Design

The first quarter of 2019 is just about a wrap! Can you believe it? Neither can I. I know you’ve been busy, trying to get through your workload, attending meeting after meeting, and adding to your never-ending to-do list. It can be hard to find extra time to sit down and discover a new technology…

 

It can be an engaging experience to land on a new website and have it immediately give you a specific feeling about a company. Whether that feeling is friendly, cutting-edge, young, professional, etc., it’s important that your site has personality. Your site should not only tell users what you do, but it should tell them…

 

Working with typography is oddly, probably one of the most fun parts about this job for me. I can spend hours working on an overall layout and that’s fun too, but when I find that perfect font for whatever project I may be working on, that’s when I get excited. Everything is beginning to tie…

 

The phrase “wear many hats” is defined as “to have many jobs or roles”. Raise your hand if you immediately thought THAT’S ME! Multitasking your usual job duties is one thing, but taking on added responsibilities is quite another. Earlier this year, I saw a statistic that polled over 1,000 employed Americans. It found that…

 

The emotional effect created by color plays an important role in your credit union’s marketing messages and materials. Did you know that certain colors have different meanings and can trigger different emotions? Think about it. How often do you see “Alert!” messages in red? or “Save Money Now!” in green? In this post, I have…

 

Designer pet peeves.  Probably as old as the earth itself.  As soon as early man splashed paint on a cave wall, there have been designers to critique it.  So keeping with this longstanding tradition, here are a few of my personal top pet peeves when it comes to design and why it is a good…

 

Armed with basic information and an ultimate goal, the design process can be viewed as a journey without a map. Along the way new ideas are gathered, guiding the designer toward the end goal.

 
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