Facebook’s First Ad

  Facebook has released its first ad ever. In the ad, the company compares itself to chairs. Yes, Facebook does connect us, but I would have liked to see them focus on the real time communication and interaction. It’s a far stretch for an ad that doesn’t make me want to sign up immediately. With

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Apple

A year ago today Steve Jobs passed away. Its amazing to think that the ideas of one man have completely transformed how we live our lives. His innovations and products have morphed us into a society that is always connected and plugged in. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook had this message on the company’s homepage:

Grammarly

A fellow designer shared this little jewel with me¬†Grammarly. Grammarly is a web application that spell checks and works some magic on the grammar structure of your text. How amazing! This will be a huge help to freelancing and other designers out there who don’t have an extra set of eyes to scan things over.

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Keyboard Horse

Keyboard Horse

Found objects to a whole new level. Amazing rocking horse done in all keyboard keys.

The Importance of Kerning

Kerning is a key element to graphic design that is sometimes overlooked or forgotten. It is one of those essential elements of design that can make or break a piece. When working with large posters, it can create awkward spaces that throw off the balance or add unwanted rivers through your characters. With smaller sized

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Pedal Minnesota

I am loving the look of Pedal Minnesota’s website and logo that was created by Colle+McVoy. This site was launched to promote Minnesota as a bike friendly state. The use of icons in the navigation give it an illustrative element that compliments the lightweight font. The earthy colors add a nice contrast to the large

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Found Object Design

  Think about the amount of water bottles you go through in a month. Most of them are recycled to be made into new plastic bottles, but in Rio they are turned into a beautiful sculpture. This installation was part of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. Who knew a plastic bottle could make

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Fashion Fridays: Wear My Heart on My Sweater

Saw this sweater in J.Crew and immediately fell in love. Pair with a pink skinny jean to add some color and a bold large tote. Can’t wait for it to get a little cooler out to sport this look. 1. Heart Sweater, J.Crew 2. Pink Skinny Jeans, J.Crew 3. Hipiee Pumps, Steven by Steve Madden

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Take Control

Take Control

Saw this image browsing the web and found it inspirational. Live life each day with this mindset and great things will happen for you whether its fitness, hard work or determination.

Color Theory

Colors are a powerful component to design and using them correctly can help your designs trigger the desired feeling from your audience. I found this infographic by Column Five and Marketo that outlines all the colors and the moods they create when used in a design. This is important to consider when designing or establishing

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