Tool For The Trade: The Wacom tablet

As a designer, the tools you add to your artist tool box can be important in streamlining your workflow. Last week I purchased a wacom Intuos 5 touch (medium) tablet in an attempt to improve my own personal workflow as an illustrator. I will give you a quick synopsis of what this tablet does and […]

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How is Your Mobile Site Working?

Depending on your industry, you may be missing out on a lot of business by not having a good mobile website. Looking at web stats for clients there is an interesting trend among some industries, and that is more people viewing your website from a mobile device than from a traditional laptop or desktop!!! If […]

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The Advantages of Adobe Cloud

I usually try not to endorse particular products in this blog. As a graphic designer, I believe I can make an exception with the Adobe design products. In my opinion, Adobe is the clear standard for design tools and anyone serious about graphic design will want Adobe software at their disposal. When I found out […]

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Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a great tool to see what all is going on with your website. Select date ranges and view how many visitors, unique visitors, page views, what pages had the most visits, visitor duration, geographically where they came from, and on and on and on. So many stats it can overwhelm a person […]

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It’s Hard to Make Bad Drawings that Look Good

Growing up as an aspiring comic book artist, it was always my goal to make amazing illustrations that were high in detail and accomplished a certain level of realism. I still haven’t quite accomplished this goal but I digress. It seemed impossible that a drawing that looked like it was done by children could be […]

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No More Books

In the web development world and even web design, you can’t memorize everything. That’s just silly and impossible. 10 years ago most developers had a bookcase full of books for reference. Many still do that today but it’s also very easy to use online resources. Google has a developer resources section as do all the […]

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The Struggle and Compulsion to Get Better

Illustration and design is something that I oddly feel compelled to do. I use the word “compelled” not because I am trying to portray myself as “the artist” that is moved romantically toward his craft. Nothing that deep. I am simply saying I don’t do art and design only because it is fun. It is […]

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SpamSieve Plugin

When I hear people complain about SPAM the first thing I ask is “How much are we talking about?” and almost always the answer is 10 a day. Oh how I wish I only got 10 spam emails a day. Without the help of spam filters I get around 400 a day on my work […]

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The Fine Line Between Cheesiness and Awesomeness

I have always been a geek of sorts. I have also had a tendency to like things that are very cheesy. It pains me to admit that in seventh grade I loved the song “I Swear” by the boy band All For One. I thought it was really cool then and after a while I […]

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