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Drinking bleach would be better

August 6th, 2012 No Comments »
Or "How Yahoo can save itself"

NOTE 1: I’ve been working on this topic, on and off, since Carol Bartz was let go in 2011. Now that Marissa Mayer is CEO, I figured it’s was time to complete my writing.

NOTE 2: Despite what you may have heard, don’t drink bleach.

I like Yahoo.
Simply put, I believe that the company and its products and services, are very valuable to the web. However I’m not fond of the way it’s being run. I’m still baffled to this day why Carol Bartz replaced their search algorithm with Bing’s and started referring to Yahoo as a “web portal” and not a “search engine”.
Seriously… Who the heck in Silicon Valley still says “web portal”?
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Business Card Design: Chick with a Camera (Video)

July 30th, 2011 No Comments »

When it comes to design, there is a saying that “less is more”. This not only applies to graphic design but areas such as architectural design, automotive design and other industries.

In my last posting I stated “the importance of a business card is to get people interested in your business / services, to attract their attention and keep“. This is exactly what was needed for new photographer Jennifer Horton from ‘Chick with a Camera’.
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Business Card Design: Country Classic Home Designs (Video)

June 15th, 2011 No Comments »

When it comes to business presentation and looking professional, even if it is home bases business, the materials you hand people is their very first interpretation of you and your services. This is why having good marketing materials is important and it can be as simple as a business card.

Business cards don’t have to be overly complicated, they don’t need to explain to people everything that you or your business is. The important of a business card is to get people interested in your business / services and to attract their attention and keep. If this is executed properly it will leave a lasting impression.
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Graphic Designers & Trade Shows

May 3rd, 2011 2 Comments »

As a graphic designer, either in the web or print industry, it can sometimes be hard to get people to appreciate what it is you do. Yes, a designer brings order from chaos, creates form & function, and helps visually market goods and services. Essentially as a graphic designer you create something from virtually nothing and nowadays what is being created is intangible.
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