Tag: inspiration

How Young People Are Revolutionizing the Print Industry

Call it what you like—the next wave, Gen Y, Millennial—the under 30 age group is coming up and changing everything. They’re hungry, they’re curious and best of all, they’re interested in print. They’re the future of this industry, and though this generation tends to eschew traditional leadership structures, one woman has created a group to bring them together and help them build...

My Favorite 2017 HOW Design Session

Imagine 4 days filled with throngs of like-minded creative individuals connecting on so many levels while being recharged by some of the biggest personalities and speakers in the creative industry. This was the opportunity I was given when I attended the HOW Design Conference in May. If you’re a creative person, you definitely should convince your boss to let you go. This conference is the...

4 Reasons Why Moms Love Paper

As a mom, I’m always surrounded by paper. Some of it I don’t love such as the never-ending supply of permission slips and forms. However, as Mother’s Day approaches, I can tell you that paper is the medium of choice for children and how they illustrate their love and creativity for their mothers. ...

5 Easy Steps to a Creative Work Environment

People tend to think of creativity in terms of artistic pursuits, but the ability to think creatively has benefits in problem-solving, too. Whether you’re a creative professional, printer or marketer, something as simple as altering your environment can have a positive impact on your ability to generate new ideas. ...

Top Three #GraphicDesign Considerations for Outstanding #BusinessCards

The following is a guest post from our friend Dana at Japan Print. Japan Printing and Graphics is a family operated business dedicated to providing their customers with products of unparalleled quality. Headquartered in Downtown NYC, Japan Printing and Graphics is based in the New York’s financial district. Founded in the 1970′s, they have more than 35 years of experience in the print...

Putting Pen to Napkin: Write It Down When Inspiration Strikes

What if I told you that the original concept of Harry Potter was born on the body of a napkin?  It may seem far-fetched, but in reality, some amazing ideas were first captured on “scrap” paper.  If you’re familiar with one of our favorite Blueline Gallery submissions, Napkinisms: Ideas From Creative Greats by Wayward Arts, you already know how a napkin can be an essential tool for creatives...

Crafting Experiences with Mel Lim Design

I love receiving something in the mail that just knocks my socks off. Last week, I had the pleasure of receiving a little brown box from Mel Lim Design. I opened the shipping box and found a black box with a lovely ribbon around it. Obviously, I am intrigued and I immediately opened the box to find a beautiful leather-bound journal, a note card and Mel Lim’s business card. ...

5 Ways to be a Partner in the Process

5 Key Ways to be a Partner in the Process In today’s marketplace, it’s more important now than ever to be seen as a trusted resource and build relationships at the strategic level. Customers want to work with printers and designers that...