60-Seconds #156 : Freelancing Pitfalls

I first published this article in 1996, and then updated and brushed it up in 2001. I was reading an online article by someone else the other day and it copied this article almost word-for-word. So, I thought I would remind everyone that good business practices really don't go out of style -- this is just as valid as it was more than 20 years ago! August 7, 2014

Photoshop BACK TO (Design) SCHOOL Madness

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Well, as you know, all good things must come to an end ... so it's true with Summer giving way to fall ... time for some true Photoshop Madness . . . and since many of you are working on "Back to School" promotions, here are some very cool files to get you going

  • Create a Bulletin Board With Realistic Shadows, Part II
  • Create a Handmade "Back to School" Style Postcard
  • How to Make Your Own Chalkboard Printables
  • School Doodles Brushes in simple drawings
  • Vector Back to school Background
  • Back-to-school psd clipart
  • . . . and MORE
July 25, 2014

Summer Reading for fun, learning and graphic inspiration

Learning happens. We're in the summer travel times and have vetted these books for family fun, learning and a little bit of preoccupation! "When will we get there" is a common question, but when you've got some really great project books like these, you've always got an answer.

  • Roadside Attractions Coloring Book: Weird Wacky Landmarks Across the USA!
  • Creative Haven Art Nouveau Fashions Coloring Book
  • Masterworks: Color Your Own Cezanne Paintings
  • Animals of the Forest, Wetlands and Desert
  • Tarot Designs Coloring Book
  • Butterflies Coloring Book
July 15, 2014

Connect Film Professionals and Movie Buffs to 45,000 Resource

Drawing from over 45,000 submissions of videos, articles, blogs and podcasts, The Assembly will be the first resource to present fully integrated multi-media capabilities. The app will serve as a hub for members of the film community, industry professionals and experts; a communal space unavailable before. June 17, 2014

Earth Day Art, Crafts, Education for creatives of all ages

Earth Day is a perfect opportunity to make a good contact with clients and vendors. Dreaming up promotions can be difficult -- but if you consider kid's stuff, there are tons of ideas out there. So let's take a look at our favorite Earth Day arts, crafts and projects for kids -- and you're bound to come up with lots of great designs for yourself:
[*] Backyard Homesteading: A Back-to-Basics Guide to Self-Sufficiency
[*] Outside the Box!: Creative Activities for Ecology-Minded Kids
[*] BOOST Earth Day Is Every Day! Activity Book
[*] Creative Haven NatureScapes Coloring Book
[*] National Parks Coloring Book
[*] Eco-Logical Brain Games April 18, 2014

Women's History Month Marches into March

Every year we discover new history and new historic references surrounding Women's History Month. This time I dug into the heroines of the 2nd World War, particularly that image of the strong, iconic bicep-flexing Westinghouse poster image of "Rosie the Riveter"! You thought Norman Rockwell created her, but he didn't . . . and we've got lots more about that era in a very special video presentation to celebrate this year :: our 19th Annual Women's History Month edition! Please enjoy! March 1, 2014

Noteboom Productions introduces Tutor for iMovie

iMovie, once a unique, easy interface for editing and producing movies has turned into a nightmare. Apple's over-stimulated developers have munged the concepts and interface until the program is all but unusable without a doctorate degree in media production. But Noteboom Productions has come to everyone's aid with Tutor for iMovie, their latest video tutorial. February 28, 2014

African American Artists & Designers for 2014, Part 2

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Welcome to our 19th annual Black History Month surf, where we have a look at outstanding contributions to art and design from the black community. We've enjoyed researching this year's lineup, and hope you enjoy the next four pages of resources. Also, don't forget to pick up your free -- follow along : Black History Month One on One: Exploring the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists Black History Month Worldwide Graphic Design: How Different Nationalities Design Black History Month Terrifying, Strange and Beautiful - Live Unchained Black History Month Carry my heart ... it's too heavy for me Black History Month Neourbian Art for the Masses Black History Month Patrick Amara
and more! Enjoy : February 1, 2014

Black History Month 2014 Design Center special

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Welcome to our 19th annual Black History Month surf, where we have a look at outstanding contributions to art and design from the black community. We've enjoyed researching this year's lineup, and hope you enjoy the next four pages of resources. Also, don't forget to pick up your free "Black History Month" poster, and see the link for your own research! Black History Month Real Black History Month - Malcolm X: Evidence of US Intelligence Assassination Black History Month The Rosa Parks Coloring & Songs Page Black History Month Making Black History Month Relevant Black History Month Toon a Day for Black History Month Black History Month Black History Month clip art Black History Month The Queen Bee Report
and more! Enjoy : February 1, 2014

The Latest Issue of VIEW Magazine is Now Available

As the iPad matures into the market and more people are using tablets, I'm having a lot of fun and inspiration with digital magazines. I always loved printed magazines, so now I can enjoy many more on my iPad. August 19, 2013