Prepess checklist: how to prepare your design for print
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Prepess checklist: how to prepare your design for print

The best way to create the perfect brochure, poster or business card is for a designer and their client to work together. Both parties should be involved in each step of the project, from idea generation to printing. Often times, unfortunately, one or both of them assume that prepress and printing should be handled exclusively by…

Vote for May’s Top 9 at 99 now!
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Vote for May’s Top 9 at 99 now!

We had to really get in and dig through this month’s art-attack to bring you these exceptional designs as the official Top 9 nominees. Vote now to see your favourite take home the May crown! 1. CareerVillage.org May Tech Week logo Who knows tech? Teens do (just look at the iPhones glued to their hands). CareerVillage.org…

Get a grip on cycling jersey design
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Get a grip on cycling jersey design

May is national bike month—the perfect time to dust off our frames and settle into our spring saddles. While this time of year speaks most strongly to cycling enthusiasts, it also has a significant affect on the world of graphic design. This is the time of year that cycling companies release their new fashion lines. As…

5 Mexican designers you should know
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5 Mexican designers you should know

In the early 20th century, Mexico developed a reputation as an artistic powerhouse, nurturing greats like Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. The tradition continues today; we’re showcasing five excellent Mexican designers. Not only is this a chance to highlight minority designers who deserve attention, but it’s also an opportunity to explore both designers who have transcended the design traits…

Why, how and when to conduct a marketing audit
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Why, how and when to conduct a marketing audit

Marketing audits are the dental checkups of the business world. Sure, you dread your regularly scheduled cleaning, but you know it’s good for you and your pearly whites. More importantly, it’s really the only thing standing between your dubious flossing regimen and a traumatizing root canal. In similar vein, a marketing audit is designed to catch…

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