Archive for December, 2008

50 Brilliant Design Articles of 2008

2008 has not only been an exciting year here at TDC, but around the rest of the design community as well. I have learned so much from reading blogs (more than I had ever imagined), and as a special thanks I present you 50 insightful graphic & web design related post of 2008 organized into [...]

Discussion: The Hows and Wheres of Networking

I was recently asked by one of my readers, who is venturing off into the “wonderful world of independency”, how a graphic designer NEW to freelancing should go about networking – more specifically, how should one go about it and where do they find people to network with? Not only was it an interesting question, but as [...]

Marketing Calendar for Beginner Freelance Designers

Thinking about breaking into the freelance/independent scene in 2009? Have you recently graduated from design school and looking to start marketing your new freelance business? I recently came across an article (slightly outdated) in HOW Magazine written by Ilise Benun that outlines a marketing strategy for rookie and veteran freelance designers. Provides a good overview to consider [...]

Advanced Color Correction Tutorial

This tutorial shows you an advanced method of evaluating your photograph’s color accuracy and making the proper color correction adjustments. It is a more sophisticated technique of removing unwanted color casts, but the result’s will knock your socks off. Does require some basic knowledge of Photoshop. For this tutorial I will be working in Photoshop CS3 using a stock photograph [...]

Anatomy of a Successful Graphic Designers Website

Having a website is unquestionably the most effective marketing tool you can have as a graphic designer (or any company for that matter), especially if utilized correctly. A successful online presence demands having a website where visitors can learn, easily identify and clearly understand how you can help them. In most cases, an award-winning portfolio just won’t cut it [...]

Font Conference Video… Hilarious!

If you’re a type nerd like me or love some good ol’ design humor than you will love this Font Conference video I found at CollegeHumor. The video starts out with a gathering of various typeface deciding whether or not to offer membership to Zapf Wingbats… hehe!

Brian Hoff
About Brian Hoff: Designer, Writer and Speaker

I’m a graphic designer living in Brooklyn, New York who loves creating compelling and useful websites and memorable interactions across the web. When I’m not designing I can be found writing, speaking and occasionally part-time teaching at colleges — all on the subject of design. I started this blog to share my passion and experiences with designers and clients. I'm most active on Twitter; say hello: