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PopShop poppin’ up!

I've been working with a group of friends to put together a monthly pop-up shop filled with crafty objets d’art , fashion, accessories, home decor, and vintage clothing by a hand-picked selection of local sellers. Set to open at 1301 Main Street on March 25th, we'll be right in the heart of all the Final Friday action! We wanted a fun, vibrant name, and settled on PopShop as a take on the pop-up concept, and...

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Design tip:Make the page smaller

Sometimes you have to design a document around a minimal amount of text--this is often the case with announcements, lists, and those extra boring (and seemingly unnecessary) reports most employers require.Most of the time, the first instinct is to try to make the content fit the page by enlarging the text, quadruple-spacing the lines, or (god forbid) adding little pieces of clip art. Please don't do this! I will hunt you down...

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How to: Design a simple business card

I returned from the IFB Conference with a stack of business cards, which I thought was fantastic. If you have a blog, a website, or especially a business (no matter how small), you should have business cards. While they seem like a holdover from simpler times, there are a few reasons why handing a small square piece of paper to a potential client, contact, or friend is still an...

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My DIY photography lightbox

After doing research for the product photography how-to post over at StyleSampleMag.com, I decided to try my hand at building my own bootleg lightbox. It was pretty simple, and I had most of what I needed just laying around the house: 1. Find a box. Cut holes in it. I used scissors (an X-acto knife probably would have worked better) to cut out opposite sides of an old shipping box and a smaller "flip...

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