Archive for the ‘Blogging’ Category

Sweet Tweets: Design Resources of the Week #31

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 – because having resources and staying up-to-date is important in growth and development. Week of 1-11-10: Design blogs you should be following on Twitter “With the vast majority [...]

Websites to increase your design blogs traffic

As the old saying goes, “If you build it they will come”, but a majority of the time ‘they’ (your website visitors) need to know you ‘built it’ (your design blog and its articles). Since starting The Design Cubicle, I have submitted many of my quality blog posts to various websites that accept community submissions. [...]

Identity design process for a personal rebranding

Mike Tittel, an independent photographer approached me looking to take his personal brand identity to the next level. Mike Tittel Photography, an adventure sports/active lifestyle photography company based out of Salt Lake City, Utah, decided that if he wanted to move from his “basic Verdana [all type] logo” that he needed to work with a [...]

Best Part Of Being a Graphic Designer

A few weeks back I asked a few graphic and web designers what they thought was the hardest and most challenging part of being a Graphic Designer and the amount of discussion and feedback was fantastic. Thank you all for contributing your thoughts and expressing your feelings the last time around. This time I ask [...]

Reasons Freelance Designers Should Join Twitter

Having joined Twitter approximately one year ago I have discovered many benefits of being an active member of Twitter – benefits that have helped my freelance design business and my personal development as a graphic designer. If you have not yet taken the plunge into the Twitterverse here are 6 reasons why you should join Twitter [...]

Beneficial WordPress Plugins For Your Design Blog

There are quite a few reasons for choosing WordPress as my personal favorite Content Managment System (CMS) – simple back end interface, Search Engine friendly (SEO Friendly), open source (so it’s free!) and my personal favorite, the massive amount of plugins that are available that add extra functionality to your website or blog. Below I [...]

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: