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Getting the Most Out of Your Agency Internship

Meet Devin Arrington, a junior at James Madison University, where he’s studying Media Arts and Design and — more importantly — is a bass player in the university symphony and jazz band. When I learned that Devin plays bass, I leapt at the opportunity to sing one of my dad’s absolute favorite songs: Johnny Mercer’s Read More.

Topics: Blog, Agency Life, Advertising, Creative Design

How to successfully rig your Photoshop character in After Effects.

The Cartoon Series Part 1 It is best to have a basic understanding of Photoshop and After Effects before jumping into this tutorial. If you are just starting to use these programs, I would recommend checking out TastyTuts’ content to learn more about Photoshop and Kriscoart for After Effects. Character Design. Keep it simple Keep your Read More.

Topics: Creative Design

An Unexpected Burst of Inspiration

I was recently reviewing a video a project on Vimeo. After I had moved on to checking my email, the website auto advanced to the next video chosen at random. Up came this delightful little gem and it pulled me right in. If you have eight minutes or so to spare, I’ll be glad to Read More.

Topics: Advertising, Creative Design

Five globally recognized logos reimagined as Vintage Tattoos

Strong brands search for inspiring imagery to illustrate their mission, vision and services in one, unique image. A logo. The manifestation of your brand. Built through decades of strategic branding initiatives, established logos can translate your brand message to specific audiences in one glance. These strong, proven logos immediately evoke brand imagery, advertising, products, services, Read More.

Topics: Agency Life, Creative Design

From business cards to billboards, why vector files matter for print

If you were asked to provide your logo for use on a business card or to be acknowledged on an event sponsor program, would you know what the optimal file format to send  would be? .eps, .ai, .jpg, .tiff, .pdf, .png,? Most people’s first thought is to send a .jpg — a great general purpose file, Read More.

Topics: Creative Design

Material Girl in a Digital World

By Michael Craighead, Graphic Designer  The rate at which technology is evolving allows a separation and converging of a long standing duality between graphic design and the fine arts. Anyone who has access to a computer or laptop built within the last few years now has the ability to master the artistic techniques that were Read More.

Topics: Creative Design