Graphic Design

Back to Basics: 10 Graphic Design Fundamentals

If your graphic design projects are getting a little repetitive, check out SuzyQ’s 10 design tips for great scrapbook pages. Yes, you read that correctly. Good design is good design, regardless of whether your documenting your dog’s half birthday or creating a multi-page press kit for a new product launch.

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History of Typography: Humble Beginnings

When I first sat down to write about the history of typography, my plan was to write a quick, one-post overview. However, I quickly realized that the history of typography is far too rich and extensive to be accurately captured in a few hundred words. And so my blog post

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7 Color Terms Every Designer Should Know

Did you know that the human eye can distinguish between approximately 10 million colors, but your computer monitor can display millions more? Color is about much more than just staying inside the lines like we’re taught as kids; color is inherently subjective, and it’s a complicated aspect of design. Check

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Why You Need A Paper Resume

Maybe you have a great resume that’s ready to send out instantly with the click of a mouse, or maybe you’ve submitted 100 resumes this week and haven’t received a single response. If so, perhaps it’s time to make the most of your resume by printing it on good quality paper.

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Dos and Don’ts for Choosing a Typeface

Whether you’re a graphic designer or paper crafter, choosing a typeface can be a daunting task. It’s easy to get lost in the labyrinthine world of font families and styles, so we’ve created a list of simple dos and don’ts to help you choose the most appropriate typeface. What is

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CMYK and RGB Color: Which One Should You Use?

Remember when “coloring” meant “Crayola” and the hardest decision you had to make was whether to use “real” colors or go crazy and color the sky yellow instead of blue? Now that we’re adults, color is a bit more complicated. Instead of 24 crayons to choose from, we have over

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Picking the Perfect Paper [Infographic]

Picking the perfect paper is about more than choosing a color, pattern, or texture – it’s also about choosing the perfect paper weight! Different weights are designed for different uses. Using the right (or wrong!) paper can make or break your project, so we’ve created an infographic to keep you

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Know the Score…on Folding Paper

Folding paper can be the bane of both printers and designers. Nothing is more aggravating than seeing a beautiful design project brought to its knees by a lousy fold…cracking its way deep into the fleshy folds of your psyche…ouch. In the next few paragraphs, I’m going to share some simple and very useful information about the proper folding and scoring of paper, to help you successfully complete your projects as planned.

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