Wedding Invitation Spotlight: ‘Floating Fairytale’

Sometimes, a more traditional wedding invitation doesn’t work with a more traditional wedding. And sometimes as a bride- and groom-to-be, you just fall in love with your engagement photos. Jill Smith Design’s ‘Floating Fairytale‘¬†wedding invitations (also available on Wedding Paper Divas) are a perfect way to showcase the engagement photography, especially if said photos tell […]

Wedding Invitation Spotlight: ‘Simplified Deco’

As a new bride-to-be and as a graphic designer, one of my favorite things to do during the initial wedding planning is to research inspiration for wedding invitations. Although something that is usually imagined as simple, elegant and formal, there are many new ecommerce companies, Etsy users, small print shops, and innovative designers re-imagining the […]

QQCC for Designers

As a designer, it can be quite frustrating having a professional blog, Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter or Facebook fan page. Not only do you have to keep up the skills of your trade and constantly innovate, you’re left sharing designs and concepts that you may not be happy or fulfilled with. After all, as soon as […]

Twitter Spotlight: Tweets & RT’s of 2011

After rejoining Twitter earlier this year, it’s quickly become one my favourite social networking web site for keeping up to date with my trade, industries I’m passionate about, industry professionals, and of course, some great celebrities. Here are some great resources, tweets and retweets from my Twitter feed during 2011: @edencarlsen Why marketing yourself or […]

Totally 404: The importance of error pages

One of my favorite nerdy web designer expressions is “she/he/it’s totally 404.” One of the biggest mistakes you can make with your web site is not giving your error pages adequate attention. Although the content of your web site is very important, it may not be the page your viewers land on. If there’s a […]

Are You Tweeting Enough? Too Much?

Social networking sites require a watchful eye and dedication for brands, so much so that we have ‘social media experts’ and ‘social media agencies’ whose jobs revolve on said web sites. Facebook status updates should be upbeat and friendly; it is, after all, the mecca of friendly chat and atmosphere. Twitter, however, is very different. […]

Design Spotlight: BC Lotto Corp.

This weekend, my mom came down for a visit from the Sunshine Coast. Apart from the regular shopping and Starbucks trips, we had to go to BC Lotto Corp. (BCLC) to cash a winning ticket. The trip was nothing like what I expected. I was expecting the office where you are cashing a winning lottery […]

You are your reputation. (Or, what I learned from temping in customer service)

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been filling in for different people on holidays for a particular client. Answering product questions is somewhat similar to copy writing, but it requires an excellent CSR who understands sales and brand management. After all, it’s all a sales pitch, and it’s a great way of managing and expanding […]