Top 5 Business Card Design Mistakes (Part Two)

By: Matt Cannon on Mar 12th 2013
Top 5 Business Card Design Mistakes (Part Two)

Check out Part One if you missed it 6. Handwriting Changes of Contact Information on Old Cards Giving a card to someone with an updated change in handwriting not only destroys and pollutes the design of your card it also shows a lot about your business ethics. People will automatically assume that you procrastinate and “Design New Business Cards” has been lingering on your to-do list for too long. Make sure you have new ones with the new information... CONTINUE READING

Top 5 Business Card Design Mistakes

By: Matt Cannon on Mar 8th 2013
Top 5 Business Card Design Mistakes

1. Too Much Information This isn’t a website, it’s a very small business card meant for networking, not telling your whole life story. Whoever is picking up your business card should immediately be able to find your website, email or phone number without searching for it. 2. Starting a Font War Too many fonts are never a good idea, especially if you are using more generic font choices. Don’t mix between bold, italicized and highly stylized fonts. While I... CONTINUE READING

The Value of a Graphic Design Degree

By: Callie Malvik on Feb 26th 2013
The Value of a Graphic Design Degree

It’ll also give your portfolio a foundation from which to build. In addition, you have the opportunity to learn and grow within a community of other practicing designers while learning the skills needed to succeed in the industry. On the other hand, those who bypass a degree and go straight for the bright lights of the corporate world have the opportunity to learn from seasoned veterans from the get-go. These aspiring designers dive head first into the industry, offering... CONTINUE READING

99designs Aims for Agencies with Pro Tools

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Feb 22nd 2013
99designs Aims for Agencies with Pro Tools

“Our development of Pro Tools was driven primarily by user feedback,” explained chief marketing officer, Jeff Titterton when asked what role user feedback played in developing Pro Tools. Titterton elaborated, “We interviewed hundreds of our advanced users and these features were consistently requested.” Notably among Pro Tools’ services are enhanced privacy features such as private contests, that are hidden from search engines and the general public—though still viewable by the 99designs community under a non disclosure agreement (NDA), and... CONTINUE READING

Revive Your Resume with Vitamin T

By: Helena Wilson Beevers on Feb 14th 2013
Revive Your Resume with Vitamin T

Our friends over at Vitamin Talent have recently been offering creatives tips to revitalize their resume. Useful articles such as 9 Mistakes You Find on Design Resumes and 5 Tips for Making Your Resume More Engaging provide job seeking design talent with a comprehensive guide. Citing a U.S. News & World Report article as their source, Vitamin T state that in order to deliver a winning resume, individuals need to do the following… 1. Get over yourself 2. Answer... CONTINUE READING

Top 3 Ad Campaign Attacks of All Time

By: Matt Cannon on Feb 11th 2013
Top 3 Ad Campaign Attacks of All Time

Many monopolizing companies end up in a feud between each other because quite frankly, they’re in a league where they only have one another to compete against. In my opinion, the key here is to focus on keeping the market to themselves and keep more companies from joining their circle but these companies take stabs at each other year after year through comparative advertising. Here are our Top 3 Ad Campaign Attacks of All Time: 3. Burger King vs.... CONTINUE READING

$100 Discount for GraphicDesign.com readers to HOW Design Live, San Francisco, June 22-26

By: Julia Wild on Feb 9th 2013
$100 Discount for GraphicDesign.com readers to HOW Design Live, San Francisco, June 22-26

Discount: $100 Discount Code: HOWDES13 Location: San Francisco, CA When: June 22-26 2013 Thanks to HOW Design, GraphicDesign.com are able to offer our readers a discount of $100 to this years HOW Design Live conference which takes place between June 22nd and 26th in San Francisco. All four events will take place at Moscone West, located at 800 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103. There are a total of four events that take place concurrently over a period of... CONTINUE READING

New Year’s Resolution Recommendation for Designers: See Bill’s Design Talks Featuring the National Design Award Winners

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Jan 31st 2013
New Year’s Resolution Recommendation for Designers: See Bill’s Design Talks Featuring the National Design Award Winners

Now that the afterglow of New Year’s resolutions has faded excitement at the prospect of more time in the gym, better eating habits and becoming more organized may be waning. But before you (and I) throw in the towel here is one that I think designers will find inspiring and fun—Bill’s Design Talks. Organized by Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and made possible in part by the Adobe Foundation is, Bill’s Design Talks a conversation and presentation series that... CONTINUE READING

5 Practices for an Effective Business Card Design

By: Matt Cannon on Jan 28th 2013
5 Practices for an Effective Business Card Design

Image is everything. Your business card is a visual representation of you and your entire company. It can have heavy impact on the potential clients decision making process. You must design a card that effectively sells your service as creative, dependable and professional. Here are 5 Practices for an Effective Business Card Design: 5. Give Your Business Personality Before you design your card, make sure you know what it is your business is trying to accomplish. Become the end... CONTINUE READING

Chili’s Bold Rebrand Hit’s Locations Nationwide

By: Matt Cannon on Jan 17th 2013
Chili’s Bold Rebrand Hit’s Locations Nationwide

First opened in 1975 as a fun Dallas burger joint, Chili’s restaurant has become a standard amongst popular American restaurant chains. The franchise has begun to unveil a newly redesigned iconic chili pepper logo and new restaurant interior designs. The new mark, designed by San Francisco based Tesser, is a redesign of the previous Chili icon with a slick new Sari typeface for the letter S. The origins of FF Sari date back to 1983 when Hans Reichel made... CONTINUE READING

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