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Apple Watch Review: How bad do you want it?

Posted by Sarah Wiliams on September 15, 2014 in Industry News

Apple made a bold new announcement last week that is making headlines around the world. They are expanding their current product line with the introduction of an Apple Watch whose release has been rumored for the few months. Yes!!! I can’t believe that Apple is finally entering the watch market. As with everything that they have done thus far, I expect big changes to this age-old industry now that Apple is on the hunt for market share and success. Of course, Apple always has to come out with a huge bang and they have done just that with this new Apple Watch. It is a new and revolutionary

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How much does logo design cost?

Posted by Sarah Wiliams on September 11, 2014 in Industry News

This is a very common question for both customers and designers. As a customer, most people have no idea how much your average logo design costs. If you’re a designer, how to you put a price on your logo designs? How do you make sure that you aren’t undercharging for all of your creativity and hard work? Most designers struggle with the pricing of their products so don’t worry if this sounds like you. You are not alone. Everyone, clients and designers alike, must first understand that every project is different and as such the price of every individual project will invariably vary. So

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Celebrating 50 years of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition

Posted by Sarah Wiliams on September 3, 2014 in Industry News

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. This annual photography competition is a much-anticipated event that celebrates the very best of nature photography from around the world. Every year, thousands of amateur and professional photographers compete for their chance to shine in this highly regarded photography contest. Along with much status, recognition and fame, the winning photographs also become a part of a major exhibition at the Natural History Museum that tours the world. The winning photographs are also featured in several differen

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Best Photography Apps for iPhone in 2014

Posted by Sarah Wiliams on August 27, 2014 in Industry News

It seems like everyone is a photographer these days because of all the great photography iPhone apps available to every iPhone owner. There are tons of really cool apps that allow you to manipulate and play with your photos. Here is a list of what we think are the best photography apps for iPhone in 2014: VSCO Cam This awesome iPhone app is equipped with some powerful filters and photo editing tools that let you turn your ordinary photos into works of art. It also has its own social network so you can share your photos instantly with your peers and even create your own profile where others

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Tutorial: How To Create A Black and White Photograph in Photoshop

Posted by Sarah Wiliams on August 20, 2014 in Tutorials

There are quite a few different ways that you can create a black and white photo in Photoshop. Here is a short tutorial that explains three of these techniques. All of these techniques are quick and easy. Have fun with them!   Technique #1: Convert to Grayscale This is a great technique for quickly converting one of your color photos into black and white. The only problem with this technique though is that it is permanent and you can’t re-adjust afterwards. For some of your projects, this might be all that you need whereas for others, this might not be the best black an

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12 Awesome Examples of Brand Identity: Logos, Business Cards and more.

Posted by Sarah Wiliams on August 11, 2014 in Graphic design reviews, Logo & Brand review

Having a good identity design is essential for every brand. A strong brand identity helps your consumers to recognize your company while it also sets the tone and establishes your business as a leader in its market. Graphic designers are skilled brand identity creators and it is there job to create a brand identity for your company that stands out from all the rest. Here are 12 Awesome Examples of Brand Identities that I found on the Internet. Designers from all over the world created these samples and it just goes to show you the vast amount of options and amazing potential that there is t

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Great logo, branding and packaging design by The Tomato Stall

Posted by Sarah Wiliams on August 6, 2014 in Logo & Brand review

This is a rebrand project created by Designers Anonymous, a London-based design studio. The Tomato Stall is a little known grower of specialty tomatoes on the Isle of Wright in the UK. Why are these tomatoes so special? Their tomatoes are grown with an increased amount of sunshine on the southern English Isle of Wright making them taste fresher and better than most tomatoes on the market today. From their delicious tomatoes, they create lovely artisanal products that they sell in shops, delis and at markets stalls throughout the UK. The Tomato Stall rebrand packs a huge punch. The new b

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Tapit: A New and Revolutionary iPhone App that will Change the Way We Shop

Posted by Sarah Wiliams on August 4, 2014 in Industry News

Today, as I was scanning through a few articles on some of my favorite blogs, I stumbled upon an article that wrote about a new iPhone app called Tapit. Tapit is a new iPhone app created by Swisscom. It is an iPhone app that was designed to make all of our lives easier and it is one of the newest apps to be released amongst a recent surge of interest in mobile apps that allow you to pay for groceries, coffees and more with just a tap of the finger. Tapit was released about a month ago and it is called itself the “Swiss wallet of the future”. Essentially, with Tapit, people throughou

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7 Cool Time-saving iPhone Features

Posted by Sarah Wiliams on July 30, 2014 in Industry News

The iPhone is one of those amazing new technology developments of the last century that has changed the world that we live in. Because of the iPhone, so many cool tools and features are now available to us that are within reach of our fingertips. Here are 7 of those cool iPhone features that help save us time and make our every day lives a little bit easier. Enjoy! 1. Customize Alert Sounds Are you tired of all the alert sounds on your iPhone sounding the same? Wouldn’t it be nice to have different sounds when you get a voicemail, receive a text, email or new tweet alert? If you want to

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Cool 2D Flat Surface Free Background Maker

Posted by Sarah Wiliams on July 23, 2014 in Free Wallpapers, Industry News

Wanna experience something cool? Would you like to see how someone is making art with computer code? While my friend at Pixellogo was cruising the Internet the other day, he discovered this amazing new 2d flat surface free background maker that was created as a joint effort between Matthew Wagerfield and Tobias van Schneider. What is it exactly? The Flat Surface Shader is based on the Lambertian Reflectance model, where the color of a triangle is calculated by a variety of different light sources within a particular scene. It is a great alternative to creating 3d effects with WebGL. Bas

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