Blog

Choosing a Designer Is A Lot Like Buying A Car

Choosing a good designer is a lot like picking out your next car; there are lots of options (style, cost, speed, etc.) and you should weigh all of them carefully to find the best option for you.

Read More

How To Work With a Graphic Designer

You're a small business owner and need to hire a designer to create a logo. Or a website. Or a postcard. Or an insert-your-own-creative-project-here.

Before you get started, check out this insider's guide chock-full of valuable tips to make your first experience working with a graphic designer a positive one.

Read More

I'm mad as hell… SPEC YOU!

UPDATE: Please read the comments section for a response from Domtar and Bryn Mooth, the editor of HOW.


I write about a lot of funny and lighthearted topics here in my blog. But today I want to express my opinion on a very serious issue for visual communications professionals: spec work, otherwise known as "crowdsourcing."

Read More

Graphic Design: You Get What You Pay For

I've recently developed a bit of an obsession with cleverly-designed infographics (check out this blogger's Top 10 of 2010), so this Venn diagram definitely had me chuckling to myself this afternoon. So funny. So sad. So true.

Read More

The 8 Types of Bad Creative Critics

Ain't this the truth…

Share your most memorable stories of campaigns gone horribly wrong,
as well as your best solutions to deal with problem clients!

Read More