Neil Brown (HOW Magazine) with 6 suggestions on staying relevant

Creativity is like karate: without the constant applied heat of input or fuel, our creativity cools and reactions to our work go from “Wow!” to “Mmm, nice.”

– Neil Brown – Creative Director

Last week’s HOW Magazine newsletter came along with a piece from Neil Brown that talked about how easily your creative muscle can atrophy when working in the in-house creative environment. When restricted to working with the same quick turn set... Read more »


Nine tips for keeping yourself employable – The LaddersWhat would you do if you got fired today?

We’ve been receiving emails from Marc Cenedella, CEO & Founder at The Ladders for a while now and he always has some relevant and sage advice for how best to approach looking for work and opportunities in the new economy. Today’s message was about being prescient and proactive in looking for your next employer so we thought that we’d share his email with the Bauer Graphics community. Enjoy!

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So you want to be a designer…

As a design studio in a highly creative town (Portland, Oregon USA), we get a lot of emails and personal correspondence from people asking what it takes to get started in the field of graphic design. Questions range from “what books should I be reading” to “what are some of the best schools for design” to “can I has job?”. Our response to these hails are generally the same so we’ve decided to create a... Read more »


Get a Good Night’s Sleep – Every Night

I am one of an estimated 75 million people in this country that have problems falling asleep, staying asleep or getting enough sleep. With kids and an older, incontinent dog, I can’t even remember what it feels like to get a good night’s sleep. After searching the internet for the better part of three months it appears that I am not alone in this dilemma.

There have been numerous studies that have shown that getting... Read more »


25 Photoshop Tutorials for Designing Abstract Backgrounds

Abstract backgrounds are very common in web design and for other purposes like poster and wallpaper design. Photoshop provides plenty of potential for designing amazing abstract backgrounds, and in this post we’ll showcase 25 tutorials that show how it can be done.

Create Abstract Colorful Balls Illustrations in Photoshop CS5

How to Create Abstract Colorful Background with Bokeh Effect in Photoshop

Blend Tool Backgrounds (video)

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60+ Fresh Single Page Website Designs for Design Inspiration

Throughout history, great artists always found new ways to show their creativity to express themselves and create new trends and techniques to remark their work apart from the rest of the crowd. The Definition of design is more critical in modern terms as now design is a way of communication; and, more specifically, Web design is a well define platform for content. There is no “Good” and “Bad” in design. It always define as a... Read more »


Best Search Engines For Designers To Find Icons and Icon sets

For a stunning graphical user interface designers always need sharp and crisp icons. But sometimes there is not much time for designers to create them from scratch. So, what are your options? Well, Shred Design has put together a list of six (6) search engines which can be really helpful for you in your icon hunt.

1. IconFinder

Iconfinder provides high quality icons for webdesigners and developers in an easy and... Read more »