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Designer Mission: a visit to the International Spy Museum in D.C.

I love being a graphic designer. Creating in my studio is my favorite part of the day. But, in order to keep the creative juices flowing I regularly look for inspiration. It can be hiking or gardening, but I also really enjoy visiting museums and other cultural...

Four easy tips to taking better pictures at your events

Full disclosure, I’m not a professional photographer, nor do I pretend to be. I work with some outstanding ones though and can recommend them for any of your photography needs. However, many of my clients have dozens of events or happenings that pictures are taken on...

Paper Matters

Have you ever considered how ink “sits” on various types of printed paper? It can make a vast difference when designing for print. I recently styled an ad for a client to be placed in a local Pennysaver. When I passed it off to a writer colleague, her first comment...

Is it time to build an app?

With all the various marketing avenues to utilize, i.e.: social media, email blast, direct mail, video, your website, is it really necessary to have a custom application? Necessary no, but something to think about. Now nearly half of American adults own smart phones...

Making Sense of Logo File Formats: Learning What’s What

Ever wonder why your designer gave you all those files for your logo? Or why your printer asks for vector and your web designer wants a PNG, GIF or JPEG? Social Media adds various sizes to the growing list. Facebook, Twitter, favicons (what’s a favicon?) can make your...

Designer Mission: A visit to The Metropolitan Opera

As part of my ongoing endeavor to remain inspired and rejuvenated, I enjoy frequenting the city’s cultural and art institutions as often as possible. In December, my son and I usually visit The Metropolitan Opera. This past year we saw The Barber of Seville. This...

Gratitude and Principles of a Profound Workday

First, I’d like to take a moment to thank my incredible clients and colleagues for an outstanding year. I enjoy collaborating with each and everyone of you. What began as freelancing on the side, last year blossomed into JL Davis Design, my new full-time venture! I...

Designer Mission: The Central Park Zoo and Networking in a Yurt

When I last wrote about my upcoming excursions, I wasn't sure what to expect. In August, I ended up visiting the Central Park Zoo with my son and some friends. We enjoyed meandering around the property and visiting the animals. We walked a lot that day, so I found a...

On the Dotted Line: Your Signature Counts

A signature may seem like a small detail, but it’s not – especially in your marketing efforts. Not only is it the proper way to close a letter, it’s also an affirmation of sorts. And while some people opt to use a handwriting font, it feels more authentic if you...

Designer Mission: Summer Excursions

My designer inspiration mission started back in the spring with a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. And while I love the city and visiting air conditioned museums, for me the summer is more about the great outdoors. Part of being creative is not just sitting...

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