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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}

How to become a Graphic Designer

Nyla Smith | Tuesday, June 10, 2014

What does it take to be a graphic designer?  Is it a natural talent?  A degree? Technical ability? An artistic eye? Creative vision? The ability to solve problems?  Read Article »

Designing for print vs. designing for web

Nyla Smith | Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Being a Graphic Designer means I design for both print and web. While there are many obvious similarities—design principles don't change, I use many of the same software programs— there are differences between the two that people may not be aware of. 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 »

One of the best modern sans serif fonts - PF Handbook Pro Extra Thin

Nyla Smith | Thursday, June 30, 2011

My sans serif typeface of the moment? PF Handbook Pro. It's cool, calm, and collected, with just enough quirkiness to make it lovable. (Kinda like myself, no?)  Read Article »

Fonts That Make Me Giddy: Cotoris

Nyla Smith | Monday, January 24, 2011

Cotoris font I can't say that about many things in life. Those who know me personally see me as a laid back, calm, pretty level-headed person. Very few acquaintances have ever seen me giddy about anything.  Read Article »


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