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Creative Inspiration: 15 Cool and Inventive Business Card Designs

Posted by Sarah Wiliams on December 18, 2014 in Business Card Designs

Your company’s business card plays a vital role in your business. Not only do your business cards hold your contact information but they are also that very important and lasting first impression. Have you ever gone to a party or social gathering and someone has handed you their business card? How often have you just given that business card a quick glance before quickly sliding it into your pocket? Do you remember that persons name or their business? Did you ever call them? Did you happen to find their business card buried in your wallet months later? I can’t tell you how many times this

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10 Best Websites for Design Freebie Downloads: Design Resources, Graphics, Fonts, Icons, Vectors, PSD files and more.   

Posted by Sarah Wiliams on December 10, 2014 in Freebies

The Internet is an invaluable resource these days to everyone and especially designers. Need a great font for your next logo design? Need a specific icon for your clients website? Before the Internet came around, designers used to have to create each and every individual element that they wanted to use in a design themselves. Can you imagine that? Today, with the Internet, there are thousands of valuable resources available to all designers, which has helped to drastically reduce the amount of hours each individual designer needs to spend on each project. Awesome! Thanks to a whole bunch of g

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6 free EBooks for Logo, Graphic and Web Designers

Posted by Sarah Wiliams on December 3, 2014 in Freebies

If you haven’t jumped on the EBook train just yet, it’s about time. EBooks have been slowly growing in popularity over the past decade and they are something that every designer should be taking advantage of. EBooks are valuable sources of information that can often be downloaded for free or for a minimal fee. EBooks offer several advantages over traditional books. One obvious advantage is that eBooks can be downloaded instantly and easily from the comfort of your home. EBooks are also more environmentally friendly and often much cheaper than traditional books as well. You can easily sear

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Best Free Tools for Freelancers to Help Streamline their Small Business

Posted by Sarah Wiliams on November 26, 2014 in Industry News

Admit it, being a freelancer is a lot of hard work. You have to be determined and put in much time in order to be a success. Whether you are an individual logo designer or a small business, freelance work can be very demanding and time-consuming. For me, the hardest part about being a freelancer is that I often find myself wasting a lot of time on necessary yet bothersome tasks. Isn’t there something out there that can make my invoicing, accounting, proposals and overall project management better? Here are 7 tools to help you be a better freelancer. These free tools will help to streamline

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How to save time and money by stopping your clients from asking for endless design revisions today!

Posted by Sarah Wiliams on November 20, 2014 in Design Editorial

I’m sure that most of us designers out there have had at least a few clients that seem to continuously ask you for revisions. These projects seem to go on devastatingly slow as the client proceeds to ask for one more thing after another. This is extremely frustrating as a designer and it can be a complete waste of your valuable time and energy. It can happen with any design project including logo designs, business card designs and even something seemingly simple as stationery design. So, how to you stop it? This can be a very slippery slop as you try to eliminate excessive client revisions w

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8 Free Resume (CV) Templates for Designers available for Download

Posted by Sarah Wiliams on November 12, 2014 in Freebies

Having an excellent resume presentation is essential for everyone. It is your introduction sheet to your future employer and it should be the best that it possibly can be. Today’s tough and competitive job market can be really hard to crack and an outstanding resume (CV) presentation can really make a huge difference on whether you get that coveted interview or not. For designers especially a well prepared and presented resume can really make or break it for you. It is your chance as a designer not only to outline your skills but also to actually show off some of your design flare, taste an

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100 Hoopties: Iconic logos turned into creative bicycle poster art

Posted by Sarah Wiliams on November 5, 2014 in Industry News

As I was crawling around the Internet the other day, I stumbled upon a really cool and creative graphic design project. It is a really fun and imaginative project that I immediately wanted to share.  This project is called 100 Hoopties and it was created by Jennifer Beatty. Jennifer is both a graphic designer and a cyclist who was seeking to bridge her two passions into one as a part of her Masters in Branding degree that she is pursuing at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. So what is this awesome project? Jennifer decided to recreate 100 iconic logos and other recognizable design

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20 Top Lion Logos for small to medium businesses

Posted by Sarah Wiliams on October 28, 2014 in Logo & Brand review

Lions are the kings of the animal kingdom. They are very strong and powerful animals that are continuously admired by humankind. Lions are also a very popular and trendy source of imagery used in logo design and many companies from around the world use lions in their logos. For example, Peugeot, MGM Grand, ING Bank, RBC bank, Saab and Löwenbräu beer all use lions in their logos. Why are lions so popular in logos? Because lion’s represent strength, authority, wisdom, power, royalty, courage, justice and dignity. A lion is the perfect symbol for a company that is powerful, professional and r

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20 Awesome Free Fonts for Download

Posted by Sarah Wiliams on October 20, 2014 in Free Fonts

Fonts and typography are quintessential elements in every graphic design project. Whether you are designing a new logo, a brochure, a business card or even a website, the fonts that you choose to use can make or break your design. Always remember that it is very important to choose your fonts carefully for each and every one of the designs that you create. The typography that you decide to use in any given project really influences its impact, mood and likability. All depending on the typeface that you decide to use, a logo design for example can come across as childish and fun or confident an

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McCain Introduces A New Brand Identity after 50 years

Posted by Sarah Wiliams on October 15, 2014 in Logo & Brand review

McCain, the Canadian frozen food giant, has finally rebranded itself and undergone a massive brand makeover. Founded by four brothers in 1957, the McCain brand has been using the same signature yellow-and-black-box logo for the past 50 years. Faced with new challenges and a changing market, McCain has realized that their brand needed a revamp in order to stay relevant and compete. BrandOpus, the Australian-based branding specialist, was asked by McCain’s to take on the sensitive task of creating a new logo for McCain’s as well as new packaging design. BrandOpus was asked to make the McC

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