Graphic Designers Ask : How much should I charge

This is probably on of the most frequently asked questions in the graphic design business. Everyone is looking for a silver bullet -- but there are no silver bullets. About ever five to ten years someone asks the question and I answer it. I've done so for almost 40+ years. They asked it again in the Design Cafe, so I provided this answer to "how much should I charge?" August 19, 2014

2014 Designing Women of Europe

The 19th Annual Designing Women Edition presents Designing Women of Europe! In celebration of Women's History Month, last month, we celebrated Designing Women in the USA, this month we celebrate these outstanding women designers from Poland, Spain, England, and all points around Europe. These are also highlighted with samples, descriptions and links to their sites in our Designing Women pages! Enjoy April 1, 2014

Designing Women from Central and South America

The 19th Annual Designing Women Edition presents Designing Women of central and South America in a celebration of Women's History Month, last month, we celebrated Designing Women in the USA and Europe, now celebrate these outstanding women designers from Ecuador, Costa Rica, Columbia, Argentina, El Salvador, Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia and points south, below the equator. Take this tour and you'll also find highlighted samples and links to their sites once you click into the Gallery pages pages! Enjoy April 1, 2014

2014 Designing Women in the USA

Welcome to March, and our The 19th Annual Designing Women Edition! We're kicking off this year's celebration of Women's History Month with these outstanding women designers from the USA. These are also highlighted with samples, descriptions and links to their sites in our Designing Women pages! Enjoy February 27, 2014

Spectacular Vertical Gardens

I find inspiration in all sorts of places . . . even some you may not consider. How about graphic design as it is applied to a vertical landscape of color, shape and texture . . . these vertical gardens are actually paintings that affect the spaces they occupy. Is this 'design' ... you bet! Truly creative, and truly inspiring. Enjoy! February 7, 2013

#211: Rush does it again

Thursday, I got a phone call from a reader who remembered an old 2003 article of mine in 60-Second Windows. The near frantic voice on the line said "Fred, you've got to turn on the radio right now ... " and once again Rush Limbaugh proves a theory about the internet. April 24, 2010

Open Government

Join Beth Simone Noveck, U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer for open government, and Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, along with dozens of leading visionaries and practitioners both inside and outside of government for a look at what's next April 16, 2010

Evil Twitter Tweets

It's a jungle out there. I always say that in my Photoshop Madness column. But when I mentioned it on FaceBook, Jeff Fisher and several others didn't seem to believe it. Then I get this flaming email about warning people! So I stalked a stalker from Twitter just to prove ... it's a jungle out there March 26, 2010

Pump-n-Dump #2

Here's a follow-up to our January article on the Pump & Dump stock scams now barraging everyone's email boxes ... February 5, 2006