Inspiration: Even grown ups can play on the beach

Even grown ups can play on the beach

Isn’t it a pity that we tend to forget how to play? Years ago my former colleagues and I went to a beach house once a year. We were all creative souls and we gave ourselves assignments to develop our creative skills even further. There I discovered again what fun it is to play on the beach. […]

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Intermezzo, get inspiration from creativity

Intermezzo, get inspiration from creativity

Inspiration and creativity are must haves for me. Irregularly I make drawings, collages or mixed media in some kind of theme. It helps me keep my creative skills flowing. Here are a couple of examples: An intermezzo is a short piece of music written to be played on its own or as part of a […]

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Design: Is it really that important to choose the right font?

Is it really that important to choose the right font?

I ran into an interesting article by Hyunjin Song and Norbert Schwarz entitled “If it’s easy to read, it’s easy to do, pretty, good, and true.” Both are connected to the Psychology Department at respectively Yale University and the University of Michigan. For years, they are researching the perception of people on written assignments and you […]

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Design: What a great profession I have as graphic designer

What a great profession I have as graphic designer

According to the specialists, a message is attractive to someone if it is fun, interesting, educational, priceless, intriguing, distinctive, cozy, entertaining, inspiring or amusing. (Source: Facebooktraining, Anne Raaymakers). As far as I am concerned, this also applies to an occupation and my own profession has all those characteristics. Watch and see: Fun “Will you come and drive […]

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Design: Color in graphic design

Color in graphic design

If you can use the color theory in photography and painting, then surely you can use it in designing. I explain it in this article with examples of my own work. Read “7 Ways to use color in photography” for the practice of colors in pictures. Limiting yourself in using colors is a very nice […]

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DIY: Folding a special booklet

Folding a special booklet

Sometimes budget is scarse and the wish to make an outstanding item is big. At an event I had organized a friend and I wanted to give our audience a poem bundle. We both wanted to show off our skills – he as a poet and I as a designer. There was just one minor […]

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DIY framing in Photoshop

DIY framing in Photoshop

Make your own remarkable frame There are tons of free frames available on the Internet. They’re fun to use. But wouldn’t it be great to make your own frame? If you have a photo program that works with layers, it’s not that hard. I have made the frame in the accompanying picture with a bristle […]

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