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InDesign Tips and Tricks — How to Hang Quotes

I think all designers are innately perfectionists which is probably not entirely healthy. That said, there are a lot of typography missteps that make me cringe when I see them. (See my earlier post on the subject.) One type faux pas that is particularly irksome is the...

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Clients Are Allies Not Enemies

Back when I was a young designer straight out of school, I used to get so offended when clients would have something negative to say about my work. It was one thing to have a fellow designer or professor critique my work...but a client? What do they know about design?...

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Typography Tips and Tricks–Curly Vs. Straight

Did you know there's a difference between curly and straight? I'm not talking about hair...haha! I'm talking about typography. It's somewhat simple—apostrophe's are curly, foot marks are straight. Quotes are curly, inch marks are straight. People get it wrong all the...

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InDesign Tips and Tricks–Importing Text

InDesign Tips & Tricks: Importing Text 18 APRIL, 2017 graphic design Welcome to my first installment of a series I'm calling "Indesign Tips and Tricks." I've had years (and years and years) of experience importing and formatting text. When I started my career as a...

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Beach Blue Watercolor Wedding Styled Shoot

After a really tough week, this stunning styled shoot is just what I needed to get psyched for spring and summer. I'm envisioning myself with my toes in the sand, a cocktail in hand and in total relax mode. With beautiful blues in the color palette, I designed the...

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The Art of Opening Credits Design

Whether I'm watching a movie or binging on my latest Netflix obsession, those of you who know me well know that I totally geek out over beautiful opening credits. What were once just a boring list of names, the design of opening credits has become an art form. Thanks...

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2017 Chef’s Best Fundraiser Logo

A little drumroll...I’m thrilled to unveil the logo for Food & Friends’ 27th annual Chef’s Best Dinner and Auction which takes place June 19, 2017 at the gorgeous Marriott Marquis Washington DC. The elegant evening offers delicious dishes created by local celebrity...

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Favorite Font Friday 3-10-17 Mrs. Eaves

Welcome back to my Favorite Font Friday series! This cute little serif font is called Mrs. Eaves. It's super versatile with a bold, italic as well as petite and small caps. There is something very friendly and approachable about it. The letterforms have a smaller...

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Favorite Font Friday 3-3-17 Didot

Welcome back to my Favorite Font Friday series! The font showcased above is an elegant typeface called Didot. It was created by the Didots, a French family of type designers, in the late 18th to early 19th century....

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