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August, 2016

  • 18 August

    Secrets to Using Colors in Advertising and Design – Part 4

    TCT Brainstorming Meeting

    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

    Red Sexy Lips

    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

    TCT Newspaper

    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

    Creative Tablet Light Bulb

    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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  • 2 August

    Are You Still Using Instagram Incorrectly?


    What is Instagram?  It is an easy-to-use mobile application that lets you capture and edit photos or videos on your tablet computer or smart phone.  You can then share your creations on Instagram or other various social media websites. So, why is it being used incorrectly? First of all it has over 400 million users monthly. That’s a lot of …

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July, 2016

  • 28 July

    7 Ways to Become a Successful Freelancer

    TCT Newspaper

    Freelancing is not an easy job even though you may read about some who have been very successful. this comes with a lot of hard work and perseverance. It also depends on how well you prepared before embarking on a freelance life. There are a lot of things to learn about freelancing (and we have covered many), but this post …

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  • 26 July

    5 Ways to Be An Impressive Intern and Land a Permanent Job

    TCT Freelancer 2

    Being an intern can be the way to a great job if you do the right things. Just because you have the internship doesn’t mean you will be able to get a position in the company after the internship is over unless you have done the right things to get you there. Like any job you need to focus on …

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  • 15 July

    Are You Still Using Ready Made Typefaces?

    Creative Tablet Typefaces

    Using typefaces on any project can take a lot of decisions and figuring out whether existing ones will work or designing a new one might be better. There are tons of typefaces out there, but like TV not many that are really useful in the long-run. We have gone through hundreds of faces to find the perfect ones and always …

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  • 12 July

    Don’t Search for Typefaces or Paste Copy


    From the headline you are probably wondering what I am writing about. I have been around for a while in the design/advertising industry and seen some very cool new tools for designers. ColorMunki to calibrate is one of them and there are others I can’t think of at the moment that make design work easier and quicker. Anyway this is …

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June, 2016

  • 21 June

    WOW – Finally An All New Google Fonts

    Google Fonts

    I guess you may have heard by now…or not, but Google Fonts has been completely re-vamped. I thought it was just going to be a simple change, but this is really helpful when choosing fonts. Normally I would pick one and test it in Photoshop, but now I can do a lot of testing right in the Google site. Here’s …

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  • 16 June

    Warning…How Do You Really Think as a Designer?


    A while ago we did a medical study of a designer’s brain (our John’s in particular) and found some amazing parts. What we thought was steam coming out of his ears after some brainstorming sessions was just that…steam! We decided to take the parts and break them down with the help of a world renown neurosurgeon (she wanted to keep …

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  • 14 June

    How to Brand Yourself as a Freelancer + How-to Tips

    How to Brand Yourself

    Branding is an important part of any business and it sets you apart from all the others. So, be sure to get it right and brand yourself just as you . 1. Visuals Let’s start with visuals because it’s the thing most people jump to when the word “brand” is bandied around. Visuals aren’t just limited to your logo, though. …

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  • 10 June

    How Long Does it Really Take to Become a Successful Freelancer?

      While there is no clear-cut answer to how long it takes to become a successful freelancer, there is a rule of thumb for most businesses when it comes to profitability. That rule of thumb is that it takes an average of three years for a business to become profitable, assuming they even make it past the first year. This …

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