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printing and design terms to help you sound like a pro

Every industry has jargon. Jargon is specific words used among members of a certain industry that are hard for others outside that industry to understand. Today I’ll share three terms that will help you communicate better with printers. Substrate: The material you are...

3 more design myths — broken!

I’ve written about design myths in the past, but like any industry, there are always more myths to uncover! Here are three more really common ones for us to examine. Myth: budgets don’t matter Fact: yes, they do. Budgets matter a lot. They matter for two reasons you...

The Top 5 Font Personalities and Why They Matter for your Business

I’ve shared a lot about fonts over the years. Everything from how we got the name (it’s French) to how to choose them, but there’s one thing I’ve rarely talked about and that’s how fonts affect your business and your visual branding. It’s true. Every font has its own...

One of the Top Things to do to Get Your Design Noticed!

What separates an okay design from a good one…well a lot of things actually. Today we’re going to talk about one in particular – Eye Flow. Eye Flow has nothing to do with anything that might send someone to see an eye doctor. It’s actually about how the eye moves...

Why Color Matters in Branding

If you’ve been around me for even a short matter of time, you’ve heard me mention that color is a powerful tool in creating your brand visuals. What colors you choose have a bearing on how your customers perceive your business. This psychological response to color is...

3 Things to think about before you design a label or tag

Labels and Tags are something I create for clients sometimes. They’re actually a subset of packaging design, which is a specialty. I don’t really create packages, although I do know how to create them. Ultimately, I fell in love with label and tag design in college...

To Template or Not to Template…That is the question!

They’ve been around for a long time now and while I haven’t always been enthusiastic about them, but they’ve grown on me…a little bit. I’m talking about templated designs of course! The more formal definition for a template is a document with a predetermined format...

3 design must haves on mailer postcards

For my clients in the USA, mailer postcards either using EDDM or through their own bulk mailing permits have been a super popular way for them to get their name and message out to potential or current customers. They are probably the number one thing I create and I...

4 Things to Remember When Creating Social Media Graphics

People love pictures and it is well known at this point that people will stop scrolling on social media when they see interesting pictures and visuals. If you’re making your own social media graphics, here’s a few things you need to know to make them great! Keep them...

4 Myths of Menu Design – Busted!

One of the things I design quite regularly is menus. They’re a great tool for businesses to share information on their offerings. Today, I wanted to share, and bust, a few of the myths surrounding them. Myth: Menus are only for Restaurants False, while restaurants are...

Marketing Through the Mail: Basics about Postcards and EDDM

One of the main things I design all of the time is postcards. I always ask clients if they’re planning to mail them or not. The reasons why are many, but one of them is because I have to create a postcard for EDDM and mailing differently than a non-mailed one and I...

How A Rack Card Can Help You Grow Your Business

One of the best possible ways to market a business offline is a rack card. Traditionally they were seen in locations that have a lot of foot traffic such as hotels and convenience stores. The name comes from how they were displayed on a tiered rack. A rack card is a...

Ask the Designer: Pitch Decks vs. Media Kits

I was watching a T.V. show the other day about a scrappy bunch of software developers in California. In the show the team of four nerdy guys is preparing for a meeting to present their company to potential investors. They kept talking about their clothes and the demo...

What is Marketing Collateral

Marketing Collateral is a term that those of us in the sales, marketing, and design industries sometimes use. I have a tendency to use it often. I realize though that a lot of people are not familiar with that term so I thought I’d discuss it today In sales and...