Good Design vs. Bad Design

5 tips to help you tell the difference

Whether it be print, digital or even interior design, good visual design speaks to its audience. It commands attention.

By contrast, bad design creates a barrier to your message and sometimes even tarnishes your brand image.

Here are a few tips to make sure you are able to identify “good design” when you see it.

What makes web design different from print design?

 

I began my graphic design career in print, creating brochures, newspaper and magazine ads, stationery, book covers, signs, and more. I later switched to web design and eventually decided I was happiest doing both. After 20 years as a print and web designer, I’ve learned a lot about their differences.

Here's why you can't just 'grab' an image from the Internet

Understanding the fundamentals of photo licensing

There it is. The perfect image for your ad is staring back at you from your Google image-search results. Now you can just save it to your desktop, insert it into your design (or send it to your designer) and send it off to the printer, right?

NO! You could be breaking the law! 

 

How to successfully communicate with your freelance designer [Plus FREE Cheat Sheet Download]

Tired of the back-and-forth with your graphic designer? 

Whether you are a business owner or a nonprofit leader, chances are you will encounter a need for graphic design at some point in your career. To make that exchange as successful as possible, here a few tips for successfully communicating with your designer.

7 ways to minimize the cost of your outsourced communications project

What seemed on the surface like a simple design project for one of our clients last year turned into quite a production project — and a larger-than-expected invoice for the client. The client wasn’t happy, and we all parted ways a little frustrated with one another. That’s not how we like to do business!

If you’ve ever hired a freelancer or outsourced a project to an agency with a similar result, we would like to share a few tips for avoiding the same situation in the future.

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