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helping support The Design Center

These "Friends of the Design Center" are helping us continue
our tradition of quality content -- as we have, continuously since 1988.
You can help too -- just click here.
Also, don't miss our Partners -- who support your Design Center with substantial contributions!


Font Management Re-invented : FontRainbow

A big thanks goes out to the Font Rainbow folks who supported the Design Center during this year's Fall Fonts Fest -- and presented a totally cool new way to view and organize fonts on the PC. In fact, EverClearSystems.com developed this system as a part of their "Rainbow" interface . . . which is actually protected by UK and US Patents! Wow! Swing over to the Fonts Rainbow and check it out ... Tell them THANKS for their support
FontRainbow www.FontRainbow.com

VectorStock Royalty Free Vector Art

This year's Fonts Fest was also brought to you by Stephen Green and all the great folks out at VectorStock in Auckland, New Zealand. Hey, these guys rock -- and have helped us out with a number of really great solutions for vectored graphics. Whether you're a global ad agency or a freelance graphic designer, you need to know about them. AND -- as a DTG reader and visual graphic artist, you can market your vector stock through them as well -- buy or sell! Give'em a shout. Tell them DTG sent you!
VectorStock Royalty Free Vector Art www.VectorStock.com

Photorelive Photo Retouching Services

Photorelive.com has been providing professional retouching services, satisfying clients from all over the world. Professional retouching is applied by expert photo retouchers and graphic Designers, with a simple, flexible website and applications that can get exactly what the client is looking for. Send a big thanks to all the folks at Photorelive for supporting your Design & Publishing Center
www.photorelive.com

StockLayouts

StockLayouts has been a supporter of the Design Center for many years, providing affordably priced graphic design solutions for graphic design firms, corporate marketing departments, advertising agencies, small businesses, commercial printing and publishing companies. Check out their wide array of professional templates and layouts! www.StockLayouts.com

Artlandia: Photoshop / Illustrator dreams come true

Artlandia, Inc., based in Champaign, IL, was established in 1995 to develop and market award-winning graphic design software -- and that's exactly what they did! Their programs for Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop are simply awesome. We love'em! They have supported the Design Center since their first Illustrator product. Now, again they support Photoshop users everywhere for the Sixth YEAR in a row! You can tell'em Fred sent you! www.artlandia.com

Design Center & DTG Life Supporters

Chuck Green

What can we say about Chuck Green, world-class graphic designer, author and now, blogger. His "Idea Books" have changed the lives of millions of graphic designers and artists all over the world -- and we are pleased and honored to be considered one of Chuck's friends. His Idea Books are one of the most significant resources for graphic designers, ever! Get to know him better, through his blog: www.pageplane.com

Doug Draws

Doug Cloud, is a graphic artist from Michigan with thirty-seven years experience in branding, character design, and illustration. He writes some pretty good tutorials and articles -- We're pleased he has chosen to be a friend to the Design Center. Take a look at his work at www.dougdraws.com

Maggie Macnab

For a number of years, we've cherished Maggie as a friend and contributor. She's the Golden Child of Logo design, and the Doctor of Symbology! You will never meet a more inteliigent or articulate person in this business. Never. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Maggie Macnab...www.macnabdesign.com

Michael Doret: Typography Genius

Michael is one of those rare talents that only comes along about once in a century. He ranks among the "greats" of type, typography and lettering -- we're proud and honored to have Michael as a friend! www.michaeldoret.com

Leslie Cabarga: PhD of Fontology

He needs no introduction. Since 1970 Leslie has authored over two dozen books on design, and as an illustrator he has drawn covers for Time Magazine, Newsweek, Fortune, and National Lampoon. He's designed several dozen fonts, and is author of the all time BEST book on lettering: Logo Font & Lettering Bible. Ranking along-side of Michael Doret, he is a cornerstone of lettering, typography and logos. www.lesliecabarga.com/

Trish Schaefer: The Contemporary Native

From South Dakota comes this Native American Indian Commercial Artist who has been the jewel of the Design Cafe, as 'most frequent' ... she's a graphic designer and thoughtful author whom we are all lucky to have met! Girl, you got it going on! www.contemporary-native.com

George Engel : The Naked Serviceman

George Engel has been a computer guru probably longer than he will admit -- as a computer expert, he authored The Naked Serviceman book, about his journey through the history of Apple's Macintosh as owner/founder of an authorized Apple Service Center. He owned one of the first Apple II computers as well as one of the first Macintosh 128s. He hangs out with the Lakeland User Group in sunny Florida! Go get'em, George

Anne-Marie "HerGeekness" Concepcion

Special thanks to Anne-Marie and her famous DesignGeek newsletter for her continued support of the Design Center and DT&G Magazine! Find HerGeekness here

R.H. Bunzl

R.H., from Virginia, is a retired CEO for a Fortune 500 Company. He's enjoyed the Design Center Newsletter since its first issue, and was our first registered Friend for 2004.

Todd Doty

Todd signified his support for the Design Center as our second new Friend for 2004. His passion is working in color and operates his own Graphic Design Services in California. Visit Todd at FlairForDesign.com/

Sharon Steuer

Sharon Steuer is a digital artist exextraordinary and author of "Creative Thinking in Photoshop" and the award winning "The Adobe Illustrator WOW! Book" series. Visit her at: www.SSteuer.com

Richard Lynch

Richard Lynch has been a friend of the Design Center for some time offering help and support to many of our Photoshop 911 inquiries. He's author of the Inside Photoshop books, and most recently the "Hidden Secrets of Photoshop Elements" book. visit Richard at: HiddenElements.com

Mike Swope

Mike has been comrade, colleague and confidant to the Design Center providing reviews, articles and technical help of all kinds in both the web site and the CAFE list. Mike's digs are at: SwopeDesign.com

Joyce Evans

Joyce goes back nearly to the beginning of the Design Center and has been an invaluable comrade in providing a lot of content, reviews, critiques and moral support for the weary webmaster. Her talents spread far and wide as designer, author and trainer. Catch up with Joyce at JE-IdeaDesign.com

Kim Lombardy

Kim is a publicity officer for Perchpit books and has helped the Design Center immensely over the years providing contact with the authors and content help. www.Peachpit.com

Marin Darmonkow

Marin is font creator and typography colleague who has contributed greatly to the typography department of the Design Center. His company 'The FonTeam' has provided many font CDs for prize winners of our monthly drawings. Visit Marin at www.FonTeamInternational.com

Joseph Kling

Joseph was one of the first great supporters of the Design Center back in the mid '90s with articles, suggestions and all-important help in fielding Photoshop questions from readers.

Ronnie Lipton

Ronnie is one of my all-time best buddies in the world of graphic arts. She was one of the first to book me as speaker and seminar leader while she was Editor of In-House Magazine. (How long ago, Ronnie??? Way before the Web???) She is the author of four books and the director of a private firm that consults with organizational communicators on effective writing, editing, design, and marketing. An award-winning journalist and information designer, she taught journalism at George Washington University for more years than she cares to admit. I love'ya, Ronnie! Search Amazon for Ronnie Lipton


We thank these friends for supporting the Design Center, DT&G Magazine and WebDesign & Review. Their contributions help us continue to provide high quality online services free to hundreds of thousands of readers... nearly 40 million since 1988.

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