Renowned artist/illustrator/painter Don Bolognese joins me to talk about how it’s the designer’s talent—not the tool—that’s vital for a successful creative career. He shares interesting stories and insights from his 67-year career and how it evolved over time with changes in technology.
Category: Graphic Design
Episode #120: Stock Photo Licensing
Many graphic designers may unknowingly violate stock photo licensing terms when they buy a stock image or when they send one to a client. Here are some things to be aware of when choosing free and paid stock images for your graphic design projects.
Episode #117: Why Designers Should Embrace (Not Hate) Canva
Graphic designers love or hate Canva. Does Canva hurt the design industry? Is Canva a threat to graphic designers? Will you lose work? Can designers leverage Canva as an opportunity to get more work? Here's why designers should embrace, not hate, Canva.
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Episode #112: 8 Reasons Designers Should Care About Accessibility
A lot of graphic designers aren’t thinking about accessibility. But there are many benefits for not just the end users or readers. There are actually benefits for you as a logo designer, print designer or web designer. Find out 8 reasons designers should care about accessibility.
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Episode #106: Adobe InDesign vs Affinity Publisher: Which Should You Use?
When it comes to page layout programs for graphic designers, for some it comes down to Adobe InDesign versus Affinity Publisher. Find out the key differences between InDesign and Publisher and how to decide which page layout program is best for you.
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Episode #105: How to Choose the Best Images for Your Design Projects
Find out what graphic designers and web designers should consider when looking for images and how to choose the best images for your design projects to have the most impact. Also find out where to find stock images that you can legally use.
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Episode #104: 11 Cool Acrobat Tips for Designers
A lot of designers use PDFs for design proofs, but you may not realize some of the helpful features Acrobat offers. Here are 11 cool Acrobat tips for designers that will save you time, improve your workflow or let you do some really cool things.
Episode #99: How to Make PDF and Print Documents More User Friendly
When you design documents destined for both print and the web, if all you do is export your layout files to low- and high-resolution PDFs, you’re missing out on providing a better experience for readers of PDFs or print and a higher value to your clients. Learn how to make PDF and print documents more user friendly.
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Episode #98: 6 Reasons to Use InDesign’s Automated Table of Contents
Many graphic designers avoid using InDesign’s automated table of contents feature. But there are several problems with creating a table of contents manually. Find out 6 reasons designers should use InDesign’s automated table of contents feature.
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Episode #96: How to Reduce Client Revisions
Excessive design and text edits from clients can be frustrating and a time suck for graphic designers. They can derail a project and make it less profitable. Find out 9 ways to reduce client revisions and have a happier client relationship.