Design Trends for 2019: Asymmetry, Jarring Colors, and Exaggerated Proportions

We’re working with a client that is moving up from medium-sized businesses to enterprise businesses and one of the key strategies is to graphically redesign their website – new fonts, new color scheme, new patterns, new graphic elements, and animation synchronized with user interaction. All of these visual indicators will assist a visitor that their site is focused on enterprise companies rather than smaller ones. I believe a lot of design agencies miss the subtleties

Design Wizard: Create High-Quality Graphical Content in Minutes

The pressure on marketers, business owners and entrepreneurs to produce high quality, original campaigns has never been as intense as it is right now. Without design knowledge and creative strategies it’s going be increasingly difficult to keep up with the rising standard. Design Wizard is an online graphic design software that offers people a quick, easy and affordable solution to creating visual content.  Every day there are over 1.8 billion images posted online and the

5 Awesome Tools for Content Marketing Minimalists

I consider myself a minimalist in content marketing. I don’t like complicated calendars, schedulers and planning tools—to me, they make the process more complicated than it needs to be. Not to mention, they make content marketers rigid. If you’re using a 6-month content calendar planning tool—that your company is paying for—you feel obligated to stick to every detail of that plan. However, the best content marketers are agile, ready to shift content around as schedules

Graphic Design Terminology That Noobs Often Get Confused

I chuckled a little bit when I found this infographic because, as it turns out, I must be a graphic design noob. But, alas, it’s amazing finding out how much I don’t know about an industry I’ve been embedded deeply in for the last 25 years. In my defense, I only dabble and request graphics. Thankfully, our designers are far more knowledgeable about graphic design than I am. You need to know the difference between

Incredible ICRE Graphic Recordings by the Ink Factory Studio

Once upon a time, I wanted to be an graphic artist. I do some work now but am floored by the folks I meet in the industry – I hesitate to think I could ever catch up after all these years. A few years of mechanical drafting also crushed my creativity – now it’s all about symmetry. Anyways… when I was walking through the ICRE in Chicago, I arrived at the Guidance Solutions booth. About

I Don’t Like It!

These are probably the worst 4 words that you can ever hear as an agency from your client. You never get used to it even though it happens fairly often. People hire designers to do the impossible… pull a vision out of their head and put it into an image, site, video or even a brand. Worse, it’s rarely an answer that matters. It really doesn’t matter whether or not you like it. As long