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After reading Jolt Retreat | Part 01 you’re probably thinking “looks cool, but what exactly did you all work on?!” We thought you’d might ask that, so we’re gonna tell ya! Pre-Retreat What trip or vacation doesn’t need a little prep first? Aside from packing their bags for sunny (and humid) Maryland, the designers had […]

Branding, Jolt Retreat

6/08/22

Jolt Retreat | Part 02

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Click here for Jolt Retreat | Part 02 In 2020 I put a call-out to graphic designers on Instagram to see if they wanted to chat live. It was time to humanize the beautifully curated grids. The response was overwhelming. We turned the chats into a podcast, super creatively called Designer Chats, and after three […]

Jolt Retreat, Resources

6/01/22

Jolt Retreat | Part 01

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In Case you missed it, check out File Breakdown Part 1, so you have the lay of the land before jumping in! Let’s dive right in and start breaking down what different file types are, so you know what you should be saving and sending clients. JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) This is one of […]

Design 101, Resources

11/18/21

Design File Breakdowns | Part 2

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Let’s face it: Saving files isn’t part of the sexy stuff when it comes to design… There’s a reason why it’s so important to know what the dealio is about file breakdowns. That’s because the design you create is going somewhere — to a printer, to a website, to a t-shirt guy, and so on. […]

Design 101, Resources

11/04/21

Design File Breakdowns | Part 1

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Written by Michelle Norton Jelly’s Social Media Coordinator turned Psychology Grad Student You’ve come to the right place. No, seriously. As a fellow creative, I have experienced “feed fatigue” and social media burnout a few times over the years. It can feel completely overwhelming and draining. Not to mention, it can be isolating when you […]

Resources

10/28/21

Avoiding Social Media Burnout

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Anatomy of a font’s character Did you know letters can be dissected into parts as if they were a puzzle? Like people, fonts have personalities, moods, styles—and even anatomical features! Knowing these components will help us understand what makes different fonts stand out and why. Ready to discover, dissect, and get nerdy about typography? Let’s […]

Design 101, Resources, Typography

10/21/21

The Ears, Tails, & Stems of Type

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At a previous job as an in-house designer, I needed to have the IT guy install fonts for me. I was always bugging him to do this and sometimes would wait until I had a folder full of beautiful fonts. One day he shared how he really felt with me.  “I don’t understand why you […]

Design 101, Typography

10/14/21

Choose Fonts Like a Designer

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Accessibility is the practice of making your websites usable by as many people as possible.  How much have you thought about accessibility in design? There’s no right or wrong answer here — after all, we can’t know what we don’t know. And design as a general concept is meant to be accessible inherently.  Think about […]

Color, Design 101, Resources

10/07/21

Accessibility in Design

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By Harris Ryder During my time at school for design, doing an internship was genuinely the most helpful experience that I had, and I felt as though I learned as much in that short span of time than I would’ve in multiple classes over the span of the semester. With that being said, internships can […]

Resources

9/30/21

Top 5 Tips for Design Interns

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Have you ever noticed that something on your computer monitor appears one color, yet your coworker’s monitor seems to display the same thing in a slightly different color?  That’s because each monitor has its own individual color calibration, mode, and video processor. Same rule applies to designing materials viewed on a screen versus materials viewed […]

Color, Design 101

9/23/21

Understanding Colors in Graphic Design