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A blog about branding, marketing, and design, mostly through the lens of practical psychology, intended to be a resource to small businesses and entrepreneurs. Unless otherwise noted, all articles are written by Nyla Smith, owner of n-Vision Designs. {Subscribe to the RSS feed here: RSS}

Get creative with your business cards!

Nyla Smith | Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Creative business cardBusiness cards are, without a doubt, the most common marketing piece there is. But that doesn't mean it has to look common! Read on for a few creative business card ideas you may want to consider. Read Article »

Trademarking your logo — is it necessary?

Nyla Smith | Tuesday, July 29, 2014

On occasion, after designing a logo, I have people ask if they need to trademark it, and if I can do it for them. You'd think a simple question would have a simple answer, but there's a little more to it than that...  Read Article »

Interview with a logo

Nyla Smith | Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Do you ever find yourself talking to things... that can't talk back? No? Right, um, me either. But let's say that you did, and one of the things you talked to was your logo. Presenting... Interview with a LogoRead Article »

Why Office Max (or Depot) should thank me

Nyla Smith | Tuesday, June 03, 2014

There's an Office Depot right down the street. A little further down is an Office Max. No, wait... I think it's the other way around. Hmm. Read Article »

What's in a name? Graphic Designer vs. Web Designer vs. Web Developer...Oh my

Nyla Smith | Wednesday, August 24, 2011

There are lots of titles floating around for people like me. And I'll be honest here, lots of people don't know what those titles mean. I call myself a Graphic and Web Designer. Read Article »

The new logo is here!

Nyla Smith | Tuesday, August 02, 2011

I mentioned a few months ago that I was in the process of redesigning my logo. Well since I only find time to work on it in between, you know, paying projects, it's taken a while. And to be honest, I could probably drag it out quite a bit longer, but I've had to put my foot down and declare it done.  Read Article »

Horizontal vs. vertical business cards

Nyla Smith | Friday, July 29, 2011

It's time for me to restock on my business cards, and since I have been redesigning my logo, of course I have to redesign my cards as well. In the spirit of exploring my options, I decided to design a vertical version of my new business card as well as horizontal one. Read Article »


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