Printing and Graphic Design Blog

Popular Graphic Design Trends in 2016

By Carissa Colclough | Wed, Oct 19, 2016

One of the most difficult tasks for designers is trying to predict what the next new trend will be. Every year, a new color, design, or concept is created and takes over. 2016 has had quite the variety compared to most years, with certain trends fading out for new ones to take their place. What were the biggest trends this year? Why were they so popular? Is there a science behind why these concepts worked so well? Let’s find out.

“New Retro”

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5 Free Stock Photo Sites Graphic Designers Should Bookmark

By Carissa Colclough | Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Are you a graphic designer in search of the perfect stock photos, but don’t have the budget to pay for them? There are some great free resources available online if you know where to look. These sites make it easy to find a wide variety of high quality, high resolution images to use in your next design project.

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So Happy Together: All About Cards and Envelopes

By Sara Capello | Tue, Aug 09, 2016

Everyone loves getting a card in the mail. It's an old fashioned way of saying hello, extending an invitation, or just saying thank you. Cards and envelopes come in all shapes and sizes, and it's important to consider the size, shape and paper you'll be using before creating your design. Did you know that certain envelopes, like square for example, cost more money to send through the mail than rectangular ones? Did you fall in love with a specialty paper only to find out you can't get envelopes  that match? This blog will take you through the ins and outs of card and envelope design, using some standard sizes as examples.

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How to Convert Traditional Artwork & Illustration to Digital Art

By Sara Capello | Tue, Jul 26, 2016

We live in a digital world. Having an online presence today is essential for almost any business. Artists especially have really benefited from the internet, their work can now be shared with and sold to an enormous audience. Knowing how work with your artwork digitally is really important, this blog post will give you some tips on how to take your traditional artwork and bring it into a digital format to reproduce with ease.

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