Ask Ted: Is my price to high?

Design management consultant Ted Leonhardt, formerly global head of Anthem, has penned a series of columns dealing with business issues facing emerging designers. In this edition, Ted's client asks if he's charged too much in a proposal -- Ted asks the right questions to lead his client to a happy solution
      Ted now relates the conversations . . . May 12, 2014

Design, Typography & Graphics News for AUGUST 2013

Design & Publishing Center NEWSLETTER
Vol. 23, #8 - AUGUST, 2013
What's here:
01 BACK TO DESIGN SCHOOL . . .
02 Getting ideas and design inspiration by looking at unusual beer bottle label designs
03 Product labeling and packaging study for inspiration and design ideas
04 Best books for learning Design, Typography & Graphics
05 Photoshop (Video) Madness for Back to School
06 Tutorial: Using Adobe Photoshop to Draw a Paint Brush
07 PSD Tutorial : 4 dotted line drawing methods in Photoshop
08 Natural Newborn Baby Photography: A Guide to Posing, Shooting, and Business
09 60-Second Window #300 : Junk Mail Names
10 Jordan Rudess brings musical apps to the iPad or iPhone that WOW the world
11 Creative Graphic Design: Learning Design, Typography & Graphics
12 Creative Inspiration: Sagmeister Happy Show, Design for Good, Awards and more
13 Creative learning: Harry Potter design, HOW Design, UCLan Graphic Design, and Awards
14 Modern Photo Editor for iOS: Full Resolution Image Editing to 8 MP
15 &Else . . . News, Views & Reviews
16 ALERTS POSTED : Protect yourself and friends from online evils
17 SEPTEMBER: FALL FONTS FESTIVAL
18 August is racing toward the fall . . . August 1, 2013

Design, Typography & Graphics News for JULY 2013

Table of Contents : What's here:
* 01 Greetings to JULY . . .
* 02 Let me send you some free Design books :
* 03 July Creative Two, Too
* 04 Creative inspiration Summertime, outdoors, awards, ugly Powerpoints
* 05 Vintage Art : wonderful tags, cards and cigar labels for decorative reference
* 06 Photoshop Madness: JULY Flags and other madness
* 07 Karen negotiates for a salary in a design position at a design firm
* 08 Magazine Apps: Why So Bloated?
* 09 Turn Gigantic Print Reference Content into Lightweight Apps
* 10 Customize the Way You Display
* 11 Procreate app Sketch, paint, create wins Apple's Design Award at WWDC 2013
* 12 Ji Lee: bubbles to words to pictures to books . .
* 13 Marketing Update : baseball, apple pie, and marketing
* 14 Marketing Update : Learning from the past, Lead dynamics
* 15 Marketing Update : Charts, Videos, Banners, and Mix Thoroughly
* 16 Publishing Update - profits vs downfall? Printing predictions
* 17 Next Month : AUGUST is BACK TO (DESIGN) SCHOOL
* Final words from the Editor July 1, 2013

Design, Typography & Graphics News for JUNE 2013

Table of Contents : What's here:
* 01 JUNE: Design Vacation
* 02 Photoshop Madness : Summertime COLOR
* 03 Photoshop Tutorial : Create a Vibrant Flaming Abstract Space Artwork
* 04 Photoshop Tutorial: Create rusted metal text
* 05 What is Responsive Web Design?
* 06 The Design Center presents Design & Publishing Updates :
* 07 Spring Creative . . . Creative Update #1
* 08 Fonts & Illustration . . . Creative Update #2
* 09 Creative inspiration . . . Creative Update #3
* 10 PUBLISHING UPDATE - profits vs downfall? Printing predictions
* 11 Marketing Update : Market smart, build a better pitch
* 12 Online Social Media Update : JUNE, vacations, travel
* 13 Web Update for the first quarter of 2013. . .
* 14 &Else News, Views and Reviews
* 15 Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning
* 16 Graphic Design Book of the Month CLUB
* 17 JUNE gets hot, stay cool, enjoy your summer
. . . and more June 1, 2013

DTG News for March 2013

DTG Newsletter ~ Vol. 23, #3 ~ March, 2013
01 March on: Designing Women
02 DW Photoshop: Create cool, splashy typography using Adobe Photoshop
03 DW Feature: Are You Stuck in a Spiral? 6 Steps You Can Take To Get Out!
04 DW Feature: Heather Keogh : Green Screen Photography
05 DW Feature: LAWS of Authorship
06 18th Annual Designing Women Celebration
07 Photoshop Madness Meets Designing Women
08 10 Simple Presentation Tips for Professionals
09 60 Seconds Blog : Spectacular Vertical Gardens
10 60 Seconds Blog : False Advertising ???
11 Brick and Mortar Dying While Digital is Flying
12 &Else News, Views & Reviews
13 DTG Pinterest
14 Facebook Timeline Winners for 2012, on Pinterest
15 The Publishers' Warehouse
16 DTG Facebook antics & Designing Women
17 Next Month: Designing Spring March 22, 2013

DTG News for February 2013

* February: Love, Art, History
* 18th Annual Black History Month Art Celebrations
* Black History Month Poster
* 60 SECONDS - CREATIVE Tidbits : Valentine's Do It Yourself
* Adobe Illustrator Gradient Mesh distorts images
* Web Critique : Thumbs DOWN for Zubera classifieds
* The Art of Boudoir Photography: How to Create Stunning Photographs of Women
* 1,000 Poses for Creating Stunning Photographs of Women
* FunctionFox says Small Creative Companies are Poised for Growth in 2013
* 5 Tips for Turning Your Blog Into a Book
* Ricoh Americas: ‘Unstructured knowledge’ is the challenge of our time
* Marketing Update #2: Data is the New Creative
* Marketing Update #1: Winter tips for the wise
* Web Update for a new year . . .
* Publishing Update #2: death knell for the print industry?
* Publishing Update #1: 2013 Here we come
* Online Social Media #1 for January
* Online Social Media #2: Tips and tricks to improve Facebook
* Online Social Media #3: Reaching your reader
* DESIGNING WOMEN
* Reader Web Sites for Review
* &ELSE News & Views
* Free stuff ... books, software, more for you
* Editor's Last Words
and more ! February 1, 2013

DTG Magazine Product of the Year : FoxL Bluetooth Speaker

FoxLv2 Platinum Bluetooth Audio Purists’ Ultimate Hifi Portable Speakers actually deliver on their advertising claims -- and then some! Yes, we got the promo from Karen Thomas -- and she's usually pretty much on the money -- but they were strong words, we'd heard before. I was detirmined to get a good set of portable speakers for use in the Roadtrek and on the road. But I really didn't decide to make the leap until I saw the Jordan Rudessvideo. December 24, 2012

DTG News for November, 2012

01 November: Designing Holidays
02 Photoshop Tutorial : Simulating Photoshop 3D Text
03 Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Custom Photoshop Brush Set
04 The Adobe Illustrator CS6 WOW! Book
05 Gallery, Field Trip : Photo Manipulation at its very best!
06 Transform your Photos and Videos into Professional Pencil Drawings
07 Books : Extraordinary gifts you'll make by hand
08 Wedding Photography: Snapshots to Great Shots
09 60 seconds: 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People
10 Photo Sense: The Easiest Photo Editing Software for Mac and iOS
11 Kick off the Holidays with Painting Apps for iPad
12 60 seconds : Fun with politics (for once!)
13 Social Media Update : into the holidays
14 Design - CREATIVE Tidbits : from Vignelli to PANTONE
15 Web Design Update October
16 November Thanks for all you do November 1, 2012

DTG News for October

01 Fred's 2012 famous fonts surfs
02 18th Annual Top Typography Books in Review
03 40 Free Macintosh (commercial) Fonts
04 Photoshop: 3D Typography in the Sky
05 Building patterns has never been this easy
06 Hermann Zapf: Design at Hallmark Cards
07 New Gallo Fonts for Design & Crafts
08 12 Essential books for creative pros, freelancers
09 CREATIVE Tidbits : Typography
10 Fall Publishing Update
11 Marketing Update : promotions into fall
12 Sub Contracting can be profitable
13 Search for AMERICA'S NEXT AUTHOR
14 Did you see the Publishers' Warehouse?
15 &Else NEWS for the creative professional :
16 Pages of Fonts Fest Past :
17 October rolls on ... then it's November and the Holidays October 1, 2012

DTG News for September 2012

Welcome to the 18th Annual Fall Fonts Festival! This year there's lots of new stuff -- and the festival runs all through September and October ... enjoy:
02 18th Annual Fall Typography Surf
03 150 Inspiring Typography & Hand Lettering
04 Free Script Fonts
05 2012 Typography Resources and Links
06 GALLO FONTS over 200
07 Photoshop (Fonts) Madness
08 Photoshop (touch-n-run) Madness
09 Infographics 101: Using Pictures to Communicate
10 What makes a great logo?
11 CREATIVE Tidbits : Deciphering Ideas
12 Pasting and placing MS Word text into Adobe applications
13 Print Advertising delivers Best ROI
14 60-Seconds: What if the Internet went away?
15 &Else : SVG Import is Here
16 3D Miniature Volkswagen Test Drive Cars
. . . and lots more! August 31, 2012