Archive for July, 2009

The ‘Hows’ of Pricing Your Design Work

Recently I have been receiving many emails from designers asking me what’s the “best practice” for pricing design work or how much do you charge for a design. I like to start off by saying there is no “best practice”, but there are a number of factors to consider when pricing your work and services. [...]

A Special Need logo design process

A Special Need is a nanny agency devoted to providing nannies experienced in special needs to parents. The brand new company was in need of a logo to represent their services and online blog that helps parents and professionals. Defining the goal Each of my brand identity projects starts with a logo questionnaire, which assists [...]

Sweet Tweets: Design Resources of the Week #10

Sweet Tweets is a weekend feature to The Design Cubicle highlighting some of my favorite, and other Twitterer’s design-related links discovered via Twitter throughout the work week. Week of 7-20-09: High-quality Free Font: Neuforma Family “Let me introduce to you my first font family which is called “Neuforma”. I’ve made 4 weights for this and [...]

Tips For Designers To Gain Exposure and Experience

In this guest article, Preston Lee guides new graphic designers with various tips and techniques on how to gain working experience in a ‘tough-to-start-out-in’ field. As a designer, you’ve certainly run into the classical blunder: You can’t get real design experience without a design job, and you can’t get a design job without real-world experience.  This [...]

What to Include In Your Design Contracts

If you’re a freelance graphic designer (or any profession for that matter) and do not have contracts or standard terms and conditions that you provide your clients to sign prior to starting a project… well let’s just say you’re silly. You will at some point need it to protect your business, as for the reason [...]

Sweet Tweets: Design Resources of the Week #9

Sweet Tweets is a weekend feature to The Design Cubicle highlighting some of my favorite, and other Twitterer’s design-related links discovered via Twitter throughout the work week. Week of 7-13-09: 21 Fonts That Shouldn’t Be Free… But Are “With so many free fonts out there (Da Font currently has over 9000 fonts to choose from) [...]

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:


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