What is Spec Work and Why is it Bad?

“Spec”, both literally and figuratively, is a four letter word in the graphic design industry. It is an issue of contention in the world of graphic design partly because designers differ in opinion on what spec work is. Broadly speaking, what is spec work and why is it so bad? The American Institute of Graphic […]

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Cyber Attack? What’s it Mean for You?

I saw an article this morning about Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano saying there is an imminent cyber attack…a 9/11 cyber attack that could happen at any time. http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/01/25/us-homeland-security-napolitano-warns-of-massive-cyberattack-says-imminent/ The more advanced our society becomes and the world becomes, it opens us to other threats that weren’t there 20 years ago. So a cyber attack […]

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Texture in Design

Texture is one of the unsung heroes of graphic design. It is one of those elements that can really enhance the overall appeal of a design yet often goes unnoticed by the untrained eye. Texture is useful in many ways to create a variety of moods. Are you in a vintage kick like I have […]

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Facebook a Time Waster…but that’s OK

I often go to Mark Cuban’s blog once a month or so and catch up on what he has to say about the world, business, how politics might affect business, and sometimes even parenting comes up. He wrote a recent post about what he really thinks about Facebook and one of the things he mentions […]

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Vehicle Wraps on Location

Installing vehicle wraps on location can be a challenging task. One that requires not only the preparation of the wrap, but a close observance of the weather as well. It’s rare that you will find yourself installing a wrap in perfect conditions outside, so a few things to consider before you begin are: Any chance […]

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Live Chat on Your Website

If you goto our home page you’ll notice something different at the bottom right. We have installed a live chat feature partly to play with the technology and partly to see what good it would do for our clients and even for ourselves. With our business, most of us sit at a computer the majority […]

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What’s the Difference Between Lettering and Typography?

We see type every day. Most type looks pretty insignificant. In our technological world, the typed word is much more common than the written word. For the majority of us, it simply fulfills the primary function of relaying a message. For the typographer, the font and arrangement of the letters play a significant role in […]

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Responsive Website Design

Have you heard about responsive website design? Technology has made it more interesting for website designers and programmers and this is one of those things that needs to be taken into consideration. What this means is, there are a lot of devices that we can browse the web one and they range in screen size […]

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