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Image Editing for Beginners

Posted by Elektra Rose on Jan 5, 2017 12:22:59 PM

So it’s your responsibility to add content to your organization's website? If you’re not also a designer or photographer then this post on image editing for beginners should help.

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Topics: design

Greenery: Pantone's Color of the Year is Wrong

Posted by Marcy Rye on Dec 9, 2016 2:32:32 PM
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Topics: design

9 Best Free Stock Photo Websites

Posted by Marcy Rye on Oct 7, 2016 12:10:18 PM
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Topics: design

What Color is Brave?

Posted by Marcy Rye on Jun 9, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Color is everywhere: fashion, advertising, food packaging, cars, décor, sports team colors, just to name a few. Understanding people’s perceptions of it is complex, confusing, and quite challenging for the marketer. There are many possible variations and reasons why people see color differently that include culture, gender, the ambient lighting, and other factors.

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Topics: design, branding

The Secret to Great Design: Partnership

Posted by Marcy Rye on Feb 19, 2016 8:30:00 AM

In a sailboat race, partnership is critical to optimize the performance of the boat. Each person contributes a specific set of knowledge and skill, and working together they can reach top speed. When working with a design firm, the type of relationship you have with them is possibly the key factor in the liklihood of getting great design work. There are three types of relationships I’ve noticed over the years that I’ll name “boss/worker”, “friends”, and “partners”. You can probably guess which one I recommend!
 
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Topics: design, client relationships

How to Give and Get Great Design Feedback

Posted by Marcy Rye on Dec 8, 2015 1:00:00 PM


A designer’s secret weapon is the ability to solve business problems with good design. But clients don’t always realize we can do this. The result can be an awkward situation where the client starts giving design feedback, the design team becomes surly, the design starts to drift away from what it’s supposed to accomplish, and everybody gets a little cranky. 

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Topics: design, client relationships