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Design

Understanding Alignment in Graphic Design

You’ve aligned your sales objectives with your marketing strategy, and your marketing strategy with your design needs. Way to go! Now, it’s time to make sure your designs are aligned, as well. Alignment refers to the way various elements in a graphic design are placed in relation to each other. When your materials feature good alignment,...  read more

Adobe Lightroom vs Photoshop: Which Should You Use?

A picture is worth a thousand words, and no one knows that better than designers. However, with so many robust editing applications available, it’s not always easy to decide which platform will give you the tools you need to complete your vision. Today, we’re breaking down the major advantages and disadvantages of two applications beloved by...  read more

How to Upgrade Your Brand Collateral

Many businesses still (rightfully) rely on printed materials to connect with new colleagues or sales prospects. You’ve probably seen enough brochures, catalogs and other brand collateral in your day to know that many of them look completely identical. However, the same boring templates aren’t the only option for your brand. Today, there are endless creative options...  read more

Our 8 Favorite Brand Color Combinations

Choosing strategic brand colors is a golden opportunity for any business to show off their brand personality to their audience. When they see your attractive, appropriate and eye-catching brand color palette, your customers will be tickled pink (and your competitors might be green with envy). If you’re in need of some inspiration, check out our...  read more

Time-Saving Design File Organization Tips

What’s in a name? It may sound silly, but the names and overall organization of your design files can have a substantial impact on your work. Complicated folder systems and illogical file names can bog down your workflow and waste much of your precious time. In the worst cases, you may end up using an...  read more

The 4 Most Common Mistakes When Designing for Print

If you’re like most people, the first things you think about when starting a print design are the fun, creative elements. You may already be considering layouts, colors and attention-grabbing details before you even have the finalized content. However, there is more to exceptional graphic design than creativity and beautiful aesthetics. If you’re designing for a...  read more

5 Tips for High-Quality Photographs

If you want to create visually appealing print designs for your company, good photographs are must. Stock photos can work in a pinch, but there’s no true replacement for original photography. According to a recent survey, original graphics drove more than three times as much engagement to published articles as stock photos. If you’re just getting...  read more

Design Tips for Typesetting a Print Piece

The fonts and arrangements of text our customers choose for print designs can have a huge impact on the overall success of the piece. Not only does it affect the overall impression of your brand, but it can also influence their conversion rate. According to a recent study from Dr. Kevin Larson of Microsoft and...  read more

5 Types of Fonts & When to Use Them

Choosing the right font for a design is both an art and a science. Of course, you want to choose a font that’s aesthetically pleasing and fits the mood of your project, but it also needs to be appropriate and readable for the accompanying text. With an endless pool of options available on the Internet,...  read more