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GIVEAWAY!!

In Inspiration by completegraphicdesign2 Comments

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and man are we ever thankful for our amazing students! You guys are spread out across the globe – 175 different countries represented when I last checked! WOW! It is such an honor to lead and serve you, and it has been amazing to watch you skills grow as you follow Derrick’s lectures and hone your design …

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Back To School With A Bang

In Jennah's Blog by completegraphicdesign0 Comments

The leaves haven’t even started to turn yet and already summer is beginning to fade into the distance. Schools across the country are gearing up for the start of the new school year, and students everywhere are screaming, “Not yet!” This is where online education shines brightly. When school is at your own pace, regulated by milestones and achievements and …

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Freelancing Next Steps – Finding Work

In Business, Jennah's Blog by completegraphicdesign0 Comments

One of the most daunting aspects of striking out on your own as a freelancer is finding work. For every legitimate work site out there, there are dozens more that are shady at best. I have been doing this long enough to see the good rise above the bad, and to see many sites evolve into excellent work resources. Below …

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Trade Secrets of Logo Design: A Professional Graphic Designer’s Exact Workflow

In Business, Derrick's Blog, Digital Design, Inspiration by completegraphicdesign0 Comments

  This week I wanted to peel back the curtain and show you part of my workflow. Some of the most valuable time spent during my design career was actually just sitting behind the creative director and senior designers during my internships. That’s when I learned things that I still use to this day- I basically just sat as close …

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Remote Work Isn’t Rocket Science

In Business, Inspiration, Jennah's Blog by completegraphicdesign0 Comments

Hi there – Jennah here. I created a website about remote working a year ago and ever since then I have received a ton of emails and social media messages from people that want to give remote working a try but aren’t sure where to start. I am working from Starbucks today prepping for an upcoming remote work talk I …

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5 ways to break through creative block as a graphic designer

In Derrick's Blog, Inspiration by completegraphicdesign0 Comments

Let’s face it, sometimes (ok, lots of times) it feels impossible to sit down at your computer long enough to bust through your latest design project. Sometimes it’s creative block, and sometimes it’s simply too many distractions to stay focused long enough to get started. Confession: I’m supposed to be designing a logo right now and I got nothin’. I …

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Instagram Design

In Derrick's Blog, Digital Design, Instagram by completegraphicdesign0 Comments

Thanks to Skillshare, my poor wife’s complete lack of design software skill is on full display for the world to see. But her hilarious loss is your gain, because we made a video (it’s 20 minutes long – grab some popcorn and prepare yourself) that walks you through creating a customized Instagram image in Photoshop from the literal start of …

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PARTY PEOPLE – EVERYWHERE

In Business, Jennah's Blog, Marketing by completegraphicdesign0 Comments

Have you ever been to a raging party? I’m not talking about anything unfortunate or illegal or inappropriate…I’m talking about the kind of party where people are INTO it. It could be a PTO fundraiser or a corporate holiday bash or even a backyard BBQ. The underlying common theme at a “raging party” is that those in attendance are having …