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How to create interactive PDF forms

Adobe LiveCycle

A few people have asked how to create interactive PDFs, so here’s a quick insight.

First steps to graphic design pricing

100 pound notes

Some points to consider when setting your graphic design prices.

What’s on your to-do list?

to do list

Not a day goes by when I don’t think to myself, “I’ll have to do that at some point.” Little things that aren’t exactly vital, but can be important nonetheless, such as:

Spec work: bad for client, bad for designer

spec work

What’s your take on middle-men spec websites that make a profit from designers/clients through the sale of contest-listings?

Design process

the design brief

I’ve divided my identity design process into a number of sections.

How ethical are your design practices?

design ethics

Do you work with a client whose product or values you don’t agree with?

12 money-saving questions to ask before printing your promotional material

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There are questions you should ask at the beginning to prevent costly errors.

Logo design contests are bad for business

Podcast Guild logo

Ask your colleagues just how much value they place on brand identity.

Convert documents to PDF for free

PDF Online conversion

A client recently sent me a series of Microsoft Publisher files, each containing ideas for a logo design, although it turned out that I didn’t have a copy of Publisher on the computer I was using.

Common client misconceptions in graphic design

understand graphic design

Here I detail a few common client misconceptions.

How do you write a design brief?

Project preserver

Any graphic design project needs a detailed design brief. There are two main reasons:

What’s your logo worth?


Many people undervalue the importance of their logo. Sure, it’s just one small part of your brand, but it’s an important part nonetheless.

The pros and cons of freelancing

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I’ve been freelancing since 2005 — long enough to get a taste for what the positives and negatives are. Here are some of the pros and cons of working as a freelance graphic designer.

Free web-based applications

Web-based applications

We’re in a world where we can increasingly move from office-space to office-space, using a lot more than just one computer for the work we do. This situation is helped by web-based applications and the ability to store personal information online.

How exactly should I hire a designer?

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This post is for those who want to hire a designer.