Lucas

job well done…

in our industry there are two camps... creative and production. production prepares graphics for press that have been designed by someone in a creative capacity. having done both i can say that although they both have their pros / cons i prefer the creative department... let me explain... production graphics or pre-press is mechanical... assess

job well done…2010-10-14T04:35:19-04:00

empirical photographic arts…

once in a while if you're lucky enough you get a chance to make friends with some truly selfless and talented individuals. a few months ago my wife and I met d'arcy and angela of empirical photographic arts... outstanding photographers who not only have a depth and range to their talents but are the two

empirical photographic arts…2014-11-04T03:16:33-05:00

graphic designers — clients and their criticism…

For graphic designers, clients are everything. And why shouldn’t they be? They are the chief source of revenue and income for designers. But no graphic design is willing to sell his pride and prestige for any amount of money. Designers get paid to work on graphic design projects and not listen to demeaning comments from

graphic designers — clients and their criticism…2010-08-20T16:15:34-04:00

from the office of Frank Chimero…

Anonymous asked: What advice would you give to a graphic design student? Design does not equal client work. It’s hard to make purple work in a design. The things your teachers tell you in class are not gospel. You will get conflicting information. It means that both are wrong. Or both are true. This never

from the office of Frank Chimero…2010-08-20T16:10:49-04:00

no name…

on the subject of the No Name branding... I was really impressed with Loblaws for re-releasing the original look and feel of their packaging for the 30th anniversay of the No Name brand... there is something about the starkness of the packaging that has a very strange and inexplicable appeal... beyond the obvious black copy

no name…2010-07-26T02:58:51-04:00

advice for a rookie designer…

it can be tough to break into the graphic design business... I've had a few people ask me "what's the best way to get started?" I'm not sure the method I suggest is the best but it worked for me and I've been in the business for over fourteen years... here is what I e-mailed

advice for a rookie designer…2010-07-21T19:22:48-04:00

principles of design…

In design, balance is best understood when compared to the physical world. Think of a physical object, such as a glass of water. When the glass is tipped or off balance, it falls over and spills. To keep a scale in balance it must have equal weight on both sides. Note that the weight does

principles of design…2010-07-20T01:26:13-04:00

your suppliers are a gold mine…

great article by Mark Dollan, Founder/CEO of Creative Briefcase When it comes to building a referral network, many business owners look to networking groups, the local chamber of commerce, referrals from current clients, online networking sites, and their own industry associations. But one area that is often overlooked is your current supplier base. With a

your suppliers are a gold mine…2010-07-20T00:50:24-04:00

well said sharron, well said…

"Designing a masterpiece graphically is the art of combining text and graphics to communicate an effective message. It is primarily used in the design of logos, brochures, newsletters, posters, signs, and other type of visual communication. Graphic design is the use of words and images to pass on information or to create a certain visual

well said sharron, well said…2010-07-20T00:20:12-04:00

the man is a giant…

Below is a link to my friend Steve Mcghee's blog site... he is considered to be one of the premiere digital / photoshop artists in the world... his work is nothing short of outstanding. http://stevemcghee.com/ his piece titled "Last Flight Home" won Best Digital Art, Active Webdezign Annual Design Aawrds 2010... can't wait to do

the man is a giant…2010-07-19T21:59:33-04:00