Graphic Design Blog

I want to learn something new. But what?

I recently stumbled upon this on Reddit by rtheone, whom I give full credit. The only reason I'm posting this here in full is because of the fickle nature of Reddit (in that it could be deleted at any time), but I thought it should be saved for a while here. They talk about many of the same topics I... Read More

More Tips for Graphic Designers Starting Out

A while back I wrote Tips for Graphic Designers Starting Out in Indianapolis, but recently I ran across an article by Meg Robichaud entitled, Everything I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Freelancing that I think does a much better job of explaining exactly what to do when starting out freelancing as ... Read More

Facebook Cover Photos

Facebook Cover Photos

Unless you act before March 30th, Facebook will automatically change your Facebook Page to the new Timeline layout. This means that your business page will no longer look the same and therefore any custom tabs or images you created for your Facebook Page will move or be changed. The biggest change i... Read More

Tips for Graphic Designers Starting Out in Indianapolis

I recently met some recent Ball State graduates at a meetup in Broad Ripple, which led me to write this post on the current state of graphic design from my perspective and how to get noticed online: Types of Design Work You Could Do Design book covers - people are self-publishing more (as ebooks a... Read More

New Logo Defines What is a Water Shawl

New Logo Defines What is a Water Shawl

You may or may not have noticed that we updated our logo recently. This is partly because Erich Stauffer has never had a logo other than his name, which was done with both Telablue and Watershawl. But the primary reason for changing the logo was in order to define, "What is a water shawl?" I often ... Read More

How to Save Adobe ImageReady PSD as Animated GIF When Only JPG Appears

How to Save Adobe ImageReady PSD as Animated GIF When Only JPG Appears

If what is happening to you is like what happened to me, the Optimize menu got switched to JPG instead of GIF and I couldn't save my Photoshop document (PSD) as an animated GIF.  It simply wasn't an option.  I had to Google it, searching for terms like "adobe imageready not showing gif" until I fo... Read More

A Review of Adobe Flash CS4

Adobe Flash CS4 Professional software is the industry-leading authoring environment for creating engaging interactive experiences. New object-based animation tools make working in Flash easier and more intuitive for beginning and expert designers like myself, while powerful design tools expand you... Read More