Creative Tips Newsletter

The first Creative Tips newsletter has hit the cyberwaves. The idea of this series is to help improve the world’s documents by giving basic tips on using Microsoft Word and similar programs that are as ubiquitous as the generally boring (or, let’s be brutally frank, downright awful) documents that are turned out by the millions […]

Down to a Tee

I came across an odd but fun website that does nothing but sell t-shirts. It’s not the only such site out there, by a long way, but the designs have a quirky sense of humor that’s refreshingly geeky and stays on the right side of good sensibility (for the most part, anyway). I have to […]

Gridiron Flow beta goes public

The private beta testing of Gridiron Flow has now reached the point where the company is going into public beta with what should prove to be a backstage revolution for the design profession.

Point-of-Purchase Display Quick Fix

Client calls with a problem: a point of purchase display needs to be made ready for print production. The printer has some detailed requirements that the client doesn’t know how to ensure. Of course there’s a tight budget and they need the thing asap, if not sooner. The existing artwork is in a format (PowerPoint) […]

Where to start? — This seems like a good place.

I plan to give this blog a mildly split personality. On the one hand, and mainly for non-designers, I want to post examples and tips on good design, hiring and working with a designer, and other things designed to be educational (and to make my life easier!). On the other, I’ll have a category just […]