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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}

Umm, are you seeing things? (Unintentional design)

Nyla Smith | Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The funny thing about design is that it has to be perceived by people who may have very different perspectives...which opens the door to other interpretations that can sometimes leave you scratching your head. Read Article »

Grammar police, unite!

Nyla Smith | Monday, July 25, 2011

AAHHHHHHH!! That's my reaction to this image. Do you see it? Can you understand why I look at this and want to pull out my hair? Read Article »

White space is your friend — Minimalist design

Nyla Smith | Thursday, June 16, 2011

Every so often, my dear hubby comes home with a new addition—be it a kitchen gadget, filing cabinet, piece of furniture, etc, that was "just too good of a bargain to pass up."  Read Article »

Pretty bird, pretty bird!

Nyla Smith | Thursday, June 09, 2011

Sometimes, if you call me up, you may hear a voice in the background. This voice may say "Drink your water", or "Xooma Worldwide", or "I love you", or...just shriek obnoxiously. (Yes, I love that.) Read Article »

Go Green! with...your website?

Nyla Smith | Friday, February 04, 2011

I find that a lot of people are surprised to know that the internet isn't environmentally friendly. How so? Isn't the internet just a nonphysical entity of digital something-or-others floating around somewhere in cyberspace?  Well... Read Article »

"Hey, you stole my idea!"

Nyla Smith | Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Have you heard of "Quirky"? It's a website that allows you to submit your ideas for inventions, has people comment on and vote up the ideas, and if yours is chosen, the Quirky team actually brings it to life — they manufacture it and make it available for retail. Read Article »

Now. Do it NOW.

Nyla Smith | Monday, January 31, 2011

"People are more motivated by immediate consequences than by future possibilities." Read Article »

A designer's head is never cold

Nyla Smith | Thursday, January 27, 2011

I call myself a designer, but I find that I somehow morph into other entities throughout the course of client relationships. Read Article »


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