What Makes a Great Logo?

Logos are the centerpiece of a company’s brand image. The quality of a logo will give the impression to the consumer how much a brand means to the company. An effective logo can help sell products, and conversely an ineffective logo can potentially hurt sales. So what makes a great logo? A great logo needs […]

Common Design Mistakes To Avoid

Below are some common design mistakes you should try to avoid when designing a website. Designing for Yourself Instead of for Your Clients One of the biggest issues I think that happens is that website owners put too much of their own style into their websites. Remember that you are not the one using the […]

Best Firefox Extensions for Web Designers

As a web designer you need all the help you can get to make sure your sites are working and as an added bonus they are free. Below is my list of the Best Firefox Extensions for Web Designers in no particular order. These are just the ones I use the most in my day-to-day […]

5 SEO Tips for beginners

I know there are tons of SEO articles out their but I’m going to throw my hat in the SEO ring anyways. Below are 5 SEO Tips for beginners that should help you out. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization and is defined by Wikipedia as “the process of improving the visibility of a website […]

Top 10 Websites Every Designer Should Bookmark

This is just my own personal top 10 list for design in general. There is no order to the list and I get no financial gain from anyone on the list (but please, feel free to send me something if you’ve liked what I’ve written.) 1. Smashing Magazine I love Smashing Magazine. I look forward […]

Stop using a free email for your business

I always think twice when, in business, someone gives me an aol or gmail email address. There are usually 3 reasons why people do this: 1. Not technically inclined – these people are usually afraid of computers and hate that they even have to use email. 2. Lazy – They already have a perfectly good […]

The one thing a designer needs to design well — Your Resume

In my time as a graphic designer I’ve seen many a resume and I have to say about 70% of them to put it bluntly, sucked. Any resume that was designed in (shutter) Microsoft Word were pretty much overlooked. The others that has some kind of style went right to the top. Look, your applying […]