Tips on Designing a Time Frame

Tips on Designing a Time Frame

Picture this: You’re asked to start and finish a project in a certain time frame. You’ve done projects like this before and you know it’ll go one of two ways: It’s either going to be pretty manageable, even with the time frame or, more likely, it’ll be going...
Courage: The iPhone 7 and its Missing Piece

Courage: The iPhone 7 and its Missing Piece

Apple has had its yearly iParty and revealed the iPhone 7, the best iPhone to date. It’s faster, has more storage, and comes in a variety of colors. It is also missing a headphone jack. Yes, Apple has done what it has done many times in the past and decreed that a...
Typography for Non-Designers: Typefaces

Typography for Non-Designers: Typefaces

There are few things more likely to lose a client’s interest when doing a branding pitch than a conversation about typography. Words like “serif”, “kerning”, and “x-height” are enough to make some wish for the excitement of tax prep or introductory chemistry. But...
5 Tips for Creative Career Contentment

5 Tips for Creative Career Contentment

Many of us have heard conflicting advice on turning your passion into your job. Phrases like “Do what you love, love what you do”, “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”, and “Do what makes you happy” are phrases that pop up on facebook feeds and...
Surface Book: A Digital Illustrator’s Best Friend

Surface Book: A Digital Illustrator’s Best Friend

I like to think I’m a person who strives for simplicity, and I have no issue spending good money on something that works well until it falls apart (or, ideally, gets repaired and keeps working for a handful of years). As such, I am always skeptical of new gadgets....
A Lesson in Color System

A Lesson in Color System

If you’ve ever worked with a designer or a printer, chances are you have heard the term “CMYK”. Chances are you also nodded and smiled with no idea what they were talking about. Well, I’m here to tell you about CMYK, RGB, and Pantone, and why these color systems are...
DVS Guide SEO

The DVS Guide to SEO

Go beyond the basics of SEO and learn what’s important—without the jargon. Get the tools to craft an SEO strategy to convert audiences.