Archive for January, 2009

Warm Up Your Cold Calls

While we don’t always like to openly admit it, cold calling is one of the most effective ways of getting your name and services out to people who have never heard of you – but they don’t have to be so cold. “Warm” calling can be beneficial to finding clients that you want to work with, rather than [...]

Totally Rad Ads and Crafty Promos

Here is a list of 50+ Advertisements that have caught my eye over time that I’ve found throughout magazines, websites and anywhere else I could scoop them up. Although I love seeing good ol’ fashion design, there’s nothing like seeing a clever advertisement or promotional piece that catches my eye and makes me pause what [...]

Understanding the Value of Design

As a graphic designer, we’ll always appreciate well-educated and executed design. We understand how much time goes into choosing the perfect font or why we went with the color palette we did. We see the value in our work and we take pride in what we do. We understand how design can be integrated into [...]

12 Common Photoshop Mistakes and Malpractice

With the same goal in mind as 10 Common Mistakes Made in Type Design, this article was created to raise awareness and educate new Photoshop users and designers,not to make fun of or mock the one’s who use the below techniques and practices. Below is a list of 12 common mistakes, misuses and various ways new users abuse [...]

All the Logo Design Resources You Will Ever Need

Below is a list of 33 logo design inspirational websites, galleries and resources that will fulfill your every logo desire and addiction! LogoPond One of my favorite resources of fantastic logo inspiration. You can spend days searching through their archives. BuzzShout Approximately 2,000 logos to search through. Goodlogo A logo resource where you get to rate the [...]

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: