Graphic Design

20 Things Never Say to Your Graphic Designer

In my 25 years in the design world, I’ve seen just about everything there is to see. Some good. Some bad. And definitely some ugly. Luckily for me, most has been good. In that time, I’ve come to expect the worst and hope for the best from potential and actual customers. The list below is a list of those not so good times. It’s a list of the 20 Things Never Say to Your Graphic Designer.

All Things JPEG: Types, When to Use One, and Alternatives to the JPEG

Our beloved JPEG. Oh so many adorn the internet. And they come in every shape and size. From cat and unicorn pictures, to newsworthy photos and informational documents. In 2014, according to Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report, people uploaded an average of 1.8 billion digital images every single day. That’s 657 billion photos per year. And many of those are JPEGs. But do we really know about all things JPEG?

What to Expect of Your Graphic Designer

Hiring a graphic designer for any project can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. A considerate designer should take the time to educate the client on his/her process. The business of design may be new for the client, but not for the designer. Whether the designer is a couple years into his/her career or 30 years into it, he/she needs to help the client understand the roles of each party.

Where I Go for Design Inspiration

Inspiration can strike at any moment. Ideas can come out of nowhere – quick. And yes, there are times when ideas need to be coaxed out of you. When you’ve tried everything you know to get those creative juices flowing. And nothing. That’s when I go to the web to see the latest from the best out there. The best firms. The best designers. And the best sites compiling the best of the web.