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Design Basics | Kerning

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Kerning is a part of design basics that simply means to adjust the spacing between letters or characters. Let’s face it, no font is perfect (maybe some…). So sometimes, it’s necessary to do a little tweaking to individual space between each letter. Or other times it might be visually appealing to adjust the letter spacing […]

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Design Basics | File Types

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From print-ready PDFs to .pngs and .ai files, as a designer we are fluent with these acronyms at the end of file names. But, to many of my clients, those tiny little letter can be the most confusing and intimidating things in the world. With a handful of different file type to choose from, each […]

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Design Basics | Free Fonts

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A key to a strong brand design is utilizing a font that is relevant to your industry while also giving your brand some personality. So, that means avoid using the default fonts in either Word or other Design programs – don’t settle for those fonts. Be brave enough to try something new! And with that, this week’s […]

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Design Basics | Pantone

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Have you seen those trendy graphics out there with the Pantone cards? I personally have a set of Pantone postcards because they are just so much fun to bring around with you. The ‘Pantone Matching System’ is a standardized system of colors for printing. Every Pantone shade is numbered, making it much easier for people […]

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Design Basics | Resolution

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In design (and any other digital displays), resolution has to do with the number of pixels in an image. The higher number of pixels in your image the higher the quality. Let’s say you have an image that’s 200 x 300, this means the image is only 200 pixels across your screen and 300 pixels […]

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Design Basics: White Space

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If I could only pick one term to learn as a designer it would be ‘white space.’ It makes a HUGE difference in your work when you learn how to use it. It’s so easy to want to cram a page full of text, images and design — but everything needs room to breathe. White […]

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Design Basics: Type Hierarchy

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When I see type hierarchy out in the world, it just makes my designer heart so happy. When it comes to visual type hierarchy, it’s about the organization of content, emphasizing some pieces, while diminishing others. A few simple ways of doing this is through sizing, font weights, colors, placement, grouping, white space and more. […]

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Design Basics: Typography

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As a self-designated font nerd, typography plays a huge role in my designs. Typography is often overlooked. You don’t always need graphics, photos, or images to make your design pop — sometimes the right font does the trick. It also plays a critical role in strengthening your brand, creating interest in your product, and highlighting your central message. And I believe […]

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When to Use Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign

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You’d don’t use a screwdriver to hammer in a nail, and you do not use a hammer with a screw. I mean, you might be in a situation where you #lifehack, but overall, you use certain tools to accomplish certain tasks. The same goes for Adobe Creative Cloud: Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Each piece of […]

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