Archive for the Design Category


How to Create Your Own Flat Graphics in PowerPoint — and Why!

Microsoft began experimenting with a new look for the interface of its Windows Media Center in 2002.  But the Flat Design trend really took off with the rollout of Windows 8 in 2011, followed by Apple’s iOS7 in 2013. Flat design has ruled the world of web design for quite a few years now.  The […]

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Design Principles for Video

You may think “I’m not a designer so I can’t make well designed videos.”  But there are 4 primary principles that graphic designers follow and they’re easy enough for anyone to apply. This video does a good job of describing the 4 principles and showing examples of each.  But, in terms of video design, there […]

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Video Backgrounds – B is for Background

Most people don’t think much about the background.  It’s just there – in the background.  But if it’s wrong, people definitely notice, even if it’s at a subconscious level. I generally think of video in 2 main categories: Videos created with a camera – This includes what is often referred to as “live action” video, but it […]

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Pick an easy trend to try

You may not be a graphic designer but you can still find ways to incorporate some of the latest design trends into whatever you do. There are so many opportunities to use visual images in your social media and content marketing and making sure your images are up-to-date, not stuffy and predictable, will let your […]

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