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Einstein Award Gala—Washington DC

  About the Event The Einstein Award was established by the American Friends of the Hebrew University to recognize the far-ranging contributions of leaders and innovators who have made a similarly compelling impact on the course of modern science, and whose tireless...

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Event Production Decor Branding

  Branding and Logo I'm so thrilled to finally unveil the branding and logo for Scenic Elementz, a custom event decor and production company that ensures your event stand out from the rest by making each event memorable for every guest.   Goal Scenic Elementz was...

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Guide to Typsetting

TYPESETTING GUIDELINES I've done a lot—and I mean A LOT—of typesetting in my career. When you were a junior designer back in the day, you learned the ropes and cut your teeth by laying out copy.  Most people dread it, but I actually find it...

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From Sketches to Finished Logo Designs

How can a graphic designer not be good at drawing her ideas? Full disclosure here...I'm not the best at drawing. I can draw what I see, like a still life or a model, but I'm not great at drawing off the top of my head. BUT I'm a big proponent of sketching a design...

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Museum of the Bible Opening Invitations

Branding and Design I'm so thrilled to finally unveil the branding and design for the Museum of the Bible Opening Events. There were four events total—two of them black-tie galas.   Carriers The carrier for the invitations mimic the bronze front doors of the museum...

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Comps versus The Real Thing

Some of my clients have trouble visualizing what a design will look like when it's printed. I try my best to create digital comps to simulate the final product. Luckily, InDesign makes it really easy to link the actual file to the comp. I show the piece...

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Sneak Peek: Gala for Museum of the Bible Opening

A little sneak peek at a very cool invitation for a huge upcoming opening in DC. There are 5 separate events--two of them are black tie galas. The invitations incorporate gold foil, embossing and gold paper. 💛💛💛 Can't wait to show you the finished product!...

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New Logo Unveiling! The Intelligentsia Agency Inc.

  The Intelligentsia Agency Inc.’s Branding Goal The Intelligentsia Agency is a speakers bureau located in the Washington, DC area that specializes in finding talented entertainers and consultants for events and expos around the world. The founder and president,...

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Event Invitation as an Attachment—Don’t Do It!

Event Marketing: Digital Invitations/Eblasts I often get asked by clients to create a "digital invitation" or "eblast" graphic that they can attach to, or insert into the body of, an email for their event. I don't recommend sending digital invitations as attachments...

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Award Ceremony Branding—FNIH Lurie Prize

Each year, the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health honors an exceptional young scientist in the field of biomedical sciences with The Lurie Prize. The annual Lurie Prize award ceremony is the FNIH's premier event. It brings together some of the foremost...

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Tip: Event Program Ad Space

How to make the most of event program ad space A little tip for event professionals who sell advertising in their event program. If your program is saddle-stitched, there are 4 premier ad spaces: back cover inside front cover inside back cover center spread The center...

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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...

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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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