I just finished up a community art guide for the Sioux Falls Arts Council and couldn't be more excited about it.Read More
It's been a while since I've posted a blog post and I'm sorry for that. Life has caught up to me and it seems likes I have no time. Between full-time grad school and work, plus trying to keep up a social life and moving my life has been chaos. I hopefully plan to start trying to share interesting things again with you guys on a weekly basis. We will see how that goes. For now now I'm going to post a couple school projects I've been working on the last couple weeks, that will hopefully be added to my portfolio eventually (that takes time to update as well).Read More
No matter what level you’re at in your design career, there’s always room for improvement. In this article, I’d like to offer some tips to younger designers at the start of their career. If you’re under 30, this article’s for you. I’ve gathered a few tips (from around the world wide web) that I think will help you become as successful as possible before you turn the corner into your third decade. If you’re over 30, stick around, you still might find some useful tips within.Read More
For many business owners, it can be tempting to look for as many ways to save money with all the expenses that come with running a company. A common decision that comes up in the web design and development phase is to figure out whether to go with templates or get the website custom coded.Read More
It's unusual to find a business that is not on social media, although it's not unusual to see many businesses doing social media in inefficient, time wasting ways.Read More
When it comes to creating digital art and web designs, Photoshop (now part of Adobe's Creative Cloud) has been the go-to tool for years. But this doesn't mean it's the only software for the job. In recent years, Sketch, a proprietary vector graphics editor, has risen through the ranks to become a serious rival to the mighty Photoshop.Read More
Today’s marketers have countless options when it comes to social media. Some platforms peak in popularity and then quickly disappear. This makes it difficult to determine which channels to invest time and budget in.
For digital marketers specifically targeting millennials, this adds an extra challenge. Millennials are always looking for the “next big thing.” By the time marketers decipher which platform millennials are currently using, they’ve moved on.Read More
Design school is great. It gives you the opportunity to mature as a designer, illustrator, website builder or artist, prepares you for your future career, and helps you develop the beginnings of a design portfolio. But it can't teach you everything.Read More
Graphic design, like any profession, is littered with jargon and phrases you may not be familiar with. Here are just some of the key terms you should know, and a brief explanation in words you can understand – plus where to go to learn more.Read More
If you're just getting into graphic design, or think you want to be a graphic designer, here's what you need to invest in. You may not need the latest hardware or software – ideas and execution are far more important than the latest equipment – but it's worth investing in the best kit you can afford!Read More
Few tools are as useful to creatives as a trusty notebook. They might appear pretty simple on the surface – just sheets of paper bound together inside a cover – but they've survived through the years for a reason: they just work.
Notebooks don't have to be charged (well, most of them anyway), they're inexpensive and they're one of the easiest things to use – simply open them and start writing. Even the most sophisticated digital tools have to pack a serious technological punch to appear this intuitive.Read More