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Month: February 2011

Beyond Design: Mary Carroll

Recently updated on February 9th, 2021 at 07:25 pm

Mary Carroll is a multi-talented photojournalist turned graphic designer and jewelry-maker. Her graphic design experience has included everything from designing textiles to product catalogs. Her unique one-of-a-kind beaded jewelry creations were originally inspired by a South Western theme; a business she began in 2003.

The Business Cards of Tech Giants

Recently updated on August 11th, 2022 at 07:10 pm

The other day I was doing research for a small project, and I happened to stumble upon one of Bill Gates’ original business cards. Obviously, things turned out fantastic for him. He made a fantastic product that ultimately changed our lives forever, and it is very possible that his business card helped get him to where he is today. I wonder who he gave it to first. Perhaps they thought to themselves, “Oh wow! This is a fantastic business card! This guy is going places. I’ll buy from him.” Well, it probably didn’t happen like that, but it could happen for you. You just need a great business card, right?!?

The Art of Design #6: Posters

Posters offer some of the best designs of any print product available. You have a lot of space, you have to make it stylish to catch the viewers eye and you have to convey the most vital information, quickly. These elements allow for some amazing and creative designs to be created that wouldn’t really work on any other print product.

With such a specific type of design, anyone could use help on making a poster pop. That’s why we’ve brought you 82 poster design tutorials, as well as inspiration, tips and resources to keep your posters catching the eye of everyone who walks by. This week on The Art of Design: Posters.

Photobomb #17: Gigapixel Image, Macro Shots, SEO and a lot of How-to!

Recently updated on June 2nd, 2020 at 05:08 pm

You can do it! You can make a Gigapixel Image! You can shoot portraits with a single light! You can get macro shots with any lens! You can even be just like JC Penney (until Google catches you).

You can do all these things and more simply by checking out this week’s Photobomb!

Sweet Spot #21: Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget

Recently updated on October 18th, 2017 at 05:46 pm

I, like most people, am guilty of what some call “champagne taste on a beer budget” or “eyes bigger than her stomach” or “expensive” or simply “living beyond her means”. It’s a heavy load to bear, especially without help from trust funds or doctor salaries. Lately, with the help of a growing number of discount shopping sites, made popular by Groupon, shopping has become much more accessible, affordable, easier and less stressful than outlets and Ross. No more buying generic or fake to get the deal; we want the real deal, the name brand!