When it comes to how you feel—tired, energized, creative, irritable—you might blame the night’s sleep, a lack of exercise, or work stress. But have you ever thought about how color makes you feel? Color theory helps us understand why different colors work together, and how those combinations affect us. For starters, there are three primary colors—red, yellow, and blue. Different combinations of those colors create every other color. And where colors land on the color wheel help to explain why they work—or don’t work—well together, and what feelings they might engender. Still confused? This fantastic graphic, thanks to Quill.com, will help you sort it out. Understanding the basics of color theoryInfographic by […]
Understanding how printing works (and how to speak the language of printers) is important for designers and business owners as well. But are you confused by printing terms such as bleed, resolution, and CMYK? Keep this jargon-busting glossary close by to get you well on your way to understanding what graphic designers are talking about. Above the fold:: The portion of a webpage that’s visible without scrolling. In print, it’s the portion of the paper that’s visible when folded. Bleed :: Refers to printing that goes beyond the edge of the sheet before trimming. In other words, the bleed is the area to be cut off. These marks (along with the crop marks) help […]
Have you ever wondered what it takes to create a logo? Well, you’re in luck. We had a wonderful time designing our latest custom logo and we are excited to share our design process with you!
♥ Roses are red, violets are blue, use fonts to make customers swoon for you! ♥ This year, we are getting into the lovey-dovey spirit and sharing typography tips that have stolen our hearts and will steal your customers. Simply put, love is all around us – it’s everywhere you go. So why not get customers to fall in love with your typography (with a little help from a designer or two)? We love fonts. La la la love them! So we are going to share how to pair your favorite ones together. Typography design – when done right – can help seduce visitors looking at your website or poster […]
With fall ending and winter approaching, each month is bringing a new major holiday. Have you ever considered changing your logo to match the coming holidays? Changing colors or incorporating a holiday motif should do the trick. Clean and simple is the key. Try an alternate color scheme of brown and orange for Halloween or adding snowflakes for the winter holidays for instance, is a nice detail. The slight variation can breathe new life into your logo. You can stand out from the crowd and reinforce your message while adding a touch of fun. Now is the time to get your logo into the holiday spirit! Do you need a Christmas […]
We’re here to introduce you to the co-founders (and twin sisters) of Twingenuity Graphics, Brittany and Ashley Streck. See how Twingenuity Graphics came to be. Since an early age – with training wheels and our missing two front teeth – we’ve been drawing in sketchbooks and sometimes even on the walls. As kids our favorite toys were coloring books and the smell of new markers. At a young age of 12, we entered our very first art contest and exceeded everyone’s expectations. Since then we’ve been entering art contests and local fairs, winning the top prizes. During high school, we explored the field of art as our career path […]