Entries tagged "designer"

Let's Sharpen Your Design Vocab

March 12, 2014
We know that design can be an enigma. Sometimes you are presented with an image that is supposed to represent you or your business, and you just go, “...What?” But, here's the thing to keep in mind: design is subjective. When you READ MORE

5 Free Fonts You Need Now

February 10, 2014
Gone are the days of setting static type as an image.  With the explosion of rich dynamic typography on the web, there's never been a more opportune time to avail yourself of all the options out there to create something that READ MORE

Instagrammar: Pretend Authenticity

February 20, 2013
Over drinks with friends recently: "What happens in 20 years when all of our pictures from the past (meaning now) look contemporary? One of the drawbacks of chemical photography is also its unlikely asset: photos from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s READ MORE

Design Happiness: Parties & Guacamole

February 19, 2013
Scenario #1: It's Your Guacamole & Your Logo PARTY: At the last party you threw for your family, best friends, and a few colleagues, you were prepping your famous guacamole. One of your colleagues commented on how you were not cutting READ MORE

Design: April Series Recap

April 30, 2011
Design is subjective but not all design is created equal. Sisarina & Michael Guill of 107 Designs got together to give you a month of design posts on how to do it better and what not to do. Although some READ MORE

HOW TO: Create Web Badges for Shipping Options

April 28, 2011
by Nan Gibbons, Fitness Expert & Motivational Speaker "Click here!" "Buy this!" You've seen them - the brightly colored buttons on sites that encourage you to read more or buy a product. Web badges are integral to any site's success READ MORE

3 Typefaces You Need To Stop Using

April 20, 2011
by Michael Guill, 107 Designs (@107designs) Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and choosing a font for your design seems like it should be a very subjective, opinion-based thing. Most of the time, however, it isn’t (or at least it READ MORE

Why Does Design Cost So Much?

April 14, 2011
by Teresa Thomas (@themamateresa), Sisarina If you’re having a website built, chances are that the design is the most expensive part. Why is that? Isn’t functionality more complicated? Isn’t the content the key for SEO (Search Engine Optimization)? The short answer READ MORE

HOW TO: Design Your Own Logo

April 13, 2011
by Michael Guill, 107 Designs (@107designs) Surely it's not that complex, right? I mean, designers are just computer geeks who draw. They just find a suitable piece of clipart, write the business name in the coolest font they can find READ MORE

HOW TO: Write Your Own Design Scope

April 12, 2011
by Melanie Spring, Sisarina Last week I wrote about 10 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Designer. Now for the next step: writing your own design scope! Every designer is different - styles, ideas, processes, vision. You can give the same design READ MORE

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