graphic design

Tips for Great T-Shirt Design

Tips for Great T-Shirt Design Designing a t-shirt for a client (or yourself)? Time to roll up your sleeves and get to work…  right after you read our tips for designing shirts that you and/or your client will never want to take off! Sizing When it comes to t-shirt designs, it’s important to keep the size of your design on the shirt at an appropriate size. For starters, a design that is too large is going to be distracting and [...]

By |2019-08-19T14:49:24-04:00August 16th, 2019|

Dark Mode Design: Come to the Dark Side

Come to the Dark Side…. Recently, digital designers have “gone to the dark side,” so to speak. A new design trend, dark mode, has become increasingly popular. What is it? Why is it used? And what are the pros and cons? We have the answers. What is Dark Mode? Dark mode is an alternative visual representation of an interface. Take Twitter for example. Users have the option to view the app in a day/light mode, or a night/dark mode. In [...]

By |2019-08-09T17:43:14-04:00August 9th, 2019|

EMAIL ETIQUETTE FOR CREATIVES

EMAIL ETIQUETTE FOR CREATIVES   Texting, Snapchatting, and Facetiming – these all make emails seem like a blast from the past. However, in the professional realm, emails are still one of the top forms of communication. Because we’ve generally become more casual with our methods of communication, it’s important to take a step back and make sure our messages stay professional in a professional setting. It is definitely challenging to switch gears from texting friends and family, to writing out [...]

By |2019-03-15T06:11:18-04:00December 21st, 2018|

THE 411 ON INSTAGRAM STORIES & HIGHLIGHTS

THE 411 ON INSTAGRAM STORIES & HIGHLIGHTS   New to the Instagram world and need to catch up? We’ve got you covered. New features like Instagram stories and highlights may seem daunting, but can actually be a lot of fun, and ultimately attract more followers.   So, what are Instagram Stories? Instagram stories are a relatively new feature for Instagram users, and have come a long way since their entry to the platform in 2016. Stories are a great way [...]

By |2019-03-15T06:11:18-04:00December 13th, 2018|

MARKETING IDEAS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Marketing Ideas for the Holidays 'Tis the season to do some holiday marketing for your company! Here are some seasonal marketing ideas show that your brand is happy to be a part of the holiday cheer:   Advent Calendar An advent calendar is a great starting point for marketing ideas. For example, a cosmetics company could mail out a scratch-off advent calendar. Each day, customers could scratch off to reveal beauty tips, hacks, etc. On the last day, there would [...]

By |2019-03-15T06:11:19-04:00December 7th, 2018|

DO’S AND DON’TS OF YOUR FIRST TRADE SHOW

DO’S AND DON’TS OF YOUR FIRST TRADE SHOW   First time running your own trade show booth, and don’t know where to begin? Here are the do’s and don’ts to follow – paralleled with some recent ocreations examples. ocreations recently developed trade show items for a new client, Brainy Ball, who premiered their game at the Chicago Toy and Game Week. ocreations even attended the show as part of the client’s team. Let’s get your (trade) show on the road! [...]

By |2019-03-15T06:11:19-04:00November 30th, 2018|

12 THINGS GRAPHIC DESIGNERS CAN BE THANKFUL FOR THIS THANKSGIVING

12 Things Graphic Designers Can Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving With Thanksgiving being just a couple days away, we'd like to share what we're thankful for this year. Here's our list: 1. All of the tools and resources we use on a daily basis. Before computers, graphic design was done all by hand. In the twenty-first century, we can now be more productive than ever with all of the possibilities technology has given us. Tools like the Adobe Creative Cloud, [...]

By |2019-03-15T06:11:19-04:00November 20th, 2018|

PRINT LOCALLY, OR PRINT ONLINE?

PRINT LOCALLY, OR PRINT ONLINE?   So, you’re ready to get a piece printed for your business, and now all that’s left to do is pick a printer. This decision can make or break the outcome of your finalized, tangible print piece… no pressure! You need to decide if you’re going to use an online source, or stay local and use a nearby print shop. How do you decide which is best for your project? Weigh the pros and cons [...]

By |2019-03-15T06:11:19-04:00October 19th, 2018|

TRICKS & TREATS FOR YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA THIS HALLOWEEN

TRICKS & TREATS FOR YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA THIS HALLOWEEN   Halloween is the perfect time to amp up your social media in preparation for the holidays ahead. Save the last-minute decisions for your Halloween costume this season, and try some of these tricks and treats on your social media platforms this year.   Come Up With Relevant Posts   Come up with eye-catching creative for Halloween that relates back to your company. Is your company in the food industry? Create [...]

By |2019-03-15T06:11:19-04:00October 5th, 2018|

WHEN IN DOUBT – BE ABLE TO TAKE GOOD PHOTOS ON YOUR PHONE.

WHEN IN DOUBT – BE ABLE TO TAKE GOOD PHOTOS ON YOUR PHONE.   Photos can sometimes tell a story better than words can, especially in today’s social media culture.  Yes, our last blog post was about hiring professional photographers for branding, and we still stand by that. However, if your brand relies heavily on social posts and will spend a lot of time using social media on a daily basis, your budget could quickly run out using a professional [...]

By |2019-03-15T06:11:19-04:00October 4th, 2018|
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