Web Design In-Depth Intensive Program Review

I recently completed the Web Design In-Depth Intensive at Boulder Digital Arts

Instructor Brian Shaffer

BDA'S Web Design In-Depth Intensive at Boulder Digital Arts goes deep into CSS, html5, javascript and other web technologies. By clarifying and engaging developers to create UX/UI designs, stylize raw CSS and html and gives developers the skills they need to be successful. The concepts and programming of these languages and engines is finally

May 2nd, 2014 0 comments Certificate Program, Community, Creativity, Graphic Design, Training, Web Design/Development

The Power of Effective Writing: 3 Content Marketing Success Stories (And How You Can Profit from Them!)

"Somebody said to me, 'But the Beatles were anti-materialistic.'”
“That's a huge myth. John and I literally used to sit down and say, 'Now, let's write a swimming pool.'"  ~ Paul McCartney

And of course, they wrote and played stunningly brilliant music.  And made a fortune doing so.
“But what’s that got to do with running a successful software company, yoga franchise or financial advisory

April 2nd, 2014 0 comments Business & Legal Issues, Community, Digital Marketing, Social Media, Web Design/Development, Writing

Making the Move to Better Typography

It's been stated that: Good typography is invisible. Bad typography is everywhere (a quote that has been immortalized in a rather infamous poster created by the English designer, Craig Ward ).
It's no lie but the truth is still a little unfair. Why? Because good typography is difficult. It's always got too much going on, it's confusing, time-consuming and when the rules are more or less just guidelines, it can lead

March 26th, 2014 0 comments Graphic Design, Writing

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently (Re-Post)

We came across the following article on The Huffington Post Blog and just HAD to share it with our readers. Enjoy!
 Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways.
Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere and then fail to show up when we most

March 19th, 2014 0 comments Community, Creativity

3 Big Social Media Trends You Need To Take Advantage Of

Some things change so gradually we hardly notice a difference from year to year. Not so with the digital world! Tech culture evolves constantly -- innovations happen so fast and so frequently that it's nearly impossible to stay ahead of the curve.

Case in point: social media's explosion into the marketing landscape last year. In 2014, whether you're a graphic designer looking for work or

March 12th, 2014 0 comments Community, Digital Marketing, Social Media

How Filmmaking Became Fun Again

I've been shooting video professionally for over 20 years, and I realized recently that I'm enjoying it now more thanever! Not that it was a chore before, but I'm feeling now more like an artist, not just a cameraman. Back in the day (early 1990's), the video equipment I used was big, solid, and quite heavy. The footage I shot on my Sony Betacam back

December 23rd, 2013 0 comments DSLR Video, Film/Video Production, New Technology

How to Break into Music Photography

Becoming a music photographer requires - first and foremost and most obviously - a love of photography.
Taking photos should be your day to day life, acting as a hobby or pastime which you can’t help but indulge in, harboring ambitions of your snaps being on the glossy front cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Of course in addition to that love of taking photos, a

December 19th, 2013 2 Comments Photography

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