Conveying Your Message

Designs will often represent a product, event, or service. It’s incredibly important that the design is consistent with the feel and setting of its source. There are quite a few elements that go into creating a consistent and appropriate design, but for now we will touch on the major ones: color, font, and imagery. Color […]


Valuing Your Own Work

As an artist, it’s very important that you actually enjoy and appreciate the content you create. I know it sounds like something that should be obvious to anyone, but most artists have something they’ve made that they were never satisfied with. Even the greatest artists can think of a few things they would have done […]


Photoshop Filters

Photoshop is a very powerful tool for editing images and altering their appearance. One of the quickest and easiest ways to drastically change how an image looks is to apply a “filter”. Photoshop comes preloaded with several different filters to choose from, some better than others. While these filters are easy to apply and manipulate, […]

Business, Motivational

Be the Tortoise

Over the years, I’ve started to say, “If this is a race, I’m the Tortoise.” Most of my philosophies are based on the long term outcome rather than quick returns. I can’t tell you how many people that I know who are always looking for the quick and easy fix. All you need to know […]

Design, Typography


Anytime I critique a design, the very first thing I think about is hierarchy. hierarchy – an arrangement or classification of things according to relative importance. What are you trying to say with your design? Is the most important thing, the first thing that I see? If not, then maybe you’re not using hierarchy correctly. […]

Business, Motivational

Why Is Content King?

The Internet has even the playing field between big businesses and the little man. The days of needing a big corporation behind you are over. There are so many stories now where someone put out their content online, built an audience, and then turned it into a full-time career. In this post, I want to talk about how […]


A Graphic Designer’s Startup Kit

If you’re looking to become a graphic designer, this list should help you get the ball rolling. 1. Adobe Creative Suite             Pretty much every designer uses Adobe and for obvious reasons. I can’t even tell you who’s their competition. Photoshop I mostly use Photoshop for photo editing purposes (resizing, […]