If you’re a designer, freelance writer or anyone else creating content, chances are you’ll need some stock images from time to time. Adobe Stock is a fantastic option when you’re searching for the perfect visual. Home to more than 40 million photos, illustrations, 3D assets, videos, vectors, and templates, Adobe Stock helps you find images quick and accurately. We’ve got your step-by-step guide...
It’s the time of year for spooky stories, and we’ve got a few great ones for you here today.
The truth is, you shouldn’t be afraid of failing. Some of the most well-known entrepreneurs out there today failed miserably before they succeeded, and they’ve lived to tell the tale. Here are some scary stories of failure from people who went on to make it big—and what we can all learn from their failures.
If you’re an entrepreneur, chances are excellent that you’re already someone who is open to great ideas—and always on the lookout for new sources of great ideas. One of the best ways to source fresh thinking for entrepreneurs is to watch what some of the hottest niche YouTube channels have to say. These are the top YouTube channels for entrepreneurs right now, and a few reasons why you should be following them.
Comic book superheroes are brands in human form, proudly sporting their logos right on their chests. They generate mountains of content, have rabidly loyal fans and they give us a face (or a mask) to relate to their brand purpose—the delivery of justice.
What we think of as logo design—simple, iconic images that represent individual brands—is often considered a modern phenomenon. But humans have been identifying and differentiating themselves using emblems and signature marks for hundreds, even thousands of years. In fact, much of the symbolic design work throughout recorded history is all about communicating identity visually.
There are lots of predictable places to put a logo: on a white t-shirt, a billboard or a ballpoint pen. But that isn’t going to get you any attention (unless the attention you want is your ill-fitting, logo shirt being used as a rag in houses around the nation). Getting creative (or even a little weird) with your logo placement can creating a branding win. Unfortunately, that strategy can also blow up in your face.
Ever since the appearance of 2001: A Space Odyssey’s HAL, the idea of computers that could think for themselves has been a little disconcerting for most of us. But this is a new time. Artificial intelligence (AI) is here, and no killer androids are in sight (yet). Instead, we’ve got an all new, more mundane, yet equally scary set of fears: losing our jobs to computers and robots.
If you're an entrepreneur nurturing your own business or startup into a full-blown success, you are always looking for advice, but you probably don’t have extra time to figure out where you should be looking for that advice. Following startup marketing experts on social media is the fastest, easiest way to get the information you need, but it’s not always easy to determine who to follow or where the most value is.
If you're in the market for brochures, business cards, posters or other marketing materials, you already know that you’re going to need to come up with the perfect design, color scheme, copy and layout. However, even after you’ve checked off all of those boxes, there’s another very important decision to make: choosing between digital vs. offset printing.
First impressions last. You’ve got seconds to ensure that first and lasting impression is positive. A well designed, unique business card is a fantastic way to make a strong impression. It’s also your emergency way to connect, since real life means unexpectedly meeting a woman in spin class who produces the exact kind of widgets your product needs to be perfect.
Cover creation is the very last creative step when publishing a book. That’s because almost everything about the anatomy of a book cover is controlled by the final, edited version of the book: the trim size, paper color and number of pages all determine your cover’s dimensions. There is never a good reason to design the cover before the final draft is finished, because doing so is likely to mean you’ll need to do it again anyway.
If you're working to build up your social media presence, you know that images are essential to boosting your online engagement. In fact, content with images gets almost twice as many views. If you’re not sharing images your audience loves, you’re missing out on serious engagement.
Your book cover is the face of your work, the part the entire world sees—and often the only piece. A great book cover lets people instantly get a feel for what the book is about, and why they should read it.
oping to boost your online traffic with better ads, you may be asking yourself: what is web banner design? Web banner design focuses on the systematic creation of effective web banner ads through the careful application of basic design guidelines.
If you’ve been thinking about creating a vintage or retro-looking logo for your business, you’re in great company. This kind of look is very popular, yet leaves so much room for creativity and personalization that it’s still unique looking and far from played out.