Tracy Zakraysek

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30 Examples of Logo Design Concept Presentations for Inspiration

In addition, spending time on your design concept presentations also gives your clients a better understanding and appreciation of the visual brand …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

How-to: Use Spotlight and Smart Folders to search for anything on your Mac

In OS X, Spotlight is an effective way to search your entire hard drive for a file or folder, email, or any other file. There are many other things Spotlight can do, and searching for files is just one of them. Spotlight is also capable of looking up dictionary definitions, launching apps, …

How to compose more creative landscape photographs

More of us have cameras in our hands everywhere we go these days than ever before, and many of us fancy ourselves as photographers as a result. I am …

How to Take Professional Quality Photos With a Phone by Household Hacker

Household Hacker demonstrates how to take professional quality photos with a phone in a new instructional video. To pull off this technique, users …

WordPress

30 Extremely Minimalist Web Designs

I plan to write a follow-up to this post in a few weeks. Be sure to catch it by staying tuned on Twitter.

40 Free Branding & Identity Mockup Templates to Download

The Definitive Manifesto for Handling Haters: Anne Lamott on Priorities and How We Keep Ourselves Small by People-Pleasing

What makes <b>Anne Lamott</b>’s <b>Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life</b> (<i>public library</i>) so timelessly rewarding and one of the greatest books on writing of all time is that besides her wisdom on the craft, Lamott extends enormous sensitivity to and consolation for the general pathologies of the …

The Theology of Rest: A Modern Sermon About Living with Presence in the Age of Productivity

<i>“Busy is a decision,”</i> a wise woman once once reminded us. I often think about how our modern obsession with productivity is blinding us to the fact that being productive can be the surest way of lulling ourselves into a trance of passivity, where we coast through our lives day after day after day, …

The Psychology of Your Future Self and How Your Present Illusions Hinder Your Future Happiness

Philosopher Joshua Knobe recently posed a perplexing question in contemplating the nature of the self: If the person you will be in 30 years — the person for whom you plan your life now by working toward career goals and putting money aside in retirements plans — is invariably different from the …

Censorship and What Freedom of Speech Really Means: Comedian Bill Hicks’s Brilliant Letter to a Priest

In early June of 1993, several months before cancer took his life at the age of thirty-two, beloved comedian <b>Bill Hicks</b> received a letter from a priest, bemoaning the “blasphemous” content in Hicks’s live television special <i>Revelations</i> and reprimanding British broadcaster Channel 4 for having put it …

Color Happy 199

About Courtney<p>Courtney is the founder of Design Work Life and Seamless Creative, a small design studio she runs with her husband Brian. She now …

Etsy Finds: Naomi Wilkinson

About Courtney<p>Courtney is the founder of Design Work Life and Seamless Creative, a small design studio she runs with her husband Brian. She now …

My Dear Fellow Co.

About Courtney<p>Courtney is the founder of Design Work Life and Seamless Creative, a small design studio she runs with her husband Brian. She now …

Etsy Finds

About Courtney<p>Courtney is the founder of Design Work Life and Seamless Creative, a small design studio she runs with her husband Brian. She now …

Tips for Facilitating Networking Through Conversation Starters

Let’s face it: Networking can be intimidating. Walking into a large room of strangers and striking up a conversation can be a challenge for even the …

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3 Common Web Design Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

<i>Help your clients catch up to the digital revolution in the live design tutorial “Are We Approaching Digital All Wrong?” on July 31, 2014 at 1pm ET.</i> …

Better Web Design Project Management with Proof

<i>Editor’s Note: HOW interactive design expert James Pannafino examines tools to help you focus and streamline your design practice for the best</i> …

Project Management

Overcoming Graphic Malaise

The American Crayon Company in Sandusky, OH published <i>Everyday Art: News and Comment on the Trend of School and Industrial Arts</i> as a means for the …

Identity Design examined: OpenEnglish, Heart of Tea, Optimism Brewery

<i>In</i> <i>this blog series</i><i>, Sagi Haviv, co-author of the book</i> Identify, <i>discusses principles of identity design as they manifest in trademarks created by his</i> …

Latin America

4 Reasons Designers Should Learn How to Edit Video

<i>Learn about the latest cutting-edge tools, tech and resources at the HOW Interactive Design Conference. The Washington, D.C., conference will be here</i> …

Filmmaking

Portraits in Creativity: Maira Kalman

Gael Towey has kept storytelling and innovation at the center of her career. Among her numerous achievements, she launched the <i>Martha Stewart Living</i> …

Design Store: Web & Graphic Design Books, Pantone, Illustration, etc.

This year's <i>Print</i> typography issue, with cover photo by John Keatley and typography by Louise Fili, is a bit different from past editions. Here, we …

Art exhibit depicts stories of immigration, what it's like to live between two worlds

(Courtesy of Laura Marcus Green)<p><i>SANTA FE, N.M. — “If Latin Americans are called ‘wetbacks’ for crossing a river/Then what are your ancestors called</i> …

The Collaboration Paradox: Why Working Together Often Yields Weaker Results

On a midsummer afternoon in 1957, a church fundraiser altered the course of music history. It was just after 4:00 when a group of teenagers took the …