Articles by: Ed Shems

Ready, Set, Freelance

Ready, Set, Freelance

On May 24, 2012, Justin and I gave a talk at the Creative Careers Conference at Massachusetts College of Art & Design. The C3 Conference is a two-day event helping to advance professional development for artists and designers. Our talk was titled Ready, Set, Freelance and below we’ve outlined a bunch of […]

What I Saw at Boston Comic Con 2012

What I Saw at Boston Comic Con 2012

In my previous post, How to Get Noticed at a Comic Con, I talked about some ways exhibitors at Comic Cons can improve their odds of getting more attention for their work. In this post I’m just a fan. The Fan Boy Side of My Day: I’m a newbie to Comic Cons. […]

How to Get Noticed at a Comic Con

How to Get Noticed at a Comic Con

As a graphic designer, illustrator and event planner for creative professionals, I endeavored to objectively walk the floor of Boston Comic Con 2012 and take in the sights and sounds. And just because I can’t keep my opinion to myself, I pulled together some tips and suggestions to pass along […]

Another Portfolio Piece

Another Portfolio Piece

Speculative (spec) work doesn’t always (some say, ever) work out in your interest. Neither does working for free so you can have another portfolio piece. Don’t let a client take advantage of you. If a client’s business uses your artwork then you should be compensated. AIGA has a page of information […]

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Webinar: The New World of Web Fonts

Webinar: The New World of Web Fonts

Our next event is an online webinar with interactive designer/instructor Erik Fadiman. Our partners for this event are Massachusetts College of Art & Design, AIGA Boston and Rhode Island School of Design. You can register for this webinar HERE. ………………………………………………………………. About this Webinar: The New World of Web Fonts Creative Typography for the Web A […]

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Comic Sans for all!

Comic Sans for all!

Looking for a good laugh? The folks at Poke London have created an interesting time-wasting tool to give you a chuckle (and then, no doubt, to throw away). HapppyIt goes where no serious designer would ever want to go- it converts the fonts on any website into Comic Sans. Just drag […]

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Grammar, Illustrated: Heroine vs. Heroin

Grammar, Illustrated: Heroine vs. Heroin

There’s a lot of bad grammar and misuse of words out there- we’d like to fix one recurring mistake: © 2012 edfredned 

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