Adobe Illustrator, Color Consistency, Communication, Custom Exhibit, Customer Service, Difficult Client, Discount Prices, File Format, File Size Reduction, Graphic Design, Graphic Design General, Graphic Requirements for Vendors, honesty, Industry Changes, Large Format Graphics, Tips & Tricks, Trade Show Displays

Important collection of posts from other locations

In the past year I’ve neglected this blog because I’ve been posting articles with an employer. Therefore, now that I’m not employed with that employer, and I don’t want to remove those articles from them, I present links to the posts. So, please read the following articles that were written by me for the promotion of another. It gives you…

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Bad Employer, Communication, Graphic Design, Graphic Design General, honesty, Job Search, lies, Sabbatical, Time Off, Tips & Tricks, Uncategorized

Oh The Web We Weave When We Deceive…

I’ve been lucky to only work for four companies in my professional career as a graphic designer and creative individual (and one of them is my own freelance outfit). The most recent company I work for I only joined a few months ago and I love it. Therefore, in over 22 years, just three actual corporations have had me as…

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Customer Service, ghost writer, Graphic Design General, honesty, Internet, Knock Offs, Large Format Graphics, Trade Show Displays, Uncategorized

Beware Blog Articles That Are Ghost Written

Is a graphic or trade show expert just a hired writer with no experience? So the company or individual you do business with has written a blog article and you are excited to read it because you trust this entity. However, are you certain the article was actually written by the person/company in question? How can you tell? As the…

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China, Color Consistency, Communication, Customer Service, Discount Prices, Industry Changes, Internet, Knock Offs, Large Format Graphics, Manufacturer MSRP, Trade Show Displays

The Race To The Bottom In Portable Exhibits

An industry insider view on how the Internet has changed the portable display industry in the last 16 years and where it will go. Around the time that the dot com bubble burst in 2000 there were some fantastic ideas of what the Internet could become. Unfortunately, at the time, the ideas were more developed than the technology available or…

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Color Consistency, Communication, Graphic Design General, Graphic Requirements for Vendors, Large Format Graphics, Trade Show Displays

Maintaining Consistent Color From One Vendor To The Next In Large Format Trade Show Display Production

Is it possible? One of the secrets of the trade show display industry is that manufacturers, distributors and suppliers use multiple outlets to create what you are buying. It is extremely rare to find one location that will produce everything you need under one roof. Rather, what really exists is a community of companies that source multiple items from other…

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Graphic Design General

Graphic Design Isn’t Art

A company brochure may be pretty, but your designer should never think it is artwork Years ago I was asked to make a brief presentation to a graphic design class at a college. I had been working in the industry for about five years and had hundreds of successful designs under my belt but felt there was an important point…

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