What’s an Inspiration Board?

And how can improve your design work? Photo © Luis Francisco Cordero/Bigstock For those who don‘t already know, an inspiration board (sometimes referred to as a mood board or an idea board) is a collage of images meant to kick-start your imagination or please your muse. Many designers use it in a variety of ways,…

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Eight Tips For Staying Organized

Photo © Ieva Geneviciene/Bigstock Being an organized designer requires constant effort, but the payoff is greater productivity. By Angela Cho Organizing your digital work environment takes persistence, but it can exponentially increased your productivity. A good system of organization makes for faster project turnovers and more deadlines met. If you think your personal organization is…

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Six Quick Ways to Cultivate Inspiration

Photo © Brian Kelly/Bigstock When Art Is Your Passion But Also Your Business As graphic designers, we often enter this creative field as a result of our hobbies and off-the-wall way of thinking, as opposed to the more Left Brain career fields like accounting or medicine. However, combining artistic sensibilities with the very real-world need…

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How To Keep Designing in a Tough Economy

Five Tips to Stay Ahead Photo: © Steve Gardner/Bigstock Studies have shown that more design professionals are turning to stock imagery. From a pragmatic standpoint, this makes sense, as we are facing a tougher economy and must find innovative ways to stretch our budgets. In the spirit of producing more with fewer resources, we’ve listed…

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