With a newly emptied nest at our house and a rapidly growing business, Catherine had a huge need for more office space. The transformation from old kids' bedroom to office was pretty impressive if we do say so ourselves! Read more...

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business card design example

A few months ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to volunteer with the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) as a mentor graphic designer. This program takes students through the process of starting and running real businesses over the course of a full academic year.

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hint: the story is about the papyrus typeface

When I was walking in downtown Lake Forest IL the other day, I saw this sign and had to walk over to the business to figure out what they sold. Just glancing at the sign, you might think North Woods Candy and Pinecone Emporium. Or Cutsey Girly Things Sold Here. You would, however, be wrong. They are an audio and video store. Now, I'm sure they sell lovely audio and video products, but they make the perfect example

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how to make your logo print clearly

Remember my previous post about how not to make your logo print fuzzy? Let’s take another look at your poor little fuzzy logo. One of the reasons it might not be printing clearly is because it was saved as a low resolution .jpg or .png file. But do you really understand what these file types mean? It’s important that you know not to send a jpg when your graphic designer needs an eps file… because

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business cards image

What makes a good business card? Is it the perfectly tuned color scheme? The sharp layout? The memorable font? What do designers think about when they are creating a business card anyway? Below is an example of a design I did for a local lawyer in Naperville. Some of the items that I consider when I’m creating a new business card include: Name The main point of a business card is to get across who

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