Is Designing Your Own Website A Good Idea?

Thanks to Pinterest and HGTV, everybody’s into DIY (Do-It-Yourself) these days. We think that’s fine if you learn how to make a wreath for your front door or even remodel the bathroom, but trying to build your own website may be a bad idea. We’ve all heard the adage, “The lawyer who represents himself has […]


Importance of Photography in Graphic Design

Ever since photography has been around, it has been utilized as a key component of advertising. Look back at early advertising and you will most likely see an image that became a staple for that company. Illustrations were used early on, but photographic images capture an emotion. Photography has an emotional component to it, so […]



The Creative Process from a Different Point of View

Having an administrative background, I haven’t had a lot of opportunities to engage in the process that happens behind the scenes to create great design concepts. But, since coming to work for Design the Planet, I’ve had some first-hand experience at seeing the process in motion. It goes something like this: When we get a […]



Great Design Blog Resource

Abduzeedo: There are a lot of great design blogs out there, but if you have not heard of this blog, you should check it out and then subscribe. They post every day, often many times a day, and it always seems to be something unique. They have all sorts of articles for inspiration, they have […]



Client Input

I recently received an odd question from a client, “If you are the professional, why don’t you just give me a completed logo & website and tell me you’re done?” At first, I didn’t sense the sarcasm in his voice, but it brought up a great question. Our clients know their business and we know […]