Despite the best of intentions, precise brand guidelines, and militant marketing managers, even established brands get messy over time. Ultimately someone in your organization will stretch your logo out in a Word document, or use the wrong colors, fonts, or sizes. A little misstep? Maybe. But left … Read More ›
Wondering how to have a successful, goal-meeting, on-time, on-budget annual report or brochure journey? Start by figuring out these six important things. The clarity from each step informs the other steps, and makes the entire project clear before embarking!
Set up a successful project by doing these six … Read More ›
You’re looking for a graphic designer and you’re not sure who you want to hire. Do you want to go for the newbie designer who’s really affordable but does not have as much experience? Or should you go for someone who has been doing this a long … Read More ›
I can't tell you how many times I've heard about someone buying design software and trying to DIY or "hiring" their college-age niece to create their logo or brochure. After all, how hard can graphic design be?The truth is, hiring an on-point graphic designer will give you so much … Read More ›
We can definitely be thankful for the unique experiences we did have. Meeting with my clients on Zoom actually enabled more collaboration and interaction. My wonderful client, the University of Oxford North American Development Office, won the prize of most Zoom calls as we brainstormed ideas while working … Read More ›
Sometimes clients come to me with an idea of what they want me to create, are not sure about implementation. I don’t just make pretty pictures — no direction? Clear direction? Let’s Strategize Your Document!
What type of documents can we work on together?
Here are some of the … Read More ›
The most influential graphic designer in my 41 years in graphic design has definitely been Milton Glaser. Sure I was impressed with the I HEART NY phenomenon that resulted from his scribbling this idea down while in a cab, and influence HEARTS’s all over the world declaring … Read More ›
Inspiration comes in many places
Graphics meet grit (and grime)One of my greatest inspirations is one of the things I miss most lately: my weekly trips into the city. The typography is EVERYWHERE, good, bad, and meh. Of late I’m enamored with words where one of the letters is … Read More ›
Many people think of “freelancers” as people who work in their pajamas, barely changing clothes, or working from the kitchen table, or a coffee shop. And while this might hold true for a select few, as a remote designer for many years now, I don’t embrace the … Read More ›