Category Archives: Design

T-shirt Design Contest

A Contest with a Cause  It has been my pleasure to be involved with a non-profit organization – Fashion Has Heart – that helps aid the rehabilitative needs of America’s Wounded Warriors. One fund-raising venture is an online T-shirt design … Continue reading

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Important production tip for freelance graphic designers.

DON’T ASSUME. We all know what that makes out of you and me. One of the biggest differences between being a freelance graphic designer and a staff designer is that the freelancer doesn’t always have control over the vendor chosen … Continue reading

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Redesigning Your Logo

I recently redesigned a logo for a client. In fact I’ve done it on a number of occasions. If you take a look out there it should be done more often. Too many businesses are missing the mark when it … Continue reading

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Tips on changing the color of type –in black and white.

In referring to the color of type I’m not talking about type that is printed in blue, or red or yellow or green but instead I’m talking about a block of copy where the type is all in black. If … Continue reading

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Work left on the cutting room floor.

The life of a designer can at times be quite frustrating. Obviously a lot of hard work, thought and effort goes into the creative – and ultimately the approval – process. Many creative ideas, designs and options are explored and … Continue reading

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The Graphic Beauty of Metropolis.

I have always been somewhat aware of the cinematic importance and visual beauty of the classic silent film Metropolis, but after seeing it’s television debut on Turner Classic Movies a couple of weeks ago, my socks were knocked off. Besides … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Logo. 5 Steps – Due Diligence to Final Files.

I’ve developed hundreds of logos over the years and they’re designed primarily for 3 types of catagories. Corporate, product or event. Each catagory has it’s own design approach, but the goal is consistent – and that’s to communicate a message … Continue reading

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