Ready for your Close-up

It may seem like a cushy TV job is guaranteed fame, but these days, that just isn’t the case. Sure, media coverage can boost your profile within the industry and in the eyes of the all-important client, but it’s no shortcut to success. There’s still plenty of hard work ahead. Take Karl Lohnes, you may […]

A newsletter to inspire you…

We are loving the newsletters that BOD member Traci Zeller sends out. Get inspired! Thank you Traci for letting us share. Tailored to a ‘T'(ZD) Like so many designers, I have a passion for beautiful, high-quality fabrics (and any expertly crafted goodies like pillows, draperies, and upholstered pieces made from them!). I’ve been thinking recently […]

Pro Photos

Occasionally, I think the photos I take with my iPhone are pretty good. Once in awhile, they’re even good enough to publish on our blog. However, they are rarely (if ever) suitable for print publications. Look at the difference between these two images. Photo #1: taken on the job site with an iPhone. Photo #2: […]

To Blog or Not to Blog

When I’m teaching (preaching?) Business of Design and discussion turns to marketing, invariably I’m asked about blogging. “Should I?” – asks the design professional. Well yes. Maybe. To properly answer that question, consider your reasons for wanting to blog in the first place. What’s the goal? Below are five common reasons cited for blogging. If […]

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