One of the interesting paradoxes about what I do is that after I spend my professional expertise developing creative and engaging content for clients’ ads or marketing collateral, I have little or no time remaining to do the same thing for my own business. Such is life, right? The cobbler’s children have no shoes. I […]
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Have you ever needed to design desktop wallpaper that was consistent across several sizes? Here is an Illustrator file that will allow you to create desktop wallpapers for the following resolutions: Artboard 1 – 1024 x 768 Artboard 2 – 1280 x 720 Artboard 3 – 1280 x 960 Artboard 4 – 1366 x 768 […]
A GwdToday.com article outlined a recent rash of “smishing” threats in which people reported receiving fraudulent text messages indicating they had won gift cards from Best Buy or WalMart. The article cites Best Buy’s website as the source of this quote: “Don’t respond to e-mails, text messages or online ads offering free gift cards. Make […]
We were at the Abbeville Spring Festival this evening. I had my Fuji S-9100 on hand and decided to try and capture some of the fun. I have been sort of chained to my desk for the majority of this week working on a couple of urgent projects for clients. This image is a good […]
Today Hubspot offered a great post about mobile marketing. I have to admit that I’m not a mobile-crazy, app-developing, mobile expert (except that I’m a fairly adroit user of an Android OS phone). But I am aware of how mobile consumption of the web is trending, and I’m aware of how that trend is shaping design and […]
I don’t plan to give away all of my secrets.* But I wanted to pass this along: Before & After is a resource devoted to helping improve design. I find the articles enjoyable and helpful, and I know clients who appreciate my work will occasionally appreciate resources like this. There are a variety of free […]
Do you remember in grade school how your parents and teachers would try to keep you from being judgmental and cliquish? The most memorable phrase was, “Never judge a book by its cover.” And I’m revealing that I am a child of the 1980’s, but who could forget the second phrase of the Transformers theme song: […]
Hi everyone, Andy here. I am writing this post on a borrowed computer. My main system is being restored to its factory state because a hard drive glitch (either software or hardware…not sure) rendered my computer non-functional. Hard drive problems have consumed half a day of productivity. I have lost at least 4 hours of […]
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