Magazine Industry: Trends and Challenges

Here is a little research for ya! I am personally NOT a data person, but I found this topic to be very interesting. I still hear people say “print is going to die”, and I have also heard, “with the technological advances, who needs print publications anymore?” I’ve always believed that a printed product serves as that tangible “friend”Continue reading “Magazine Industry: Trends and Challenges”

Exploring Color Theory

Choosing colors for a design is both highly subjective but also highly scientific. Most designers search for a color palette that looks nice or will make their client happy. However, its much more than that. The most effective color choices go beyond the personal preference. Colors have an ability to influence mood, emotions, and perceptions; take onContinue reading “Exploring Color Theory”

The Perfect Color Palettes…

For the love of color, I’ve gathered a few inspiring color palettes to display. It’s always important to design with a nice color palette, which is usually sampled from a strong image or theme. Complementary colors make perfect sense when designing with such beautiful images. Even though the visionaries may not notice, designing with specificContinue reading “The Perfect Color Palettes…”

Garden & Gun: Soul of the South

I’ve talked about (aka Facebooked, Tweeted and Instagramed about) writing a piece on Garden & Gun magazine for a long time. So finally here it is. It is worth the read. First I would like to point out that it is an extreme rarity that I find a publication that I am 100% IN LOVE withContinue reading “Garden & Gun: Soul of the South”

Covering Tragedy…

It seems now more than ever that tragedy finds ways to repeat itself. The past several years of these devastating events have Americans fearful for their lives every day. For those of us who were so lucky to have not been a victim, we find ourselves grateful that our families and loved ones weren’t involved,Continue reading “Covering Tragedy…”

Rue Mag = Your Everything Modern Chic Guide

My newest magazine discovery and obsession. This lifestyle magazine specializes in everything modern chic, including fashion and home décor. The layout is clean, fresh, simple and to the point. Colors are vibrant, cool yet explosive. Photography speaks for itself  and tells the story meanwhile articles are short yet informative. Check out Rue Magazine at www.ruemag.com

The Perfect Spring Palettes…

As Spring is here and the April showers begin, new fads and color palettes are on the rise. Just like every other element of graphic design, color palettes follow are constantly evolving. This year’s color trends are as diverse as they are compelling; brights and neons combine with greyscale to add some zing to clean, modernContinue reading “The Perfect Spring Palettes…”

A REAL Fresh Beginning…

Ahhh, and finally it is a brand new year! A chance to go out with the old and come in with the new. Typically at any given point in time, we as people can make changes in our lives from day to day. But for some reason, it is the beginning of a new yearContinue reading “A REAL Fresh Beginning…”

Photoshop Bloopers

Ever since photo editing programs have been developed, the limits to touching up photographs are virtually nonexistent. Photoshop however, was the beginning of an era in photography and photo manipulation among the masses and still is the greatest photo editing software out there. But Photoshop doesn’t make everyone a designer. Non-designers should probably NOT tryContinue reading “Photoshop Bloopers”