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Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part I

As a graphic designer, your business card should do more than let people know how to contact you. If you’re interested in truly making a good first impression, the business card has got to stand out. Whether through color, design, die cutting, unique materials, 3D shapes, or actual samples of your work, a stand-out business [...]

4 Online Magazines and Journals for the Graphic Designer

As a graphic designer, where do you go for inspiration, connections, business news, copyright and legal information, best practices, and technological advances? There are professional magazines and journals out there that cover a variety of news, research, issues, and developments related to various topics, including graphic design. So if you’re interested in design magazines that [...]

Logos: What Makes a Good Design? - Part I

Logo Design Isn’t Always Easy
Designing a logo can sometimes be mystifying, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. At times a logo design just works, even though it may seem rather unremarkable. Other designs should work but they don’t.
When Things Go Terribly Wrong
The examples in this article demonstrate what can happen when attention to [...]

Good, Free Stuff for Your Computer: Part 2 of 2

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In our last exciting episode, we found our hero with a Kentucky Fried Computer because he failed to have a surge protector on his computer system; but not only that, he also forgot to backup his files (Oh no!). We now continue with the exciting conclusion…
I didn’t mention that I didn’t have surge protection in [...]

Good, Free Stuff for Your PC: Part 1 of 2

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It was a dark and stormy night. The lightning pulsed outside my rain pummeled window, but I was safe and sound inside my study. The comfort of my surroundings lulled me into a sense of warm, contented security.
I tapped away on my keyboard and graphics pad; the project I was working on seemed almost [...]

Social Networking Communities for Graphic Designers & Web Designers

Are you a graphic designer looking for a place to fit in online? Well, I have put together a comprehensive list of community sites for graphic designers and web designers.

50+ Vector Clip Art Sites for Editable Graphics

One of the drawbacks of most clip art is that you cannot edit these images in Adobe Illustrator or other vector art programs such as CorelDraw. The other major drawback is that you can not resize rasterized clip art without pixelating them. Because of these two major setbacks, many graphic designers prefer vector graphics and clip art. That is why I have taken the time to put together this list of 50+ vector clip art sites.

A Guide to Binding Multi-Page Documents for Graphic Designers

Binding is mostly an issue where multi-page documents are concerned, like magazines, books and multi-page event programs. Most multi-page event programs are center-stapled (saddle stitch), as are most magazines. Only a few high-end magazines, like National Geographic, take the extra expense of having a glued binding. Briefly, here’s a list of the most common kinds of binding.

Don’t Go Broke at the Printers - How to Save Money at the Print Shop

Find out ways to save yourself money the next time you go on over to the print shop to get one of your graphic design projects printed out. The more you can do in house before sending a project to a printer, the more money you can save on the printing cost. Below I have shared some secret tips with you to save some of your precious money at the commercial printers.

Easy Guide to Commercial Printers for Designers Who Always Get Lost

The most common issue printers face with graphic artists and designers are deadlines. Some graphic designers think that when they hand the design project over to a printer, that they should get the final project back within 30 minutes. While that may be possible on small-scale projects done at quick-copy establishments such as Kinkos, it is not going to happen with a commercial printing press printer. First, understand that getting the project off your computer and turned into the final product has several steps.

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