Communications

A hub in the middle, is drawn to show how it connects to the channels and communities around it.

Web first publishing

Web first publishing means publishing your carefully crafted content to your website first. We recommend it nine times out of ten...
An organic cell is graphically displayed in it's relation to to other things.

The value of short and simple blog posts

Lately I've found myself advocating for blogging and microblogging. Microblogging is a loose term. Sometimes it means posts that don't have titles and other features of full-fledged articles...
Instead of saying ladies... consider using gender inclusive language

Great message design: Hello there

Social change is one of the reasons that I care about advertising and communications design. Here's a great example...
B78 design and brand identity

Meet B78, training and coaching

Jasper Blake has been competing in Ironman triathlons for most of his adult life. He's retired from Ironman triathlons now. But, more importantly, he's ...

Winter solstice. Awe.

It is winter solstice again. We are very close to the sun now; roughly ninety one million miles. But due to the tilt of the earth, and our latitude here in Victoria, and our position in our...
Winter scene of haystacks: painting

Brainstorm, bluesky, spitball, idea-eration

Generating ideas is a deeply important talent. Problems can be solved. Solutions get chosen from pools of ideas...
Morgan Spurlock on branding

Branding: larger issues abound

This talk by Morgan Spurlock interests me because he explores branding and asks us to reflect on commercialization...
Hillside Mall Malloween Newspaper Ad

Mall-o-ween: Advertising a safer Halloween

It is widely recognized that our holidays are increasingly enmeshed with commercial interests...
Portraits in Glass and Light, text by Lynn Strongin and photography by Penelope Weiss

Portraits in Glass and Light

Lynn Strongin and Penelope Weiss have finished their recent book, Portraits in Glass and Light...
Guavestudios is a bad flash website

Why Flash is okay, but not for an entire website

Flash can be pretty and neat and can even help present important information. But it can be a liability too...
un i102 journal, spring 2010 - displaying legal size

Uni 102 Journal 2010

University 101 is a program that provides free non-credit university courses to people that face barriers to accessing post-secondary education. It's a cool program that does an awesome ...
A yellow paper airplane sits on a blue desk with draw air current behind it.

Shortcuts for InDesign

These are some of the keyboard shortcuts I use most when working with InDesign CS4. Using shortcuts speeds up what you are able to accomplish and it reduces the chances of shoulder and neck injury due to over using the mouse ...
A beautifully unsquare building shows a curvey skyline in black and white.

What is a factoid?

The plausible, but not necessarily true, bits of information about a product. The definition of factoid might, itself, fit the criteria of being a factoid.
Race 4 MS

Why I love InDesign Libraries

To use elements from existing documents in a new or different document, the fastest and most accurate way to do this that I have found is by creating and using Libraries ...

Our holiday card, 2010

We generally make a card over the holidays to give out to really a small number of family units. It's always fun and usually a little cynical and it's a good opportunity ...
WordPress thumnail

WordPress, yes!

We are big fans of WordPress. Their software is free to use, very versatile, easy to learn for folks that haven't spent a lot of time online, and amazingly powerful ...
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