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Elements of a great YouTube thumbnail

Over 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, so it’s no wonder that the competition is increasing. Viewers quickly scroll through lists upon lists of videos, searching for something that looks interesting, helpful, or amusing. This is why the thumbnail for your YouTube videos is one of the most valuable assets you have in marketing your videos.

24 Facebook cover photo examples

For small organizations, it’s easy to put up a Facebook cover photo, then forget about it while it get stale. However, changing it out from time to time can help get additional attention to your organization. But what should you change it to? Let’s take a look at examples from 24 different companies and brands, grouped by strategies.

Does your business card stand out?

When clients come to us for a new business card design for their business, they often have the same request. They want to stand out from the pack, with a card that is unique and effective. That’s a simple enough request, but in order to know how to stand out from the pack, we must first know what kinds of cards are a part of the pack.

Your new favorite typography tool: Wordmark.it

Picking out the right font for a project can be a difficult task, and if you have as many fonts as I do on your computer, it can also be very time-consuming. That’s where my new favorite typography tool, wordmark.it, comes in handy.

An inside look at a designer’s toolbox

In celebration of Tim’s upcoming book, Blog A Week, I’ve decided it would probably be a good idea to put it to the test. It can sometimes be tough to find a good topic to write about, and this book can help you think of some out-of-the-box ideas. That’s where I got the idea to write about my “toolbox”, or things that I use every day as a designer, and why I love to use them.

15 Stock Photo Resources

Nothing will set your website apart quite like high-quality engaging photos. The photos on your website are often what people will notice first when visiting your website. They help set the mood, let your visitors know what to expect, simply add some visual interest to complement your content. But not everyone has the resources, whether that’s time, money, or equipment, to create their own photos. That’s where stock photos can come in handy.

Affordable options for photo editing

One problem that I see clients often have is the inability to easily edit their photos to put on the web. Although I’ve given some suggestions in the past on how to simply resize your photos for the web, sometimes your photos may need a little more tweaking than just a quick resize. Not everyone can afford expensive software to edit photos, so that’s why I’d like to share a few powerful, affordable options that you can try out.

How to know which image files you should use

When you’re working with a web designer or trying to do things on your own, there might be some confusion about all the different file types you see for images. It’s understandable, there are a ton of different image file types.

I’m here to take the mystery away and give you some easy guidelines for knowing which file types to use when. Hopefully it will make your conversations with web designers and the work you do on your own a little less stressful.

Can you use one of these Valentine’s cards?

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and everyone is about to start scrambling to find the perfect cards and gifts for their friends and loved ones. Since picking through cards at Walgreens can sometimes be more frustrating than fun I decided to put together a few Valentine’s Day card designs for our T&S friends to use. If…

How we helped Giving Gal look more like herself

Many people have a hard time expressing their personality online, especially when they’re trying to do it alone. That’s why some of my favorite projects involve helping clients figure out how to look more like themselves. Last year we got to help Stephanie Jones, life coach, motivational speaker, and the owner of Giving Gal, by…