Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year!

I have been remiss in my posting here. I think I take for granted that you can see this via my Facebook and Twitter posts…
Please let me know what kind of content would interest you in 2014.
The design world is changing, but I'm hanging in there.
Thank you for your support!
- Marianne

Monday, August 19, 2013

Check out my Facebook page and my web site

I'm afraid I don't keep this up as much since it's sooo easy to SHARE on my Lins Graphics Facebook page and update my web site with new samples on occasion... which do YOU prefer?

Monday, May 13, 2013

I pay for services requested

You have my word as a professional: if I ask you to perform a service, and you do as requested, I will pay you for that service, whether I ended up using it or not. Your time is valuable, and I respect that.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Free fonts are for amateur designers (most of the time)

I needed a font that a client used and it happened to be free. When I went to download it, I was invited to sign up for a newsletter where I receive free fonts weekly. So, I signed up.
I've received about 6-7 free font download offers. Not one of them has been downloaded to my computer -- and then I realized something. The reason we see so many badly designed marketing materials out there, is that everyone is trying to save a buck. Some of them are bad because they use their nephew, or someone who knows photoshop and calls themselves a designer. Others are bad because they are using fonts that are out of date, or not right for the message, just because they are free. Most of these free fonts lacked any kind of sophistication, elegance or contemporary style. They are fonts that no experienced designer would have ever purchased. Now, I'm not saying you can't find good free fonts -- to the contrary, you can -- but a professional would know how and where to find just the right ones.

Monday, February 4, 2013

How to choose the right logo design

Of course, if you hire me, I'll help you with this, but this is a brief, yet interesting, article.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Developing your brand...

This is an interesting article I found. I think we all struggle with brand strategies. I hope you find this as useful as I did: The 12 Principles of Brand Strategy

Monday, January 21, 2013

So far, it's a great new year!

I love new years. Time to reflect and make new decisions, take new actions, and create abundance in all areas of our life. I'm ready to explore fresh ideas and do things a little differently. How about you? What are you doing to make this the best year yet?