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David AireyDavid Airey on Laying the Groundwork for a Successful Brand Identity Design Project
Without knowing specific details of your client’s business, his reasons for seeking a brand identity, and his expectations of the process and final design, you can’t possibly be successful with the project. In this chapter from Logo Design Love: A guide to creating iconic brand identities, 2nd Edition, David Airey shows you how to lay the groundwork to achieve project success.
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By David AireySep 22, 2014
Shel PerkinsA Sample Independent Contractor Agreement for Designers
In this excerpt from Talent is Not Enough: Business Secrets for Designers, 3rd Edition, Shel Perkins offers a sample independent contractor agreement that you can use when subcontracting with design firms and ad agencies.
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By Shel PerkinsSep 17, 2014
Layer Basics in Adobe Photoshop CC (2014 release)
In this excerpt from Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release), you will learn how to work with layers in Adobe Photoshop CC.
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By Andrew Faulkner, Brie GyncildSep 9, 2014
Marty NeumeierThe 46 Rules of Genius: Rule 29: Invest in Your Originality
Originality is the ability to dream, to disassociate your thoughts from the linear and logical and end up someplace new. And like many skills that were once thought to be inborn, it must be learned.
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By Marty NeumeierAug 21, 2014

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Blogs

Laura RossLive Twitterview with Erik Spiekermann

Join acclaimed type designer Erik Spiekermann for a fascinating Twitterview about the brand new third edition of THE guide to typography, Stop Stealing Sheep & find out how type works, currently celebrating 20 years as one of the world's best-selling books on designing with type.

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By Laura RossCommentsJanuary 9, 2014
Topics: Typography,Design
Laura RossRise of the DEO Twitterview Transcript

On October 1, @Peachpit sat down with the @RiseoftheDEO authors for an inspirational Twitterview about their new book. Relive the fun with this transcript of the event.

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By Laura RossCommentsOctober 1, 2013
Topics: Design
Laura RossLive Twitterview with Rise of the DEO authors

Join Facebook Director of Design Maria Giudice and Startup mentor Christopher Ireland for a fascinating Twitterview about their new book, Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design. A “DEO,” short for Design Executive Officer and a play on “CEO,” is a hybrid of strategic business executive and creative problem-solver. DEOs are able to lead with a mix of imagination and metrics.


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By Laura RossCommentsSeptember 17, 2013
Topics: Design
Keely HildUser Group of the Month: Detroit InDesign User Group

Each month we will select one User Group that has been exceptional in their communication with meeting updates, giveaway requests and book reviews and ask them to share some insights and tips with us. This week, we turn the spotlight on the Detroit InDesign User Group as our UG of the Month! 

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By Keely HildCommentsMay 21, 2013
Topics: Design,Adobe InDesign

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