My first year in college, I majored in graphic design. This was back when using a computer to design was a privilege offered to juniors and seniors--not lowly freshman. A few years later, I was working as a graphic artist at a sign shop. Then I spent a few years designing for the web. I was pretty good at design, but not great. Still, I had a general rule--no cheating with templates, stock images, or stock photos. I was an artist, damnit, and I was only going to use my own stuff. Eventually, though, my priorities changed, and I wanted to focus more on content and less on design. That's how I ended up on SquareSpace. They handle the details so I can concentrate on the content. And that's how I eventually came around to using Canva.
I love playing with logos. What I don't love is playing with my own logo. I have a hard time narrowing designs down and picking a final winner. So I ask friends. I may not listen to them, but I love the input. I've had various designs over the years, and each one is cleaner... Continue Reading →