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Leslie Worth: blog archive

Designing and Launching the New HBDesign.com From a Design Standpoint

This is the second post about the launch of our new website. This one comes from my perspective, the right-brained designer experience. Like Bob mentioned in his post, I also found the task daunting (but exhilarating at the same time).  It’s always a challenge … Read more…

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Where Do Great Ideas Come From?

As graphic designers, we are in the idea business. We are constantly asked to generate new ideas. Or alter existing ideas. Anyone can come up with a good idea, but where do truly great ideas come from? This is my … Read more…

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Graphic Design Down Under

I recently returned from a holiday in New Zealand. The country is visually stunning! I was overwhelmed by the natural beauty countrywide, and I was also taken by the amount of bold, illustrative graphic design that lives almost everywhere. It … Read more…

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Lessons in Graphic Design

Design is found almost everywhere in nature and in things man-made. And when we see good design, we notice it. It speaks to us or resonates with us on some level. Good design is a wonderful thing that people respond … Read more…

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Michael Graves at the Portland Art Museum

I was very excited to read that Michael Graves was scheduled to speak at the Portland Art Museum during Design Week Portland. I’ve admired Michael Graves’ work for years—he is a University of Cincinnati alumni, as I am, and he … Read more…

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Adventures at CES

This year, Liana and I traveled to Las Vegas to walk the consumer electronics show (CES). Neither of us had been to CES before—we decided to attend because so many of our clients work in that industry. We felt it … Read more…

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Getting Creative with Letterpress Printing

2013 ended at HB with some good old-fashioned printing on our Vandercook press! Because of some creative planning and thinking, we successfully printed our holiday cards while juggling fairly heavy end-of-the-year workloads. Last year’s printing experience was very educational but … Read more…

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An Event Apart

I recently attended a web design conference in Austin, TX. While the topics of conversation focused on one general area—web design—the audiences ranged widely. There was a little something for everyone, from user experience designers to front-end programmers to designers … Read more…

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Design: Before and After – Friend or Foe: The Computer – What Happened to Design?

I can’t decide what to title this post. I have many feelings about this particular subject, and I’m not sure where I want them to land. The subject is the computer and how it has affected design. There are positive … Read more…

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Presentation Tools for the C2CB Audience: The Infographic (Again)

The design system—almost always essential, but often not understood. At HB Design, when we work with a client that asks us to create marketing materials for a new product line, company or even a campaign within an existing company, we … Read more…

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