Blog Posts - graphic design

26 Jul
Category: Graphic Design
by Norma Kass

With increasing efforts to go paperless, forms for almost anything can easily be turned into interactive PDFs. Whether you start with a form made with a number of applications (Word, Excel, InDesign) or a scanned paper form, Adobe Acrobat can turn it into a useable PDF form.

12 Jul
by Kelley Olmedo

A quick how to on designing a typeface using an extension called Fontself.

05 Apr
by Josh Norman

There’s nothing more exciting to a designer than being given the chance to create or recreate a brand, and all that comes with it: from the logomark and logotype to the brand voice, design hallmarks, grids, font families, and colors. It’s a rare opportunity to mold a brand from the ground up and to create a personality that fits a company’s beliefs and values.

Exporting a Better SVG
01 Mar
by Marcus Harrison

Much like a website, SVG creation usually involves a design phase and a development phase. This article will cover some quick basic tips for designers to create cleaner, more maintainable SVG code.

08 Feb
by Michael Streubert

Stuck manually editing text-form fields in Adobe Acrobat? I’ve got a great script to add to your workflow.

30 Nov
by Marcus Romero

The application of creativity is serious business. Creatives approach problem solving with equal parts curiosity, irreverence and an earnest desire to arrive at truth. 

26 Oct
Category: Graphic Design
by Kelley Olmedo

A brief explanation of my method for organizing fonts within the Suitcase Fusion program. Making it easier to find unique options for all our designs.

19 Oct
by Norma Kass

As the Print Production Manager at TXC, I’m often asked to recommend options for what I so fondly call “trash and trinkets”. Despite what the name implies, a leave-behind is a very important part of a good campaign, and creating a good leave-behind means more than just slapping your logo on a few pens and calling it a day. 

10 Aug
by Josh Norman

Converting spot colors to process colors in Illustrator or InDesign? It should be easy, but it’s not. And you’re probably doing it wrong.

06 Jul
by Brian Eickhoff

Here are a few best practice recommendations for working with an advertising agency to create a new logo for your company or organization. With over 30 years experience in the field of graphic design, I wanted to share our process for logo development as well as make a few suggestions along the way so you can help your agency produce their best work. It’s important to implement these ideas at the outset of the project so both you and the agency enjoy the development process and end up with a great solution to show for it. Why? Because you are creating one of the most important branding elements for your company or organization.

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