Interview with a Typographer

While I attended school for Graphic Design I met quite a few unique characters with an array of design talents. Milton Rosado’s skills with typography always dazzled me. I was blown away to find out that not only did Milton draw his own letter forms but he vectored them to make them into digital fonts! [...]

Dive into Splash Page Motion Graphics

We recently featured local gallery and vintage boutique, ArtPool, in the GBDB Design blog. This got me thinking about an old school assignment. I was assigned a group project that involved re-designing the website of a local business and my group of 3 students chose to redesign the ArtPool website. We chose their website because we saw an opportunity [...]

How to stay motivated when working from home

Its easy enough to spot the pros of working from home, but those of us who actually do it day in and day out know how challenging it can be as well. Working from home requires discipline and motivation. Here are five tips to help you stay on track: Separate work from home – This [...]

How to have fun poolside

What do you get when you mix a a few friends, a pool and the need to do something unique/different and productive this summer? Well you start a website called LeisureDive.com of course! What exactly is a leisure dive? According to the site it’s “a jump into a body of water (or at least something soft), striking [...]

Reasons Not to Date a Graphic Designer

I recently stumbled across a silly but oh-so-true article titled, “50 Reasons Not to Date a Graphic Designer” by a bourbon for silvia. The poster is a rbst remix. While I do not think that all 50 reasons pertain to me or any one designer I know, Silvia definitely hit some right on the nail. [...]

February 8, 2011 – What was your favorite Superbowl Ad?

There were quite a few good (and funny) commercials during the Superbowl but the X Factor Teaser commercial from Fox caught my attention from a design perspective. I admit, I don’t know much about putting a video together and so I found myself immediately mesmorized trying to figure out how they made this happen! I’ll [...]

Ever Dreamed of making Movie Magic?

Face Off, a new Syfy series, immediately caught my attention. I have been amazed, ever since I was a child, with the transforming capability of movie make-up. Syfy gives you the focus of the show in this quote,”Face Off is a competition/elimination series exploring the world of special-effects make-up artists and the unlimited imagination that [...]

January 27, 2011 – Demand Attention from your Target Audience

The other night I had the TV on but wasn’t really paying attention – until this commercial came on. The ad campaign for Dead Space 2 is quite possibly ingenious. Personally, I am not a big fan of video games but this commercial stopped me in my tracks and had me laughing. The ad successfully [...]

January 25, 2010 – What’s in Your Backyard?

This was one of Good Dog/Bad Dog Creative Design’s (GDBD Design) favorite projects. Located in Ruskin, Backyard Produce was a produce stand aimed at providing customers with the freshest, best tasting fruits and vegetables. They were formed to celebrate the diversity of foods that are produced here in the Tampa Bay area. GDBD helped them [...]

January 24, 2011 – You’ll Flip!

I like hamburgers… I love to watch Top Chef… and creative website designs makes me happy…. So I “flipped” when I discovered the website of Atlanta based restaurant, Flip Burger. Top Chef runner up, and Flip Burger creative director, Richard Blais has found a way to create delicious, untraditional/modern, hamburgers, while bold colors and playful [...]