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How to make in impact with your photos

Twist Photography

Thank you to LBK’s first guest blogger, Kory Chase of Twist Photography. In today’s digital age, we are never more than an iPhone click away from a timeless memory. We use our photos to capture our moments, to keep in touch with those who are far away, to sell our products, to personify our businesses, and so so so much more. We no longer leave photography to professional photographers. Technology …

Why the answer to your question is “No”

Sorry, but no

When I show a first draft of a project to a client, I brace myself for their response. “I like it,” they begin. “But can we…” Here’s why the answer is always a big, fat “No.” “But can we center it?” (the rule of thirds) I guess I can center it. But as a professional designer, I probably shouldn’t. Centering it will make it look like your high school prom …

And the LBK Logo Election winner is…

new LBK logo

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have been wanting to redesign my logo for a while now (like ever since it occurred to me that a computer mouse did not accurately represent the term “online” as I tapped away on my iPad). But, like the shoemaker’s children, this graphic designer just couldn’t find the time to create her own company’s logo. I realized that what was really holding …

The right way to re-purpose your design project

This 24x36-inch poster was properly re-purposed as an 8.5x11-inch flyer.

It’s probably happened to you before. You have a flyer. Then someone says, “Hey, we could really use that 8.5×11 sheet in a giant poster. Or you have a postcard, and the powers-that-be in your office tell you to submit the postcard artwork to a publication to use for a black and white ad. And while it’s totally okay to re-purpose the design you already have—heck, it’s more than okay, …

Make your vote count this election day!

Make your vote count and choose your favorite new LBK logo!

I am so sick of hearing about this presidential election, and I’m sort of nervous about the line I’m going to be standing in when I go to vote today, that I decided to hold my own, much more stress-free election right here! My current logo was designed in 2008. I really loved it at the time, but now my main complaint about it surrounds the “online” symbol I chose …

A bike ride is never just a bike ride

a bike ride with my kids

I took my kids for a bike ride the other day. Not surprisingly, at age 3, my son couldn’t pedal more than one 20-inch block of pavement without getting distracted by one of the many interesting things going on outside. And so, a simple bike ride turned into a math lesson (finding numbers on mailboxes), a conversation about forms of transportation (planes and ride-on lawn mowers), a Q and A session …

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