Happy day Canada!

              HAPPY CANADA DAY! Canada day means a lot to my family. Being the descent of refugees from Latvia, I was raised to be very proud, and honored to call Canada my home country. In honor of this great long weekend that’s approaching I thought to myself, who designed […]

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Rules of TYPE.

Graphic Designers are trained on the key rules of working with typography. Many of you may not know that many designers are actually obsessed with typefaces and fonts. This is true! Not only because we studied in detail the correct way to use typography so that it is effective and legible but we also use […]

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Business card etiquette.

Business card etiquette. Firstly, I want to start off by saying, everyone needs business cards. And not just staples, do it yourself business cards. Every business owner needs high quality, memorable and professional business cards. We may find ourselves handing out less business cards now that we rely so much on our websites for advertising. […]

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Late breaking story on the CBC.

GORD I normally don’t post personal themes for our blogs. But today seemed appropriate. Today I woke up to a heart-breaking story on cbc. One of Canada’s greatest musical legends and icons, Gord Downie announcing a cancer diagnosis. Back in December Gord, The Tragically Hip’s front man, received the diagnosis of terminal Brain Cancer. His […]

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Is print a dying art?

In 2016, is print really considered dead?   Here’s my take. Magazine’s continue to be a huge business. Yes, many have gone down in production to maybe 4 issues a year. Prices may have gone up as well. But there is still a market. People still buy them. Many still subscribe, I know I do. […]

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What is a branding guide?

Here is a brief description of a branding guide and why your company needs one! An easy straight-forward definition would be this: A branding guide helps your company stay in check so that visually and literally, you’re all on the same page. This guide heightens your visibility and credibility in the minds of your consumers […]

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