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Escaping a creative block

There are lots of reasons we can experience creative blocks, be they “design ruts” or “writers blocks” or any other creative challenge we face, more this…

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Design trends to look forward to in 2021

It’s amazing the difference a new year will make. There’s a sense of renewal, of change, of exciting new opportunities, and we can’t think of a time when…

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Three self-promotion tips for graphic designers

Whether you're a freelancer working on your own projects with your own clients, a seasoned designer working for a longtime firm or a casual user of design…

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3 Ways to Add Bleed to a Print File

Printing to the edge requires what graphic designers and printers mostly refer to as "bleed," but many people don't know what bleed means, why it's necessary…

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Creating Color Balance within Your Designs

We all know that color affects us - our moods, our emotions, what catches our eye and what doesn't - so how can we use color to make effective designs…

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Seven Sins of Graphic Design

This is not a call out post - we're not here to critique people's personal aesthetic choices (if comic sans is your favorite font well... you do you, friend)…

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Create Eye-Catching Minimalist Designs

It seems that minimalism is trending everywhere these days from interior decor to websites to printed materials, and for good reason. Minimalist design…

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Design Tips Everyone Can Use

Feeling overwhelmed designing your first, fourth, or even four-hundredth design? Check out our tips below anyone can use to help improve the clarity and…

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Making Sense of File Formats (Part 3)

Welcome back for the third and final piece in our Making Sense of File Formats Series! This time we'll be covering one last file type: document file formats. Document…

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Making Sense of File Formats (Part 2)

Last time on "Making Sense of File Formats (Part 1) As mentioned in our last "Making Sense of File Formats" blog post, image files come in primarily two…

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