Archive for March, 2011

Stumbled across this and thought it was a handy one for designers who are preparing art straight to print


I had the fortune of attending a fantastic course yesterday, on Problem-solving, Creativity and Innovation – led by a lady by the name of Kim Tasso and organised by the Professional Marketing (PM) Forum.

The course was just a half-day session but it was so very worthwhile. Kim Tasso was an excellent trainer and she brought us through popular techniques for initially, problem-solving, then creativity and idea generation. I found it so good because it had never occurred to me that there were even such things as actual techniques for these dilemmas! Check out Kim’s website for more information and if you ever get a chance to attend one of her courses, it is well worth it.

Quote for the day

Posted: March 8, 2011 in Design

“Design should never say, ‘Look at me.’ It should always say, ‘Look at this.’ ”

David Craib

Today I learnt a little about creating buttons in Adobe InDesign CS3:

And then about how to create a Print button as a finishing touch in Acrobat:

Useful stuff!

I’m getting married next year! And through my wedding planning I have found a beautiful Irish blog called OneFabDay. When I found it a number of months ago it really inspired me to design my own freelance wedding stationery website, for which I did some preliminary work. There are some really beautiful blogs in the online wedding scene – they have opened up a whole new world of inspiration to me and I hope they will for you too. Get started at OneFabDay, link above, and before you know it you will find yourself surrounded by inspirational design.

I just KNOW one day I will need this article and won’t know where I found it! An excellent note from the Adobe Creative Newsletter.

InDesign skills: Don’t let transparency ruin your printing

Ah. THAT formidable question every graphic designer asks themselves from time to time. A quirky flow chart is available at, designed by New York designer, illustrator and typographer Jessica Hische to help you discover the right answer.