In the mood to illustrate

I received my latest edition of Uppercase magazine. And as I read through it, oh so slowly (I don;t want to gobble it up too fast.. I need it to last me two months until the next delicious edition) I discovered the illustrator Julia Rothman.  She has sold her illustrations to the likes of Anthropology, Chronicle books and Target.  uhkum.. impresses me anyway.  Her themed line drawings are applied to textile, stationary, book covers, wallpaper, artwork, clothing accessories plus plus. […]

Great Photography

Some of my favourite blogs are just so enticing to visit because of the great photography. You have often heard it implied that photography is critical to making your products and services stand out in the crowded media landscape.  If the customer can’t physically touch the item, or smell the rosebush you are trying to sell, I think great images that evoke an emotional connection to your company are a minimum investment required to stand out. What Katie Ate is […]

Web site owners without ownership

It’s not so obvious; that we need to record our web site account information to avoid getting ourselves into double trouble.  I’m not trying to be alarmist, but I am kind of alarmed to learn of several instances when a few friends and clients ran into difficulty obtaining access to their domain name registration or web site hosting account data. It lead to problems and created a great deal of unwanted stress – as you can imagine. One of my […]

CSS Awards

I just last week finished reading this great book on web site design. The author, Patcik McNeil does a great job helping creatives understand how the web works. He seeks to educate designers and this digital medium by clearly explaining the various aspects of a web site that help the designer with conderations for great design as well as usability throughout the life cycle of the web site.  If you are relativly new to web site design, or maybe want […]