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September, 2016

  • 15 September

    Alert! Now is The Time For Freelancing

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    Why? The demand is growing according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 53 million Americans earn income freelancing, which is about one in every three employees. Considering that freelance work basically didn’t even exist until around the late 1980s, that’s a massive amount of growth. Free Creative Live On-Line Courses for September Sure you are probably thinking that …

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  • 13 September

    5 Special Tips For Aging Freelancers

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    For me freelancing has been going on since the beginning of time. Well…not quite. I have been doing advertising and design for over 25 years and was using press lettering and rubber cement for paste-ups. You are probably wondering what those are so I have a link to another article I did on the very subject. Anyway, back to the …

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  • 9 September

    Special News Alert Posts

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    We will be posting special news information on odd days, but it will still post to social networks as usual. These articles will be news, special and unusual information and will have the same image you see with this post. You can sign-up to know when they are posted or just come back to see for yourself. There are no …

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  • 8 September

    Why You Need a Time Tracking software

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    At the Creative Tablet Studio works comes in and we need to keep accurate track of time on the job. Each project would have one paper sheet and everyone would pass it along with the job to fill in their own time. Like the time sheets would get misplaced or someone would forget to fill them in. This was becoming …

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  • 6 September

    20 Great Tools For Your Business

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    Freelancing is a tough business, so anytime you can streamline it or make it run smoother is a great thing. Saving time and money is critical to your bottom line and the only way to stay in business and be successful. Some of these tools will boost your creativity and others can help your business grow while some are just …

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  • 1 September

    Warning! Creative Block Can Be Avoided

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    How many times have you worked on a project only to be stopped because you couldn’t think of what to design? Creative block is always the culprit. Being involved in advertising and marketing for over 20 years has shown me that creative block can be a time waster and project destroyer. Going through many bouts of it I have always …

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August, 2016

  • 30 August

    How Much Do You Know About Graphic Design Implements

    TCT Artist Table

    How much do you remember or know about the graphic design implements of the past…before computers? Guess you would have to be pretty old…like me. We created a quiz to see if you remember. Give it a try…no one is grading you and it is just for fun. Graphic Design Fun Test The Creative Tablet Staff  

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  • 25 August

    Don’t Design Web Sites Without These tools

    Top Secret Envelope

    Today web design is even more important then in the past because of the different devices being used. Most designer’s have a hand in web design if not just in the design phases. Designing web site can be very time consuming and difficult to get right. there are a lot of things that need to be correct for the site …

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  • 23 August

    Why You Need Divine Proportions in Web Design

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    Effective web design has to be clear and intuitive, but can also have color and a nice design. so, how do you get a clear and intuitive design? For one, you can focus on usability or grids which make the design simple. But you need to make it easy for visitors to navigate the site without getting lost and confused …

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  • 18 August

    Secrets to Using Colors in Advertising and Design – Part 4

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    Marketing and the Use of Color The use of color in marketing has been around for many years.  However; it’s improper use has caused many problems with products and the public.  It has also created problems overseas were colors sometimes have a significantly different meaning than in other parts of the world.  So deciding on the right color can help …

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  • 16 August

    Secrets to Using Colors in Advertising and Design – Part 3

    TCT Artist Table

    HOW COLOR SELLS Store Environments Store interiors of many other thoughts to consider when choosing colors.  Color choices should define and accentuate the interior of the store without detracting from the impact of the merchandise.  Architecture will also play a part in the color decision.  For instance; a high ceiling can be brought down with darker colors — and a …

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  • 11 August

    Secrets to Using Colors in Advertising and Design – Part 2

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    Like many designers we feel we understand color enough to put it into logo designs, brochures, web sites and never think about the colors ramifications in the advertising and marketing field. Colors need to be viewed in the area of the business and where and whom it advertises to in order to create sales. Using the wrong colors can be …

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  • 10 August

    Creative Tablet Site Changes

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    We have decided to make some changes to our website due to viewer requests: The first is that we have condensed the menu and brought posts together in the best category. Next we have added a timeline to the posts to see which are new…sort of like Facebook. We have added a widget to the sidebar which should help you …

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  • 9 August

    Secrets to Using Colors in Advertising and Design – Part 1

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    This is a 4 part series of Secrets to Using Colors. Color.  We live with every day; but for the most part is so second nature we don’t realize it is controlling our lives on a daily basis.  Color influences our decisions with clothing, the products we purchase, how we see the people around us and even our living environment. …

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  • 4 August

    Can You Find The Words in This Sign?

    Winslow Old Wall

    Old wall signs are a glimpse into the background of the companies that once occupied those old buildings. You see them all the time in many areas and many photographers take pictures of these buildings, but have no idea about the business that was inside. Demolition is removing a lot of them, so their history is slowly disappearing. One artist …

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