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.

Breaking Bad Photoshop habits: follow these steps every time you design to be as efficient and organized as possible.

By: Wes McDowell | October 15th, 2014 | 1 comment

The words ‘Breaking Bad’ depress me after watching the last episodes of the show on Netflix. I watched those episodes with the kind of attention a bomb-diffuser uses. Savoring each moment, pausing for any interruption. I wanted the high of the show to last as long as possible. While binge-watching Netflix and using meth may be bad habits to ...

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7 Powerful Apps for Designers

By: Chris Stevens | March 25th, 2013 | no comments

There is an app for everything, they say, and this is definitely the case when it comes to productivity tools for creative professionals. Designers especially have been treated to a fast growing smorgasbord of options “designed” to help with everything from organizing ideas to improving the ...

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Adobe CS5 vs. Adobe CS6: The Upgrades and Differences

By: Amanda Gant | July 30th, 2012 | 1 comment

The Adobe Creative Suite family of products -spanning from CS1 to CS6, the latest incarnation on the market-- has been extraordinarily popular amongst graphic designers, website developers and graphics editors of all types. This is with good reason; the products offered are great, extremely diverse ...

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Use RightSignature to Get Your Graphic Design Contract Signed Online

By: Wes McDowell | October 21st, 2011 | 1 comment

Embed This Video: Video By The Deep End Graphic Design Part 4: Get Your Contract Signed Online Using RightSignature Watch Part 1: The Graphic Design Proposal Watch Part 2: The Graphic Design Contract Watch Part 3: BidSketch to Streamline Your Design Proposal Download my sample contract Wel...

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Using BidSketch to Streamline Your Design Proposal – Video Tutorial

By: Wes McDowell | October 13th, 2011 | 1 comment

  Part 3: Using BidSketch to Streamline Your Proposal Watch Part 1: The Graphic Design Proposal Watch Part 2: The Graphic Design Contract Download my sample proposal Welcome to the third video in my series about graphic design proposals and contracts. In this video, we will take what ...

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Adobe Has a New Muse- How to Create Websites With No Coding Knowledge Whatsoever

By: Wes McDowell | September 1st, 2011 | 1 comment

Adobe has a new way for not-so-web-savvy designers to create websites. While they have not decided on a permanent name, for now it goes by the codename Muse. They just unveiled the beta last week and already it is getting lots of internet buzz. The question code-phobic designers seem to be asking ...

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