July 1, 2014

How I Overcome my Creative Blocks

A good friend invited me and my family, free of charge, to spend the Easter weekend at her backpackers in Plettenberg Bay. What a blessing! To take a brake from a full day, seven day a week work program and just relax… well it was about time! She spoiled us big time and we just […]
June 2, 2014

20 Examples of Handwritten Logos to Inspire

There is nothing like a well designed logo based on handwriting. I think the reason for that is, and I agree with Brian Yerkes who says: “Handwritten logos can give that personal touch to a huge corporation like Disney”, or for that matter Coca Cola. But again handwritten logos are not suitable for all businesses […]
May 19, 2014

3 Tips to Help Your Designer Get the Work Done Faster

Imagine…in your garage…your dream car…top of the range! You are paying for it…dearly (you can afford it, but still). It needs to be serviced, routine maintenance. What’s the name of that backyard mechanic again? Never! Your precious possession goes to the best, the manufacturer that knows the ins and outs of your car, who’s trained […]
May 1, 2014

21 Twitter Accounts to Follow for Design Tips

I think it is time for me to confess. I always knew about twitter… I’ve created a lot of twitter backgrounds for clients… but in the end… twitter is a place where I have hardly spent any time. I thought it might be time for me to do a little recap… for myself… because in this […]
April 24, 2013

What to Look for when Following Designers on Social Media

The Internet, for a few years now, has been a rich resource of inspiration for all sorts of information, including graphic designers. This medium creates a place where designers can post their products and portfolios for prospect clients and other designers to see. One of the results is a mega-resource of millions of examples of […]
April 12, 2013

5 Points on Picking Your Design Clients

The designer and client relationship is a two-way thing. You must be able to meet your client’s needs and the client must be able to provide time, budget, input and enthusiasm from their side to help you the designer make their project a success. Make sure your client looks for someone that wants to walk […]