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Courage: The iPhone 7 and its Missing Piece

Courage: The iPhone 7 and its Missing Piece

Apple has had its yearly iParty and revealed the iPhone 7, the best iPhone to date. It’s faster, has more storage, and comes in a variety of colors. It is also missing a headphone jack. Yes, Apple has done what it has done many times in the past and decreed that a...
Typography for Non-Designers: Typefaces

Typography for Non-Designers: Typefaces

There are few things more likely to lose a client’s interest when doing a branding pitch than when the conversation turns to typography.  Words like “serif,” “kerning,” and “x-height” are enough to make some wish for the excitement of tax prep or intro to chemistry...
5 Tips for Creative Career Contentment

5 Tips for Creative Career Contentment

Many of us have heard conflicting advice on turning your passion into your job. Phrases like “Do what you love, love what you do”, “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”, and “Do what makes you happy” are phrases that pop up on facebook feeds and...
Surface Book: A Digital Illustrator’s Best Friend

Surface Book: A Digital Illustrator’s Best Friend

I like to think I’m a person who strives for simplicity, and I have no issue spending good money on something that works well until it falls apart (or, ideally, gets repaired and keeps working for a handful of years). As such, I am always skeptical of new gadgets....
A Lesson in Color System

A Lesson in Color System

If you’ve ever worked with a designer or a printer, chances are you heard the term “CMYK”. Chances are you also nodded and smiled with no idea what they were talking about. Well, I’m here to tell you about CMYK, RGB, and Pantone, and what makes these color systems so...
Design Under the Microscope

Design Under the Microscope

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’ve been working through quite a few logo design and rebranding projects lately and have been noticing certain themes. I made note of a few important points to note when working with clients or when being a client, observations on our...