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Marketing Update 1108-15

This marketing update digs into establishing a strategy, integrating social media and more interesting statistics, tips and tricks for marketing -- offline and on:
* Why email marketers should integrate social
* Discover your marketing mindset
* Advertisers Say Spending Is Going One Way: Up
* Media Relations: 10 Tips and Tools to Help You Spread the Word
* Social media icons improve interaction
* Make your email newsletter a must-read for your customers
... and more August 15, 2011

Marketing Update 1108-08

This marketing update looks at the ever changing landscape of marketing, with some interesting statistics, tips and tricks -- offline and on: * Direct mail important to keep in the mix * 7 resistance crushing questions every business must answer * Facebook to take top spot in U.S. display ad market * 5 best practices for applying game mechanics to your website * 5 common mistakes to avoid on print fliers ... and more August 8, 2011

William Morris: Art Nouveau Style

William Morris is probably the most recognized individual in the entire Art Nouveau movement -- but what most people don't know is that he also contributed his style and art vision to type and typography as well. August 5, 2011

Web Design Foundations

When we talk about Design School, today there are many, many choices in education, learning and training. But the field of web design is relatively new. It took the education industry a good ten years to embrace web design as a formal subject. On the very leading edge of web design training was a friend and author who saw the writing on the wall. We're pleased to bring you this 1996 article by Joe Gillespie -- which proves the more things change, the more they stay the same! July 29, 2011

Creative Tidbits: Back to (Design) School

This issue of Creative Tidbits takes us "Back to (DESIGN) School" with some education, some good references, and some eye-candy ...
[ ] Wong Lik Hai's Portfolio
[ ] Eye Candy: Edvard Scott, An Illustrator Inspired
[ ] Turkey 2010 Basketball World Championship
[ ] iPad as Art Medium
[ ] Overlooked design ... display
[ ] Google encourages sites to think beyond PageRank
[ ] and more! July 29, 2011

Photoshop's Gritty HDR Photo Effects

Learn a little grit! This tutorial was sent in by Johnson Koh, Art Director of Garena Online, and shows you some of the finer points of using grain and grit to turn a perfectly good photograph into a work of grunge art! July 28, 2011

Designing with Paper

Part of your 'Design School' training should include the use of paper as a design element for both its texture and color. You can begin with this article, another insightful piece from Andrea Alstad! Designing with paper can do a lot more than you might suspect! July 28, 2011

HTML5 Animation Builder

HTML5 has been widely lauded as the future of the web due to its performance, accessibility, and ability to run on smartphones, but no designer-friendly authoring tools have existed until Hype. July 28, 2011

Photoshop Tutorial: Realistic Tattoos

Design School should teach how to create an illusion with digital art and graphics. Sunny has sent in this tutorial that will show you how to apply a tattoo for a perfect summer illusion. This is a simple tutorial not requiring displacement maps or a lot of tricky skills... enjoy. July 27, 2011

Retouching Hair: Fixing Gaps

If you're following our series, you've already learned some important techniques. Now, Scott Kelby shows you how to fix gaps in hair strands using patching, blending, smoothing and masking techniques ... July 27, 2011