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Creating Monsters with Sam Boucher

After seeing these screenshots from his upcoming game, we had a few questions for Sam Boucher. He’s the creator and designer of GNOG: a wondrous journey through a universe of playfully interactive monster heads. Tell us a little bit about yourself. When and how did you become a…

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Why Local Design Communities Matter (Announcement)

It’s easier than ever to become a successful freelancer without making it rain business cards at every possible opportunity. This new-found freedom from tireless, in-person self-promotion has lead many designers to enjoy the comforts of home with little motivation to maintain an active presence in their local community. Whatever…

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Danielle Evans Has a Serious Appetite for Lettering

Lettering designer Danielle Evans, aka Marmalade Bleue, turns edible objects into extraordinary 3D illustrious lettering designs. Ironically, the Columbus, Ohio native, almost pursued an education in culinary arts, but was drawn to illustration and design. Although, she admits, she had a rocky start. “I knew…

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Case Study: Designing a Logo for a Startup

Logos can be tricky beasts to design, especially for a start-up. You have to understand the client’s needs, their products and services, and the personality they want to project to their customers, and then figure out a way to graphically represent all of this in…

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Understanding Figures Styles

Figures, also referred to as numerals or numbers, are a frequently-appearing element in typesetting. Not only are they used for addresses, phone numbers, dates and times, but also to indicate prices, quantities, measurements, and more. Today’s designer has several options when selecting figure styles. Unlike…

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