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Visual communication of all disciplines. Web and graphic design, branding and information design including typography, printing and illustration. The business of creativity and freelancing; workflow, project management and dealing with clients.

The Crestock Interview: Designer and Photographer James Thew

Posted Wednesday, 6 June 2007 by Tormod Rossavik in Interviews, Design, Inspiration, Photography
The Crestock Interview: Designer and Photographer James Thew
Graphic designer and photographer James Thew, aka Solarseven on the love of art, dinosaurs and the hard choice of where to go for an exotic holiday.
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Easter Egg Hunt: Hidden Treasures in Your Design Software

Posted Tuesday, 3 April 2007 by Gudmund in Entertainment, Design, Technology
Easter Egg Hunt: Hidden Treasures in Your Design Software
Just to clarify: this post has absolutely nothing to do with real eggs, nor the chocolate variety you buy in the shops. In this context, "Easter eggs" are the little surprises you can find hidden away in your software applications, if you know where to look...
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Create Your Own D.I.Y. Moose Outfit

Posted Friday, 9 March 2007 in Entertainment, Design
Create Your Own D.I.Y. Moose Outfit
If you happen to be based in the north of Scandinavia, or Canada, you're probably only too aware of how tricky it can be to trap a moose and bring it home as a pet, so how about channeling your creativity into creating your own?
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Ten Design Blogs You MUST Read

Posted Wednesday, 14 February 2007 by Gudmund in Design
Ten Design Blogs You MUST Read
Inspiration, information, advice and entertainment; what more do you want? The following blogs offer all these elements in different measures and combinations, but they do have one thing in common: whether design is your bread and butter or for your eyes only, they are must-reads.
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My Mother-in-law Made Me Do It

Posted Tuesday, 13 February 2007 by Tormod Rossavik in Interviews, Design, Inspiration
My Mother-in-law Made Me Do It
Alexis Puentes blames his wife's mother for his profession. The Florida based Puentes has been a freelance graphic designer since 1993, but embarked as a pro in mid 2005.
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We need: A Logo Checker!

Posted Monday, 12 February 2007 by Gudmund in Design, Trends
We need: A Logo Checker!
It happens all the time: big, or not so big, companies go through a full re-branding exercise and proudly present their new logo, only to find out that their new pride and joy is rather similar to one or more existing trademarks. So, what is to be done about it?
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The Crestock Blog is Go!

Posted Tuesday, 6 February 2007 by Gudmund in Design
The Crestock Blog is Go!
Welcome to our brand, spanking new blog pages. We hope this will be your first of many visits here; we have grand plans.
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23 Signs That You're Becoming a Design Geek

Posted Tuesday, 6 February 2007 by Sverre Sjøthun in Design, Entertainment
23 Signs That You're Becoming a Design Geek
The world of design can be a ruthless one; not only do you spend most of your time pondering and tweaking minute details that most people find insignificant – and most likely won't even notice – you also get lured into developing anti-social habits like font-spotting and source-code peeping.
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How to Successfully Launch a Freelance Career

Posted Monday, 5 February 2007 by Kirsty Pargeter in Design, Inspiration, Photography
How to Successfully Launch a Freelance Career
Are you a 9-5 employee dreaming of branching out on your own? Or perhaps a student seeing the post-studies world looming on the horizon? Perhaps you are looking to initiate a creative career, but aren't sure where to start? Get your tips for launching a successful solo career from Crestock's most productive and commercially successful contributor, who has done just that.
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How to Create Perfect Digital Black & White Photos

Posted Sunday, 4 February 2007 by Gudmund in Photography, Design
How to Create Perfect Digital Black & White Photos
Have you ever wanted to create some stunning black and white images, but found your colour photos to be dull and uninspiring when converted to greyscale? - Here are some simple tips on how you can get full control of how your photos end up looking in black and white, whether they are dramatic landscapes or casual portraits.
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