We all love our laptops. They are small, convenient, powerful, life saving, and our daily source of entertainment. Finishing all of the work you need to complete is so much easier when you have the mobility to take your work anywhere. And when you can take your work anywhere, you can work for longer. Often, however, we spend hours upon hours sitting hunched over our computer, and as amazing as they are, working on them ends up being the cause of our painful back and neck aches. When you already
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Every business organisation, no matter how successful, has lost customers in the past. This could be due to any of a myriad of reasons, from a poor customer service experience that’s left the customer disenchanted, to discovering they’ve been paying more than they should have for the products and/or services they’ve purchased. However, it isn’t necessarily the experience in question that dictates whether or not there remains a possibility of winning back a disenchanted cu
I’ve been a designer for almost my entire life, dating back to 28 years ago this coming weekend, when I made my first logo in a kitchen in eastern Ohio. For the better part of my career, I wrestled with one crippling fear – that one day, I would run out of ideas. Afraid that the well would run dry, and I would no longer be able to rise to the challenge of creating new stuff. Over recent years, I’ve decided to confront this fear instead of living with it. What I’ve come to
Today I’m releasing the Nature Photo Pack. In the zipped file you will find 25 beautiful stock photos. Use them commercially and personally. These images are perfect for backgrounds, headers, web sites, apps, articles, blogs or presentations. The only limit is your imagination. You’ll find the download link as well as all the included images below. Feel free to share this resource if you found it useful. Also, if it’s not too hard, please link back to our website to show credit
If you don’t already do freelance work, chances are you will within the next few years. Full-time jobs are on the decline. Companies have laid of millions of employees and have no plans to re-hire for those positions. When they need work done, they’ll hire freelancers. This can be both a blessing and a curse for people seeking worse. Freelance opportunities and wages are increasing, so people who seek work can certainly find it. At the same time, it’s difficult to get started.
Words! Words can be as simple as a few dozen letters on a white sheet of paper, yet they can be overwhelming strong. Words can enrage us into a fury. They can make us feel empty and alone. They can make us smile and they can make us cry. Words are simple but strong. They can inspire, teach and motivate. Some of the best quotes contain life lessons and send chills down one’s spine when read or spoken aloud. Enjoy the greatest quotes from the smartest minds below. “Give a man a mask, a
When it comes to designing your bathroom or kitchen, whether you’re planning a few changes or a complete overhaul; if you’re aiming for a sleek, modern look or something fun and artistic; or if your goal is to incorporate ecologically-friendly fixtures, the numerous sink choices available to consumers these days ensure that no matter what you’re looking for, there’s a perfect sink for you. Whatever your preferred aesthetic, the clever, creative, and beautiful designs avai
The saying ‘less is more’, is something of a rule to live by in today’s society. Designers take note – a minimalistic approach now overrules the flashy gaudiness of yesteryear. Today we find even the most simple of ideas the most endearing, and it’s becoming a noticeable trend among consumers who favor clutter-free packaging, dressed-down products, and no-fuss marketing, over which product is the shiniest, and which has the most colorful label. Take a look at these
As a frequent reader of various blogs, I often find myself running into common grammar mistakes. I decided to cover the top 5 mistakes I constantly see being made. I’m not going to lie, the English language is strange. So don’t feel bad if you’ve previously committed these mistakes. Let’s get to it… Affect Versus Effect How do you know when to use the word affect and effect? This is a very common question, and it is one that many people become confused over. H
Are you tired of that old worn out rug on your beautiful hardwood floor? Did you keep it for so long because it was a family heirloom? Well, if you have not shopped for a new rug in a while, you will be amazed at the beautiful new designs that are available. The different sizes, patterns, colors, and designs are too many to count. You can even have one designed to specifically match your furniture, wallpaper, bed linen or your beautifully colored draperies. A new rug can give any room a bright a
As humans, we constantly try to define our meaning and existence on planet Earth. What is this? Why are we here? What’s my purpose? I don’t know about you, but I constantly find myself asking these questions. The curiosity inside me to know what life is about can be overwhelming at times… Every now and then, I tend to experience a rollercoaster of emotions. Some days I feel grateful for my existence, and others I feel like everything is meaningless. Whenever I find m
Whatever your creative goal – be it to pen a Pulitzer prize winning novel, shoot an Oscar winning movie, or paint a masterpiece – it’s important to remember that you are constantly surrounded by outside influences. You read, you watch movies, and you examine art. Each of these mediums, with their wide variety of style and voice, influence your life and your creativity. When pen meets paper, or fingers meet keyboard, you can sometimes struggle to decisively write something that
Networking in any field is an important aspect of building and growing your career path. The creative industry of design and art can be quite cutthroat and competitive, which means that having a fantastic portfolio may not be enough to get professional designers to notice you. Don’t worry though, knowing how to network and learning how to include it into your everyday life, is what will set you apart from the designers who don’t take time to network. The current question on your mind
The internet can be a very fascinating place and you really never know what you’re going to get. By using viral video curation websites, you can easily find the latest viral videos and watch them before your friends get the chance. BestOfYouTube The BestOfYouTube is one of the most commonly used viral curation sites online. By visiting the website, you’ll find the latest viral videos. The site is extremely easy to navigate but lacks substance. It is impossible to browse videos based
Nobody is perfect and we all make mistakes. But that doesn’t mean you should use this excuse and continue to make them. Today we will take a look at the most common mistakes made by graphic designers. If you’re a young designer just getting into this field, this post is for you. Let’s not waste anymore time and get to the meat of this article. Not understanding the brief It’s extremely important to understand the brief. When you do not understand the brief