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Typography Mistakes to Avoid

Typography Mistakes to Avoid! One of the most important elements of design is typography. There are so many important components that go into creating typography that people will read and remember. Here’s an ocreations official typography checklist of rookie mistakes to avoid to take your typography skills to the next level! Use this checklist when proofing your design to clean it up and make it top-notch! Tracking & Kerning Sure, our design programs allow us to customize the copy in [...]

By |2019-10-10T08:27:20-04:00October 10th, 2019|

Do’s and Don’ts of Your First Trade Show: Part III

Do’s and Don’ts of Your First Trade Show: Part III – Even More Tips for Your First Art Fair The ocreations team has gone on the road with clients to trade shows, and even for personal projects! Most recently, ocreations Art Director Nina, took her talents to the Bitchcraft Fair at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. In Part III, we’ll give you even more tips and resources from Nina’s Bitchcraft Fair experience, that’ll leave you feeling more than ready [...]

By |2019-10-04T10:38:05-04:00October 4th, 2019|

Do’s and Don’ts of Your First Trade Show: Part II

Do’s and Don’ts of Your First Trade Show: Part II – Tips for Your First Art Fair Back in last November, our Vice President, Jess Mader, and our client, Brainy Ball, attended the Chicago Toy and Game Week together to help promote the new game, and from their adventure, gave us a bunch of great Do’s and Don’ts for your first trade show.  Taking that advice, our Art Director, Nina Zivkovic, recently participated in her first art fair, the 2019 Bitchcraft [...]

By |2019-09-27T11:30:58-04:00September 27th, 2019|

A Designer’s Guide to Dielines

A Designer’s Guide to Dielines A die is a tool that cuts, scores, or makes an indentation on printed materials. And a dieline is the shape / artwork the die uses as a guide when making cuts, scores, and indentations. Dielines are crucial to the package design process, and are designed using a specific set of rules and industry standards. Are you working on a brand new package design? Curious about what it takes to make a dieline, or interested [...]

By |2019-09-20T13:13:01-04:00September 20th, 2019|

GIF Stickers for Instagram in 3 Easy Steps

GIF Stickers for Instagram in 3 Easy Steps You go on Instagram, you post something on your story, and you want to add an animated sticker to jazz up your post. Have you ever wondered where these stickers come from, or even how to make your own for your brand? You’ve heard us talk about GIFs before, and now we’re going to delve a little deeper, only this time we’re going to tell you how to design GIFs specifically for [...]

By |2019-09-13T10:51:07-04:00September 13th, 2019|

Appetizing Menu Design

Appetizing Menu Design You sit down at a restaurant, and your server hands you a menu. You skim the menu, pick what you’d like to order, and hand back the menu. People look at menus everyday, and it is so important for successful establishments to have menus that will catch someone’s eye and be memorable. There’s much more than meets the eye when it comes to menu design. Here are some tips on best practices for designing a restaurant or [...]

By |2019-09-06T18:38:39-04:00September 6th, 2019|

Google Reviews: The Basics

Google Reviews: The Basics Businesses can benefit greatly from Google Reviews. What are they? How do they work? What are the benefits? Find out in our beginner’s guide to Google Reviews.   What Are Google Reviews? Google Reviews are essentially testimonials about a particular business, hosted on Google’s platform. They show up when your business shows up in a Google search on the right side of your browser window. Google Reviews provides an average star ranking, number of reviews, as [...]

By |2019-08-30T08:35:22-04:00August 30th, 2019|

Make Your Presentation Stand Out

Want to Make Your Presentation Stand Out? Are you a sales executive making a big pitch to a potential client? Presenting for your company at an industry-related conference? Whatever the case, you want to create a presentation that people will remember. That being said, the presenter's entertainment value and public speaking skills are a large factor in the entire presentation experience. Still, the visuals that pair up with the presentation are just as vital to a memorable performance. Here are [...]

By |2019-08-23T09:51:25-04:00August 23rd, 2019|

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|
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