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Occasionally I Forget I Have a Website Blog

It tends to happen to me a lot that I forget that I have a blog that I need to be posting to. When I’m pitching ideas to clients, I always say, “If you’re not going to update it, then don’t even have it.” Ah, physician, heal thyself. But here I am late at night […]

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Logos Drawn From Memory

I saw this great post at signs.com which made a lot of interesting points about how & what we remember about logos. The Burger King logo was especially fascinating because of which logo was drawn most frequently. Logos are a personal pet peeve of mine. The most iconic of logos really don’t change much over […]

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Photoshop Content Aware Fill Hack

I usually hate these tutorial videos, but I found this was really useful. They tell you how to control what the content-aware fill samples for the fill by copying it to another layer. Very Smart.

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Z Rack Whiteboards

This is a great, flexible DIY solution to limited wall space. Found via Core77

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Inspiration: Vintage Logos

A collection of vintage logos found on Flickr

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The Best Time for Social Media Posts

From Brafton Content Marketing, a handy infographic for the optimal time to post on various social media platforms for the most exposure.

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Make Good Font Choices

With all the apps available, it’s easier than ever to do your own social media posts and make them eye catching. It’s also pretty easy to make them horrible as well. Here’s a little help from the folks at Adobe to help you make better font choices.

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For the Love of Logos

I found logobook.com¬†yesterday in some random feed, or maybe it was Twitter. Great search functions built in, but more importantly you can browse by designer, business, shapes and country. Yeah, who needs Trademarks & Symbols Vol I & II now? Well, actually, I would like a copy, so if you know where I can get […]

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A Few Words on Free Services

With the announcement of restructuring at Medium, I feel that it’s a good time to point out some of the caveats of “free” services. Getting eyes on your content is an issue. Websites like Medium will get more exposure for you for little to no cost except for your time. This is great, except for […]

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Hate Us On Yelp

One restaurant’s frustration with Yelp let to a creative approach.

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Life 90.5FM

Launched in the wee hours of the morning to minimize disruptions. This is the first site to be overhauled for Carolina Christian Radio. link: Life 90.5 FM

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New Site: Ramar Transportation

Like a lot of places, Ramar Transportation had someone in-house that built a website for them, but they were ready to move up. Akira Media Designs built a new, responsive website for them with a design that matched who they are. The photo of the tractor trailer on the homepage was a composite of four […]

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New Site: SarahGray.com

We recently launched an author website for Sarah Gray to help promote her book, A Life Everlasting: The Extraordinary Gift of Thomas Ethan Gray.¬†I’m really happy to be able to announce this one for several reasons (hitting a deadline that rapidly jumped closer, exceeding expectations in the process and a really clean design), but the […]

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Creative Lessons

So many creative lessons in this short video. Get out and live. Constraints feed creativity. Imperfections add beauty.

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Time to Uninstall Quicktime for Windows

Engadget is reporting that Homeland security says to uninstall Quicktime and Apple has confirmed that they are no longer supporting it on Windows. link: Engadget

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Logo Design

Illustrated logo for Hot Mess Nail Bar in Wilmington, NC. The client came to us with a rough sketch and we made it into a cool, clean design.

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Selling Online: The Puzzle Company

Meredith Langley of the Puzzle Company came to me with an immediate need for a ecommerce site to sell t-shirts and bags to support autism awareness. So, we created a WordPress site with Woocommerce to handle the shopping cart. Every project is important, but the ones where someone is obviously pouring their heart and soul […]

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New Site: Dr. Robi Ludwig

To launch her new book, “Your Best Age Is Now”, we completely redesigned Dr. Robi’s website with the following features: completely mobile-friendly responsive design automatic addition of videos from her YouTube channel to the website photo galleries easy to update news section for her appearances Dr. Robi is one of the busiest people I know, […]

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Print Job – Event Flyers

  Done for Jazzy Boy Art Co. for the 1st Annual Ocean Detox Day Celebration.

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