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Halloween Creative Emergency Kit:  

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I am no longer dating a designer. In the years I dated Katy, she changed the way I perceive the world in every way. Because of her, my house looks cool and my clothes are stylish. I have a real appreciation of form, function and effective communication. I see beauty in places I never thought…

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After we’d been dating a while, I began to realize that Katy’s designer mentality was rubbing off on me in all kinds of ways. Sneaky ways. All of a sudden the throw pillows on my couch looked ridiculous. The “art” on my walls might as well have been plucked from a college dorm room. Even…

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For our first date, Katy and I went to dinner at a reasonably fancy place. Nothing outlandish, but it was nice, it was new, and it had a solid Yelp score. We had barely sat down when my education on all things design began. “I love their branding,” she said. “Mm,” I said, barely understanding…

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Joe never paid any attention to graphic design. He never knew how seriously it was taken by the people who are passionate about it. But that all changed when he met Katy. I was at a happy hour networking event at a local pub; I saw an attractive, quirky young woman, and introduced myself, extending…

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Cubic‘s Tale :: So we were pitching a tourism account in southeastern Oklahoma. We were one of three groups presenting in one day, so an inspirational leave-behind was important to stand out in the creative parade called a pitch. The only way to get down to this beautiful place is to drive. It takes every…

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“Need this designed ASAP. Specs per our discussion last week. How quickly can you have it?” “How soon do you want it out?” “…yesterday would be great! HA!” {insert your uncomfortable, nervous laugh here} Time traveler may not be in your official job description, but just how often do you feel like it should be?…

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This week we celebrate the birth of a VIP in the graphic arts industry. One of the most very important people in our industry ever – Mr. William Addison Dwiggins. Dwiggins designed typography, ornaments, ads, books, marionettes – you name it. He loved paper and ink and great printing. He was an irrepressible creative who took…

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It’s EOD Friday and the biggest worry on your mind is which Netflix series to spend the weekend binge watching.  You’re half way to the door when you hear it – the ding of a new email. Your heart skips a beat as you turn back and scan over the subject line: “POSTCARD DESIGN NEEDED…

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