Really, that's okay. It happens to us all. You have to come up with a new image but that blank sheet of paper and blank Illustrator window are just no help at all. Maybe you should hire another designer. Maybe you should give up. But wait -- all you need is a quick, easy, vector based logo design app to start knocking around ideas. Maybe you need Logopop! November 28, 2014
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- Paul McCartney and Nick Cave contribute hand drawn artwork for Alzheimer's Society
- $50 Discount to HOW Design Live Conference in Chicago, May 2015
- The 5 most common design mistakes in digital signage
- What deserves Cincy’s ‘Razzies’ of design?
- Translating print skills to Web design
- 6 Common Mistakes in Logo Design
- ... and more!
Ladies and gentlemen, meet graphic designer and font virtuoso, Ms. Laura Worthington. We ran across Laura two years ago during the Fall Fonts Festival, and I earmarked her for a future piece. Well, during prep for December, I peeked in on her and WOW -- discovered "Adorn." Wow! This is not just a font, it's a period design genre! November 26, 2014
As you get ready for 2015, some things you may want focus on is developing your publishing strategy to run with the winners! We've come a long way and publishing today takes some careful construction and on-time delivery. C'mon and follow along as we follow publishing channels
 The 10% digital-to-print rule: what success with digital magazines looks like
 Google Loves Print: Guidelines Tell Us So
 The future of digital publishing: Going back to hieroglyphics
 Print gets their attention; digital brings it to life
 From BBC to BuzzFeed: Lessons in mobile publishing
 The 100-to-1 rule: Creating the best headlines
-- and more ... November 25, 2014
This closes out our year of web design tips, resources, leads and references. It's been a huge year and 2015 promises to be even bigger in terms of change. Get ready for a lot of disappointments and changes that may not be to your liking!
 How to Construct a Content Machine (Even If You're Not a Natural-Born Writer)
 Is Minimalist Web Design Poised to Rule the Online Future?
 Community Trolls: Types, Motivations, and Solutions
 The importance of app verticals for media companies
 Transition Tips from Listserv to Online Community
 How Consumers Feel About Sponsored Content
 How to Write a Great Business Blog Post
 What kind of blogger are you?
.... and the continuing online world November 25, 2014
When the holidays roll around you find clients and users alike scrambling for art. Now you can fill all those demansds from this very cool vector collection. Here we're talking about a collection of 196 top-quality Christmas vectors that will save you precious hours of work! In this set you will get a lot of vectors with Santas, Snowmen, Winter Ornaments, Winter Seamless Patterns, Kids and a lot more! November 21, 2014
We don't often show such juvinile stuff, but really, this is some fun stuff. You may not get any graphic arts benefits from these at all -- but you will have a great time, and some laughs with the kids! The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Coloring and Activity Book Creative Haven Vintage Christmas Greetings Coloring Book Make Your Own Paper Snowflakes Chanukah Coloring Book A Christmas Treasury
... and more! November 20, 2014
2015 is upon us and it's a good idea to start thinking about our creative strategies for the coming year. I am on all kinds of feeds that bring in all kinds of creative info and inspiration. It's what my Creative Updates is all about:
Art exhibit, 'Hometown Heroes,' is free and open to the public at Silver Lake College
New Metropolitan West Space Debuts With Versace Event And WorldStage Installation
Disney Fan Turns Himself into Big Hero 6's Hiro Hamada with 3D Printed Costume
Alice Babidge reinterprets a midcentury classic for Cult's ‘Chairity' Project
Student Wins Best in Show, Is Finalist in National Graphic Design Competition
The Human Printer: Making digital-quality images with nothing but marker pens
Enterprising eighth-grader launches his own publishing press
How Detroit artist Ed Fella made his mark in graphic design
Google's Quest to Write the Rulebook for Interactive Design
Designing the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition
Paper Cut-Out Typographies Inspired by Polish Architecture
Why I Will Never Hire An Art School Graduate
Textured Art: Local artist Dinett Hok ... and more! November 19, 2014
There's really nothing better than hand-made art, and the holidays is the perfect time to get your hands dirty and make some cool stuff! Right! So, I'd like to get you fired up to make some art! You can get started on these: Christmas Holiday Origami Christmas Crafts Fun Kit Make Your Own Greeting Cards Claus Kids Christmas Coloring Book
And, I'll share full sized samples from each! November 13, 2014
Probably one of the most fun things we do each year is go hunting for fun and visual inspiration -- the arts and crafts for the holiday. Take a break from your serious design and romp through some kids stuff! So, I'd like to introduce you to these low cost creations :: Christmas Stained Glass Coloring Book The Spirits of Christmas Stained Glass Coloring Book 12 Days of Christmas Coloring Book 3-D Coloring Book - Here Comes Santa Claus!
And, I'll share full sized samples from each! November 8, 2014