Logo Checklist

Posted by on Jun 3, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Logo Checklist

A solid logo design is a lot more than just creating cool art. A logo has to symbolize what your business provides, how it works, what it stands for and then it needs to stand out from your other competitors — a tough request on a little icon and some type treatments. That’s why it […]

Oh, for Creative’s Sake

Posted by on May 3, 2018 in Design | No Comments
Oh, for Creative’s Sake

Creative Design Projects for Creative’s Sake I love my day gig, but sometimes I just need to indulge in creative design projects. I enjoy the craftsmanship of design. I also enjoy helping clients bring their ideas to life and there’s something special about creating something new everyday. However, there are times when I need to […]

Explore. Discover. Build. A glimpse into the creative process at SMC

Posted by on Mar 23, 2018 in Creative Process, Design | No Comments
Explore. Discover. Build. A glimpse into the creative process at SMC

Great design is no accident. You have to be intentional with your goals for the design you’re creating. Establishing a clear objective is key. What is your design’s purpose? Is it evoking certain feelings, building trust, sparking intrigue, communicating a brand’s message, or is it simply to drive sales? Graphic designers are strategic artists. They […]

Using Design to Build a Graphic Designer’s Desk

Posted by on Feb 8, 2018 in Design | No Comments
Using Design to Build a Graphic Designer’s Desk

No matter what industry you are in, like most people, I spend a lot of time behind the pixel box as a graphic designer. Actually, I enjoy designing on the computer, but it does take a toll on your body sitting in the chair behind a desk all day. I started to find having mild […]

Save Our Only Planet – Quick Keys Graphic Designers All Know

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Save Our Only Planet – Quick Keys Graphic Designers All Know

SAVE OUR ONLY PLANET Share your love and concern for Mother Nature … without saying a word. This is the shortcut code that reminds you—and all the keyboard jockeys around you—that it’s going to take all of us to save our only planet. Plus, you can support your favorite graphic designer while you’re at it!

Never Quit – Graphic Design Shop SMC

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Never Quit – Graphic Design Shop SMC

NEVER QUIT A message of motivation, written in code for computer jockeys like you. If you’re a freelance graphic designer, keep this as a handy reminder that there’s no project you can’t handle and no deadline you can’t meet.

The Key – Shop SMC Graphic Design

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments
The Key – Shop SMC Graphic Design

Introducing The Key collection: a set of ‘shortcut keys’ for this project called life. Keep one right at your fingertips for a little inspiration no matter where you go—office, home or mobile. Every freelance art director can appreciate some extra inspiration!

Rosita – Shop SMC Graphic Design

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Rosita – Shop SMC Graphic Design

ROSITA GRAPHIC DESIGN “Every day should start with a great big hug!” – ROSITA. She’s got a lot of love in her heart—and she wants to share it with everyone! As the graphic designer Dallas, TX companies count on for big ideas, I understand that there are good days and tough days, but every day […]

Stumpy – Shop SMC Graphic Design

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Stumpy – Shop SMC Graphic Design

STUMPY GRAPHIC DESIGN “If I can do it, you can, too!” – STUMPY. Life can throw a lot of stuff at you all at once. As the graphic designer Dallas, Texas companies count on to produce high-quality work, I understand that juggling the chaos can be a challenge. If you have the right attitude, however, […]

Positively Ironic – Shop SMC Graphic Design

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Positively Ironic – Shop SMC Graphic Design

The odds may be long, the situation may be grim. Doesn’t matter—these little heroes always have an “I can do anything!” attitude. They’re good reminders every day: outlook really is everything. Keep a couple around for a positively ironic perspective on life no matter what kind of project you’re struggling with, be it logo design, […]