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Did You Miss Any? Our Most-Read Articles of 2017


It’s that time of year, a time for looking back at 2017 and looking forward to a fresh start in 2018. Our most popular posts covered a variety of topics; everything from proposal design to pairing fonts. Did you miss any? In case you did here are our top 5 most popular articles from 2017.


Animated Holiday Cards: FAQs

By Danielle Diforio

Everything you need to know to send an eCard: Each year, more clients ask us about “eCards”- electronic animated holiday cards. Below are some of the questions we get asked most often, with (hopefully) easy to understand answers.



Design Lesson: How to Pair Fonts Like a Pro

By Bonnie Kittle

With hundreds of thousands of fonts out there it may seem overwhelming to pick ones that you love and that work together visually. In today’s lesson, learn how to pair fonts like a design pro.



Company Social Media “Cover” Photo Sizes (July 2017)

By Bonnie Kittle

They’ve gone and done it again… the social media moguls have once again changed their profile formats. LinkedIn is the biggest offender with a complete overhaul. Here’s the latest wrap-up of corporate social media artwork sizes, as of July 2017. We’ve included a FREE template for Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter for you to download.



Mike’s Technical Tip: Using the PANTONE® Color Finder

By Mike Fleischner

The PANTONE Matching System (PMS) is is both universal and complex, and sometimes a designer might reference a color by its PANTONE number. But what if you need to know that color’s web (“hex”) or RGB values, or even its closest equivalent in 4-color (CMYK) for printing? There’s a great page on the PANTONE website for just that. (Confused already? You can brush up on all these terms in this post.)



Winning RFPs: 10 Tips for Better Proposal Design

By Vanessa Schaefer

Many of us share a love/hate relationship with Request For Proposals, or RFPs. We love being asked to pitch, (especially when we win the project!) but hate the time it takes to prepare a well-written and successful proposal. Read on to learn how to win more pitches!


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