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Decoding Design: Print Lingo

Having covered color profiles and website lingo, I will now move on to the wonderful world of print. If you’ve ever had to deal with getting something professionally printed, and …

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  • DateApril 14, 2012
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Client/Vendor Relations: Real World

Possibly the best internet video ever, this little gem takes some of the lines that freelancers get all of the time, and puts them in other client/vendor situations to show …

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Decoding Design: Web Lingo

Last time on Decoding Design, I decoded the basic terminology regarding color profiles. This time, I’m going to decode the world of building a website. This is a conversation I …

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  • DateJune 28, 2011
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New Venture: Dragonflight Dreams

Since no creative soul can flourish on art-for-clients alone, I’ve been exploring alternate creative outlets, and I think I’ve found one that suits. I’ve taken up screen printing – specifically, …

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The Humor in the Headaches

Like any job, being a designer and also being a freelancer comes with some occasional headaches. I find that talking with other designers or freelancers about common problems helps ease …

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Decoding Design: Color Lingo

If you’ve ever had an in-depth conversation with a designer, you’ve probably been bombarded by letter combinations like CMYK, RGB, DPI, and odd terms like bleeds and spot colors. We …

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Myths About Freelancing

I get many different reactions when I tell people that I’m a freelancer. The title apparently comes with a lot of preconceptions, not all of them accurate. I run into …

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  • DateAugust 20, 2010
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Review: Kelby Training Live

On Wednesday I attended my first professional seminar. It was the Down & Dirty Tricks with Photoshop seminar by Kelby Training Live. I was really excited about it. Granted, I’d …

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Where My Clients Comes From

I recently had a fellow designer ask me how much of my business comes from referrals. I said probably about 30%. That surprised him, and led to a discussion on …

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  • DateAugust 15, 2010
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Unsung Toolbar Heroes

It should be noted for the record that I am using the Adobe Creative Suite 3 of programs. I have not yet upgraded to 4 or 5 because it is …

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