The Creative Entrepreneur

Design inspiration and tips to help you grow your business

4 business resolutions you can keep

Resolutions — each New Year we make them. But when it comes to optimizing your small or medium-sized business, the hectic demands of day-to-day operations often mean that the most reasoned and well-intentioned resolutions take second stage. And let’s face it, we’re a month into 2014 and we probably abandoned most resolutions altogether. Here we’ll... Read More

January 31st By

5 SMB marketing priorities to get ahead in 2014

With January coming to a close, marketers around the world are scurrying to wrap up their plans for the new year. It’s time to forget about those marketing mishaps from last year and focus on the success ahead. So, what should marketers prioritize in 2014? These 5 small business marketing tips should help you to... Read More

January 28th By

15 descriptive design words you should know

Designers tend to pride themselves on being “visually oriented” — and rightly so. That need not mean that you can’t describe your wishes, however. Being able to verbally describe your work to a designer throughout the feedback process is an indispensable skill. Here we’ve come up with fifteen very useful, high-level design words that any... Read More

January 26th By

4 design predictions for 2014

Boy, was 2013 a fun year for branding nerds. From art museums to operating systems, we saw some truly bold and risky design moves – some of which paid off, others of which crashed and burned at an epic scale. Looking at the trends that gained traction in 2013 also gives us an idea of... Read More

January 16th By

Top 9 at 99: December 2013

December can be a tough time for design. So many distractions with holidays, friends, families, family pets, etc. But our designers did not let this get in the way of great creative work! Presenting the Top 9 at 99 from December — a mix of creative work, with plenty of character. Review their colorful pieces... Read More

January 10th By

How to know what files you need from your designer

So you’ve arrived upon a logo that you love and you’ve chosen a color palette. Now you just need to get an image file from your designer and you’re done, right? Not quite. What are these design files? There are a range of file types, each with strengths and limitations. Knowing exactly what files and... Read More

January 6th By

Who wore it better? The branding trends of 2013

Another year gone by, another opportunity to examine the branding trends that surfaced — and, more fun, to point out who re-branded gracefully and who botched it. We have picked out 10 salient trends from 2013, ranging from location branding to adaptive design, and put together a series of “who wore it better” comparisons. (Yes,... Read More

December 31st By