Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 is now available. Once again, Apple updated Mail.app with some changes. If you want to create a custom HTML email signature for Mail on Mountain Lion, the HTML coding part remains the same but the installation have changed. Follow this tutorial to create a HTML email signature file and to get it installed into the new version of Mail on Mountain Lion OS X 10.8. …Read On ›
Quotes are great. They can be motivating, inspiring and sometimes humorous. Here is a selected list of 10 quotes on design. Do you know of any good ones that inspire you with your design work? …Read On ›
Do you know of any great examples of TM marks and Copyright marks being used as an element of the design and not simply placed in because it is required?
The TM symbol in a circle used as a soccer ball is cleverly considered. It becomes an important element of this updated mark for Goal.com. …Read On ›
Excellent advice for getting paid for the work you do right from the beginning so to avoid any payment misunderstandings.
“There is no need for us to be tentative about stating our requirement for a deposit before we begin working for the client. We simply say, ‘We’ll get started as soon as we receive the deposit, as is our policy for all new clients.’
“We need not apologize for being responsible business people. Never again should we find ourselves attempting to clarify issues of payment after we have begun working on the engagement. This is the simplest of business tests, one for which there is no longer any excuse to fail: for all new clients, we will be paid in advance.”
Excerpted from Blair Enns’s book, The Win Without Pitching Manifesto, available to buy as hard copy or read for free online.
I’ve been busy designing logos lately. For the last 2 that I have finished, I was happy with the process and with the results. My clients were very satisfied with my work as well. It’s great when you are lucky enough to land on jobs that are clear and straight-forward. But there will be times when you get jobs that seem to last forever and require endless rounds of revision. In these not-so-fortunate cases, I try to see it as an opportunity to improve myself as a communicator, designer and person in general. Hence, I was happy to stumble upon this great article written by David Airey, a graphic designer in Northern Ireland, author of www.logodesignlove.com. I hope it is ok to share his 10 great tips here: …Read On ›
“With the launch of the iPad mini today, Apple has started running a new television ad for the device that it showed off during the media event last week. The ad — entitled ‘Piano’ — doesn’t have any voiceover; instead, it shows GarageBand running on the full-size iPad playing one hand of the two-hand duet from ‘Heart and Soul’. The song is an easy-to-learn piece popular with beginner pianists. Moments later, the iPad mini appears, playing the second part of the duet.” …Read On ›