Freelance graphic designer based in Hot Springs, Arkansas


Category Archive for: ‘Graphic Design’

Notepad and pencil for sketching

Sketching for print designers

It might seem like a waste of time to draw what you are just going to piece together on the …

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moveable typography

Critical Aspects of Graphic Design – Typography

Typography is the one thing that sets graphic design apart from other types of design including fashion and architecture. The …

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Critical Aspects of Graphic Design – Research

Let’s face it, we all live in a world that was designed by someone. We can’t escape it and yet …

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Vintage text effect in Adobe Illustrator

Old-fashioned text using Adobe Illustrator

I recently created a tri-fold brochure for a coffee shop that features an old-fashioned type treatment. You can view this …

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Premium wood textures

Premium Wood Textures

A few years ago I came in contact with an excellent graphic designer. He introduced me to textures as they …

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Creating an elegant frame using Illustrator

I recently posted a file for sale on the Envato Marketplaces. The download contains 25 frames/enclosures for use in print …

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Design Basics Index by Jim Krause

Graphic Design principles in a book.

One of my favorite books I use for reviewing and staying principled in this area of graphic design is the …

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My favorite texture website.

I will from time to time put some of my most often visited websites. I like to use texture in …

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The concept in a graphic design definition

Graphic design by definition – Concept

I have briefly touched on the three parts of what makes strong graphic design possible. They are composition, components, and …

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building blocks of graphic design

Graphic design by definition – Components

I have blogged about the definition for composition. Inside the definition I made mention of the arrangement of components. I …

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