Burning Questions

How to select a WordPress theme

I just started my business and can’t afford a professional design yet. I’ve been told that there are a lot of great WordPress themes out there that I could use to get started. Could you help me understand how to select a WordPress theme? A web presence has become a critical asset to any business, so Read the full article »

Design goodies

Numbers desktop wallpaper

This numbers desktop wallpaper is a bold big brother to our alphabet desktop wallpaper. It is available for download for desktop, iPad or iPhone. Desktop wallpaper iPad wallpaper iPhone wallpaper

Design Defined

What is design?

A few months ago, there was been an incredible website, Start-Ups, This Is How Design Works, circling through social media. The mission of the site is clear: teach start-ups why they should value design. This got me thinking that maybe we should address that topic in our own way here on the blog. Throughout the Read the full article »

Design goodies

Get to Work desktop wallpaper

Based on our 2013 notebook design, this desktop wallpaper will give you a little inspiration for the year. Available for download for desktop, iPad or iPhone. Desktop wallpaper iPad wallpaper iPhone wallpaper

Design Defined

What is a design revision?

When we create an estimate for you, you’ll usually see some sort of reference to a number of revisions that are included with your project. We believe iteration is important to the design process, and although not every design requires revision, often it can produce a tighter, more unique design in the end, but is Read the full article »

Burning Questions

What can I expect from my logo design project?

When I first started my business I made my own logo in MS Publisher. Now I’m thinking it is time for something more professional. Can you tell me about what I can expect from the logo design process? Hiring someone to design or redesign your logo can be a pretty overwhelming thing. In my experience a Read the full article »

Burning Questions

Can you create a sample design to give me a better idea of what you can do for me?

Before I decide whether or not to get started on my project, would you be able to whip up a sample design so that I can get a better idea of what you can do for my project? While we understand why it seems sensible to ask for a sample design, we really can’t do Read the full article »

Trend Spotting

Tired trend: QR codes

QR codes. We’ve all seen ’em—they look like graphic design gone wrong, and it seems like they are everywhere lately. It begs the question of whether anyone is really gaining value from them? Although there are some very good uses for QR codes, it seems like companies have started to slap them on everything but Read the full article »

Around the studio

2012 PHXDW poster design submission

As usual, Phoenix Design Week (PHXDW) was awesome again this year! And just like in previous years, they had a poster exhibition where designers could submit their interpretation of this year’s theme. The 2012 theme was ‘Here and Now,’ and I thought it could be fun to submit an entry this year, and so I chose Read the full article »

Burning Questions

What is the lifespan of a logo?

I had my logo designed many years ago, and lately I’ve been wondering whether I should have it redesigned. How long does a logo usually last before it needs to be redesigned? It’s great that you are taking the time to consider whether your logo and brand image needs to be updated. It is good Read the full article »