Good To Know…

A good design tip to know.



I came across this tip in my travels through cyberspace and put it to use in an informational layout with a free generic stock image found at

Happy lazy days of Summer!

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Lightstalking’s Photo of the Week

sunsetpensacolaA beautiful day at the beach photographed by Anthony DellaCroce and it happened to be one from Pensacola Florida.

Check out the full article from Lightstalking’s Weekly Pick at the link below.


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Things to Know…


Today’s technology is flooding us with oodles of images at the swipe of our fingertips and more non-designer types are getting into the creative swing of things. Most anybody can design beautiful and compellng content with relative ease using the latest software and apps.

It is still preferrable to hire a graphic designer when the project would benefit from a professional touch. But, there is something incredibly rewarding about bringing an idea to life through images. You can make it work, too.

Open yourself up to learning and experimentation and you just might find yourself hooked on graphics.

If you are up for exploration, check out Google Drawings.

True Story: This post was inspired by Jacob Cass of

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Be inspired…

A few inspiring logos for your enjoyment – whadayathink? How do you like your logo? Comments are appreciated.




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Ask The Designer…

Should you use your vehicle as a mobile billboard?

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Car Wraps actually make great attention grabbing advertisements.  It’s estimated that over 50,000 people will see a wrapped vehicle in one month alone.  Depending on your city, of course.  They cost about the same as a paint job, starting around $1500.


It is recommended that the design of your wrap be considered carefully.  You’ll want it to align with your brand and to be in good taste.  Wild colors and poor quality images will definitely turn customers away.


The wrap is typically  used to get customers to notice you, and then to contact you.  Be sure to add your phone number and social media links.  QR codes are quite handy.  Keep wording to a minimum because we wouldn’t want to distract your fellow drivers.  Many services using wrapped vehicles say they get most of their business through their wraps.


It’s not always about the bottom line, though.  Take for example this little Wonkavator. This customer just wanted to have fun with her PT Cruiser.  Design by Dina’s Desktop and installation by Diego’s Signs of Naples Florida.

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Friday Freebies – Cooking Up A Storm

Friday never comes soon enough.  Better to come early!


Are you looking for a Summer deal?  Here are beautifully illustrated ingredients for your cooking projects and recipe cards. The Adobe Illustrator vector file is available for sale at Creative Market, but you can pick up your FREE PNG image set here from Dina’s Desktop.

Dina’s Desktop Multimedia Design offers illustration, publishing design, photography and photo retouching, motion graphics and web design.

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Things To Know…

5 Key Visual Design Trends

Excerpts from CreativeBloq writer, Tom May. Images through random Google search.

1. Real Women


Depictions of women are moving away from the old stereotypes in both media and marketing, featuring a diverse array of women with dynamic careers, lifestyles and looks. A variety of body shapes and ages are being celebrated in popular branding, reflecting female leadership in contemporary work and life.

2. Modern Families


Big brands are changing the way they portray the modern family in order to remain relevant and engaging. Marketing advertising now commonly features single parents, stay-at-home dads, blended families, alternate lifestyles and persons living active lives with disabilities. This imagery isn’t about shock value, its about reflecting a wider range of human stories and experiences in the 21st century.

3. Creative Point of View


Mainstream content reflects an increased first-person point of view as more consumers are creating their own images and sharing them digitally. The trend draws in the viewer by offering a more intimate and involved lifestyle that feels authentic and believable and suited for social media.

4. Supersensory Imagery


There has been a rise in imagery and video that expresses a rich sensual feel, creating a more immersive experience for the viewer. The textural detail found in these visuals works hard to engage the senses. Techniques like macro photography used to capture scenes of food and nature can evoke feelings of taste or smell and heighten emotional engagement.

5. Letterbox Dimensions


New technology has inspired widescreen imagery for use on smartphones and tablets. Designers are actually designing mobile first. The panoramic visuals look great on your apps and bring an epic cinematic feel to design.




Ask The Designer…

Why Not Do It Myself?


Do-It-Yourselfers know that changing the oil in the car isn’t all that complicated.  But, how many of us maintenance the air conditioning or the brakes?  And what about balancing those tires?  At some point, we need to take the car in for service by a professional mechanic.  They have the technical skill and the equipment to get the job done right and done in a timely fashion.

Graphic design can easily be compared to automotive repair.  In the long run, you will save time and money investing in the services of a professional graphic designer.  The pros can get it done in half the time as most layman and they will also create the artwork in the correct formats for print, video or web.

Do yourself a favor, hand over your next design project to a professional graphic designer.  Your customers will take notice and so will your pockets.




Wedding Photography

Here are a few favorites from last month’s wedding session. These have potential for great portraits!












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