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    New event recording now online: Kitiya Palaskas

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    Earlier this year, craft-based designer Kitiya Palaskas invited us into her colourful world and shared her fascinating career story to our audience in Melbourne. The recording of that event is available in audio form over today at the podcasts page!

    Hear how this self-described ‘crazy craft lady’ worked her way through a number of roles at companies such as Etsy and Family Circle, to build her own following and reputation as a highly-creative solo business lady (but not without a few bumps along the way). And be sure to stick around for her tips for avoiding ‘overwhelm’ in a heavily visual and competitive world.

    Event recordings are accessible to Members only. Support CWC and join or renew today!

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    {Event photo by Martina Gemmola}


    Posted by: Tess McCabe
    Categories: event, event recordings, podcasts | Comments Off
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    Graphic Design Speak: Tips, Advice and Jargon Defined for Non-Graphic-Designers… paperback edition!

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    Last year we released the eBook Graphic Design Speak: Tips, Advice and Jargon Defined for Non-Graphic-Designers, to lots of great feedback and hundreds of copies sold. By popular demand, we’re soon to be releasing Graphic Design Speak in paperback format through our sister-biz Creative Minds Publishing, and you can pre-order it now to get it first!

    This handy 44-page paperback guide explains:

    • Basic colour terms like Pantone, CMYK, RGB and what they mean
    • Common file types and where you use them (a.k.a. Why can’t my printer just get my logo from my website and put it on my business card?)
    • How to distinguish a high-resolution image from a low-resolution one (a.k.a. A journalist has asked for a high-resolution image for a story about me, but how do I know which one of these image files to send?!)
    • The standard paper and envelope sizes
    • Facts about fonts
    • And over 95 common words and phrases us graphic designers throw around willy nilly.

    Here’s what’s new in the paperback edition:

    Plus, it’s printed in full colour in Melbourne, Victoria using environmentally friendly printing methods and paper.

    Read more here or pre-order here! Books will be posted in early September.

    Graphic Design Speak - written and designed by Tess McCabe

    How and where to use colours such as Pantone, CMYK, RGB and more. Written/designed by Tess McCabe. Image by Louise Jones.

    Graphic Design Speak - written and designed by Tess McCabe

    A handy reference for paper and envelope sizes. Written/designed by Tess McCabe. Image by Saint Gertrude Letterpress and Design.

    Graphic Design Speak - written and designed by Tess McCabe

    Over 95 graphic-designy words defined in plain English. Written/designed by Tess McCabe. Images (left) Brand by Name; (right) Pom by Pomegranate.

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    Posted by: Tess McCabe
    Categories: books, CWC news, women who write | Comments Off