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The value of a website and web presence is undeniable for your small to medium business. However, building a custom website can be costly, and we know that for a startup or small busine…

The Disadvantages of Spec Work - Actually blog article image

Starting out in the design world can be pretty daunting, especially if you have little experience in your portfolio to showcase at interviews. Sometimes these limitations lead you to be tempted to engage in speculative work.

Hot Spots for Design Inspiration - Actually blog article banner image

Sometimes you just need a kick in the butt to get your creative juices flowing – don’t worry! I’ve got you covered. Here’s a few hot spots for design inspiration. Pinterest is awesome?!! Yes! It sure is! Pinned full of …

The Perks of Pro-Bono Work - Actually blog article image

Pro-bono work is when you contribute your professional skills in a voluntary role without payment, or perhaps a discounted rate. It’s a Latin phrase that means “for the public good”. And this type of donation is common in …

How to Start Feeling Energized at Work

Being energized at work means sourcing outlets to get bursts of energy throughout your workday. For each one of us those sources can be different. For some it might be reading sports stats, yoga, coffee breaks, meditation …

Five Traits Needed for a Great Collaborative Team - Actually blog article

It seems there’s a level of pride where an individual dignifies their performance by the ability to work independently or claiming full completion of a project by them. But let’s …

Why WordPress is Awesome - Actually blog article banner image

Our website is run by WordPress and so are 60 million other websites. Probably because WordPress has ”the flexibility of Movable Type, the parsing of TextPattern, the hackability of b2 and …

Looking to download some more apps for your iPhone, iPad and iPod and need some suggestions? I’ve put together a list of essentials that are top apps for Graphic Designers.

Online marketing, is an effective tool for getting your message out because of its widespread reach. Unfortunately you won’t get far without a list, so if …

What is Information Architecture - Actually blog article Image

Are you thinking about designing a website and maybe wondering how to layout the information on your website? First it’s best to start by planning, outlining and defining the information you want to …

Why You Should Create Groups for Your Email Campaigns - Actually article banner image

Are you new to email campaigns? Have you been thinking about creating a list? If you are, it’s a good idea to start building your list like it will be very large.

Reasons You Don't Need a Resume Anymore - Blog Article designed by Actually a Communication Design firm

A while back I wrote an article about how to get a job as a graphic designer and I included the obligatory resume, although it’s a great starting to an introduction for yourself to a potential …

How To Make Extra Money as a Graphic Designer - Actually blog article banner image

Being employed 9-5 isn’t the end all to your income as a graphic designer. In fact, once you take a chance you’ll see how easy it is to earn an income outside of your …

Looking for some assistance to manage the chaotic workflow? I’ve outlined some of the newest cool web applications out there to help simplify your business from surveys, landing pages …

How to Find a Job in the Graphic Design Industry Part 2 - blog article image

Part one of this article outlines ways to market yourself and defines the assets needed when applying for a creative position and this article wraps up the …

How to Find a Job in the Graphic Design Industry in black copy on pink background with drop shadow. Part one in pink copy on black corner banner.

When I graduated from college no one gave me instructions on how to find a job. And I soon found out there wasn’t a step-by-step instruction list of how to …

Making a website isn’t all about a pretty picture cut up into HTML and CSS. There’s tons of things happening in the back end ranging from programming, marketing strategies, and traffic …

Green textured background with white copy and drop shadow reading Great Web Designer Tools in Communication Design Banner for blog article

I’ve compiled a list of the online tools I use for web design and development that’ll be great resources for any designer – everything you’ll need to create a lovely web design or digital …

Important Tips for Your Email Campaigns - Blog Article Banner Image

These are a few mistakes I’ve made through my experience with email marketing. I’m pretty darn proud to say that out of all my email deployment experience I’ve only sent out two emails …

Great Google Web Fonts to Download - Blog Article Banner

I’ve prepared a list of stellar Google Web Fonts to Download, and there’s hundreds of free, open source fonts to choose from that have all been optimized for the web. The way Google Web Fonts works …