Special Friends

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.
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Worldlabel.Com supports the Design Center and DTG Magazine year after year with Laser Labels and Inkjet Labels compatible with Avery and other brands for all types of printers ~~ address, mailing, shipping, CD, media, specialty and more...

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:

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

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!

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.

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!

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

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:

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:

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:

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.

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.

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.

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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