There are a trillion WordPress websites out there! Yes, I said a trillion. Meaning lots! Mucho grande. With those trillion WP sites out there comes the desire by the owners to customize those sites. As most of you know, there are tons of ways to do WordPress customization. Methods available are both free and paid… Continue reading WordPress Customization – Secret to Pro Blog Website Design!
In my years in the creative design industry I’ve worked with many designers. A question I get asked often is: What is the job of a Junior Graphic Designer? While this might be up for personal interpretation, there are certain traits that describe a junior designer. Maybe you are looking to hire one. Or maybe… Continue reading What is the Job of a Junior Graphic Designer?
Just about every serious business person who’s marketing a product or service must develop a brochure to help sell that product or service. Even if you are not doing the design yourself and hiring somebody to do it, it’s your job to understand all the ins and outs of development. This will ensure that you… Continue reading Brochure Design Ideas – How to Best Accomplish the Design of a Brochure.
You’re an avid cyclist. You need a new pair of mountain bike gloves because your old pair has worn through. You show up at a bicycle shop after doing your research. However, you arrive at the shop with your mind already set on a pair of Specialized cycling gloves. You look around at the display rack… Continue reading MTB Cycling Gloves – Impressive Packaging Will Give Product an Edge Over the Competition.
One of the most exciting yet challenging projects in Adobe Photoshop is enhancing photos of a face by using: Photoshop Face Effects It sounds like I’m talking about pre-programmed filters. Please let me be clear, that this is most definitely not the case. The best effects are the ones done on a case by case… Continue reading Photoshop Face Effects Beach Beauty
Here is a beautiful magazine ad design piece for the biggest craze to hit the mountain biking market in recent years. I’m talking about… 29er Mountain Bikes This ad was released in the May 2011 issue of Mountain Bike Action Magazine. It garnered quite of bit of attention and generated a large number of inquiries.… Continue reading Mountain Bike Action Magazine 29er Hardtail Carbon Fiber MTB Ad
What can I say? Very happy with the turn out of this ad. I wrote more in detail about the design process in my blog post Rush Jobs Make the Day Shorter here. However, one thing I did not mention in the design process post is the location of the ad. When the final printed… Continue reading Road Bike Action Magazine RavX CNC Parts Ad
In recent weeks I have released a number of Twitter tips articles based on my own experience. Most of the information in these articles is intended for people with some level of experience with the service. I do realize however there are thousands of new people joining Twitter every single day. Somebody has to take… Continue reading What is Twitter and How Does it Work?
Designing graphics for product is one of the facets of design that I enjoy the most. The design process is more 3-dimensional. I greatly enjoy that. The concepts are put together on a flat art board in 2 dimensions but the thought process requires you to consider the shape and area where the final design… Continue reading Product Graphic Design – Professional Bicycle Racing Saddle
For the last two months or so I’ve been bringing you a blog post a week. I’m trying to abide by that rule. I’m working on a rather long and complex post at the moment. Needless to say it won’t be ready for this week’s post. As many of you already know, I’m a designer… Continue reading Drumming Video – Jam Solo Opportunity – A Musical Intermission