December Specials – Holiday Cards

It is time to start thanking customers, partners, and vendors that you work with for another great year. CPD can help create email templates and holiday cards that are custom to your brand and target audience. Contact us by calling (858) 352-6292 or email sales@crownpointdesigns.com.

This Month Our Specials Include:
1) $30 Off on Holiday Email Templates
2) 10% Savings on Holiday Card Design

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10 Inspiring Quotes on Design

Inspiration often comes from those who said it best. Our industry is filled with graphic designers, website designers, and other artists who all have a creative viewpoint (and often philosophical) on their work. Quotes can often give you a different viewpoint on how to achieve your goal. We have put together the top 10 quotes that relate to design and the work we do everyday.
You know you’ve achieved perfection in design, not when you have nothing more to add, but when you have nothing more to take away.
~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
~ Albert Einstein
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
~ Steve Jobs

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Awesome Design Video :: Addicted

At CPD we love contemporary art and are always fascinated to see what can be done with the use of existing art techniques like spray paint and new technology. This video is a great representation of the power that graphic design can have in the modern world. What was once looked at as an old warehouse is transformed into a work of art by the work of Bliss N Eso. Check out the behind the scenes look at creating  this video.

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Book Recommendation- The Web Designer’s Idea Book

All website designers need a source of inspiration. Often it comes in the form of browsing the web and looking at other designs. Perhaps industry competitors or some of your other favorite designs will spark an idea for the design of a new website. There is one book above all others that I recommend to website designers looking for ideas. The book The Web Designer’s Idea Book: The Ultimate Guide to Themes, Trends, & Styles in Website Design by Patrick Mcneil, is one of my favorites.

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Website Designers & Graphic Designers Portfolio Tool

If you are a website designer, graphic designer, photographer or artist you should get on the Behance Network. Behance is an up and coming social media site that allows creative experts to show off their portfolio of work through a variety of online platforms. Very often, graphic designers and photographers don’t have the web skills to create an online portfolio that has a professional look. Behance allows you to create a portfolio without writing any code and share it with friends.

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