I think about rules a lot. I own a business, I’m soon to be a new mom, I have people to manage and clients to keep happy. Some rules just work: Say thank you, be on time, use really cold butter when making pie crust.
In my own life, I’ve never been one to follow arbitrary rules or listen to authority just because someone said I had to. I’ve quit jobs, had many run-ins with authority figures… the list goes on. So over the years I’ve created for myself a company and a career where I can do just about anything I want to do. Read More »
So I get to try out new things all the time, but some new things have been a little bit scary, so I’ve kept away. I finally gave into one of my recent curiosities though, and my only regret is not doing it sooner. Nerd post, you've been warned. Read More »
Here at LimeRed Studio, we love food and we love eating out and trying new things! But what interests us even more is finding inspiration for our design work with nonprofits. So while we think about and savor new foods, we also think about people’s behaviors and what motivates them to choose to engage or interact and how it is influenced by the presentation of information and visual elements. Read More »
Whether you’re trying to solve ongoing day-to-day problems or the most complicated design issues on a whiteboard, many times it’s unavoidable to simply hit a brick wall. Here's a 5-step process to get unstuck. Read More »
While working with our nonprofit and university clients we’ve discovered that many of them have Adobe Creative Suite (CS), but aren’t really sure what the various applications are for and aren’t aware of all of the ways Creative Suite can make their tasks so much easier. Some tasks, like opening files and saving them in a different format, aren’t very complicated. If you know how to do these types of small things—as well as a bit about how graphics work — you can save time and money by by handling them yourself instead of involving your designer. (Not that we don’t love the work!)
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