Want to get more eyes on your blog posts? If your blog is usually text-oriented, adding images and/or text treatments can really elevate your posts. Take a winner’s lap when the writing is done, then sit down and add an image, illustration, or text treatment. Any one of these can …

Have you noticed the proliferation of icons in web and print collateral? (We’re not referring to emoticons). We get many client requests to create icons in their marketing materials. However, icons can often be used for the wrong reasons, and be too literal. Yes, clients like to differentiate themselves from …

Your company’s brand is more than your logo. If you distribute print marketing materials, have a website and ad campaigns, or use social media, your colors, fonts, and images affect your messaging. A style guide can be a great asset to maintain branding consistency. Plus, if employees have access to …

We answer your latest design and marketing questions. 1. What’s the easiest way to communicate with our customers? If you’re still emailing PDF attachments to customers, there’s a better way: an email campaign. Create an email template with a brief version of your message and a link to a landing …

This collection of old fence signs says a lot about marketing back in the day, and working within its limitations. Compared to today, it feels like marketing in slow motion. Working with the Space Available Size is paramount in design. What are the dimensions of my ad, brochure, or website? …

Think you can write your own marketing content? Think again. You may know the ins and outs of your business, but are you an expert in writing marketing copy? It’s highly unlikely. Instead of struggling with your content, hire a professional copywriter who will do dedicated research and interview you …

Have you noticed illustration is enjoying a resurgence on websites, social media and print materials? We have! Image trends cycle through in popularity, just as colors and fonts do. Photography and illustration both have their uses; is it time for you to catch the illustration wave? Some good reasons to …

Does your website look dated compared with newer sites? Have you been using the same newsletter template for years? Is your brochure content completely outdated? Maybe your brand no longer reflects your market and services. It’s easy to become complacent and not notice how your dated marketing materials are affecting …

Print is still one of the most effective marketing tools today; an elegant printed piece creates a lasting impression like no other medium. It sticks around longer because it’s tangible – you can feel the texture of the paper and finishes, smell the intriguing aroma of ink, and experience the …

Color is a powerful design tool, and we know how to use it. In marketing, the use of color is as important as your message. Bright or subtle, bold or soft – if you treat color correctly, your web or print collateral can communicate a feeling – one that is …