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Useful Color Theory Guide for Design

Having a proper and fundamental understanding of color is crucial in the creation of meaningful designs. Colors give life to a design and can also create emotion connections with it’s viewers. Here is a great visual color guide to keep in mind when designing. Infographic provided by SILKCARDS

Posted: June 16th, 2017 | Blog | No Comments ›

How to Create an Attractive HTML Email Signature For Mail on Mac OS X Sierra 10.12

Apple released Mac OS X Sierra (Version 10.12) on Sep 20th, 2016. The latest version of the Mac operating system has some great new features like the intro of Siri and Universal Clipboard. Mail didn’t change much but getting a HTML email signature installed in Mail on Sierra have changed a little from El Capitan. […]

Posted: November 14th, 2016 | Tutorial | 16 Comments ›

How to Install a HTML Email Signature On An Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Before we start, you will need the following: An Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running on iOS7 and up. A HTML email signature file. If you need help creating one, considering using my service. For more info, click on link: http://mydesignpad.com/htmlsignature/ A computer with your HTML email signature installed into your email program.

Posted: July 21st, 2016 | Tutorial | 1 Comment ›

Writing with a Handcrafted Wood and Brass Pen

Happy New Year! More hand writing for a new year!

Posted: January 5th, 2016 | Blog | 2 Comments ›

How to Create An Attractive HTML Email Signature For Microsoft Outlook 2016 For Mac

Having a HTML signature in your emails is a great way to look professional, unique and to promote yourself but creating one isn’t so straightforward. You have to design your signature layout, write up the HTML codes and know how to install it into Outlook. In this tutorial, I’ll go over some HTML tips for […]

Posted: October 6th, 2015 | Tutorial | 51 Comments ›

How to Create an Attactive HTML Email Signature For Mail on Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11

Apple released Mac OS X El Capitan (Version 10.11) on Sep 30th, 2015. The latest version of the Mac operating system has some great new features like Split View, a better Misson Control and Note app and best yet, an improved Mail app. Getting a HTML email signature installed in Mail on El Capitan have […]

Posted: October 4th, 2015 | Tutorial | 42 Comments ›

Useful Features added to Mail on Mac OS X Yosemite

“The best way to manage email on a Mac gets even better with OS X Yosemite. With the new Markup feature, you can quickly annotate an image or PDF attachment. You can also fill out a form and even include your signature, then send it back — without leaving Mail. And a new feature called […]

Posted: November 19th, 2014 | Blog | No Comments ›

How to Create an Attractive HTML Email Signature For Mail on Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10

On Yosemite, Mac OSX 10.10.X, Apple added some great new features to Mail version 8.X. The good news is that the installation process for an HTML email signature haven’t changed much since Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. If you need help installing a custom HTML email signature on Yosemite, follow this tutorial.

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 | Tutorial | 4 Comments ›

Whimsical Ad Campaign for Surfrider Foundation

Whale bridging glaciers for penguins, small crab trimming walrus beard, spiky puffer fish protecting clown fish and more. Lovely illustrations. Helping each other is so important and warm, especially in the ocean, if you see surfers in distress, please give a helping hand! Campaign Slogan: LET’S LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER. LEND A HAND AT […]

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 | Blog | No Comments ›

What If Superheroes Had Part-Time Jobs?

High-fives for Malaysian illustrator Chow Hon Lam aka Flying Mouse 365 for creating this funny “Part Time Job” series. Besides saving the world, every superhero is capable of taking on another job during their spare time. See all the superheros at their part-time jobs after the fold.

Posted: December 23rd, 2013 | Blog | 1 Comment ›

The Evolution of Logo Design

Companies change over time. Needless to say logo design have to evolve as well. Here is a cool info-graphic on the evolution of logo design from the early 1800s to the Present created by the British Design Experts team.

Posted: December 23rd, 2013 | Blog | No Comments ›

Create a Visually Appealing HTML Email Signature For Apple iPhone and iPad

More people are writing and reading emails on the iPhone and iPad today than ever before due to its ever growing popularity. It is no wonder why since it is so easy and convenient to use. The Mail.app on the iPhone and iPad is very similar to the version running on Macs. The Mail.app on […]

Posted: December 9th, 2013 | Tutorial | 8 Comments ›

Create a Complex HTML Email Signature For Mail on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Apple’s new operating system, OS X Mavericks 10.9 is now available and best of all, upgrade is available for free! There are many small changes made to the new Mail.app but nothing significant. Follow this tutorial to install a complex HTML email signature for Mail 7.0.

Posted: August 8th, 2013 | Tutorial | 72 Comments ›

Goal Conflict

I have recently written a post about Goal.com’s new logo. The mark was designed by Elmwood for Goal.com. Like many others, I admired the creative use of the TM mark as the soccer ball on the upper right hand corner. It was a wonderful and simple idea. Unfortunately it was almost identical to the logo […]

Posted: July 13th, 2013 | Blog | 2 Comments ›

3 Lessons Learned From An Unethical Client

I have debated about writing this post for quite some time. On my way home from work one day, I saw KingLong Lighting’s ads with design elements that they copied from me on every lamppost. That is when I finally decided to share this story because it is the only way I can turn this […]

Posted: June 5th, 2013 | Blog | 1 Comment ›

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    Director of Creative Services at STV
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    VP Biz Dev. at Real Estate Arts
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    AD at Real Estate Arts
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    AD at Sudler & Hennessey
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    Owner of Brooklyn Body