Tools, tactics and resources for non-graphic designers in print shops and other organizations

Here, Olivia Parker (B.Tech, MPC), Innovation & Support Specialist at the Taylor Printing Group in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and graduate from the Graphic Communications Management Course at Ryerson University in Toronto, reveals some workable strategies for the non-graphic designer. Let me begin by saying that I’m not a graphic artist. Those very talented, ingenious creators … Read more →

RGD to hold Creative Directions Career Conference in Toronto March 5

The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) will hold an exciting Career Development Day for emerging creative professionals Saturday, March 5. The Creative Directions Career Conference will connect students and other emerging professionals with employers, offering constructive feedback on their work while helping hone the skills to establish and grow a rewarding career within the … Read more →

Logo Literacy

Starting or growing a printing business is an exciting, frustrating, rewarding, and arduous experience. In today’s marketplace, establishing a powerful and memorable brand is essential for any company’s success.  While most experts agree what branding is, few give the logo its due respect. In my experience, a logo sets the stage for all of your … Read more →

Adobe unveils comprehensive 2015 Creative Cloud tools and services in biggest release in recent years

Adobe’s “milestone” release of its flagship Adobe Creative Cloud tools and services includes major, unprecedented updates to its industry-defining desktop tools – including Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Premiere Pro CC and InDesign CC – as well as new connected mobile apps for iOS and Android. The company is also shipping Adobe Stock, the industry’s first … Read more →

Insider launches Expo Asset Manager for web, creative and marketing pros

Insider Software (San Jose, CA) has unveiled Expo, a new Digital Asset Manager (DAM) software program that centralizes creative assets and streamlines workflow. The technology “redefines” how web, creative and marketing professionals discover, manage and utilize assets in their projects – including images, fonts, icons, multimedia and application documents. By supporting their creative workflow, Expo … Read more →

Adobe announces major innovations to its Creative Cloud Photography

Adobe’s update to its Creative Cloud Photography plan is the release of an all-new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC that delivers “lightning-fast performance” and new tools to edit, enhance, organize and showcase original photos. With Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC, Adobe Creative Cloud Photography empowers photographers to transform photos into “amazing shots.” Creative Cloud Photography also … Read more →

RGD’s Creative Directions Conference to take place Saturday, March 7 in Toronto

On Saturday, March 7th, The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) will host its 2015 Creative Directions Conference (formerly HeadStart), the organization’s largest annual career development event for emerging creative professionals and those looking for fresh perspectives on the industry. The conference includes opportunities to visit leading creative studios, connect with industry influencers, receive constructive … Read more →

Printing Party!

This month’s Inspired Projects article is all about how to get the little printers in your life excited about what you do! This family day weekend (February 14th – 16th, 2015 in Ontario) is the perfect time to share the magic of printing with your kids. Below are three crafty activities and four opportunities to … Read more →

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