Resources

Looking Beyond the Service

Looking Beyond the Service

As creatives, the majority of the work we do isn’t tangible. It’s a service. But along with that often come tangible goodies our clients want to get their hands on to further their business: business cards, letterhead, brochures, booklets, promo items and anything else you can slap a logo or […]

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 […]

Don’t Be Afraid to Walk Away

Don’t Be Afraid to Walk Away

It’s three o’clock on a Tuesday afternoon when you get a call from an unknown number. It’s a cold call! After a quick conversation you plan a time to meet. On Friday you show up to the designated coffee shop dressed sweet and sharp and spend an hour talking to […]

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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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How Choosing a Photographer is like Dating

How Choosing a Photographer is like Dating

How do you stand out in a sea of photographers, designers, musicians, filmmakers and illustrators? Stand out and show your personality. Recently, I had the opportunity to gather with over 100 other photographers from all over Boston to hear from Mary Marantz of Justin & Mary Photography.  Justin and Mary […]

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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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Comic Book, and ‘Zine Conventions

Comic Book, and ‘Zine Conventions

There are a large number of comic book conventions happening throughout the year so we pulled together a list so you can find the one(s) near you. The list is organized by region and then alphabetically. If you’re looking for a list of conventions organized by date, a friend of ours, Franklin […]