2013 Work Sets Up Goals for 2014

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First, thank you for reading my blog!!  I appreciate your time and hope that I have contributed something valuable for you. So the year 2013 has finally come to a close, and like a lot of people there is some time for some introspection. …

Chasing Tigers and Eating Strawberries

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This past week I had the distinct pleasure of attending two meditation sessions taught by my sister-in-law Jamie Beck.  She is a wonderful art therapist in the Boston area.  (Here’s the obligatory website plug - http://www.jkbecktherapy.com/AboutJamie.en.html) …

The Ironical Hard to Hear Truth About the T-shirt Industry

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I’ve been in the t-shirt industry seemingly forever.  Now that I’m the older, slower moving and maybe a little jaded version of my younger self, I can look back and peer into my crystal ball (which looks surprisingly like a coffee cup)…

Creativity Killers – How to Keep the Drive Alive

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Your company needs a solid dose of creativity every day.  I’m not just talking about the art department either, although that’s the obvious place to start.  How your team solves problems, rises to challenges, and pushes past their limits…

10 Tips to Getting Your Design Approved Faster

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As designers we’ve all been there.  You crank out design after design in a busy week, but a couple of your creations just don’t get approved by the clients quickly.  Your production team needs to get the art approved so they can do their…

10 Creativity Tips for T-shirt Designers

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The problem with a lot of t-shirt designers is that they get into a rut of churning out the same basic set of designs over, and over and over again.  It’s an easy trap to get into, as we often don’t get the luxury of time to come up with…