and the recipient either reads, wears or discards them. Promotions don’t always make it through the clutter — so … Read More ›

Font legend of the Univers

As a designer one of the things I obsess over is typography and type design. My all-time favorite type designer was Adrian Frutiger, dead this past week at 87. Frutiger designed more than 50 fonts and was the man behind the OCR-B, and the standard alphabet for … Read More ›