So many of us are now using Google Maps, Google hangouts, Google earth, . . . . Google You Tube, Gmail and Google Plus.
But how many of you are using Google fonts?
Love it or hate it . . . . . Google is not going away anytime soon.
I HATE the way it is everywhere you look and it feels like it is “taking over the world”
BUT. . . .
I LOVE the way the technology works . . . the speed, convenience and accessibility. . . . Continue reading
In order to print something OR view it on a website – you have to have a piece of artwork for the printer to print. . . . or the web master to code.
And that piece of artwork has to be the correct dimensions, resolution and colour mix to match the final process it is being used for.
The technicalities for understanding and creating artwork are skilled . . . particularly in some high complex print processes.
However . . . being technically skilled is not the same thing as having a great eye for captivating visual layout and fantastic graphic design. . . .
That takes a whole different kind of creative ability . . . . . Continue reading
However much I try to make things as clear as possible for my clients, I guess no-one is perfect!
And what seems to me (from my experienced design perspective) the most straight forward and obvious thing, can of course be quite complex to understand without the benefit of ingrained familiarity.
I had similar client experiences with two completely separate projects earlier this year, which at first glance appeared to be issues with the print. . .
I have done two business card jobs recently, both quite different. . . .
I met Anna, when we were both visitors of the Ladies connect networking group, held each month at the waterski centre in Cliff, near Tamworth.
As a Polish lady who also has a slight hearing difficulty, in a room full of English speaking women, she very bravely stood up and took her turn explaining her business venture. . . .
. . . . and passed me a referral, (after hearing mine) to assist with a logo and business card design for her new cleaning business.
This week I had a delivery from my favourite online printer who I use for 90% of my work.
Normally their print quality is exceptional.
Particularly when you factor the price in, and that although they have offices in the UK, the main printing plant is in Germany, and the print prices they charge, include delivery to the UK . . .
. . . . and even allowing for a markup on their prices to cover my artwork and arrangement fee, they still are cheaper (on most print runs) than printers local to me. Continue reading
With website design being fairly prominent in my mind recently due to the offer. . . . . Continue reading
All the colours of a rainbow, all over our screens and on printed media everywhere we look, but getting it the mode right is a bit more complicated. Continue reading
Two things happened this week to make me ponder how we handle our time. Continue reading