Choosing a Font Isn’t a DIY Project

Posted on Aug 19, 2013 in Blog | No Comments
Choosing a Font Isn’t a DIY Project

I’ve posted about fonts on the  blog several times in the past. I typically write about along the lines of how to choose the right typeface, or what makes a good font, but there are definitely times when it’s in your best interest to have someone else do this for you, especially if you’re choosing […]

Cleaning Up The Design Process

Posted on Jul 18, 2013 in Blog | No Comments
Cleaning Up The Design Process

Occasionally, I find myself months into a design project that was initially scheduled to be completed in weeks. This is obviously not an ideal position to be in, for the client or for me. Sometimes this delay is the result of an unforeseen circumstance, such as a family emergency, but other times it can be due […]

What Your Designer Can and Can’t Do

Posted on Jul 9, 2013 in Blog | No Comments
What Your Designer Can and Can’t Do

There are a couple of graphic design requests I’ve repeatedly encountered over the years. I hate saying no, and some of them are pretty amusing, but there are some things that I have to flat-out refuse and find a better solution. Here are some of the things your designer can help you with, and some she […]

A Subtle Upgrade for Instagram

Posted on May 23, 2013 in Blog | No Comments
A Subtle Upgrade for Instagram

You probably didn’t notice, but Instagram released a new logo recently. Before you freak out, yes the camera icon remained intact. We can all breathe a collective sigh of relief, for our little rainbow camera  friend made the cut, and it was only the type which was redesigned. The change was fairly subtle, which is […]

Recipe for Design Success

Posted on May 14, 2013 in Blog | No Comments
Recipe for Design Success

Think of your five favorite foods. Now imagine pouring them all into a bowl and mixing them up. Unless your favorite foods are ice cream, chocolate syrup and ice cream toppings, (or you happen to be Buddy the elf) this combination probably doesn’t sound appetizing anymore, does it? That’s because all those ingredients, while delicious on […]

Inspired Design

Posted on Apr 4, 2013 in Blog | No Comments
Inspired Design

One of my coworkers recently wrote a post with advice on what to do when you’re feeling creatively drained and aren’t sure what to blog about. I sometimes face  a similar dilemma so I decided to write about how I stay inspired to design day after day, even when it feels like I’ve hit a creative roadblock. […]

Logo Design Tips

Posted on Feb 28, 2013 in Blog | No Comments
Logo Design Tips

It’s pretty safe to say most people have at least some knowledge or awareness of logos. We see hundreds of them every day, and they affect our decisions without us even realizing it. They cause us to buy things, go places and even feel certain emotions. For something that seems so simple, logo design is […]

Help Me, Help You: Tips for Working with a Graphic Designer

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 in Blog | No Comments

A common misconception about graphic designers is that we are only concerned with making things pretty. This is far from true. Any good designer will tell you the end goal is always to help your business succeed. That is why it’s so important to have a good relationship with your designer. It lets us do […]

Fashion Logo Lookbook

Posted on Oct 12, 2012 in Blog | No Comments
Fashion Logo Lookbook

New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion weeks have all come and gone. While the industry is still buzzing about the new trends for spring, I wanted to talk about an aspect of fashion that’s often overlooked, but which is clearly relevant to my interests: iconic fashion logos. Like all companies, high-end fashion brands spend […]

Apple’s Not-So-Secret Admirer

Posted on Sep 13, 2012 in Blog | No Comments
Apple’s Not-So-Secret Admirer

A couple weeks ago, my boss came back to my desk with a certain mischievous look on her face that always sends me straight into panic mode. I know all too well this means she’s either got something up her sleeve, or she’s hoping I do. She tried to be casual as she said “soooo, what […]