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1950s POSTER – Blue Note Records

Background I have a love of jazz and Blue Note Records album cover artwork. The 1950s were the heyday for jazz and Blue Note Records; and the graphic design of their album covers always had a certain look that embodied … Read more…

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The State of Motion Graphics on the Web

To understand the state of motion graphics on the web and where we’re headed, we should look at the needs, the solutions, and the tools used to create those solutions.

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Architecture: Adding to the Conversation of Our Skyline

I have recently taken an interest in architecture – it started a year ago during Design Week Portland when I went to a talk, spur of the moment, and happened to be sitting in a small room listening to a guy … Read more…

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Annual ///M Car Day

Here at HB Design we love beautiful design, we love beautiful engineering, and we love cars, specifically cars that are both beautifully designed and engineered.

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Photoshop tips for web developers

At HB Design, web developers are given Photoshop PSD files that were created by Web Designers to code. This blog includes some Photoshop tips to make working with those PSD files easier.

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Design Flashback

I saved all of my college design projects. The closet in my old bedroom at my parents’ house is filled with them. And during a recent visit, I found a particularly interesting one.

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Batch optimization of photos

Just recently we had a client ask how to optimize photos for the web.  I have a post describing the steps which you can read (Web Page Load Times and Image Optimization).  That post describes the steps: copy, crop, resize, and … Read more…

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5 ways to dump a creative slump

Creative slumps. We all get them. We get stuck on one idea, or feel void of new ideas. Often we just sit and wallow in our lack of creativity, but there are many ways to get out of a creative … Read more…

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Trash to Treasure: Dr. Evermor’s Art Park

While visiting Madison, Wisconsin earlier this summer, the fam and I found ourselves with a rare “no plans day.” After consuming copious amounts of spicy cheese bread at the Capital Square Farmer’s Market, we headed to Dr. Evermor’s Art Park … Read more…

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Why did I become a graphic designer?

Fatherhood. So, I recently became a father.  Which has inspired me to look closely at my life, and start asking a lot of questions.  I’m finding that many of those questions have parallels that relate to work as a graphic … Read more…

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