Notes From The Deep End : a graphic & web design blog

If you’re looking for a web design and graphic design blog that will give you powerful tips for navigating your way through what it takes to be a graphic or web designer, we are proud to present Notes From The Deep End. Blog topics include everything from creative inspiration to business tips for freelancers as well as 9-5 graphic & web designers.

Do Designers Really Need an Education?

By: Wes McDowell | November 18th, 2011 | 4 comments

As a designer, how much education do you really need? When people wonder about that, they are often thinking about two totally different things. First, do they need a degree? Secondly, do they need some sort of formal education? As a largely self-taught designer, I have grappled with these issues ...

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Web Design Trends for 2012 Predicted

By: Wes McDowell | November 10th, 2011 | 1 comment

With every new year, we see new design trends emerge, and old ones fade away. Now that 2011 is wrapping up, its time to look ahead into the ol’ web design crystal ball and see what 2012 has in store for us. Web Fonts & Typography In past years, little attention was ever paid to a site’s ...

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Get All the Stock Images You Want & Make Money Doing It

By: Wes McDowell | November 3rd, 2011 | no comments

While we would almost always prefer to use custom photography and illustration, it’s not a perfect world. Some clients simply do not have the budget for such extravagances. Stock images are a great compromise. An inexpensive way to add visual interest to any web design or graphic design project. ...

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