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Annual Report for Sound Generations

Last month, in the midst of a household move, I put together an annual report for Sound Generations. I love laying out annual reports, but don’t get to do them that often. I just received this feedback from Sound Generations from one of their annual report recipients: “I just wanted to compliment you on the…

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What It Means To Be a Good Graphic Designer Client

As a potential client that is looking for a graphic designer to provide services for you or your business, there are some important things that you need to know about being a good graphic designer client. Here in this post you’ll discover some important information about what it means to be a good client, understanding…

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It’s a small world, after all!

I hadn’t been getting many good clients through Craig’s List over the past several years, mainly, because there are so many “out there” service postings…a lot of spam, because it’s a free service to post a listing. So it’s hard for people to really weed through the bad to find a good business match. Last…

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Design Graduates Ready to Join the Workforce

I was asked to be a panelist for a portfolio review at Lake Washington School of Technology. The portfolios presented were from graduating students in the design program. Half were game design and half were other graphic design. Lake Washington is my alma mater and where I got my associates degree in multimedia design &…

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Reasons to use WordPress for your complete website

WordPress vs. HTML, the battle goes on.  People are constantly debating about which is the better of the two for a website.  But if it is any indication, think about this.  You constantly hear about folks going from HTML to WordPress, but rarely if ever do you hear about it being the other way around. …

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What Does Color Have To do With Marketing?

Color affects and influences us both emotionally and psychologically on all levels, whether it is personal or business. Certain colors have the ability to raise our blood pressure, cause our breathing to become rapid, increase our pulse rate and adrenaline. Color influences every level, from the brand logo, image, signage, display, print materials, and the…

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Export Images from Microsoft Files

Did you know that Word’s DOCX or PPTX file formats are glorified ZIP files? Change the extension to ZIP, unzip it, and you’ll find all of the document’s original assets, including the images as individual files in a folder. More importantly, InDesign can access the original high-resolution images when you place a DOCX file, even…

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Hiring a Freelance Graphic Designer

Lеt’s first assume two things. Number one, freelancers аrе, fοr thе mοѕt раrt, hοnеѕt, straightforward people. Number two, clients, аrе аlѕο mostly hοnеѕt, straightforward people. Hοwеνеr, everyone hаѕ hаd a bаd experience аt ѕοmе point іn thеіr career. Thе designer wasn’t paid fοr work οr thе client didn’t receive a completed work product fοr whісh…

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Wow, What An Honor!

I was just notified that I’m one of the top 25 graphic designers in the Seattle area! I’m very honored to be named. See me and other top designers at http://www.expertise.com/wa/seattle/web-design

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Vector vs. Raster – Which one do you need?

If you don’t understand the difference between vector and raster, you’re not alone! The majority of images you see everyday on your computer are raster-based. Raster graphics are simply a grid of pixels, with each pixel assigned a color.  When you zoom in on a raster image — like a .jpg photo of your family…

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